There was a post on cafe bitch, asking believers AND non-believers, if they felt strongly enough to die for their religion, or lack of. First of all, I should've known it was a bait-and-trap post, but I took the bait. I told her, that I have two boys to raise, and that words are not worth dying for. If somebody had a gun to my head, I would say I believe in flying green monkeys, if that's what they wanted to hear. It doesn't mean anything and it doesn't change the fact that I don't believe in… Continue
Added by Jerbear1974 on November 20, 2008 at 7:31am —
We're hitting the road again: the Parenting Beyond Belief Seminar
for nonreligious parents is coming to four cities in the next few weeks.
Click here for general information about the seminars
Click on the city name to register:
(December 6)… Continue
Added by Dale McGowan on November 20, 2008 at 7:00am —
Well my last few posts have been kind of depressing. Can't help it though I get in those moods every now and again. Feeling a bit better today dad got paid and I will get paid in about a week so things aren't that terrible. It looks like I will be able to see my girlfriend although I am not excited about her paying for me to come. I feel like a bastard sometimes cause she has paid for me before. I guess it shows that she cares when the only thing she wants for her birthday is to see me but I… Continue
Added by TheFlyingWelshman on November 20, 2008 at 6:11am —
thought for the day, so its been one more day and another day closer to whatever is next. So advice for the day is as fallows, live boys and girls just live. Feel whats its like to relinquish control and ride the wave. As painful, and hard as it is, to just let it be, some times its a must. Watch the sunrise and know that the world has given you another beautiful day, a day that you have to start over and ride into where ever the world has instore for you. Day by day we all fight the urge to… Continue
Added by Miss amber on November 20, 2008 at 5:11am —
so it should be no shock to me, because I do know better but I still always never see it coming, when the choices that we have made come to stick their venum in us once more. Its the little sliver you think you have dug out, when you hand is bleeding and bruised from trying to get the little bugger out you realise its still not all gone. We all avoid things that are inevidable, but here is the advice for the day... face it, fess us and clear your beautiful conscience. That fisrt breath of clean… Continue
Added by Miss amber on November 20, 2008 at 5:10am —
How is it that desire for someone can strip you of you confidance, knoledge, and lessons you have learned in a single momment? All the things that you logically know dissapear and you left with all these new feelings and fears that you never knew that you had. and now the things that you have been striving for seem so far out of reach, no kind words can comfort the thougths that consume you. The strong you feel for someone the more lost you can become, and now its the 10 extra min in front of… Continue
Added by Miss amber on November 20, 2008 at 5:09am —
I want to be wanted, to be consumed with a desire. Not to just give into a want, but to be devoured, and taken. I want to be able to close my eyes and still taste you. To be left on the lips of a lover, forever stamped into an untamable memory. I long to be lost, where the clock no longer ticks, and days turn into lust full night.
Added by Miss amber on November 20, 2008 at 2:39am —
Consequence, how often to do see the reaction to our actions? Is it better to live to the moment, or to look up and see that fork in the road and choose the better path? It's a science action and reaction, but do we really comprehend the depth to our individual actions, the simple jesters that brighten others, to the thoughtless act that devastate. Things taste sweeter when unknowing what's really inside. So do we close our eyes and jump into the water or step lightly with toes first? I sit and… Continue
Added by Miss amber on November 20, 2008 at 2:38am —
"As painful as sin." Is sin really painful, that moment where you're consumed by what you know you should not be doing? How beautiful is that enchantment of desire, which entangles you when you want what you should not indulge. The most painful sin, is not partaking in that forbidden fruit, not indulging that gorgeous desire, but rather holding out from it. The desire that does not leave your thoughts, the one that takes every breath form your lungs, and haunts your dreams. That one thing that… Continue
Added by Miss amber on November 20, 2008 at 2:35am —
so I get it, the world changes, people change and come and go... but whats that one moment that you would go back to? That one sunny afternoon and stairy filled sky night. Why is it that we never really know what we have until its slipped through our weathered fingers. the conversations that shape our choices to come and while enjoying the company we have no idea that impact that someone is about to have on us or I, on them. The little things that we take for granted, how come hind sight is so… Continue
Added by Miss amber on November 20, 2008 at 2:33am —
Why is it that everytime I put on the History Channel it's always a show about aliens? Didn't even know there were so many angles of looking at UFOs. Government conspiracies, crop circes, Area 51, implants, hypnotherpy, USOs (unidentified swimming objects...really), and aliens through history, among others. Whether it's before work, before school, or when I get home it's always aliens. Is this just alien season or what? It's interesting in it's own way, but even if I believed in it all it would… Continue
Added by SkeptiKat on November 19, 2008 at 10:45pm —
This just in from the California Supreme Court:
"(San Francisco, California, November 19, 2008)—Today the California Supreme Court granted review in the legal challenges to Proposition 8, which passed by a narrow margin of 52 percent on November 4. In an order issued today, the Court agreed to hear the case and set an expedited briefing schedule. The Court also denied an immediate stay.
On November 5, 2008, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the American Civil… Continue
Added by Planetologist on November 19, 2008 at 8:57pm —
A while back, he was diagnosed with melanoma cancer. This is the second time. He had it several years ago, and it was successfully removed. They recently operated again, taking out a large portion of his intestine, once again thinking they had removed it. He has been in and out of the hospital a lot over the past few months. They just told him a few weeks ago that he has cancer in his brain, and throughout his body, and that he has about three months left.
I haven't seen my dad in ten… Continue
Added by Jerbear1974 on November 19, 2008 at 6:45pm —
My dear friend Tiana
had a fantastic idea. Since I'm going to be in Seattle this weekend, why not invite our old friend Casey out for drinks and a chat about our last visit? She sent him the following email this morning but we've yet to receive a response. I suppose he could actually be busy doing ... stuff.
It’s been awhile since we’ve chatted, I hope all has been well with you and yours. I’m writing… Continue
Added by Kate Holden on November 19, 2008 at 4:30pm —
I have a profile on another site. I have made some good friends there, but there is more religious drivel than I care for. I can't believe some of these idiots even try to convince you to go their way!!! Ummm,yeah, I'm going to convert because some persistent jerk is typing things at me on a screen. Right! I haven't left that site, because there are people on there that I stay in regular contact with. It's gotten so bad, that I made my page private! I can't listen to their tripe for one hot… Continue
Added by Jerbear1974 on November 19, 2008 at 4:00pm —
It's always shocking to see a reasonable, rational argument for positive atheism presented in the public arena. It shouldn't be. It should be no big deal. In fact to my mind it should be assumed that atheists not only are as ethical as religious folk, by and large, but usually are more ethical. But most god-worshipers are ill equipped to understand that other people can have a strong ethical sense that doesn't depend on fear of a supernatural puppet master.
USA Today is not the most… Continue
Added by Planetologist on November 19, 2008 at 3:33pm —
Wikipedias Entry for: List of "Fictional" Deities
As if there were any deities other than fictional.… Continue
Added by TJMorgan on November 18, 2008 at 10:30pm —
Yesterday, I argued that the selective advantage of belief was too attractive for individuals in a community not to partake. But this advantage, as humans became more prosperous in the West, became increasingly marginal. In the 15th century, Europe began to experience new found prosperity from the most unusual source: the aftermath of the Black Death.
Over a third of the population is estimated to have… Continue
Added by The Good Atheist on November 18, 2008 at 10:55am —
Oh today really sucked. We got a notice for rent and some utilities for about 900 dollars, and I do not know if we can pay it. I am really getting tired of all this crap; all I want is some stability, some peace of mind but everyday I worry and it gets overwhelming. I thought we could actually pay our bills and have enough money so that I could visit my girlfriend. I do not know now and I really want to see her. She is one of the most amazing persons I have every met. I haven't seen her in… Continue
Added by TheFlyingWelshman on November 18, 2008 at 4:00am —
I went to jury duty today for the very first time in my entire life. I guess I have Obama to blame because if hadn't registered to vote(again for the very first time in my life) I wouldn't have gotten a jury summons and wasted an entire day. It went like this: my group of jurors were called last and my name was the third last to be called which mean I had to watch nearly 600 people(so said the bailiff) go before saying to myself all the while they'll call me next they'll call me next they'll… Continue
Added by Jeffrey on November 17, 2008 at 7:55pm —