Added by Agent Chaos on October 6, 2008 at 12:00pm —
I am a cynic in the sense that I think that people intrinsically have underlying selfish motives whether they be conscious or unconscious. I have doubts in pure altruism, meaning that I think that most if not all acts have a selfish motive. While some acts may have been acted on in the interest of another, I doubt that those acts do not also have a selfish motive. To me, this can even be the "good" feeling you get from helping another. People will argue that when they perform such an act (which… Continue
Added by TJMorgan on October 6, 2008 at 8:00am —
Watch this clip from Bill Maher's Real Time:
And finally, new rule: You can’t be President if you practice a violent, Middle Eastern religion and worship a genocidal desert god. Which is why Sarah Palin can’t be President. Now all the churches that Sarah Palin has attended, and she’s been to almost as many churches as she has colleges, have one thing in common: a belief that the Bible is literally true. She’s not “Country First”, she’s “Bible First”. And not just the New… Continue
Added by IsThatLatin on October 6, 2008 at 5:58am —
Sunday, 05 October, 2008 22:52
Nilknarf Daily Haiku
starting at the stars
is scary for a thinker;
we are so damned small...
Well, it was not a perfect day... I didn't get to sleep until 08:00 this morning.
I had told Lana that we would do something fun today, and totally flaked out, and she probably hates me now, dammit.
I'm hoping that when I start going to the Y on a regular basis, this will pass.
So I got up about noonish,… Continue
Added by Douglas Franklin on October 5, 2008 at 11:43pm —
A tribute to the originality and creativity of one of the most watched and respected right-wing republican talkshow hosts in the U.S. Here are some quotes:
“...the move-on dot org media..the Obama mania media...the move -on dot org Obama mania media......the move-on dot org media..the Obama mania media...the move -on dot org Obama mania media......the move-on dot org media..the Obama mania media...the move -on dot org Obama mania media......the move-on dot org media..the Obama mania… Continue
Added by Shlarg on October 5, 2008 at 11:56am —
Images from left to right: 1, Mr Zaidi leaving court 2, a zanjeer 3, the… Continue
Added by Dave on October 5, 2008 at 9:25am —
I have been a very bad girl. I'm sorry I've been absent so long. Something I regret everyday is my unwillingness to express myself. I'm not exactly a hermit, but I've been called such, and would tend to agree. One thing I love and despise about my search for knowledge and understanding is the way in which it applies to me. My love of knowledge extends to my self-awareness, and sometimes that isn't so shiny. Everyone has their issues, and while mine overwhelm me at times, I can say that I am… Continue
Added by Emily on October 4, 2008 at 11:43pm —
Saturday, 04 October, 2008 22:40
Nilknarf Daily Haiku
and the stars at night
well they don't shine very bright...
here in Topeka.
A nice day all around.
Not perfect, but after all, how many perfect days will there ever be?
Yeah, I didn't win the lottery. I would have, but I forgot to buy the ticket, dammit.
It was yet another beautiful Kansas day, and I enjoyed a lot of it outside.
Well, not the whole day, but the… Continue
Added by Douglas Franklin on October 4, 2008 at 11:30pm —
Hello all!!! Nice to be in touch with you again! We have some new things to tell you about and to remind you of some others.
First and foremost- Saturday, October 4th. We will are inviting all who want to join us for an atheist night out! We will be going to see the new Bill Maher movie "Religulous" at the Regency Tamarac Square Theatre. Located at: 7777 E. Hampden Ave. Denver, CO 80231 Phone number: (303) 368-9200. We will be going to the 7:15pm showing. The theatre asks that you… Continue
Added by Metro State Atheists on October 4, 2008 at 2:08pm —
I went to the North Carolina Pride festival again this year and had a good time. One thing that was new this year is that finally an Atheist group was represented! The Raleigh/Durham Atheist meetup had a booth there thanks to one of it's members, Alex. http://atheists.meetup.com/80
I'm a member of the meetup; I was very excited to see the event posting and helped work the booth. We had several people come up and talk to us and none of them were… Continue
Added by Scott Waybright on October 4, 2008 at 1:00pm —
This is probably old news to most of you, but Sam Harris wrote an excellent piece for Newsweek: Newsweek.com | When Atheists Attack:
A noted provocateur rips Sarah Palin—and defends elitism
Yeah, it's got a crappy title. Anyway, here are what I would consider to be highlights:
"Here, finally, was a performer who—being maternal, wounded, righteous and sexy—could stride past the frontal cortex of every American… Continue
Added by Becky Garcia on October 3, 2008 at 10:00am —
I think I said it in my profile that I listen to a Lot of podcasts. When your job requires so little thought that you can just put yourself on auto-pilot, why not use that time to get in some education? Every few weeks I go searching the Internet for new podcasts because the ones I have either haven't updated in a while, or I'm ready for a new mind tickle. Yesterday, I did another search and discovered Free Domain Radio hosted by Stephan Molyneux. I think I recognized the voice from a Hellbound… Continue
Added by Roger Rotge on October 3, 2008 at 9:00am —
Prepare thyself, he who reads this, to tremble and quake before the Incredible Word of God, as written by THE LORD HIMSELF!
I was sitting on My Eternal Throne just now, pondering things you cannot possibly fathom when I realized: I am very disappointed in every single human being on Earth.
None of you are perfect in My Eyes. You have all sinned and fallen short of the Glory of Me. Need I remind you that the wages of sin… Continue
Added by God on October 3, 2008 at 12:00am —
I’m aggravated with people (creationists) giving “God” all the credit all the time for everything that they find good, beautiful, and right, in their lives. This man-made “God” gets all of the credit that should go to Nature. People need to respect Nature, the Universe, not God. If people don’t take care of our only known livable planet, it will die, and us along with it. Admit it; there is and will be no God to save us when we have destroyed the planet and all of its resources. I’m sure the… Continue
Added by TJMorgan on October 2, 2008 at 9:30am —
A few years ago, I took a continuing adult education class on astronomy. I thought it was a real, accredited college class, but no, it wasn't. This was in the days before I was an atheist. If anything, I would have called those months a time when I was a pantheist. I entered the class ready to be bombarded with facts, new discoveries, and difficult tests that would justify complaining to people that I had to study. It wasn't that kind of class. Don't misunderstand me. It was very good for an… Continue
Added by Roger Rotge on October 2, 2008 at 8:43am —
I read to Delaney's first grade class yesterday. She had prepped me for my visit like a military operation, reminding me at least five times of the exact time and S.O.P.
"There's a chair you sit in, and I'll sit right by you," she said. "You have to bring three stories, but don't be sad if we don't get to all three."
I promised to hold it together.
She nodded, then ran upstairs to rummage through her books. Five minutes later she was downstairs,… Continue
Added by Dale McGowan on October 2, 2008 at 8:35am —
Behold the shocking Pat Condell video youtube are to gutless to show.
Added by Sean the Blogonaut on October 2, 2008 at 8:12am —
parts 1-3 are available on my blog, www.createcognitivedissonance.wordpress.com, please come check out my review and peruse the rest of the articles, including a recent debate regarding The God Delusion.
Added by Ben Barnett on October 1, 2008 at 10:28pm —
Or so it is revealed in the Nashville scene. Scene reporter Caleb Hannan was able to track down a former patient and confidant of Nancy's, Jennifer Wynne, who was witness and part to a cover up of Nancy's long term liaison with Lisa a "cured "lesbian who worked as a nutritionist at Mercy. It seems Nancy was smitten with this woman, buying her expensive gifts (cars and a house). The situation became so obvious that… Continue
Added by Sean the Blogonaut on October 1, 2008 at 7:07pm —
ORIGINS: WHO WERE THE FIRST INHABITANTS OF BRITAIN FOLLOWING THE LAST ICE AGE?
This is important because they were hunter-gatherer ancestors who had come north, after the ending of the last Ice Age from refuges and habitats in the Mediterranean region. They were the first peoples to cross the land bridge into Britain.
DNA testing suggests that some were my close ancestors—viz. migrating hunter-gatherers.
On a 12,000 year time-scale my ancestors and many other European… Continue
Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on October 1, 2008 at 9:28am —