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20 Reasons I Am godless

Today I wrote about 20 reasons I am godless. I'm sure there are lots more than 20, but it was a good start. Suggestions and refinements to my list are most welcome. :)

Added by Neece on January 4, 2009 at 12:12am — 4 Comments

The loneliness of the insomniac

I find it impossible to sleep on a regular basis. It really helps if I have somebody to chat with! Anybody willing to talk intelligent atheist stuff (or any fuckin' random thing) with a lesbian in the middle of the night? Message me!

Added by Krista on January 3, 2009 at 11:47pm — 5 Comments

God's Work

My recent blog post deconstructed an old joke about God. Here are three more. Each of these depicts God in a way that requires humans to do stuff, thus giving a divine permission to behave immorally.



Joke 1
:

Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, "Don't do it!" He said, "Nobody loves me." I said, "God loves you. Do you believe in… Continue

Added by NH Baritone on January 3, 2009 at 3:39pm — 2 Comments

SAVED BY ZERO

Happy new year. Happy, happy. I want to be a happy, healthy, hopeful atheist, but throughout the workweek, whenever the obligatory supernaturalism is projected onto incidents by the ignorant around me and I reply placidly that it might be better to go with a reasonable explanation of world events, often as not, I get this tiresome response: "I don't know HOW you can do that- how can you live without believing in something?" And then comes the inevitable, "Well, you can believe what you want,… Continue

Added by Dichter on January 3, 2009 at 2:43pm — 4 Comments

Metro State Atheists Is Seeking New Officers

Metro State Atheists (MSA) is looking to fill the positions of Treasurer and Representative for the upcoming semester. If you are A student at Metropolitan State College Of Denver (MSCD) and are interested in being a club officer, contact us at metroatheists@hotmail.com for more details.

Added by Metro State Atheists on January 3, 2009 at 1:25pm — No Comments

On being an Atheist with M.S.

The Man I Was



I used to remember everything

I could work the show and run the game

That man is dead

He has been replaced with a mockery

Just to tease me



The new Me

Forgets

Birthdays

Dishes

What to say

What to do

All I can do now is repeat

Stories of my past

Like a demented parrot

Who only remembers half of what he has said



What are the chances of a future

Because I feel I have

No… Continue

Added by Jester on January 3, 2009 at 10:59am — 5 Comments

Holiday aftermath

We had my family over for xmas this year. My dad and his wife, Debbie where first to arrive. Marc brought his family of five through the snow. Even the elusive Casey brought Julie from his current home in Vegas.



Unfortunately, Janet discovered my rearanging of the letters of the Santa stocking holders just before my dad arrived. I did get in one more spelling of Satan that lasted a few hours while Dad was here. It's the least I could do after he took the liberty to gather everybody… Continue

Added by Aaron Grow on January 3, 2009 at 8:13am — 2 Comments

St Vincent de Paul dismisses christian worker for not being catholic

I have heard of American companies being allowed to employ only those staff that are Christian, but this story reported by David Marr on Vinnies in Queensland has me taken aback.



I have had dealings with St Vincent de Paul and like all church organisations there is a bit of infighting however…



In January 2004 an ultimatum was delivered by the society’s diocesan president for Gold Coast, Peter Richards. [Linda Walsh] had until June to become a Catholic, resign her… Continue

Added by Sean the Blogonaut on January 3, 2009 at 6:13am — 2 Comments

Moderate Islamic Televangelists

i saw an interesting article in the times this morning. i guess there is a rise in "moderate islamic" televangelists and it has a "strong appeal for the youth”



http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/03/world/middleeast/03preacher.html?partner=rss&emc=rss







while the mainstream american media probably thinks this is a great alternative to the radical fundamentalist… Continue

Added by markystar on January 2, 2009 at 11:48pm — 3 Comments

Aristotle explained

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

- Aristotle

My last post contained this quote and I thought I'd explain why I liked it. It reminds me of the way religious people censor their lives so that no contradicting ideas cause them to doubt. It was one of the things that bothered me most growing up. I was very curious about everything and was frustrated repeatedly by my parents taking books out of my hands and telling me they were of… Continue

Added by Krista on January 2, 2009 at 10:49pm — 3 Comments

DECOMPOSING RELIGIOUS VIRALS

Unless you live in China you will almost certainly have been subjected to one or more simpering viral emails usually attributing a set of positive or magical characteristics to the christian god. Instead of just being irritated by them I though it might be constructive to rearrange them and send them back into the system.



I received one about math magic as a New Year's greeting from a friend. It was presented in Power Point. I do not have Power Point installed on my system so I took… Continue

Added by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on January 2, 2009 at 9:40pm — 8 Comments

My New Year's Resolution

I have decided to make 2009 a great year. I am going to be as positive as I can, no matter the situation with which I am faced. Christians I know seem to think atheists are depressed and negative, with the absence of the divine. I think I should do my part to show christians that atheists are more often than not, happy about life, freindly, loving, considerate etc. Not to mention, i know some christians who are unfriendly, negative about everything, and overall depressing. Hopefully people will… Continue

Added by Heather The Heathen on January 2, 2009 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Fear of Atheism

From my blog



One of the things I think stands in the way of atheism is people’s fear of it, fear of the implications. I know from personal experience that this was one of the things that kept me in the christian faith for as long as I was.



I was having atheistic thoughts a few years before I eventually shed my faith, yet I was scared of these thoughts. I remember lying in bed at night thinking there might not be a god, but… Continue

Added by Dustin Sanders on January 2, 2009 at 3:07pm — 5 Comments

I Declare!

I wish everyone a prosperous and healthy new year in 2009! I declare 2009 The Year of Enlightenment. It will be the year that humankind of all walks of life will embrace logical and rational thinking, and to final reject all war, in favor of diplomacy and dialogue. "War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate." From the eternal Marvin Gaye.

Added by Khemisi on January 2, 2009 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

My way of destroying Religion to make the world better

I have sent this to over 100 Catholic priests hoping they will quit being priests.



What has happened since the major decline of religion in Europe?



Even in Ireland 160 Irish priests died last year but only nine priests were

ordained. Religious decline in Europe has been very dramatic. Our "U.S.

Ambassador James P. Cain found the first church he and his family went to

was chained & padlocked. The next week they tried a different Lutheran

church,… Continue

Added by Paul O'Brien on January 2, 2009 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

My way of making kids more moral, happy for life & much more likely to graduate.

I used this concept on two very troubled children last year a boy 14 and a girl 16. getting poor marks, By the end of the school year his report card showed 5 As and 2 Bs, hers was 2 As and 4 Bs. Both are getting along very well and had became very friendly, nice to be with and open. In the USA 4 out of 10 students drop out of school. I have now used it on other kids with equally fantastic results. I goes against the beliefs of most Christians while using what is taught in now very atheist… Continue

Added by Paul O'Brien on January 2, 2009 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Our culture can’t repel stupidity of that magnitude!

Watch... if you dare.



So… the antibiotics finally took effect, and a few minutes later some sunbeams happen to shine on a wall… and that’s proof of titanic entities composed of pure energy roaming the cosmos doing good deeds? The afflicted little girl aside… how does everyone else who appears in this video manage to feed themselves?



“Whether the light is a camera misfunction (sic) or not is not the issue,”…. really?… Continue

Added by Planetologist on January 2, 2009 at 12:18pm — No Comments

(Mutation + Death) * Time = Elegance

Let loose some replicators, leave them to mutate and multiply for four billion years, and if you’re lucky you get a nice, complex biosphere. No magical sky pixies required. Evolution is so beautiful as a process not simply because it generates astounding forms of life, but because it has what physicists all crave in their equations: elegance. All that is required for evolution to work is a host of mutating replicators and lots of time… time to explore, blindly, the parameter space of Possible… Continue

Added by Planetologist on January 2, 2009 at 10:34am — No Comments

Atheist Showdown? - Think Atheist vs Atheist Nexus

Twitter is fast becoming my early warning system when it comes to finding out about the things that I am interested in.



That’s how I found out about Think Atheist, the second Atheist networking site that I am aware of. Taking a quick look at the site it does look like an Atheist Nexus clone( in the sense that it seems to be built using the same software and has the same features).



It is sitting at around 300 members but, I have to ask why they bothered if it’s essentially… Continue

Added by Sean the Blogonaut on January 2, 2009 at 9:32am — 2 Comments

Thank you Atheist Nexus

I posted my first blog a couple days ago about all of my confusion in coming to terms with my identity as an atheist, and I have to say thank you for the responses. I got 3 replies inside of 2 hours. It was really nice just to know that someone is at least trying to understand and can feel where I'm coming from. I'm finding lots of great groups on here and I'm really excited about being on a social site where I know I can say what I want and be who I am. I just read this crazy story that was… Continue

Added by Jurbank on January 2, 2009 at 12:15am — 2 Comments

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