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From our twitter profiles="The James Randi Educational Foundation was banned from YouTube"

kat8163RT @AtheistDoug The James Randi Educational Foundation was banned from YouTube (W-T-F)... http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2009/03/youtube_has_banned_the_james_r.php (And) http://richarddawkins.net/article,3690,n,n

Added by Kat on March 30, 2009 at 5:32pm — 1 Comment

Not All Dogs Go To Heaven-If ya have time watch this...to funny!!!

If ya have time watch this...to funny!!!

Family Guy - Not All Dogs Go To…
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Added by Kat on March 30, 2009 at 4:53pm — 2 Comments

St. Louis Ethical Society and St. Louis Atheists



The photo shows me in praise of The Flying Spaghetti Monster or hypnotizing myself in prayer, not sure which. The St. Louis Ethical Society and St. Louis Atheists hosted my presentation on Sunday, March 29. 67 Attended with a great discussion and questions afterward. The Ethical Society has a beautiful facility. It is refreshing to speak in a venue that is both beautiful and dedicated to something other than the supernatural. Kate Lovelady and… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on March 30, 2009 at 9:20am — 2 Comments

Epilepsy: The Origin of Islam

Has a major branch of history been determined by one man's bout with epilepsy? I think so!



Epilepsy Toronto has, on its web page, a list of famous people who have had epilepsy. The idea of the list is that epilepsy doesn't need to stand in the way of achievement. On that list - along with such luminaries as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Joan of Arc, Napoleon and Newton - was Muhammad. Well, you guessed it . . . the incendiary email this organization received from indignant Muslims, prompted… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on March 30, 2009 at 2:02am — 7 Comments

Which response is better?

Question:
"Do(n't) you believe in God?"

Answer 1:
"Which god?"

Answer 2:
"Of course not!"

Which is better? Answer 1 or answer 2.

Of course, there may be better, more effective, answers to this and I'd love to here them.

Added by Mark Kind on March 29, 2009 at 3:59pm — 4 Comments

Humanists?

I recently joined the local Humanist group. I wasn't sure if I was a humanist - after all humans are trashing the planet. Turns out Humanists are a very diverse group so most would non-believers fit in. They also get some really good speakers at the meetings.

Added by KenW on March 29, 2009 at 12:20am — 1 Comment

Some of my photos were deleted

Some of my photos were deleted.

Added by Dennj on March 29, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Going crazy on the forums

POSTING AHOY!

And seriously thinking about writing several petitions to Downing Street...

Added by Mark Stanbrook on March 28, 2009 at 9:56pm — No Comments

The nature of god

Let’s say, just for the sake of argument, that there is a God and there is an afterlife. What if we get to heaven only to find out that God doesn’t like us. After all, he stuck us on a planet far away from him. He drowns us, burns us, and blows us all over the place. He freezes us, let’s our children die, watches us get beaten, raped, abused and waste away slowly from disease. He does it to animals, too. He even does it to bacteria. Let’s face it, he doesn’t like us. So how do you think he’s… Continue

Added by Dave on March 28, 2009 at 9:50pm — 1 Comment

US Education system in danger again

Texas: Sofa King Retarded: http://larianlequella.com/2009/03/texas-sofa-king-retarded.shtml

Added by Larian LeQuella on March 28, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Atheist Preacher

Atheist Preacher

I've decided I really would like to be ordained...again. I was ordained many years ago when I was in my "leave no stone unturned" phase of looking for God. At the time, I did it primarily for the purpose of seeing for myself whether or not being a real ordained minister carried with it any special knowledge or revelation not available to the laity. In a way, it did. I found that he wasn't under that stone either.

There are always…

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Added by El Solo Lobo on March 28, 2009 at 8:08pm — No Comments

The Origin of Belief?

There are many theories about belief in God.



One recent theory is the "God Module". The God Module was discovered when researchers tried to understand why certain epileptics experience deeply moving spiritual experiences during, and between, epileptic seizures. It appears that the seizures occur adjacent to an area of the brain, called the "God Module". The God Module allegedly predisposes us to transcendent feelings. It supposedly developed as a survival mechanism. By giving us a… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on March 28, 2009 at 4:00am — 11 Comments

Not sure which is worse

I'm not sure which is worse. The people that come up with and spew out nonsense religious arguments or the people that hear the nonsense religious argument and say, "wow that was brilliant that'll show the nonbelievers." It's bad enough that the people saying it are too illogical to understand why the argument is nonsense, but to hear it and be amazed at the bad logic is just sad beyond words. I think I'd have to go with the speaker as being the sadder case. Not only do they think the argument… Continue

Added by TravCav on March 28, 2009 at 1:41am — 4 Comments

Quickest way to get my credit card out of my wallet.



Gary Randall Defends Marriage at State Rally from Gary Randall on Vimeo. http://vimeo.com/3819906



I've had to be a tightwad lately. I haven't been able to donate as much as I'd like to for various worthy causes. Today I recieved the following from Equal Rights Washington, a local group advocating marriage equality for everyone in my state. As a… Continue

Added by Creature on March 28, 2009 at 12:46am — 2 Comments

Confounded by NONSENSE! Part II: (but I'm feeling much better now!)

The full-text of my exchange with the youtube theist YunginSpirit is now available in the "I need help" forum I started, asking for submissions and ideas.

I did use some of them and other helped me to formulate my method and approach and generally clear my head on the issue.


A|N Communit-ay!, you are the best!

Thanks to everyone who pitched in.

http://atheistnexus.org/group/winningarguments/forum/topics/i-need-help

Added by Richard Healy on March 27, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

A review of Polly! By Stephen Goldin

How many of us have ever known a Polly Perfect? Or, more to the point, how many of us have desperately wished it so while insisting we did? Polly is beautiful, intelligent, rich and sweet to terrible in the blink of an eye – all qualities that can quickly get a fellow into trouble if he fails to keep his feet under him. Who hasn't tread willingly into that heady fog with their organs in disarray? But the mystery is more than half the fun, so it goes that once our minds are set we are doomed -be… Continue

Added by Jerome on March 27, 2009 at 10:03am — No Comments

St. Louis Ethical Society

I am off to St. Louis. On Sunday I will be speaking at the St. Louis Ethical Society at 2:00. It is cosponsored by St. Louis Atheists and the Ethical Society. See this link for more info. http://atheists.meetup.com/463/calendar/9572173/

Hope to see some St. Louis A/N people there!

Added by Darrel Ray on March 27, 2009 at 9:48am — 1 Comment

Some Funnies





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Added by Creature on March 27, 2009 at 3:18am — 2 Comments

When Christians come a-knockin'

I love it when Christians come a-knockin’ at my door. I always invite them in and serve them refreshments. Then I turn the proselytizing table on them.



One time, 2 young Mormon women came a-knockin'. They were both very attractive, polite and wholesome. One of them was black. I asked her why she chose to be a Mormon when the Book of Mormon contains insulting bigotry against black people. Here's the verse I'm referring to:



2 Nephi 5:21…

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Added by Atheist Exile on March 27, 2009 at 2:00am — 6 Comments

Thoughts about free will.

Should we be held responsible in a deterministic world.



We make our own decisions.

The outcome of these decisions are determined by the past. *

They are not predetermined.



We hold ourselves responsible for our actions because they are our actions.



The machine that they are (human) works (thinks) in a way that is harmful (what we determine to be harmful) to the other machines that we value (our friends, family and other humans we depend… Continue

Added by Mark Kind on March 26, 2009 at 10:24pm — 1 Comment

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