All God's children
By Kathryn Joyce
"Accepting every pregnancy as a unilateral blessing meant some radical leaps of faith, however. Put into physical practice, Garrison says the lesson of leaders like Nancy Campbell, editor of the fundamentalist women's magazine Above Rubies and author of movement books like "Be Fruitful and Multiply," "was, if pregnancy can kill you, think of the… Continue
Added by Krista on March 14, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Got back from my trip, and am almost
done with the D'Souza book (I've got a whole bunch of pages scribbled down to come back to, egads, that is painful.) Anyway as a break from that I started "The Heathen's Guide to World Religions" by William Hopper. It's really good, funny and entertaining but at the same time quite informative with lots of history. (I've read about the Jews, Xians, and am now up to the Moslems. After that come the Hindus and Buddhists.)
A couple of… Continue
Added by Moonbeam on March 14, 2009 at 12:59pm —
is more important to us than the King James Bible. Instead of warning us of an imaginary hell, it alerts us of the real
possibility of the horror of overpopulation.
The movie was way ahead of its time and a stern forewarning of what will happen if we continue reproducing like rodents.
Here's The Scene
Imagine the sense of loss as Edward G. Robinson watched the… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on March 14, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Honduran white bat
The Honduran White Bat (Ectophylla alba) is a bat that has – like its name suggests – snow white to grayish fur, along with an amber or yellow nose and ears.
They are a near-threatened species of bat and
are up for re-evaluation in the near future under the new standards of
the IUCN. This bat, along with the "ghost bat"
is one of the only two currently known species of bat that is white.
Added by Kat on March 14, 2009 at 8:30am —
I think i just got atheist bashed tonight.
Following a conversation on religion with one of my male co-workers even though I advised against it, the words escalated through out the night. After I find out he calls my partner a bitch because she didn't really acknowledge him, I run into him outside where i ask him why he called her a bitch, push and shove, and him punching me in the face later, this all stems from him being upset about my stance on religion. It must have been that… Continue
Added by The Virgin Marlene on March 14, 2009 at 3:19am —
Again, apologies for just posting the link, but I like to add silly pictures and things like that to my blog post, and I also like the traffic to my site. So here is Part 2: http://larianlequella.com/2009/03/three-simple-words-pt-2.shtml
Don't think there will be any more parts unless I have a brainstorm.
Added by Larian LeQuella on March 13, 2009 at 11:38pm —
Taken from my blog
When I'm not at college I'm back at my hometown which happens to be near the largest naval port in the world, and as such a lot of people have the "Support our troops" yellow ribbons on their cars. This is fine, I'm totally for supporting the brave men and women who fight for us, but what I have a problem with is how these ribbons are used. In case you don't know, the ribbons look like this:…
Added by Dustin Sanders on March 13, 2009 at 4:29pm —
My sister bought my an acoustic guitar for my birthday two years and I love it! I practiced and practiced and helped with my good ear, learned it fairly quickly. Even my friends complimented on how fast I was learning! I learned alot of tabs from the internet and quickly learned a good amount of my favorite songs.
I was reading alot about music, and basic music structure, which is hard to learn and understand by yourself, (especially with close to zero music classes in my life) but I… Continue
Added by Jennifer W on March 13, 2009 at 9:29am —
this went up on richarddawkins.net today.
it's divided into a six parts.
what a freaky family.
100% pure child abuse!!
this girl's parents should be locked up forever....
Added by markystar on March 13, 2009 at 6:02am —
Compulsive liars are interesting in my opinion. They can't help it, it's second nature to them. Normally, this is caused by lack of attention in early childhood. Weather you ask them if they brushed their teeth this morning or if they stole money from you, they'll lie to you just because they can't help it. Calling them out on a lie provokes defensive and maybe even hostile responses from him or her.
I've fallen in love with a compulsive liar, but I don't want to.
I knew… Continue
Added by Tyler Durden on March 12, 2009 at 7:53pm —
Chris Hedges' "We are breeding ourselves to extinction"
is one of the most insightful, on-the-money, spot-on essays I've ever read. I'm posting it here because I predicted the same events over five years ago when I started writing Mirror Reversal.
It's heartbreaking that I could be so right, and yet alone, so helpless.
Professor Cynthia Whipple tells her boyfriend,
Added by Richard Goscicki on March 12, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Added by cj the cynic on March 12, 2009 at 1:31pm —
Hey everyone. Sorry I haven't been on recently. I'm still suffering from extreme fatigue, and have to save mental/physical energy in every area of my life. This issue, however, is one that is worth the expenditure.
In brief, a friend of a friend is being treated badly by the Oxfordshire health authorities. She is being refused funding for gender reassignment surgery on the grounds that she apparently doesn't need it enough.
Gender reassignment, in the UK, is mediated… Continue
Added by Cake on March 12, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Phil Plait recently posted
on his Bad Astronomy blog about the latest Congressional creep to try and slam their boot heel in the face of science. This time it's Representative John Conyers (D-MI), with whom I am disgusted to share a state. Conyers is sponsoring a bill that would effectively muzzle open access and free exchange of publicly-funded scientific research in the US. Yes,… Continue
Added by Planetologist on March 12, 2009 at 12:30pm —
There is a bit of schism, I believe, in the non-religious community. There are those who believe that the worst part of religions is the organization of them, the so-called "organized" religion. And then, there are people like me who believe that the worst part about religions is that they harbor irrational thought.
In my opinion, when you say that organized religion is bad, but that unorganized religion is just fine, or worse, good, then you are missing the point of what is at the… Continue
Added by homo sapien on March 12, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Added by Radiosucks on March 11, 2009 at 10:51pm —
Prepare thyself, he who reads this, to tremble and quake before the Incredible Word of God, as written by THE LORD HIMSELF!
DAMN THE WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH! They spend all their time making Me look like some kind of judgmental monster. What a bunch of a-holes!
They go around protesting and holding up signs telling people about all the things I supposedly hate. WHO ARE THEY TO TELL PEOPLE WHAT I HATE? I CAN DO THAT… Continue
Added by God on March 11, 2009 at 10:30pm —
...thanks everyone for making me feel so welcome!! I'm new to this site, and have only been a full fledged Atheist less than a year, although I was Agnostic for a few decades. Someday when I get a bit more time, I'll share my story. In the meantime, I'm honored and happy to be a part of this community, and it's awesome not to be alone. Until next time...
Added by Laurie-Ann on March 11, 2009 at 4:51pm —
I hope you will check it out!
Added by Randy Keating on March 11, 2009 at 4:27pm —
I'm posting my stance on the entire N word's usage.
I don't think that the word should be said at all, by anyone. Blacks say it meaning "Frined" or "That guy", but if a white person were to say it, it'd be highly offencive. I can understand how this would be annoying in the eyes of whites, but I think it should first be understood that the word was transformed into a different meaning by blacks and blacks alone, if somone else were to use it, it'd mean a whole… Continue
Added by Tyler Durden on March 11, 2009 at 4:03pm —