I have loved the rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar since it's release in 1970 when I was 8 years old. It was the first time I encountered a mainstream entertainment that questioned the authority of the Gospels. It was written as a secular work with Judas showing an audience the "passion play" while commentating on the unfairness of fulfilling a prophecy and then being damned for it. Anyone alive at the time of it's release will know that it caused a furore resulting in the complete… Continue
So I finnally installed windows 7 on my computer...and I have to say, I like what I see.
There is a nice difference between this and Vista, the task bar is easier to deal with and I do like the way that I can view all of my tabs that I have up in my browser window while the window is closed. This is a nice usefull change, considering that in vista, being able to see an image of a window you just closed seemed kind of stupid to me. I do like the way everything is catagorized now with… Continue
So say the texts which Jews and Christians consider holy.
When you make something in your image you make it look like you, right? This would mean that the Jewish God responsible for the creation of man looks exactly like an ancient Jewish male.
This might need a little modification since there is some dispute over whether the creation god was Yahweh, El, a committee of Elohim gods or some combination of these. There is also the question of whether the responsible god was… Continue
I don't believe in the antichrist of course. But parasite rick warren could fit the bill if such a thing existed. You'll find a video of the slimeball himself (so you can see how uncharismatic he is) and more at HDC. A previous post on prayer and a bit of other info on this creep is here… Continue
There are now TWO religionist replies to the letter below, which require rebuttal. 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 both (off-topic) theist replies 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… Continue
David Letterman has over the past few years ran a special segment on his show called "Great Moments in Presidential Speeches." With Bush getting the boot this coming Tuesday, he showed his last segment this past week. In addition, he showed some highlights from over the years.
I think many of us will wish the outgoing president a speedy exit, and hope that the door does indeed hit him in the ass on the way… Continue
So after a year living in Northern California, by San Francisco, I have decided to move back home. I grew up in NC for 22 years and after a big mistake I needed to move away from the east coast for a while. Hopefully that is resolved so I am moving back east in a month or so. My mom moved to SC so I decided to move there. I have a brother with Down Syndrome so I am gonna move him in with me hopefully so we can have fun. My other brother has type 1 diebetes but has played in the world series of… Continue
PZ Myers has done it again. He has quite a habit of doing it.
A recent entry in his Blog is not only funny in its own right but has resulted in a lengthy and highly hilarious interchange among blog followers. I would strongly recommend that you find an hour or so to devour it. I suggest that you refrain from drinking while doing so. It is dangerous to your health to drink and… Continue
The following has been a topic of conversation that has come up several times with me, and my fellow atheist friends recently. The capitalization of God/god. Being an atheist of the angry variety, who is disgusted by all that is holy, I struggle with this decision frequently. Of course, capitalizing God makes me feel as if too much importance is being placed on this nonexistent, society ruining entity. BUT God is a proper noun. Proper nouns call for capitalization. Not only am I passionate… Continue
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
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
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.…
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…
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 —