This is something that has been weighing on my mind and recently when I had the pleasure of speaking to a rather well-articulated English-speaking illegal immigrant (which, forgive me for pulling out a rather judgmental little stereotype, seemed to be a rare occurrence) who brought up the concept of 'False American Freedom', did I realize I have a wide variety of opinions on this matter. Which I've reluctantly decided to discuss, despite the fact that there are more than likely a few 'blind… Continue
Added by bludecembers on January 16, 2009 at 3:00am —
As an Australian I have always been proud of the lack of religion in our land. In 1973 Gough Whitlam, the Prime Minister, declared a full seperation of church and state.
In 27 years of hairdressing with conversations all day I have rarely encountered anyone of "faith". I professed my Atheism at 18 to very little surprise from my family and with no repercussions, despite my Mother being a teacher in the Catholic Education system. She gave me The God Delusion for… Continue
Added by Mark Ellison on January 15, 2009 at 11:17pm —
I decided to start selling shoes on ebid while I get things together to open my ecommerce website.It's mostly Pleaser/Demonia stuff. I have about half of it listed now, I plan on getting the rest up tomoorow night. So any of you out there that might prefer to buy from another non-believer and have a thing for funky shoes check it out.…
Added by Creature on January 15, 2009 at 8:46pm —
I often like to think that Australia is for the most part a secular country that is open, multicultural and accepting of different views, religions, lack of religion. Out of all the places on the face of the planet that I would expect us to be be able to display atheist ads it would be here.
For Christ's sake even the Italian's
have been able to put a slogan on the side of a…
Added by Sean the Blogonaut on January 15, 2009 at 5:20pm —
being a muso and not letting a day go by when i dont prance around in front of a mirror with a can of deodarant as a microphone (possibly too much information) i've thrown a few faves onto my page...
the "Smog" track is a song i play on a daily basis and always reminds me of who i am... its a stripped down sad song but always re-affirms my atheism for some reason... and fills me with hope.
the steve Earle is a strange one but somewhere within its words of faith there is an… Continue
Added by Matt Gent on January 15, 2009 at 2:04pm —
I'm sure most of you guys know these but they always raise a chuckle and make me nod with "holier than thou" approval...
1. The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality. - George Bernard Shaw
2. Faith means not wanting to know what is true. - Friedrich Nietzsche
3. I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. - Frank Lloyd… Continue
Added by Matt Gent on January 15, 2009 at 1:32pm —
I’m again asking for activist atheists and humanists to make either a quick note or a detailed critique to a letter to the editor of my local paper. Both the humanist starting point and the (off-topic) theist reply are included. I invite others to post similar letters so that others can help out. Even a short note is valuable if the editor receives several of them. Please post your letters here when you have done so. Thanks to BB for such a great letter last time.
Cowichan Vallley… Continue
Added by Drew on January 15, 2009 at 12:09pm —
Basic research into the origins of life continues to advance, despite the best efforts of creationists and IDiots to ignore it. Unlike the depictions presented by most evolution deniers, our understanding of prebiotic processes operating on the early Earth is actually quite advanced. Origins of life research is a vigorous field of study today and has progressed far beyond the early Miller-Urey experiments, though you wouldn't know that from most popular media coverage of the topic. Our picture… Continue
Added by Planetologist on January 15, 2009 at 10:56am —
no mater how many times i tell people in debates i still cant seem to convince them that Hitler was not a atheist , I've explained to so many people how and where he was raised and who he grew up with and still they say Hitler big atheist , so i did a search and found
the antique belt buckle Worn by a Nazi German soldier, the aluminum, World War II era buckle carried the imperial eagle of the Third Reich above the familiar Swastika. Surrounding the eagle and Swastika was the motto, "Gott… Continue
Added by michelliberty on January 15, 2009 at 10:24am —
Ugh. I went from being in a very good mood all of the time to an outright nasty one. I've been trying to shake it but it's reached the point where I'm having trouble going to sleep. I take sleeping pills and wind up laying around with the munchies being haunted by every idiotic thing I've done in the past 8 years or so.
I'm starting to suspect that diet and exercise really make a difference. I was drinking a lot of green tea, going to the gym regularly, and taking vitamins. I fell… Continue
Added by Creature on January 15, 2009 at 7:22am —
Was the title of this article on the front page of Yahoo news this morning.
Best of luck I say.
Added by Charles Hollingshead on January 15, 2009 at 7:00am —
I'm proud of my Atheist ambigram and considering getting it for a tattoo...
Added by Jude Johnson on January 14, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Been a while, since I've posted here. I was going through a period of depression and isolation. I feel a lot better now. I'm ready to be active on the internet again. Although, I do have to finished that damned C++ for Dummies 9booksin1 or I'll never finish it. I've been thinking about putting a price on finishing the book: a technique I read up on CNN Health
. I mostly post on xanga, so I wish I could… Continue
Added by Adrian on January 14, 2009 at 12:56pm —
As y'all know, on December 6, a number of nonreligious parents gathered at Harvard's Fong Auditorium to get some ideas about raising kids without religion. Greg Epstein also led a discussion about how best to form a more lasting community to serve the needs of nonreligious parents in the Boston/Cambridge area.
Washington Post reporter Robin Shulman spent the day with us and wrote… Continue
Added by Dale McGowan on January 14, 2009 at 8:01am —
Prepare thyself, he who reads this, to tremble and quake before the Incredible Word of God, as written by THE LORD HIMSELF!
Today I would like to talk about something that makes Me extremely furious – the fact that I am banned from public schools in the USA.
I take this as an insult. In fact, it is as if America has spit in My Holy Face and kicked Me in My Divine Balls. I punish America every day for this blasphemous… Continue
Added by God on January 13, 2009 at 11:30pm —
So a couple of weeks ago around 3am I was looking around for information about wounds for a story I've been working on. Somehow I wound up on yahoo answers. It took me until today to realize it, but I think signing up for that place may have been one of the more masochistic things I've done in a long time.
Now for those of you that have not gone on there it's set up as a question and answer forum with a point system that makes it addictive in the same way as an RPG video game by… Continue
Added by Creature on January 13, 2009 at 9:45pm —
Oh boy has Darwin Day given me a run. I was really hoping to have this event fully planned by now but I'm still working on getting it together!
I'm planning the event for my campus here, Southern Polytechnic State University. Hell, stop by if you're in the area. UGA is having one too though, and it will probably be better. Anyways. I'm sitting here trying to think of innovative ways to decorate for the event. I wanna do it on a $50 budget. Anyone got any ideas?
I just hope… Continue
Added by Melanie on January 13, 2009 at 9:41pm —
Growing up, my fundamentalist parents tried to teach a lot of wacky "values" that just didn't make sense to me. Let's start with patriotism. I feel lost trying to understand this concept. Even as a small child I didn't see what was good about that. I understand being concerned about the community/country you live in but ... I don't love
my country. It's just the place I happen to have been born. I'd rather think of myself as a citizen of the world. I think if more people thought that way… Continue
Added by Krista on January 13, 2009 at 7:55pm —
Narelle Jarrett, Archdeacon for Women’s… Continue
Added by Sean the Blogonaut on January 13, 2009 at 4:06pm —
Usually my blog entries comment on some specific news item, but in other cases I’m motivated not by a particular current event or pseudoscience eruption, but by student questions or offhand comments I hear that demonstrate and remind me of some example of common bad thinking. One such example is the dramatically wrong way thermodynamics - specifically the concept of entropy - is often depicted in the popular media, in particular by opponents of evolution by natural… Continue
Added by Planetologist on January 13, 2009 at 3:00pm —