In my book I write about infection techniques but the more I study those techniques the more appreciation I have for the role of decreased immune resistance in the process. You tend to get sick when your immune system is suppressed or weakened by stress. Opportunistic disease organisms take advantage of the weakness to infect. Many people get infected when they are young and have little resistance to religion and are under the intimidating protection of religious parents. Adults often get… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on April 13, 2009 at 9:56pm —
so the family I nanny for are baptists and the kids REALLY wanted me to come to church with them on Sunday, I at first said absolutely not.. but they kept asking so I agreed. Let me say wtf!!!!!.. So we first start praying to Jesus to forgive our sins then start singing this song about knowing jesus is alive with us today... then the pastor gave a speech on reasons why to believe jesus was resurrected from the grave. His first point was that there was a huge rock in front of his cave where he… Continue
Added by Allison Schreier on April 13, 2009 at 4:51pm —
I received by e-mail today Prof. Lynch's approval of your MALS Essay. He was very favorably impressed -- especially by your accounts the career difficulties of individual singers.
That would be the e-mail I got this morning from my Directing Professor. Here I was, dreading opening it, knowing there would be alot revisions to make, down to the wire, like last time. Well, at least I don't have to present it in any evil professor's classroom/office.… Continue
Added by deepthought42 on April 13, 2009 at 1:13pm —
In no way am I condoning or advocating drinking and driving. In the fashion of the great Czech writer, Franz Kafka, I wish only to portray what happens to the individual under Draconian, police-state conditions.
In jail for the first time... 51 years old, imagine. Look at this place. Must be the holding pen where they keep the pigeons ‘til bail’s posted. If you don't have the hard cash, you go in with the… Continue
Added by Rich Goss on April 13, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Ok, this may seem a little repetitive, but I like this columnist as well: http://www.insidebayarea.com/opinion/ci_11907550
Enjoy and comment if you like.
Added by greyfoot on April 13, 2009 at 11:30am —
Added by Ravenone on April 13, 2009 at 9:17am —
It is amazing how important some people believe they are. Its almost as if they need to approve of everything I do with my life. Perhaps, even, I might soon need their permission before I can breathe air.
Nonsense! What is this life? A number of years and then its death and the grave for each and every one of us. Why do people feel so
important,when in a matter of years, every single one of them will be dead and turned to dust?
Why should I care what they think, or… Continue
Added by Micheal on April 13, 2009 at 4:33am —
I feel bad for those injuried. but you would think that some of these people would get a clue when a priest hits innocent people on Good Friday with his car. Unless, of course, your a different religion and then this could be a confirmation. Still too morbid for me.
Cops: Priest runs over Good Friday churchgoers
Woman dies after losing leg; four other people were injured
FOREST HILLS, Pa. - Authorities and witnesses say a priest drove into a group… Continue
Added by vivian on April 13, 2009 at 1:41am —
Is it me, or has this show become more atheist friendly?
Added by vivian on April 13, 2009 at 1:21am —
Is it really a big fucking deal that I'm an Atheist and I sell Mary Kay? I mean all I'm trying to do is earn extra money in order to pay off my car and get Mary Kay half price (I've already been using MK for years).
Lately I've been kind of snickered at by my Atheist friends regarding me being part of such a blatantly Christian organization. They haven't forced me to pray and I haven't forced them to not pray around me.
Pffft, if you can't please everyone, you've got to… Continue
Added by Parallax on April 12, 2009 at 10:48pm —
Easter makes me a bit sick to my stomach.
A "say" a bit sick, what I "mean" is totally fucking ill.
Added by Jason on April 12, 2009 at 9:46pm —
I've taken English in school like everyone else, but the rules of grammar just never sunk into my thick skull. But I see no sense in punishing my 2 daughters for my faults so I've recently started a journal that has all the crazy things they've said (my memory is worse then my grammar!) and this is such a great example of the hilarious things are that comes from the mouths of babes.
Yesterday my 4 and 3 year old were making necklaces with some of my extra beads that I had laying… Continue
Added by vivian on April 12, 2009 at 6:33pm —
Well, that sure didn't take long. With the failure of the Republican party to secure any kind of relevance after the election, pressure is on to control the minds and entertainment of the masses in more insidious forms. Yes folks, the guardians of moral health are at it again. This time, you'd best watch what you read.
Today, Amazon.com announced that it was pulling some genre's of books from its search engine. Even though these books may be best sellers and have good size customer… Continue
Added by K. E. Taylor on April 12, 2009 at 6:06pm —
I have been off my blog for a few days while I attended The American Atheist conference in Atlanta. Had a hugely fun time. Athiests know how to have fun but I have to say that the Alabame Atheist contingent with Blair Scott could take the prize (if there was one). The height of the conference was the debaptizing ceremony led by Edwin Kagin and his cronies. It is a simple process, quick and painless by hair dryer no less!
The official sacrilegious food… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on April 12, 2009 at 5:51pm —
Ten Answers from an Austro-Athenian
Scott Pruett has written 10 Questions for the Atheist, and François Tremblay has answered with the first half of 10 Answers from an Atheist (with more to follow). Pruett seems to equate atheism with materialism (“Atheism,” Pruett tells us, “by definition, holds that there is no God and nothing beyond this world of matter, space, time, and energy”!) and… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 12, 2009 at 2:54pm —
Also posted to Memetics and Cultural Evolution
Susan Blackmore on The Future of Memes
- Pop!Tech Conference, 2005
Susan Blackmore, the author of The Meme Machine
, gives a very good overview of memes. She describes a number of… Continue
Added by George on April 12, 2009 at 2:53pm —
Here's wishing everyone a good time today, but remember that even though zombies can be fun, they can also be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. Always have an adult present when attempting to raise the dead, in case something goes wrong and instead of a harmless dancing skeleton you accidentally summon up a horde of terrifying revenants bent on consuming the life force of all humanity. Please be courteous to others and always dispel your zombies when you're done with them. It only… Continue
Added by Planetologist on April 12, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Yesterday , Saturday 11 April 2009 I had a debate on the resurrection with Canon Michael Cole on Premier Christian Radio
It can be heard at http://media.premier.org.uk/unbelievable/c990dacd-56ba-44f4-8bed-5b8c9f596e15.mp3
Comments are welcome.
Added by Steven Carr on April 12, 2009 at 12:31pm —
Unlike the previous 2 blog entries, this piece is NOT a word challenge response. It was inspired by the CSN&Y song, "Helplessly Hoping" (you can find the song in the MP3 player on my A|N page
). The song, Helplessly Hoping", uses alliteration very effectively; the way it's supposed to be used. I, however, wondered how far one could take alliteration and still produce a meaningful piece.
The following piece was an… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on April 12, 2009 at 10:30am —
Unfortunately there wasn't free internet access in Emory Hotel so I couldn't make any updates while I was at the Emory Hotel. So here it goes!
Day 1 (Friday):
We (my dad, my sister Vanessa, and myself) left super early that morning. I had a hard time getting to sleep that night because I was so excited so I was pretty tired when I got up at 7am (doesn't help that I went to bed around 3am either). When we got to the convention center at the Emory Hotel I thought it was very… Continue
Added by Gnome Magic on April 12, 2009 at 9:30am —