All Blog Posts Tagged 'atheism' (549)

Another Sad PostSecret

A little while ago I posted an entry about very depressing PostSecret in which a wife suggested that all of her husband's troubles were the result of God punishing him for renouncing his faith. There's another one like that in this week's secrets.

"I'm scared my husband won't come home because I don't believe in God."
It's kind of a… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on May 17, 2009 at 1:31pm — 6 Comments

Hellbound Alleee Show 133: The Hitler Channel



Franc and I answer listener mail, and talk about Hitler.

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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on May 13, 2009 at 1:52pm — No Comments

My family's beliefs

My brother sent around his new dating site profile for me, sister and mom to review. And he's listed religion as "Atheist but not too serious about it." Woo-hoo! I'm not entirely alone! Now I gotta get back in touch with my college freshman cousin, since he's starting to doubt god belief :)



My mom is an apologist and huge fan of C.S. Lewis. BUT she's also done some early christian writings study, (from all christian sources) so she may have doubts starting to surface. Plus now two of… Continue

Added by Angie Jackson on May 2, 2009 at 9:39am — 2 Comments

Genius Burned at the Stake

My heroine’s commitment to teaching evolutionary biology prompted me to bone up on the history of evolution. I wondered why it took so long for Lamarck, Wallace and Darwin to come along. The anatomical connection between mankind and the animals is evident—we have the same organ systems as the great apes, for instance. The human oxygen-carrying metaloprotein hemoglobin, containing hundreds of components in a complex heterocyclic ring, is exactly the same in gorillas—atom for atom. Why did it… Continue

Added by Rich Goss on April 29, 2009 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Not All Dogs Go to Heaven

Family Guy episode that features atheism.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/64995/family-guy-not-all-dogs-go-to-heaven#s-p1-so-i0

Added by Lojiko on April 26, 2009 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Truth: still scarier than fiction

I suppose I've never really written about this before, because it seems like too obvious a point to need addressing. But people do keep making these same tired old arguments, displaying a very tedious lack of imagination or intellectual curiosity.

Read the full article here, on my blog.

Added by Cubik's Rube on April 26, 2009 at 2:56pm — No Comments

What's So Great About Christianity?







What's so great about Christianity?

Not much in my opinion. Nonetheless and despite my atheism, yesterday I checked out the book by the same name from my local library. The author, Dinesh D'Souza, has a big task ahead of him. I think he may have bitten off more than he can chew.






In the book D'Souza (supposedly) reveals the following, which is laid out on the inside flaps of the…
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Added by Valles Marineris on April 23, 2009 at 7:28am — 2 Comments

Is Atheism a Religion

"I get this question all the time from religionists. 'Isn't atheism a religion as well?' Aside from the cute responses like 'If atheism is a religion then bald is a hair color', it is really difficult for religionists to "imagine no religion". Its like they think humans cannot live without religion, so what ever they espouse, must be a religion. Here is the way I have taken to explaining it to them.



"Athiests have no imaginary friends, religionists do- its that simple. We live… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on April 20, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

"Discrimination? Naw, God is just punishing you!"

This is some seriously messed up nonsense.

I found this on Postsecret today. It reads:

"A while back my husband renounced his religion Then he lost his job Now we are about to lose our house

and possibly our marriage

I wonder when he will see the connection?"
I can think of at least two reasons why this is bullshit.



First off: He could very well have lost his job due to (non)religious persecution.… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on April 19, 2009 at 9:42pm — 6 Comments

Unfair Trade Commission 1-877-382-4357



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNBHuRgY0YE





Unfair Trade Commission 1-877-382-4357



American Civil Liberties Union(A.C.L.U.)

http://www.aclu.org/contact/index.html



File your reports A.S.A.P. to put a stop to this and to make Goggle accountable for their part in this and their misconduct by their own words. Get IPs if at all possible so they to can be reported.



This is a mirrored vid that contains some contact info for… Continue

Added by Atheist Insurgency on April 15, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A True Short Story about a Night in Jail for DUI

In no way am I condoning or advocating drinking and driving. In the fashion of the great Czech writer, Franz Kafka, I wish only to portray what happens to the individual under Draconian, police-state conditions.



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In jail for the first time... 51 years old, imagine. Look at this place. Must be the holding pen where they keep the pigeons ‘til bail’s posted. If you don't have the hard cash, you go in with the… Continue

Added by Rich Goss on April 13, 2009 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Eliseo Soriano’s Imaginary Argument

If you’re a Christian or to be specific a member of Eliseo Soriano’s “Ang Dating Daan” or ADD for short, chances are you’ve already read Soriano’s triage against atheism.



Using Soriano’s blog post (The Claim That There Is No God Is An Escape From All Realities), well what can I say…maybe instead of making a rebuttal I think it would be fitting to make an article… Continue

Added by John Paraiso on April 10, 2009 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Atheism and meaning

If you're an atheist, you've heard it before. How can life have meaning and purpose if there is no god? Most people who believe in a god also believe that such god has a higher purpose of some kind. Maybe your god has a higher purpose especially for you - he specifically put you on this planet to accomplish X. Maybe he has a plan - he let you survive that horrific car accident with merely scratches because it's his plan. Maybe he is everything and everything is him - but you're still working… Continue

Added by Ziztur on April 10, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Atheism on the Rise Among Canadian Teens

Project Teen Canada has been conducting surveys on the religious affiliations of teenagers since 1984. Its latest findings show that Canadians are becoming more polarised into believers and non-believers. The number of faithless has grown almost three-fold whereas Christians have dropped below 50% for the first time. There has also been a steep rise in believers of other faiths, although this is largely due to immigrants. One minor point is that the new data for 2008 only adds up to 93% rather… Continue

Added by Richard Mankiewicz on April 10, 2009 at 4:11am — No Comments

Secrets of an atheist diary

Logic linking, rational thinking, socratic speaking, skeptical sleuths seeking out truths clouded in conditioned youths determined by causality to seek out the details of debris, part of some ultimate reality, following evidence with each sense condensed through perspectives fence of relativity realized through free inquiry, following leads, pulling out weeds, recognizing breeds thanks to evolution, an elegant solution to the diversity of life, knifed by supernatural beliefs, arrogant chiefs,… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on April 4, 2009 at 7:38am — 2 Comments

Atheist Spirituality

Hey there Nexians!



I blog over at www.ziztur.com, and will be reposting some of my blog posts here and writing some new ones. Enjoy!



I can imagine that everyone reading this blog is aware of the fact that I am an atheist. You might be wondering what an atheist has to say about spirituality, or how an atheist defines spirituality. You might be wondering if I am going to ride in on my atheist high-horse. So before I actually begin talking about the subject of spirituality, I… Continue

Added by Ziztur on April 3, 2009 at 9:33am — 1 Comment

A KINKY TRIBUTE TO GEORGE CARLIN

This is a little tribute to George Carlin. My book is dedicated to him. I thought of this while listening to one of his old routines. As “human beans” we have to laugh at and accept our weird human condition.



With this in mind, I offer a PARAMIOGRAPHY ON A SMELLY THEME



A fart in time saves nine.



You can lead a hog to a pigsty but you can’t make him stink.



One good fart deserves another. (Familiar Bulgarian saying)



Let the smeller beware.… Continue

Added by Rich Goss on March 24, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

"You're an atheist -- how could you do that to your children?"

"You're an atheist -- how could you do that to your children?"



It's in our nature to cherish our children. If you have children yourself then you will know what I am talking about. (Unless you're emotionally retarded.) As soon as you rationalize that it is OK for a "God of Love" to put disobedient children to death....you lose me!! (Truthfully, you lost me at the God part!) Parents in the USA would be imprisoned and (if in Texas, hehe) possibly put to death for killing disobedient… Continue

Added by Ravenone on March 17, 2009 at 10:00pm — 11 Comments

This is a response to the question,"What brought you to atheism?"

This was a question that I was asked by another recovering Ex Jehovah's Witness:



[QUOTE]

you've briefly touched on your past a couple of times, but kinda glanced over exactly what it was that you were into after you left the JW world...

mysticism or something?

like Wicca type stuff?



can you tell me a lil about that...

what drew you to it?

and most importantly, what turned you off of it??



but seriously, i'd like to know what your… Continue

Added by Ravenone on March 16, 2009 at 10:02pm — No Comments

This is a little story about a whistle stop on the way to atheism. My husband Mike wrote this one.

This is a little story about a whistle stop on the way to atheism. My husband Mike wrote this one. So I thought I would share.



Our Lady Of Spiritual Ambiguity by Mike Pence



LeiLani Burt stood upon the stage, arms outstretched, swaying to the lilting music, perfectly quaffed and immaculate in her Sunday best. For a 60-something year old woman she was kind of hot, enormous hair bun and all. With her eyes firmly closed, and head tilted slightly back, she spoke, "We welcome… Continue

Added by Ravenone on March 16, 2009 at 9:56pm — No Comments

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