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2 Types of Atheists

I believe there are two primary groups of atheists.

The first being the group who lives in harmony with religion; believing that all religions can tolerate one another and exist together. I also believe the 'closet-atheists' fit into this group.

Next is the group I fit into; the group who believe that religion is incompatible with human life and causes more problems than it solves. I personally believe that religions put up a wall for the advancment of human-kind. Even… Continue

Added by Adam Johnson on January 12, 2009 at 5:21am — 16 Comments

Religion in Sports

If only one side can win, and God is the one who chooses the winner, why play at all?

Sports. A big part of our society. Especially in school. Weather it is Grade School, or Junior High , High School, College or Professional Sports.

Now, before the sporting event, a lot of the teams or individual players pray or have a group prayer. There have been some court cases on this matter dealing with schools. Well that’s not what… Continue

Added by Rick on January 12, 2009 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

A Hard Day

Its been a hard day. Eleven years ago today my mother passed away. I was only ten, so every year its hard on me. I felt like I was robbed of so much.

It could have been harder, though. My best friend and my fiancee accompanied me to the gravesite. It was the first year I made it on her deathdate. It was nice to have their morale support. And they both knew better than to try to comfort me with the "She's in a better place" or "Everything happens for reason" (they are both religious,… Continue

Added by Byron on January 11, 2009 at 8:55pm — 3 Comments

Empiricism: Keeping Philosophy Honest

Here’s a thought experiment and a challenge for philosophers and scientists alike:

Imagine there are two universes, A and B, exactly alike in all ways except one.

In universe A there is a physical law that dictates and governs the behavior of coin flips. Every coin that is flipped in universe A is caused by this law to produce the exact following predictable pattern, 50 heads, 1 tail, 50 heads, 1 tail, and so on…

In universe B… Continue

Added by Knowledge Is Power on January 11, 2009 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments

I have finally written my introduction!

Not terribly interesting as blogs go, but hopefully informative and in the tried and true hope of the male of every species ever: that my display will attract visitors my way.

Added by Richard Healy on January 11, 2009 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Delusional Girlfriend

I have been dating my girlfriend for almost two months now. I met her at the beginning of this school year (she's a sophomore and I'm a junior). Her family is devoutly baptist, as is she. However, she was fully aware that I was atheist before we began dating (as was her Mother who isn't very excited about the fact). Lately though, my atheism has been having a larger impact on her and she seems to be much more questioning about the world around her and her faith especially.

It is… Continue

Added by Thomas on January 11, 2009 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

Politics and Religion

These are two of my favorite songs by two of my favorite artists. Very poignant.…


Added by sunshinegirlie on January 11, 2009 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Survey; FAIL

I've just noticed the survey on the front page of the Nexus asking: "Do you celebrate Christmas?" There are four options - two yes and two no - but my own preference is sadly missing. So I'll post it here instead.

Yes, I do celebrate Christmas and I had a rather good time of it last year. Christmas, for me, is a time to go back home and catch up with friends and family. It's a time to eat, drink and exchange presents. And I can enjoy all of this… Continue

Added by Paul on January 11, 2009 at 3:26pm — 2 Comments

An interesting letter to an editor

Published - Monday, December 22, 2008

Respect the rights of atheists, too


This is a response to Sally Oswalt’s letter to the editor titled “They can’t prove there is no God.” I can agree we atheists may not be able to prove there is no god; however, we are not the ones making the claim.

If I started telling everyone that I believed that there is a one-ton diamond buried in my backyard, and that my family and I enjoy digging for… Continue

Added by MJ on January 11, 2009 at 2:17pm — 6 Comments

Rick Warren: Mass Murderer

I know, shocking title, eh? Shocking! What slander! This will make sense in just a moment.

Vjack at Atheist Revolution has an interesting post up today highlighting the work of your friend and mine, Rick Warren, in Africa. You know Africa. Lovely landscapes, nauseating HIV/AIDS rates. Apparently, the oh-so good work he's done there--the stuff he touts, the wonderful work battling HIV/AIDS--includes his man on the ground there, Martin Ssempa, doing great things. Things like burning… Continue

Added by IsThatLatin on January 11, 2009 at 9:35am — No Comments


Okay, have you ever had a person that was so arrogant and up his own ass that he can't even admit that he is the one at fault?

I've been friends with this guy for almost five years now and in the past year or so he has turned into the kind of guy to ditch me for other people, even when we have plans to do things, or I needed his help with something. I have caught him in his lies so many times It is ridiculous.

I recently got fed up with him and I started ignoring him. He…


Added by Brandon on January 11, 2009 at 2:06am — 3 Comments

Some of my favorite quotes

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.

Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.

Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil?

Is he neither willing, nor able? Then why call him God"

Epicurus (341-270BC)

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.

Epicurus (341-270BC)

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods… Continue

Added by John on January 10, 2009 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

The wilderness and all its thorns, Tangled up around my horns...

Invasive persuasion. Or something similar.

Mindless ramblings of an unsafe mind. (Which is questionable.)

This coming from a vast mind left empty. I'm such a drone, trying to avoid some kind of mediocre disposer. Is anyone even in tune? Does it matter? This whole concept is getting old. Being out numbered by incompetent people. I am left again feeling as though the sole purpose of my mind is to confuse me on the difficulty of simple matters. This analytical thought process is… Continue

Added by bludecembers on January 10, 2009 at 11:05pm — 3 Comments

Physical Laws

Other than solipsists and those of us in a persistent vegetative state, most of us have noticed that there is a reality, called nature, independent of our human experiences. We've also noticed that there are certain regularities in nature, meaning that there are certain propositions about nature that are always true, in all times and places, regardless of our beliefs or knowledge.

For example, even if no one bothered to notice, the speed of light in a vacuum would still be… Continue

Added by Knowledge Is Power on January 10, 2009 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Obama So Helps Him God

So, Obama has responded to Newdow's lawsuit:

(CNN) — President-elect Barack Obama has requested that the words “so help me God” be added to the end of the oath of office to be administered by Chief Justice John Roberts on Inauguration Day.

That confirmation came in an affidavit filed today by Roberts' court counselor in a pending lawsuit by an atheist opposed to any mention of God in the inaugural ceremonies. Roberts said he would abide by Obama’s…

Added by IsThatLatin on January 10, 2009 at 6:44pm — 1 Comment

Instruction Manual for Life

I really enjoyed this short animated movie and wanted to… Continue

Added by Douglas Christensen on January 10, 2009 at 6:33pm — 2 Comments


I live during the winters with a friend and his grandparents, the grandmother is as sweet as can be, but the grandfather is a full blown Christian. He completely blows my mind with the way he acts. Constantly I find myself getting into out of hand arguments with him defending the facts of evolution, geological evidence of the earths true age, the true origins of the bible and his faith. The worst part is that he can't even except that I am an atheist, he believes that I truly am forcing myself… Continue

Added by Brandon on January 10, 2009 at 4:04pm — 9 Comments

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism - Pt14

The 14th foundational falsehood of creationism: “Creation is evident”

By:Aron Ra

In May of 2007, former child actor, Kirk Cameron and fellow advocate of idiocy, Ray Comfort, promised to scientifically prove the existence of God on national television,

“100% absolutely –without the use of faith”.

Of course that didn’t happen. Religious beliefs –as everyone knows- are assumed on faith in lieu of proof and regardless of evidence. Cameron and… Continue

Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:21pm — No Comments


Here is te website for the meet on January 18th.

hey, come out to the atheist meet in berkeley on the 18th.

Show up!!

Added by Adam Johnson on January 9, 2009 at 11:19pm — No Comments

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