I like this, taken from the BHA:
Live your life based on humanity and reason and recognise that moral values are properly founded on human nature and experience alone. Base decisions on the available evidence and an assessment of the outcomes, not on any dogma or sacred text. Atheism and agnosticism is an active and ethical philosophy far greater than any negative responses to religion. Foster individual rights and freedoms but believe that individual responsibility, social… Continue
Added by Enlightened Observer on December 6, 2008 at 2:00pm —
I must have been asleep the last few days, because I could have sworn that the US was facing one of the worst financial crisis in it’s history, accompanied by two wars that are not going very swimmingly. It’s must be all fixed, since a group of Senators are busy trying to get the motto “In God We Trust” up in the new Capital Visitor Center in Washington.
The building is your classic boondoggle; it cost… Continue
Added by The Good Atheist on December 6, 2008 at 1:41pm —
A Very Atheist Christmas
Just as Christians have adopted many pagan traditions of the winter festivals such as decorating trees, giving gifts, feasting, and singing door-to-door some atheists also choose to adopt those pagan traditions and celebrate Christmas, much like many Christians do.
Since many Christians are upset when Atheists celebrate Christmas (or use American currency with "In God We Trust" on it) I propose that Atheists create their own version of the… Continue
Added by Kylyssa Shay on December 6, 2008 at 12:30pm —
I don't know if anyone has ever seen Carl Zimmer's Tattoo Emporium, but it's awesome. Usually some really cool science or math tattoos. Well I finally sent in some pics of my tattoo and I'm nervous as hell. I hope they get posted.
Added by Auntie Meggles on December 6, 2008 at 10:44am —
Ang sabi ng Lola lahat daw ng tao makasalanan, mapamatanda o kapapanganak na sanggol. Ang mga nakakapunta lang daw sa langit ay yong mga pinagpala ng Diyos at nagmimilagro sa lupa, samakatuwid, isang santo. Kapag hindi raw nagsisimba, nangungumpisal sa pari, hindi nagdarasal ng rosaryo, basta hindi pa nakakapatay ng tao lalo na’t katoliko’y sa purgatoryo mapupunta. Ang mga hindi naman katoliko, diretsong impyerno. Noon, naisip kong buti na lang katoliko ako.Ang sabi ni lola, santo lang daw ang… Continue
Added by Oboids on December 6, 2008 at 10:00am —
Added by Bubba Tarandfeathered on December 6, 2008 at 4:21am —
To who this may concern,
As a recent subscriber to this Social Networking site I am not clear yet if there is some form of Organizational Structure, for example, World Organization > Country > State > City > Individual Meetup Groups.
Or is there any organization at all?
Added by Bubba Tarandfeathered on December 6, 2008 at 1:23am —
I would totally buy one, but the design is wack.
love the quote tho. it's all over youtube.
Added by markystar on December 6, 2008 at 12:14am —
You were always curious how it felt like to drown. There was a time that you felt death and that you can’t do anything to stop the darkness that looms over your face. You’ve always been with your sandman, dreaming of the bloody Neverland, always dreaming. And you know that it was just an escape. You were always afraid of that man on dark suit, afraid he might cut your throat and that blood would gush out, your red thick blood flowing and drenching your shirt. You were always afraid someone… Continue
Added by Oboids on December 5, 2008 at 10:27am —
Well, my brain seems to be in the proper working order, finally. I think maybe my left hemisphere was overloading, because the only time I was okay was when I was working on statistics or on my research project, both heavily analytical (right brain) activities (is that correct, or am I getting the two mixed up?). Everything else was sending me into la la land.
Detaching from reality seems to be an occasional problem with me. But I think that I finally may have come back to earth from… Continue
Added by Your girl Friday on December 5, 2008 at 9:46am —
More reasons to get rid of religion.
Chills will flow through the body after reading this story. In addition, this story and many, many others, with the same outcome -- death, should make believers re-evaluate the blind faith they placed into a "belief system" that perpetrates so much death, horror and pain.
The Tyler Paper.com reported that Blaine Keith Milam, 19 and Jesseca Bain Carson, 18, both of Henderson, "claim they were trying to drive the demons out of… Continue
Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on December 5, 2008 at 7:00am —
I really love chocolate chip cookies. I always have. They make me feel orgasmic and yes, pleasantly fucked in the brain.
Added by Krista on December 4, 2008 at 9:56pm —
You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
He’s making a list,
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice.
Santa Claus is coming to town
He sees you when you’re sleeping
He knows when you’re awake
He watches when you are changing
He watches when you are bathing
And he masturbates to it every day
O! You better watch out!
Added by Lone Wolf on December 4, 2008 at 8:07pm —
My computer was broken there for a while but my dad fixed it without much problem. But then he took forever to bring it back to me. I get my procrastination problem from him I think. I missed the nexus!
Added by Krista on December 4, 2008 at 12:18pm —
Now, some may look at the theory of the Love Bug as pessimistic. Perhaps thinking that with the "magic" gone from how we bond with one another, the entire pursuit of love becomes a meaningless gesture. Obviously, I disagree. What I am trying to accomplish with this theory is to release some of the anxiety caused by what I see as an intense pressure to seek out a feeling that seems rather hard to find, and even harder still to keep. And these are not just social pressures. The chemicals that… Continue
Added by seth on December 4, 2008 at 10:36am —
I got this number from Bill O'Reilly rant on Fox about the Atheist display in Seattle Washington. He has urged the Christians to call and get the display removed.
Thanks Bill, I just called Governor Gregorie in support of it. I actually got a human on the phone too. I thanked them heartedly for the display and not showing bigotry. I also wished them a Happy Holiday no matter what they celebrated. The woman I talked to was kind and polite and didn't seem to take offence.
Added by River Otter on December 4, 2008 at 10:33am —
Are cats for true Christians?
Is it appropriate for a Christian to own a cat, in light of their past pagan religious affiliation and the medical information that is now coming to light? -J.R., U.S.A.
It would be misleading to answer this question with either a simple 'Yes' or a 'No.' The Scriptural answer of necessity must be a 'qualified' one, and it is easy to see why. Many conscientious ones among Jehovah's people today have wondered if Christians should own cats in view of… Continue
Added by DaVinci on December 4, 2008 at 9:26am —
This is the second school year I have lived in Oregon. Last year I went to Oregon State University so I was in Corvallis and then I transfered to University of Oregon (I know - I'm a traitor) so I'm in Eugene this year. As a Feminist and Environmentalist (Eco-feminist!), living in Oregon, especially liberal Eugene has been a really eye-opening experience. I love how Oregonians fill up with pride from buying local products. It's easier to find little ma'n'pa shops, nightlife, political/academic… Continue
Added by Shireen on December 3, 2008 at 9:59pm —
Ok, so I'm new to this site, about 2 days now, and I have just noticed something a bit disturbing....
If you scroll down and look to the right hand side of your screen you will see the column called "bill payers" (I'm seeing this, anyway). In this column are paid ads posted by Google. There's one called Jesus 2020. I clicked on it and it took me to a site that wanted me to say Jesus died for my sins. There are others that are urging me to pray. WTF??? I came to this site to get away… Continue
Added by zeeman barzell on December 3, 2008 at 5:53pm —
I posted this on my site recently, and I thought I would share this here and maybe see what the community might be able to add.
With the approach of the holiday season, I’m already hearing the “Keep Christ in Christmas” mantra and the indignant outcries that the big name retail chains are sullying the season by wishing patrons a “Happy Holiday” rather than “Merry Christmas”.
It’s my thought that people should really just get over this, both in the battle for keeping… Continue
Added by deletedsoul on December 3, 2008 at 5:15pm —