I started out watching The Root of All Evil on youtube tonight. When I got to the part where Dawkins is witnessing a church's plans to put together a Hell House, I had to stop watching, to think. Things just hit too close to home for me. I found a documentary following the creation and execution of a hell house, and rented it to watch. It brought back some memories, things I had tried to forget. I found myself breathing with great difficulty throughout the film. (If you aren't sure what a hell… Continue
Added by Andrea on December 16, 2008 at 10:00pm —
As out spoken Atheist we are always bitching about the stupid things we see in the Christian Bible (well I do, lol).
A few weeks ago I was thinking well look this guy Christ I can believe he walked on earth 2000 years ago. But magic no, I have seen how such tricks are done it’s all slight of hand, lol But of course I throw coins sometimes in to a wishing well and have a vague idea that I have a 1000000 to 1 chance of my wish to come true. Other than being the King of England of… Continue
Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on December 16, 2008 at 8:30pm —
This was a facebook note I published on November 12, 2008 under the title "The boy who saved my life", it's a more detailed story about how what kind of theist I used to be:
I'm sitting here in my room. It's 6:31 in the morning. I should be asleep. Instead I'm playing Samson on my guitar, arpeggiating every chord in a haphazard but emotional way. I'm not a very good player. I've only been playing for less than a year, but it's not the point. It's the most beautiful… Continue
Added by razzmatazz on December 16, 2008 at 7:00pm —
I signed up for this website after hearing about it on the non-prophets radio show, I mostly forgot about this website, but I keep getting friends requests in my e-mail... What troubles me is that all the friends requests have been from boys. I can think of two possibilities as to why this is so:
1) There are substantially more boys than girls on this website
2) My profile is slutty.
I suppose I'm not too worried. I think I'll whine about what's on my mind right now… Continue
Added by razzmatazz on December 16, 2008 at 6:58pm —
Hey all, of course RL gets busy fast, so posts are slow. But on my page I just wanted to say that I have started some discussions on the group for a great podcast the Chariots of Iron
about the creation of non-religious tracts, or "non-tracts." I really liked the idea because I have recieved little pamphlets from religious people and I have often wanted to have something to give in return. I am not interested in giving things out… Continue
Added by John "Direwolf" Pollock on December 16, 2008 at 2:13pm —
This one is for the British.
You have the chance to add your name to a petition at the Prime Minister's web site of 10 Downing Street.
If you go to the web address
you can add your name to the petition requesting that 12th February, which is Charles Darwin's birthday, be made into a Bank Holiday.
For some time the government has been seeking an additional bank holiday to give to the… Continue
Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on December 16, 2008 at 2:12pm —
More reason to eliminate religion.
A pastor jailed for paying people to vote in a Benton Harbor recall election, warned that a judge could be tortured by God.
According to msnbc on-line news "After being convicted and sentenced to probation in 2007 for paying people to vote in a Benton Harbor recall election, Edward Pinkney wrote an article in a small Chicago newspaper saying the judge who handled the case could be punished by God with curses, fever and "extreme… Continue
Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on December 16, 2008 at 11:14am —
By Dale McGowan
Excerpted from Parenting Beyond Belief
One of the questions that came up in the Austin Q&A was the Santa thing -- and it's so clearly in the air, from Friendly Atheist to Rational Moms, that I can't even wait 'til Wednesday… Continue
Added by Dale McGowan on December 16, 2008 at 11:00am —
I guess the "Virgin" Mary have nothing better to do so she shows up in a women's brain Scan. That says a lot about this "heaven."
"Pamela Latrimore has been sick for years with cancer, arthritis and a series of serious ailments she blames on a childhood in Jacksonville, Ark., a place that has been investigated by the U.S. government for possible dioxin exposure. Dioxin is a toxic chemical linked to a variety illnesses including… Continue
Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on December 16, 2008 at 11:00am —
The "magic" for children at Christmas, is to lie to them.
"The female supply teacher told pupils at Blackshaw Lane Primary in Royton, Oldham, that it was parents, not Santa, who left their gifts on Christmas Day."
In fact the head teacher Angela McCormick "has since told the agency she does not want the teacher to work there again."
According to School governor, Councillor Steve Bashforth: "It would take more than one Grinch to spoil the magic of… Continue
Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on December 16, 2008 at 11:00am —
Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus born 27 February 272 was the undisputed Roman Emperor from 306 to 324 to his death. He was the first Christian Emperor and in fact had a great deal to do with how the Christian religion was organized and its initial ceremonies.
In the year 313, he declared the Edict of Milan which proclaimed religious toleration throughout the empire.
First Council of Nicaea
He had great influence over the First Council of Nicaea and wanted… Continue
Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on December 16, 2008 at 10:00am —
Films and Pictures of Great Interest to Atheists
There are some wonderful images and about 25 enjoyable video films, each around 8 to 10 minutes long, that can be watched on the Nexus site “ORIGINS”.
“Evidence for the Big Bang in 10 little minutes”
“The Universe: Secrets of the Sun”
“Birth of the Universe, Big Bang and beyond”
“How the Earth was made”
“Charles Darwin’s legacy”
Do drop by and view these amazing… Continue
Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on December 16, 2008 at 8:39am —
Added by AYFABTU on December 16, 2008 at 12:30am —
Doubt is a very powerful force in our minds. Not knowing the future for certain, we constantly speculate and attempt to deduce what lays ahead in the paths of our collective lives using whatever methods we can find. Many instances of stress are essentially the physical manifestation of this doubt: Can I pay my bills? Am I loved? Am I doing this whole life thing right? If the world worked in a state of pure chaos, nothing acting like it had before, being able to predict possible future actions… Continue
Added by seth on December 15, 2008 at 9:53pm —
When push comes to shove, there aren't many religious people who truly believe in their religion. The litmus test is how a person feels about death itself.
Assuming you are a religious person, allow me to ask you a few questions:
Firstly, how do you feel about your own death? Are you afraid of dying or are you looking forward to it? Does death seem like a wonderful journey? Or are you scared?
How about any friends and family that you currently have that are… Continue
Added by Buford Twain on December 15, 2008 at 7:52pm —
Added by NH Baritone on December 15, 2008 at 7:30pm —
I have been blogging for years and I am not sure what the diffence is between posting a link and "fair use." I thought that was what I doing? I have never claimed to have written anything I have not.
Anyone out there know what fair use means?
An email I received.
As a humanist (and I count myself among those ranks) you should know better than to blatantly steal intellectual property – one of the tenets of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.
Added by Lori Gilliland on December 15, 2008 at 6:30pm —
Today I took the atheist survey
about coming out of the closet. It inspired me to talk about being a proud atheist. I think it's important that we show ourselves to everyone as ethical, intelligent people. Feel free to read more at Heaving Dead Cats
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