I liked most of what I heard President Obama tell us last night in his State of the Union address. Let me go through a brief checklist:
- Taxing the rich: check and double-check. The rich have made out like bandits and basically own the Congress due to a horrendous Supreme Court decision in Citizens United. I could tell by the sour expression on the face of Mr Orange, John Boner, that the President had struck a…
Added by kenyatta yamel on January 21, 2015 at 7:00pm —
So, I originally wanted to create an account on here to rant about this, because I don't have too many people to rant to. It involves me signing up for a class about the New Testament at a community college in the middle of the Bible Belt and the crappy things that happened afterward. This is copied from my Tumblr, where I originally posted it, and it's fairly long.
I suppose it was my fault for thinking I could learn about the New Testament from a historical point of… Continue
Added by Jackie McClanahan on January 29, 2012 at 5:12pm —
So tonight was SANE's (Student Atheists and Non-religious at Elon) first meeting as a student organization with provisional status! yippee!
Mike, our fearless leader, graduated a semester early at the end of winter term so we also had elections and now have a new President, a VP, Secretary, Treasurer and Webmaster. Sadly I am none of these things but I will not let this interfere with how much I give to the group. (Even if they get tired of me ;) ) Mike'll be hanging around… Continue
Added by Rikka on February 23, 2010 at 9:30pm —
The differences in audiences was very apparent in my presentation in Portland. It was clear from the start that there were a significant number of religious people in the audience as well as a large number of non-religious people. The college students seemed more upset about the characterization of religion as a virus and did not like the humor as much as the CFI attendees. This is the same talk I always give, I made no changes or exceptions for this group, the the write up was quite different… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on October 18, 2009 at 2:52pm —
My university finally allowed our secular student organization to get started! S.A.N.E. (Student Atheists and Non-Religious of Elon) has its first meeting tomorrow night, I just saw a flier, quoting Thomas Paine of course, and got mad excited. What did I say last year? Birth-screaming before Turek came back, amen!
Of course I'll make sure everyone who's interested join Atheist Nexus. It's the least I can do.
Wish us luck :D
Added by Rikka on October 13, 2009 at 5:00pm —
It's been awhile, so I thought I'd post a little something to let my AN friends know I'm still around. I also just took some sleeping meds, so this will be short and it may be somewhat incoherent. Fun!
I've been busy with school, mostly. I'm getting my nursing prereqs done right now and my workload is pretty intense. I'm taking two lab sciences, biology and chemistry, as well as a general psychology class that requires 15 hours of "service learning" (basically, community… Continue
Added by Kristi Leitholt on October 13, 2009 at 12:32am —
As I was minding my own business this Friday afternoon on campus (U. Mississippi) waiting for calculus class, I was accosted by a street preacher. Before talking to me, I overheard the man talking with another student a few metres away. It seemed that he had the poor chap convinced. Anyway, when he was done with that student, he began talking with my friend I was waiting with, a Christian, about "salvation" and such. After being reassured that my friend would certainly go to Heaven upon death,… Continue
Added by ThorsDecree on August 28, 2009 at 1:17pm —
Really enjoyed our local Meetup.com Atheist meetup downtown tonight. We started out at our usual hangout, Banter, but because of an unexpected musical performance, we relocated across the street to Hydrant Cafe, where we could actually converse and not strain our throats and ears.
We did actually experience our first heckler, of a sort, back at Banter; one middle-aged woman felt the need to tell us that "God saved my bacon I don't know how many times."; It took me a second to realize… Continue
Added by Aggiememenon on August 5, 2009 at 12:51am —
I graduated from graduate school a little over a week ago, on May 17th from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies). Now I am left with plight of finding a job in this economy and no idea what I'm qualified to do in the first place...
So what now?
Added by deepthought42 on May 27, 2009 at 12:30am —
Added by Rikka on March 14, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Just a summary
Church to me, felt/feels like a chore. I know the people there will act so holy in church and when they are back home, they go back to their greedy lives. I've always noticed how women would wear their best clothes to church like it was a fashion show. I actually started questioning the bible when I was 12 or 13. I asked my sunday school teacher if the bible was completely valid or reliable after being translated so many times. His answer, I can't remember… Continue
Added by Ida on March 6, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Since I'm a senior in high school, I've been getting a lot of stuff from colleges interested in me. Phone calls, mailers, email, DVDs, you get the idea. Usually they just ask how my college search is going, and since I've decided to attend my community college first, the calls have shortened considerably.
I just got a call from Simpson U, a college in I-don't-know-where. The guy on their end asks me casually how I'm doing (this seems to be the most common question). Then he talks a… Continue
Added by Draccataura on December 11, 2008 at 6:30pm —
People are likely aware of this already but I felt the need to share the link.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers 1800 courses free on their OpenCourseWare
Lecture notes, audio and course text have been included with the ones I've completed. A few I've browsed have a bit of video as well. You're not earning credits but for those like myself unable to afford to continue college, yet… Continue
Added by Hessenroots on August 9, 2008 at 8:00pm —