Of interest to many of you, the latest issue of Scientific American is devoted to the subject of Darwin's theory of evolution. You can read the articles here
Of particular interest is an article entitled 'The Latest Face of Creationism' that describes how creationists hide their true aims under ever changing guises. The legal battles over the teaching of creationism will probably never stop so people of reason need to be ever vigilant to… Continue
Added by Father Nature on December 15, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Added by Kate Holden on December 15, 2008 at 1:41pm —
Alternative titles: Door of the Imagination, and Threshold of the Twilight Zone...
"Do you know everything?"
"Do you know half of everything?"
"In the half of everything you don't know, could God exist?"
And why stop at God???
"Do you know everything?"
"Do you know half of everything?"
"In the half of everything you don't know, could leprechauns exist?"
Could you disprove leprechauns to someone who believes in… Continue
Added by j on December 15, 2008 at 11:00am —
Just a reminder
A heathen is a pagan not a godless individual otherwise known as a atheist. Not there is anything wrong with being a pagan (I personally like their ideals) but I feel the misusage of the term adhere's to christian orthodoxy and as such not be a term used to identify atheist ideology (or similar).
Added by Iniquitous Philistine on December 15, 2008 at 6:26am —
She's 14 and she snuck into a night club on Friday night with another little friend.
First she lied to me and said that she was gonna spend the night at the friend's house. So I called to check up on her and she was clearly at a party with a lot of kids yelling in the background. I asked to talk to her friend's mother and she handed the phone to a teenage boy who tried to fake a grown man's voice and tell me that he was the other girl's father. When I asked for the address to pick… Continue
Added by HotMess on December 14, 2008 at 8:47pm —
Stan Wilson's article in response to my comments
What a Christian learned from an atheist (headline)
Once in a while, you have to take your lumps. And lumps were taken.
If you are not an atheist and plan to write a column or blog post or other public-square item about atheism, as happened here two weeks ago, take fair warning from the one with the lumps. Mind your p's and q's. Watch what you write. Check it twice. Better still, ask yourself --- do you… Continue
Added by Jester on December 14, 2008 at 3:18pm —
Stan Nelson of the Pueblo Chieftan penned this article
"The excitement of the moment in the nonfiction publishing industry is the cause of atheism.
Because public appearances sell books, the authors - including scientist Richard Dawkins and essayist Christopher Hitchens - go on the road to deliver talks and speeches to support their points of view, which, in turn, support book sales.
Christians always should pay attention when… Continue
Added by Jester on December 14, 2008 at 3:13pm —
Added by Fr33think3r on December 14, 2008 at 2:12pm —
It seems to me when I hear people debate certain topics of the Christian religion that people don't know how Christians justify certain things. Thought I'd mention it just to educate anyone who might want to debate certain points.
They believe that anyone believing in another religion will go to hell, as we well know. Now this brings up the subject of people in remote parts of this world who have never heard of Christianity or if they have they don't really know what it's about. How do… Continue
Added by Krista on December 14, 2008 at 2:09pm —
I think that many atheists, when deciding or coming to terms with their own moral precepts, eventually fall into one of several philosophies for guiding their decision-making.
Law and order
(this list is by no means comprehensive, but I think that it encompasses a lot of us)
A socialist atheist follows the precept that the good of the community promotes the ultimate good of… Continue
Added by Your girl Friday on December 14, 2008 at 12:00pm —
So, here's the question: Do Christians behave morally in order to ensure they get the joys of the heaven and avoid the torments… Continue
Added by NH Baritone on December 14, 2008 at 11:23am —
More reason to eliminate Religion
"I will do it again"
was the comment of Lord Our Righteousness Church's leader Wayne Bent.
The self-proclaim Messiah Wayne Bent is accused of and being tried for sex crimes against two of his teenage followers.
However, he "insists that he did nothing wrong by lying naked with the teenage girls, and that it's common for him to kiss and embrace any member of his group."
All the members of this Christian cult need to… Continue
Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on December 14, 2008 at 9:21am —
Today's Saturday, and I'm wondering, at random...whatever happened to Mr. Saturn? Nobody loves him, anymore. For centuries, millions of men, women and children prayed fervently to him, staked their hopes and dreams on him, and now- he's reduced to a gas giant planet and a gas giant car and a special day every week, a day without presents. No sacrifices, no blood, no nada.
Same goes for the rest of the week- 8 days a week, we got a god, but ain't nobody praying to any of 'em. Freia… Continue
Added by Dichter on December 13, 2008 at 7:30pm —
Joined Face Book. Joined an atheist group. Got this posting from this guy about how April 1st, okay, April Fools day is the only day that atheist have that equates to say, Xmas. Well, I read it and thought about responding to the clown. Then I read that he'll then have access to others on my "Friends" list.
I thought about it, and decided not to respond to the clown. I figured, "why should this twit bother others like me?" So I didn't respond. Wanted too, but didn't.
Now I could have,… Continue
Added by Rick on December 13, 2008 at 5:30pm —
(Originally posted on my personal blog, BrainlessGeorge.com
I stand firm with my thoughts on Darwinian Natural Selection. I’m quite sure that it has happened in humans in even recorded history. I think that the technological advances, and forms of entertainment, all have implications of evoluation. Since the dawn of man we’ve been evolving and furthering our thinking.
To better survive in an ever changing… Continue
Added by George S. on December 13, 2008 at 11:00am —
One of my favorite comedic writers is Chelsea Handler. For those of you who don't know, Chelsea Handler is a standup comedienne, who is a current host of Chelsea Lately on E!. She has written two comedic books: My Horizontal Life: The Collection of One Night Stands and Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea. I have to admit when reading her books (especially Horizontal) that I'm pretty jealous of how open sexually she is as a woman, and she's very human at the same time!
Raised as a… Continue
Added by Jennifer W on December 12, 2008 at 11:07pm —
The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what’s true.
Added by Snakeophelia on December 12, 2008 at 10:40pm —
I really should stay away from Amazon. I spend far too much money on there. Today, my purchases included Geek Love, Geek Logik, and Geek Chic. Those will all go nicely with the "GeeKISSexy" t-shirt I just purchased from - where else? - ThinkGeek.com
Added by Snakeophelia on December 12, 2008 at 7:30pm —
Recently, a reader wrote about their struggles with Christianity. I have been through similar struggles myself, though I have reached a conclusion contrary to that of the former contributor. As I grew older I began to see the Old Testament more as a justification for atrocity than an account chronicling the chosen people of God. Seeking solace in the New Testament left me peering into the heart of my religion, only to find… Continue
Added by Jerome on December 12, 2008 at 9:30am —
For the past week I have:
- written a 20 pg paper for Southern Lit.
- written a 5 pg paper for Tragedy.
- written a 1 1/4 pg, uh, essay?, for Art: Raku.
- finish reading a novel for Southern Lit.
- start doing research on my Thesis, write an outline, a bibliography, meet w/my advisor, write up my essay proposal
- find time to eat/sleep/drink...lots of time for that.
Whenever this Thesis gets me down, I will crank up the music that inspired it:… Continue
Added by deepthought42 on December 12, 2008 at 12:33am —