If you have a few seconds, check out this interesting group of cops and judges who are pushing for drug legalization as a solution to America's economic situation! They're using December's 75th anniversary of the end of alcohol prohibition as way to get the attention of the incoming Obama administration and the new Congress.
Interesting stuff. Anyway, the cops' site is at… Continue
Added by Rich Goss on March 2, 2009 at 6:21pm —
It seems to me that the religious people, the thinking religious people who attempt to argue for their religion, do so by convincing the unbelieving listener that he is just like them. He begins to speak of the "mercy" of his religion, he speaks of how "Moses" was concerned with mankind, or that Muhammad freed the women of Arabia.
My point is: if you really believe that Islam or Judaism is REALLY the right way, then why would you apologise for it by attempting to adjust to a more secular… Continue
Some might call me a "social Darwinist". Let's face it, evolution is all about adaptability and our monkey brains evolved to meet the demands of a time 50K years prior to our own. Someone wonders why we're all stressed out and on meds? It's no secret to me ... we're not evolved to meet the conditions of this time - and it's only changing faster.
So I'm pretty comfortable with those who can't hack it not being able to produce as many offspring as those who can. That's how the species… Continue
Yes...I'm posting about this Muslim dude I've been 'debating' with...
I give up arguing with this guy now even though I've been told on here to enjoy the debate, these are the remains of the debate...or at least his response, which has turned from wannabe intellectual debate to insulting:
February 24, 2009 at 3:08 pm
scream riot aka lacking in intellect and deen, you are errrr annoying me…and err scaring me. you are becoming a pilot? pshh, scary… Continue
Added by Odd Innuendo on February 25, 2009 at 12:19am —
Sorry to have been under radio silence for so long, but I'm working on a scientific manuscript for publication. Once that's off to be savagely critiqued in peer review, I'll be back for more god-bashing. For now, though, I can only offer this ridiculously lengthy reply I just wrote, to a comment on one of my previous posts on evolution. Enjoy:
I actually don't think I'm being unfair to theists, in… Continue
“Don’t sweat the small stuff,” they say. Taking each small thing in a vacuum, I couldn’t agree more. The sweat, of course, starts flowing when small thing piles on small thing, until you reach the proverbial backbreaking straw. A ton of feathers still weighs a ton. In order to wash off some of my sweat, here are a few small things that have me a bit riled up:
Welcome to the light. This was a comment on my previous blog post (thanks, Felch). Reading this, I thought I'd share my coming out story.
A year ago I was a religious nut. Not totally insane/loopy... simply Pagan. I knew evolution was real, I knew magick didn't work unless you used it to change yourself, I loved science, I loved questioning how things worked. I was down to earth, I believed in following a mundane path if it existed and only turned to magickal means or divine… Continue
"...But if you want everlasting life, that’s a completely different issue, and that’s where Christianity is unique. Almost all religions are what are called “works righteousness” religions. By that I mean they maintain that you have to do something to merit salvation (eternal life). However, Christianity says that we can’t do that because we are criminals in God’s eyes, who have seriously violated His Law. That means that anything we try and do to please God (fasting, praying, etc.) are not… Continue
I recently discovered this site and was prompted to make a post here. Mostly because I have come to despise (yes despise) many religionists. I use that term to include any and all who feel a god given urge to promote the need to believe in their particular brand of god, and aggressive push the set of rules they consider to come with that belief.
I know many believers who are secure in their faith and do not feel this need, but I am active on one of the many… Continue
The Vatican has admitted that Charles Darwin was on the right track when he claimed that Man descended from apes.
A leading official declared yesterday that Darwin’s theory of evolution was compatible with Christian faith, and could even be traced to St Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas. “In fact, what we mean by evolution is the world as created by God,” said Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture. The Vatican also dealt the final blow to speculation… Continue
Let's organize an effort to strike the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" off our currency.
Let's launch a political campaign to get "E PLURIBUS UNUM" back onto our currency.
Let's place more atheist ads on buses like in London, England and Washington, D.C.…
As an atheist I've long attempted to put myself in the mindset of a true believer. I can't seem to do it. In my adult life I've never ascribed to a belief system that relied solely on self-justifying ideology, detached from rational proof, based entirely on the folktales of primitive peoples. I can understand academically that people can believe so strongly in invisible forces that they're willing to kill and die for them. The lesson of history is clear on this point. But it used to be couldn't… Continue
I wasn't sure where to post this but I wanted to share it. It is a very good episode about an atheist woman from Kansas who is immersed in a fundamentalist christian household in Texas complete with weekly bible studies. It's a 45 minute video on hulu so the commercial interruptions are short. I'd love to hear your post-viewing comments.