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Essay on 2012

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 — 2 Comments

Religious infection

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 — No Comments

HA... silly baptists.. Im burning in hell

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 — 4 Comments

Um, hmmm... now what?

Sarah --

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 — No Comments

A True Short Story about a Night in Jail for DUI

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 — 4 Comments

More Optimism...

Ok, this may seem a little repetitive, but I like this columnist as well:

Enjoy and comment if you like.


Added by greyfoot on April 13, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Sorry News: Sorry about Religion (Please repost and spread this around)

Added by Ravenone on April 13, 2009 at 9:17am — No Comments

Why do some people feel so important?

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 — 3 Comments


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 — No Comments

House, M.D.

Is it me, or has this show become more atheist friendly?

Added by vivian on April 13, 2009 at 1:21am — 4 Comments

What's the big F'in deal?

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 — 6 Comments


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 — No Comments

Another entry in my kids' journal.

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 — 2 Comments

Blue Nosed Bunglers, Again

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, 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 — 2 Comments

American Atheist Conference

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 — 6 Comments

More 10 Answers: From an Austro-Athenian

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…

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 12, 2009 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Susan Blackmore Lecture: The Future of Memes

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 — No Comments

Happy zombie day!

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 — 2 Comments

Online debate on the resurrection

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

Comments are welcome.

Added by Steven Carr on April 12, 2009 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

Experiment in alliteration

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 — No Comments

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