Somewhere between my curious nature and my desire to interact with my environment, I looked critically at the world. So as a child, when my family went to church, I really had no idea what it was about. I liked the children sermons given at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. It was fun to go in front of the sanctuary and sit with the other kids beside the pastor, since he seemed to be the reason everyone was there.… Continue
Added by Thomas True on December 13, 2010 at 12:33pm —
(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN SU NOMBRE EN VANO)
Seriously, that the Vatican wouldn’t want to cooperate with investigations regarding sex abuse is no news. But the Wikileaks cables are one of the most concrete pieces of evidence (perhaps the most concrete) that we have about the Vatican’s hypocrisy and how unwilling Ratzinger and his minions are to… Continue
Added by Diego on December 12, 2010 at 1:30am —
Growing fast and coming in third world wide is the section of non-adherents or unbelievers. This of course would be the most diverse group of all. I would also argue the only naturally occurring group that a person is able to reach without any outside influence. That is to say that being a unbeliever takes no more effort than just looking at how the world operates and rejecting what ever the dominate system of belief is.
As of this time, I am not aware of what could… Continue
Added by Thomas True on November 8, 2010 at 6:00pm —
But as I have said before, since non-adherents do not have a dogma we really have no need to meet together or organize. But I have a feeling Continue
that will change as we fight through the courts to return our nation to
the secular nation that it was founded as. People seem to be tiring of
the rules and control of dogma and want to be good peaceful people
living with one another. Helping out where we can and staying out of the
way when we…
Added by Thomas True on November 3, 2010 at 11:00am —
Cross-posted from my blog
Oh, the things people will do to help their fellow man See the Light
! That's right, it's International Burn a Koran Day! It even has a Facebook
page, so… Continue
Added by BacteriaWrangler on July 27, 2010 at 10:30am —
Here's two, from Fundies Say the Darndest Things, http://www.fstdt.com
that didn't make the list:
Darwinism has long ago been shown to be pure mythology. It's only supporters are the phoney profs that use it as a vehicle for dumbing down the naive student population and applying for federal grants, AND gullible followers. Tell me, when's the… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on July 23, 2010 at 7:05am —
(Originally posted in Su Nombre en Vano
Don't you love it when you get to see mainstream Christian's true colors? Don't you feel good to see that those who brag about loving the neighbor are just as, or even more bigoted than the average person? Isn't it reassuring that we are in the right path?
So, some days ago, this billboard was put up:…
Added by Diego on July 9, 2010 at 2:53pm —
I've always been fascinated by born-agains. They usually are sad people, who live a miserable life and hate themselves. They want to make a change to their life, but never have the motivation to do it themselves. Once they find out about this Christ character, that like a genie he can wave a magic wand and wipe away all the wrong things they did in their lives by just accepting him as there personal 'savior' they can feel guilt free. Murderer? Cheated on your husband? Drunk and beat your kids… Continue
Added by Hekate Moon on May 3, 2010 at 10:00pm —
I've had it! I sit up here in Canada watching my neighbor to the south as slowly, methodically, the far religious right creeps ever deeper into their government (local, state and federal - witness the Republicans & the Bush years), attempt to re-write history (as is currently happening in the… Continue
Added by Eric Saamanen on April 16, 2010 at 7:28pm —
If you've read my info section, you'll know that I have to be careful about content I put on Facebook. I go to a bible college and it wouldn't be enough to delete all the staff (I already had when they asked me to take my theology off of it) - I have to be careful with what I say around most of my friends (apparently Facebook friends of mine reported my 'heretical beliefs' to the dean of students). It should go without saying that I know all about religious manipulation.
Added by Joshua Bizley on April 10, 2010 at 7:12pm —
This week: more Hilarity from Fundies Say the Darndest Things
! Watch out, non-Christians (and "wrong" Christians)! They're getting a might riled up nowadays!
Bobbi Blake * The Fruit of Self-Control
Nino Nardini * Soul Walk
Fundies Fail 2/Star Wars Disco
Fundies Fail 3
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on February 26, 2010 at 4:24am —
I'm afraid my IM discussions with my Christian coworker have gone about as far as they're likely to go. Last night, the Christian started making liberal use of entirely capitalized sentences and then turned openly conceited. It seems he's reached the end of his patience.
One of our primary points of contention, and the one we always came back to was whether or not thoughts arise from purely physical processes. I know little about neuroscience, so it was a difficult subject for me to… Continue
Added by Lord J Bar on February 23, 2010 at 12:00pm —
A couple days ago I came across the following question on Yahoo! Answers
. Bethany wrote:
My 17 year old son has been very secretive with me lately, recently he has started to refuse to go to church with the family and tonight when I was going through his room I found a magazine with naked men in it. He obviously has a girlfriend that he is hiding from me that brought that magazine into my home… Continue
Added by Lord J Bar on February 3, 2010 at 10:07am —
From time to time, you may hear certain far right elected officials (Michelle Bachmann, for instance) warn about the coming "New World Order"
. It's been a common conspiracy theory amongst conservative Christians since the 1990s, and it's become an essential component of the popular end times theology that many Christians draw from a literal interpretation of the Book of Revelations. In short, NWO conspiracy theorists… Continue
Added by Lord J Bar on January 31, 2010 at 2:07pm —
Today, PZ Myers posted a point by point rebuttal
to a recent piece
on Ken Ham's blog. If you don't know who he is, Ken Ham is the fundamental Christian who founded Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum in Kentucky, both of which insist on a literal interpretation of the Bible.
Anyway, Ham's… Continue
Added by Lord J Bar on January 14, 2010 at 10:44am —
Of course, there can't be a natural disaster anywhere without Pat Robertson making up reasons why it's punishment from God. Here's what he said this morning on The 700 Club
And you know, Kristi, something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heal of the French. You know, Napoleon the third, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the… Continue
Added by Lord J Bar on January 13, 2010 at 2:54pm —
I found a great website to upload/download ringtones, wallpapers and all sorts of stuff. Ever wanted to have "Christians Murdered Indians"
by Corporate Avenger or "Enemy Of God"
by Kreator as your Cellphones ringtone? Well my fellow godless heathens - YOU CAN.
If anyone would like a custom ringtone from any song, PM me here and I'll get to it as soon as I can. When it's uploaded I'll PM you a link and you can send it directly to your phone. No sign up required on your end… Continue
Added by Alex Tyler on December 30, 2009 at 9:02am —
1. - Why is Atheism such a bad thing? Atheists: never burned others at the stake, never started/engaged in a Crusade and just want to be left alone for the most part.
However with the threat of FORCED CONVERSION
, anyone would be pissed and come out swinging. Likewise, do you think we would just allow you to publicly deface our belief and ESPECIALLY with such non-sense as you, Kirk Cameron, have presented as "fact"
? Why do Extremists think Atheism is such a threat to their… Continue
Added by Alex Tyler on October 20, 2009 at 8:51am —
believe that without God, Atheists have no morality, and therefore the Root of All Evil.
Really? Do they believe that Atheists are immoral? Well, Let's take a look at the Christians
Once upon a time, there was a man, about 5' 6". He lead a revolution for the sake of his people, with the extinction of the old monarchy. He later crowned himself 'Emperor' and lead a war, which his empire almost stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to… Continue
Added by Andrew Lafont on October 8, 2009 at 8:30pm —
I've been inactive for a bit. Atheism sort of took a back seat for a bit. I did some political stuff, tried to keep up with life, etc. Things have quieted down now.
I decorated for the holidays. I love Christmas. For me it has nothing to do with religion, naturally. It's more of a beginning as the days start getting longer again. It's the light returning and the chance to get things right. It's happiness and light, feasting and drinking. My house is always decorated with plenty of… Continue
Added by AtheistJoy on November 27, 2008 at 8:23pm —