This was brought to my attention by my former business partner. Now some of us were in uniform prior to the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Well, starting back in the early 90's the military started to take DNA samples of all it's service members. The reason for this was simple. If you got killed in combat, and had lost your dog tags or had decomposed, they could use your DNA to identify your body and bring you home. No more Unknown Soldiers. That meant… Continue
Added by Rick on December 28, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Another Christmas season as come and gone--the 'War on Christmas' is over, for this year. Be sure to look for it again about mid-November next year. I've come across more than one 'article' asking why atheists hate or fear Christians and Christianity so much--apparently, we purposefully get particularly riled up this time of year. I'd like to take a stab at answering this question, but first, I should explain that it isn't even a valid question. As in, you holy folks aren't asking the right… Continue
Added by IsThatLatin on December 28, 2008 at 11:57am —
Yesterday my girlfriend needed some gas for her car. Right now financially it is tight for both of us and I help her out whenever I can. So getting her some gas to go back and forth to work is a no brainer. Well its morning and we're both peckish so I send her into the store to give the clerk there my gas card and tell him we're going to buy some other things. Well she comes out and says I have to show the guy my ID. That struck me as odd because if I… Continue
Added by Rick on December 28, 2008 at 11:30am —
Hello fellow thinkers.
I'm a new member but have been reading many fine atheist sites, including this one, for years, although I'm not overly sure why, there's nothing new in this age-old argument, if you could reason with believers, there would be no believers. I suppose I just like to be reminded I'm not the only person on this over-infested rock that still has the ability to reason, well, that and the fact that reading about whatever the latest moronic thing the believers are doing… Continue
Added by EvilGod on December 28, 2008 at 11:30am —
Hello to everyone, i just thought since i am recently registered to the comunity, i would introduce my self.
I am a iguitar player, love music, specially metal.
I work with web development, for 11 years now.
I am a Atheist, i strongly believe religion is one of the biggest problems ins the world today.
Have 5 black cats.
I run a few blogs, one of them is particularly against religion, and more focused on christianity, since i am currently living… Continue
Added by deathvult on December 28, 2008 at 12:33am —
You going to enjoy this one. Check it out.
Added by V1ktor on December 27, 2008 at 10:47pm —
I'm interested in who is spreading the crap statement "Adolf Hitler was an atheist..."
I am also gathering sources to refute this... Mein Kampf would be a good example.
From a Google Search of "Hitler Atheist"
Besides the insinuation that WE are just like Hitler, it's the fact that Christians will lie.… Continue
Added by j on December 27, 2008 at 7:30pm —
isn't new, but a friend posted the link to Facebook and it reminded me how great the video is. Dr. Kenneth Miller is a cell biologist who lectures on evolution and science education, and participated as an expert witness for the good guys at the Kitzmiller v. Dover School District trial. In this segment where he addresses a group of high school students, Miller does a masterful job of… Continue
Added by Planetologist on December 27, 2008 at 4:52pm —
In discussing the most likely effects of a warming climate shift, tropical storms have been a weak link. The thermomechanics controlling formation and evolution of tropical cyclonic storms - hurricanes and typhoons - are ridiculously complicated. Predictions are very hard to make, and require loads of data that take decades to gather.... but there's no way to rush the weather.
Tropical storms are formed ultimately by temperature differences between the tropics and the higher… Continue
Added by Planetologist on December 27, 2008 at 4:17pm —
My brother gave me a book store gift card for xmas and I never get to buy books so I'm excited. I'd really appreciate any recommendations. Books for freethinkers or otherwise.
Added by Krista on December 27, 2008 at 3:40pm —
We Atheists have no dogma that I am aware of, beyond the definition of atheist... Of course, "atheist" is a self label and can neither be officially forced onto another nor branded...no matter what the Communist Party, or Christians think.
Besides the numerous theologies found within the Bible, over which denominations form and fragment, there are at least two semi-external dogmas...
The Triune Dogma of God and the Triune Dogma of the Bible.
"God is omniscient,… Continue
Added by j on December 27, 2008 at 3:30pm —
taken from my blog
Earlier this morning I went with some friends to see “Valkyrie”. My extremely religious friend was unable to tag along, but I wonder if he would have given this any thought. When Hitler survives the assassination attempt (again) he goes on the radio and talks about how this is proof that god is protecting and guiding him, and by extension guiding Nazi Germany.
Hitler used this to reinforce the idea that… Continue
Added by Dustin Sanders on December 27, 2008 at 3:15pm —
i just saw rigligulous (FROM BILL MYERS )its not bad but bill needs to bone up on more facts , he doesn't have the debating skills of a true atheist , he needs too open the bible more often lol isn't that ironic hAHAHAHA.
Added by michelliberty on December 27, 2008 at 11:36am —
One of the things my grandparents left me with was a game to keep busy on road trips. Back in the days before DVD players and books(before I knew you could read a book for fun), We'd spend the trip scanning the passing countryside looking for windmills. Living in central Texas, the windmills you see in the movies are still in use. Gray metal devices used to pump water to cattle troughs without the need of electricity. We'd scan from left to right out of the car windows and exclaim, “My… Continue
Added by Roger Rotge on December 27, 2008 at 6:29am —
On July 1, 1993 I went up close and personal with a mini van doing 35 M.P.H vs. my crossing a street it was not pretty and I lost. Yeah I was run over messed up pretty good but I was aware enough to see but moving and laughing hurt lots. Anyway laying in the street rather battered with spinal and head injuries I was lucky I worked for the level one trauma center I was soon to be in. Thing is at that moment of impending death I did not see the light...I saw well Nikes! I kid you not it made me… Continue
Added by Michael S on December 26, 2008 at 10:31pm —
not the funniest thing he's ever done, but relevant to this community.
Added by markystar on December 26, 2008 at 10:30pm —
Would it violate your ethics to pay your rent in prayer?
should boggle the mind.
Added by Fr33think3r on December 26, 2008 at 7:25pm —
I posted this on my personal blog I just started recently and thought I'd share it here too. Since it was written as an introduction to myself as the first post there, I thought it fitting to use as an introduction to myself here an A|N as well.
It isn't very poetic and probably not even well written. I've been cursed with the ability to have a ton of ideas flowing through my head and being unable to put them down on paper... even virtual paper. None the less, here it… Continue
Added by Douglas Christensen on December 26, 2008 at 3:48pm —
Comment / Help if you are reading this bs...it's all in a draft state right now. We are all so narcissistic. People are too self absorbed...
The GOP is the party of Social Darwinism... think about it.
Issue two: hypothetically there are atheists who reject evolution on the basis that it is scientific dogma. Evolution is not dogma, nor a religion, but whatever.
Finally: There IS a way to disprove the God of the Bible. I said "God of the Bible" on… Continue
Added by j on December 26, 2008 at 3:30pm —
A special issue
of the peer-reviewed research journal Astrobiology just came out, and it makes interesting reading for those who care about finding life elsewhere in the universe. All the papers of this special issue are devoted to aspects of the Mars Astrobiology Research and Technology Experiment (MARTE), a project to design and test a remote sampling construct that can detect key geochemical features and markers useful in the hunt for… Continue
Added by Planetologist on December 26, 2008 at 11:54am —