My wife's sixteen-year-old brother committed suicide on Saturday night. Apparently, he was upset because his girlfriend wouldn't kiss him and he hated the military school he was in (surely among other things). There is nothing that can prepare you for the horror of such a thing happening to someone really close to you.
Though there is nothing that can prepare you, there are definitely some things which some say in order to offer comfort which makes everything considerably worse! At the top… Continue
My post Atheist showdown… netted a number of comments and visits to the blog, as suggested in the comments I sent Morgan Mathew, the impetus behind Think Atheist some questions which he has kindly answered below.
Morgan can you give us a rundown on your road to Atheism(were you always an atheist)?
I was always an atheist, I just did not know it. My parents tried to get me baptized as a baby and found out quickly that the church wanted all kinds of money to get a… Continue
2001- $73 million
2008- $204 million
Grand Total: $1.5 Billion
Given the current state of affairs I pretty much place trust in an Abstinence program as mush as I do Wall Street. To Quote Ellen Goodman of the Boston Globe “Our national investment in abstinence-only may not be a scam on the scale of Bernie Madoff. But this industry has had standards for truth as loose as some mortgage lenders. It manufactures a product as ill-suited to the… Continue
Good day all, let me start by saying this is my first social networking site and first blog post of all time! I could only fight against the times for so long.
A little about myself: I've been an atheist since I was very young. I can't recall any one event that drove me to freeing myself from the bonds of the christian faith, but rather a long progression of little things that made me question and wonder. My family knows and has come to accept it over time, though I find myself in a… Continue
Tomorrow our semester starts back, which means I have to return to the classroom. It is always hard to go back after a semester break. For me the dread is not because of teaching - necessarily - but because of all the useless wastes of time that accompany a semester in term. Faculty meetings rise to the top of the hate list. Perhaps I'll do more blogging during faculty meetings this time around... I think that helps.
Anyway, this semester I'm teaching a course on the environment,… Continue
You may have heard of creationist attempts to silence critics on Youtbe by filing false DMCA claims.
Several youtube gurus , many of whom have experienced the immoral tactics of creationists, have banded together to pool their resources and subscribers together to fight this sort of behavior on youtube and to pressure youtube to do something about it.
Below is the video announcing the Channel, do yourself a favour and subscribe.
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!
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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
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