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Two Types of Believers, Rought Draft


Is belief a matter of choice? This is a central question to me lately. Faith, is a matter of choice, dogma is a matter of choice, but when considering belief, the idea is a bit murkier.

According to the New Oxford American Dictionary the definition of belief is:

belief |biˈlēf|


1 an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists

• something one accepts as true or real; a firmly held opinion or…

Added by Jeremy on March 25, 2009 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Battlefield of the Mind

My grandma gave me this Christian book today. (I spare her the knowledge that I'm an atheist. She wouldn't be able to handle it.) She likes Joyce Meyer. Some of you who have been Christians may recognize her name.

My first thought was that the title by itself says a lot about the mentality. I know that I battled fruitlessly 24 hours a day when I was a Christian and now I have peace with myself and my thoughts. I of course sometimes feel confused and now and then attempt to adjust my… Continue

Added by Krista on March 25, 2009 at 7:19pm — 2 Comments

A job at Gamestop

I'm thinking about applying for a job at Gamestop. I've never had an official job before, and not a lot to put on my resume. Any advice for a newb?

I would perfer to work at Gamestop because I don't really need a high paying job, and I practically live for video games. I'm of age to apply, but I'd stil like some advice.

Added by Tyler Durden on March 25, 2009 at 5:48pm — 5 Comments

How you can be informed of desired events in atheist nexus

I saw some of AN members complain about that there there is no way to be informed about new discussions or blogs ,comments and ... so I decide to write this post to guide them. Here I am going to introduce RSS and a feed reader so if you already know these subject this post will not be useful for you ( I know RSS is not new technology and many people already use it but still many other don't know any thing about it)

I ll try to write in the simplest way without any technical info or… Continue

Added by ObscureAtheist on March 25, 2009 at 3:22pm — 4 Comments

Finding Life's Meaning

Theists frequently make the statement that, without religion and God, there would be no purpose or meaning in life. It's somewhat offensive, but definitely misguided. I decided to philosophize about it a bit in my latest blog post at RationalityNow, if you're interested.


Added by Dan Gilbert on March 25, 2009 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Ethical Society and confronting the religious

I will be speaking this Sunday, April 29 to the St. Louis Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Rd. St. Louis . Hope to see some of the Atheist Nexus members there.

I was discussing the issue of Atheist behavior toward theists with a colleague recently and thought I would put up my answer to one of his questions:

In my talks, I often try and discuss the four principles of communication with a theist (p. 182 of The God Virus). Unfortunately, I find that there is a good deal of… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on March 25, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments


fail owned pwned pictures
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What do they mean, Fail? I consider this an epic Win!

Added by BlueJeanGirl on March 25, 2009 at 12:01pm — 4 Comments

I would like to introduce you to my son, his profile & Atheist website.

I would like to introduce you to my son & his profile,

I think you might find a lot of interesting information not only on his profile, but his personal website as well...Enjoy...Much Love & Peace!

Here is his About Me: I maintain the website Global Atheist, scripted and programed by yours truly. The idea was to take all the RSS feeds I was subscribed to and…

Added by Kat on March 25, 2009 at 11:59am — No Comments

"PLEASE READ & SPREAD THE WORD" Poisoned cupcakes found in park near Durham, Ontario & Arizona US!

Poisoned cupcakes found in park near Durham, Ontario, making dogs sick.
Read & re-woof

Added by Kat on March 25, 2009 at 11:09am — No Comments

Go to this site & check out the cool videos...Gotta love science!!!

One of my fav's is the butterflies, but I love these videos &
just wanted to share them with everyone...Much Love & Peace, Kat D

Added by Kat on March 24, 2009 at 11:59pm — 1 Comment

Hagee's Ministries Campus does not have Divine Wrath Option(tm) installed.

I ran through Hagee's Ministry's parking lot and campus this past Saturday (in San Antonio, TX) and was not struck by lightning or otherwise harmed. My knee twinged a little after I got off the site, but that has more to do with having a bad knee and not an attempt at divine retribution. I was concerned about being accosted by one of the church members, but realized I was the one in the running shoes and could easily escape.

i didn't realize it was that campus until I was in the… Continue

Added by Gary Oscar Laun on March 24, 2009 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Dog Tail-Chasing Linked to High Cholesterol

Dog Tail-Chasing Linked to High Cholesterol

Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News

March 24, 2009 -- A team of veterinarians has found a surprising link between compulsive tail-chasing in dogs and high cholesterol, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice.

The finding adds to a growing body of evidence -- mostly from studies on humans -- that high cholesterol may be a marker for behavioral problems such as panic attacks and…

Added by Kat on March 24, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Sick of My Screenname

Has anyone ever changed their screenname?

I've decided that I'm too old to be a punker anymore.

I was listening to an old CD and instead of rocking me to the core, it just gave me the jitters.

Forget about those tight jeans. I'll never give up faded denim, but when your flab sags out of those cute little bare patches and over the top of your fly, it's over, people. And there is no antithesis to gracefully growing grey like a shiny leather jacket festooned with chrome.

And… Continue

Added by HotMess on March 24, 2009 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Bringing the Funny! Humour as a path to Atheism.

I am not a Blogger at heart, I don't feel I have anything to say (that hasn't been said before or better by others), or any great wisdom to lay down. However this time, I think that this idea is interesting enough to be shared.

I see a lot of "why I am an Atheist" posts and blogs (mostly because I am looking for those things right now). I am still fairly new in embracing my Atheism, though I have been an agnostic/atheist for probably longer then I myself have… Continue

Added by JayBarti on March 24, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

What If You're Wrong?

I've seen Richard Dawkins answer this with astonishing precision. But the answer didn't sound like me. I was sitting down pondering and I finally got my version:

If I'm wrong, I really wouldn't care about my afterlife. If you are a good person to your fellow man, its irrelevant. If the Christian God would sent me to hell for all eternity, for not believing, he would be wrong, because alot of moral people of other faiths would be in the same category as evilest, is that really moral?… Continue

Added by Jennifer W on March 24, 2009 at 5:53pm — 3 Comments


This is a little tribute to George Carlin. My book is dedicated to him. I thought of this while listening to one of his old routines. As “human beans” we have to laugh at and accept our weird human condition.

With this in mind, I offer a PARAMIOGRAPHY ON A SMELLY THEME

A fart in time saves nine.

You can lead a hog to a pigsty but you can’t make him stink.

One good fart deserves another. (Familiar Bulgarian saying)

Let the smeller beware.… Continue

Added by Rich Goss on March 24, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

A new avatar

It appears that some members of the Catholic clergy are getting offended when people keep pointing out that the Pope is a dickhead. So I have replaced my avatar with the one I found here

Update: 25th April

It's been a month and I am going back to an older, less Catholic, avatar. The Pope/condom cartoon is still online though and can be seen at the ever watchful… Continue

Added by Paul on March 24, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

By way of introduction....

Just trying to find my way around here, figuring out what all these doodads and what-nots are for. Most of my blogging is at my own blog but I guess the atheist-humanist related posts should get sucked into the aggregator...? I don't know how this one works.

Anyway, I grew up without much direct religious influence as a kid, figured out i was gay as soon as I learned there was a word for it, then got sucked into the Jesus Movement of the… Continue

Added by Ray Whiting on March 24, 2009 at 1:24pm — 5 Comments

They said "Suck on this."

Writing exercise. Write a paragraph or more answering a single question:

What do you think is the biggest misconception about life?

~ Heh. Religion. Of course. I think religion is corrupt and always has been, a lot of religion was put in place by people in an "established" place of society to basically put forth rules and obligations for the mass public that catered primarily to their way or understanding of what life is all about. It's not a question that religion is man… Continue

Added by bludecembers on March 24, 2009 at 1:12pm — 2 Comments

Gov. Bobby Jindal, Need help with that foot in your mouth?

LOL! Louisana Governor, Bobby Jindal, will be eating his words for breakfast this week.

If you all watched his rebuttal to Obama's address to Congress a few weeks back, you noticed that Jindal isn't much on the idea of spending money on volcano monitoring. Well, Mt. Redoubt erupted in Alaska on Sunday.

Check out this blog and it's links.

Hahahah! Take that Governor Shit for Brains,… Continue

Added by River Otter on March 24, 2009 at 11:47am — No Comments

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