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I read an interesting article today. A Dutch MP is in trouble for making a video criticising islam. In the video he talks about how they are like nazis and extremely violent. Ironically he is now under 24/7 protection because he has received various death threats…. Reminds me a lot of these guys:…

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Added by Dustin Sanders on February 4, 2009 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

to all creationists who think...

... that intelligent life needed a creator, I've got one thing to say. MYH16.

Added by Greg F. on February 4, 2009 at 12:01am — No Comments

Another Recent Discussion with an Irrational Person

This was posted in response to a journal entry I made on another forum:



"FWIW IMO I believe that one day the championing of scientific knowledge will implode when its limitations are reluctantly acknowledged. Nobody has yet been able to prove that science will explain everything any more than they have any other epistemology. I predict a new age of enlightenment which goes something along the lines of "...use whatever theory works best for you, no matter what others might tell you".… Continue

Added by Moonbeam on February 3, 2009 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

American Atheists Announces New Missouri State Director

American Atheists Announces Greg Lammers as Missouri State Director



American Atheists is proud to announce the appointment of Greg Lammers as its new director for the state of Missouri. Greg is a life member of American Atheists, and is already familiar to many members across the country. He has excellent writing skills, and is looking forward to working with the Atheists throughout Missouri. Greg is already busy making contact with the affiliated groups throughout the state, and is… Continue

Added by Blair Scott on February 3, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

One Can Learn a Lesson From Book Stores

Walk into any book store with an idea of what you want. Do you want one of those poorly written Grisham's? Fiction! Do you want our new president's stances? Current Affairs! What about Bernstein Bears? Children! How about the bible? Religion! The Koran? Religion! Torah? Religion!



The book stores have the order of things correct. Those books are not located in the nonfiction section and are rightfully all lumped together in a broad section of 'Religion'.



Now walk into… Continue

Added by Adam Johnson on February 3, 2009 at 1:09pm — 2 Comments

No more theories: Evolution is a fact

I just read a depressing article on LiveScience.com by Robert Roy Britt, discussing the limitations and flaws inherent in most public surveys about "belief" in evolution. I have to use quotation marks there, because "belief" is absolutely irrelevant. The proper term should be acceptance, as in "Do you accept the evidence of biological evolution, or are you sufficiently ignorant and narcissistic to… Continue

Added by Planetologist on February 3, 2009 at 11:22am — 10 Comments

The Guilt Cycle

As a psychologist who interacts with fellow atheists, I think one area we could all take a look at is how much our current beliefs and behavior continue to be affected by early religious and superstitious training. Assumptions about relationships, human connection, and especially sexuality are often areas that, as people floating in the sea of religious paradigms, we may simply follow along without questioning. Examples might include feelings of guilt that may come from early religious… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on February 3, 2009 at 7:38am — 8 Comments

Coming out twice

Well the first time I came out it was more of my mother forcing me out of the closet. She asked me if I was gay, I had to say "yes of course I'm gay look at me!" Well it went more like "Yes!" and me running to my room not wanting to tell my dad haha. That was little gay me at 15 years old.



Now the second time I come out as an atheist, I tell my mother I need to come out a second time, which she asks. "wait for being an atheist, I already know that" haha. That was 26 year old me… Continue

Added by The Virgin Marlene on February 2, 2009 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Bill Hicks, a man 15 years ahead of his time?

Hicks stands up to this day, and Hicks stands alone. To this day.



What's funny to me is that the gay stuff is now more of a hot button issue than the abortion stuff these days. It was clipped of course because of the pro-choice… Continue

Added by Jeremy on February 2, 2009 at 11:26pm — 1 Comment

I suck at updating stuff

So yeah, I tend to forget about here, and my facebook, and my blog. So if you really wanna follow me, best place is on twitter, I'm @Able_X

Added by Michael Becker on February 2, 2009 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Update

I'm taking Economics and Accounting this semester. Reading the third chapters in both by now. I learned about GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles). Are these the same principles that got us all where we are today? Is it worth the effort?

Perhaps it's time to start living off the books.

Added by Atheist Insurgency on February 2, 2009 at 9:44pm — 1 Comment

I think I'm getting the hang of it.

The inevitable.



AI… Continue

Added by Atheist Insurgency on February 2, 2009 at 9:35pm — 1 Comment

Ongoing Annoyance #1

A person at work who thanks god several times a day for every little thing.



"I found my pen that I thought was lost." --God was looking out for you!



"They have sweet potato fries today in the cafeteria." --God is good!



"I got a really good parking spot." --God takes care of us!



"The memo says no raises this year." --





I've never heard her blame god for one tiny, little thing that goes wrong, much less all… Continue

Added by Moonbeam on February 2, 2009 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

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Added by Krista on February 2, 2009 at 6:08pm — 1 Comment

Boy Scout of America: Evil in more ways than one

"Boy Scouts councils across the country have widely logged or sold prime woodlands to turn quick profits, sometimes on lands that were bequeathed to the Boy Scouts by donors intent on preserving the lands for outdoor recreation, according to an investigation by Hearst Newspapers."

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Hearst-Newspapers-Investigate-bw-14192538.html

Added by Shoe on February 2, 2009 at 4:59pm — 1 Comment

IN RESONCE TO THE BANANA THEORY OF EVOLUTION....



I mean it's right up there with the Peanut Butter example....

and much more acceptable......well, in my own little… Continue

Added by Rick on February 2, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Thanks Mojoey!

Good news! "A Cleverer Version of Myself" has been added to The Atheist Blogroll. The Atheist blogroll is a community building service provided free of charge to Atheist bloggers from around the world. If you would like to join, go over and visit Mojoey at Deep Thoughts for more information.

Added by EnsignR on February 2, 2009 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

Game

When I am speaking with a Christian person, I occasionally play a little game. It is harmless but interesting. I ask them how they view Islam. What is wrong with the religion? What is right about it? Inevitably I get some great arguments for its irrationality. "Mohammed could not have flow up to heaven on a horse." for example. If I turn the statement around and ask them, "Did Jesus rise up to heaven?" The response is, "Of course." Amazing how self evident things are for one's own religion and… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on February 2, 2009 at 8:58am — No Comments

DIY: Atheist bus ads

Some fancypants built us an atheist bus ad image generator. What would be the motto of your campaign?…





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Added by Tao Jones on February 2, 2009 at 1:36am — 11 Comments

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