In the next few days I will be sending out a press release for a new group I wish to develop. It has occurred to me that there are many people out there who would not call themselves Atheists or even Agnostics, yet they have a real sense of how religion has infected them and hurt them in many ways. The name of the group will be Recovering Religionists, and will have principles similar to the old AA twelve steps without any god references. My vision is to create meetups that will be directed by… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on April 14, 2009 at 2:30pm —
There are plenty of people in the world, whether they be Christian or not, who, while describing the various attributes of their god, describe their god as being "perfect". They say things such as this, from Omegafaith:
God is perfect in grace, in wisdom, in knowledge, in beauty, in holiness, in love, in power, in righteousness, in justice, in all that He is and all that He does. There is no thought or word or deed of God that is less than the ultimate it could be.
It is not… Continue
Added by Ziztur on April 14, 2009 at 1:00pm —
I don't know whether I should be proud or ashamed. Isabel, my 3 year old, is learning the names of her fingers and is displaying them proudly here for daddy. She calls her index finger her 'windex' finger.LOL At least she's not in public showing us the different fingers and their names like my 4 year old did!…
Added by vivian on April 14, 2009 at 12:45pm —
I had a doctor's appt. for my yearly exam, and for the second time (by different nurses) I was preached to. The nurse took me back to the room and started asking normal questions like, "Are you on vitamins, excersing, and eating well?". Than she asked me if I had a good support system with my family, friends, church, ect. I didn't think much about it, so I just said 'yes'. Then she asked me if I was 'slightly, moderately or very religious'. WTF??? I was surprised so I said, "None of the above".… Continue
Added by vivian on April 14, 2009 at 12:38pm —
I wonder about this jesus guy. If you ask me. I think he was a vampire and not a zombie. they try to kill him but before he dies he releases his spirit/soul. vampires have no souls right? then he comes back and doesn't make any huge outdoor appearances like he used to. has an indoor meeting and a meeting outside at night. scared of the sun maybe? and what's with the whole drink my blood thing? He seems too cognitive to be a zombie and more concerned with blood than brains. killed on a cross?… Continue
Added by TravCav on April 14, 2009 at 7:38am —
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Eh -- I've had a couple of glasses of Shiraz. I feel like sharing my thoughts.
I call this "Room For Thought"
That I don't believe in gods is well established. I do leave room for error, of course, as we can never be quite sure that we have a firm grip on what is 'real'. I do know one thing for certain. Even if there are gods, I will refuse to submit.
I know we atheists blame religion for many acts of oppression, war, genocide and other worldly ills. We… Continue
Added by Dianna on April 13, 2009 at 11:35pm —
I'm writing an essay on 2012 - Doomsday, where I talk about the variety of reactions leading up to the date.
I have done a bit of research on past Doomsday events, and thought I would share the section pertaining to religion. This is just a rough draft, I have some more ideas I plan on adding, and if anyone has any other ideas on how people will react, religiously speaking, I'd sure like to hear them!
OK. Here's the section:
"Highly religious people are… Continue
Added by Celtix1234 on April 13, 2009 at 11:19pm —
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.
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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 —