I am 45 years old. I live in what has been called “The Buckle of The Bible Belt”. Well, maybe that was true at one time…back when black and whites had separate drinking fountains and buses and schools and women all stayed at home…barefoot and pregnant and homosexuals were considered mentally ill “sodomites”. But…now…in the early part of the 21st century….more people are coming out of their “closets” and apparently(and fortunately) the “Bible Belt” is worn out and is about to “break”.…
In our top news, Hurricane Irene has been pounding the East Coast like Ron Jeremy on speed. American icon Glen Beck was quick to offer reassuring words to those suffering in the wake of the tragedy saying “How many…
In our top story, the Arab spring has reached a new level of success for freedom and democracy in the Middle East when the regions most violent and oppressive dictator, Allah, was captured in a bloodless coup. The disposed deity was tried at The Hague for crimes against humanity.…
So, came out as trans on Facebook for my birthday last week. Went pretty okay, everyone who posted on my wall was really supportive and everything :) I can't really expect the same from my family though, so I'm holding off on telling them until I can manage to live on my own, which seems like a long ways from now o_o Not to mention transitioning is looking to be really expensive T_T But I'll try a try.
One of the main arguments for religion is morality. Without God to watch over us, we'd all be murdering left right and centre....apparently. As well as being a rather appalling reason to be good, it is also ridiculous. We do not need a list of ten commandments to know how to be good. I have never been religious. Even as a child when I was being fed all the usual shit, I think I always questioned it, at least from an age when I was old enough to question it. Despite being an atheist, I still… Continue
The recent "victory" claimed by the United States government, the killing of Osama Bin Laden, seems a good thing at first. However, it's really just another poke in the eye of this back and forth between the western world and Islam, (or maybe between Christianity and Islam?) A retaliation is sure to follow, that's just the way it works. So while the American people are celebrating in the street, I'd be running for cover.…
I honestly don't know what to write, or possibly even why I am writing this. It doesn't help that my roommate has effectively been away for over a month now, with the exception of the one night I saw him before he turned around and left again. If it was to stay with a girlfriend I would be pleased. But, the first time was to attend classes, no problem, and the second was for an out of town meeting. This has left me far too much time to think. And since I have been out of school for the last… Continue
I joined this site several months ago, but never really had a look around or tried to communicate with anyone. Since yesterday, May 12,2010, I started a blog at blogspot and joined Twitter. So I thought I should start using this site as well.
I did not know that this site has individual blogs for each of its members until just now. So I am filling in this first post. I will try to add content here and in the forum as I get used to everything.
To stay on topic I will post over the title: Pareidolia. Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon in which people see shapes or hear sounds which they consider to be significant when they are not and in some cases, don’t exist at all.
I was just thinking about how this is almost all religion, and I use the word almost loosely. Let's start with something I know all too well: Baptist. My grandmother was helplessly praying all night and day long when gramps died. Now,…
I started compiling the list over the summer, and now it is finished. I have a list of 100 NEW Questions for Christians. Okay, so maybe someone has used these before. But they are not the usual questions atheists approach theists with (or respond to theists with) like the Problem of Pain or the immorality of hell (or genocide or having rape victims marry their rapists, etc.) These are new questions like, what does God think of abortion? What would Jesus do? and Are gay dolphins sinning when… Continue
Hey party people (and non-party people, too). I've got a bunch of new posts up at Angie the Anti-Theist for you to check out, comment on, and ya know, pimp around the internet :)
I regularly post new updates on my Twitter (@antitheistangie) and on my Facebook (Angie Jackson). So feel free to stalk me on the internet (within reason ya'll - I know where the restraining order office is.)
Creationism is so tiresome, but this Aussie take on the wowcrazy Creation Museum and its originator Ken Ham (who is also responsible for Answers in Genesis) is just so hilarious I had to share it, by Slacktivist at http://www.slacktivist.typepad.com/slacktivist/2009/08/land-of-oz.html.
Added by Crystal Shard on August 26, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Over at Angie the Anti-Theist I've got a lot uncommented posts. Those make me sad :( So I've done a few things to make it easier for non-Blogger members to join in the conversation. I'm using the Intense Debate comment system, allowing anonymous posters, and I've switched my blog to accept GRAvitars.
My office recently lost a co-worker to a tragic accident. The funeral is tomorrow, so it is still pretty fresh on the brain. This is the second death in the office in as many weeks, and being a big corporation, management decided to bring in a representative from our Employee Assistance Program. I understand the need for a program like this and I'm grateful to work for an employer who offers this type of service to its people, but something about the presentation made me uneasy. The rep didn't… Continue
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Added by Jake Collyer on August 5, 2009 at 12:32am —
This is my first blog post on Nexus and with a title such as I have titled this blog, possibly my last but I hope not. A little about myself before we get into the meat of this subject...
I was born and raised in a small town in southeastern Ohio. I was a failure in the public education system and dropped out in the eighth grade. I worked in a variety of jobs mostly in the corrugated box industry. I have lived in Columbus Oh, Jacksonville Fl, Greenbay Wi, Fargo ND and now I am back… Continue