All Blog Posts Tagged 'conflict' (8)

When Atheist Lovers Collide

"Anyone who believes in that shit is an idiot. Feeble minded and stupid."

Man, that is pretty harsh an assessment of those who believe in religion, isn't it? It's even harder to hear when you don't share the same attitude towards…


Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on February 26, 2015 at 10:20pm — 7 Comments

Misguided Acts Of Nobility

"I'm going to Kurdistand in March. I'm going to fight ISIS."

Not something you want to hear from a long time friend. Especially when it is followed up by, "This is something I believe in." Plenty of other platitudes followed. Empty assurances of safe zones he…


Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on February 1, 2015 at 6:52pm — 6 Comments

A Better View of the Feud Between Science & Religion

My brother brought me this link from reddit.

The title is unrelated because this short essay gives facts about the history of conflict between science & religion. A nice vantage to view our current state.

Added by JP Carey on October 20, 2012 at 6:49pm — 1 Comment

The Palestinian Problem

I received (elsewhere) a reply to a post in which I provided a Pat Condell video and transcript which had nothing to do with the "Palestinian Problem".  I received the following reply (edited for grammar):

I also was subscribed to Pat Condell’s YouTube channel but just was shocked and couldn’t agree with  his views on Israel.  I really don't see how anyone who often goes on about human rights can talk as if Israel can do no wrong – AND he gets the real news on the matter…


Added by Atheist Exile on August 24, 2011 at 7:00pm — 10 Comments

Leadership in the Secular Community

We need to develop leadership in the Secular community. Too many secular groups are fragmented and less organized and effective than they could be. Much of this can be traced to conflict management skills among secular leaders. All groups encounter conflict, if managed well, it leads to organizational vitality. If ignored or mismanaged, it leads to fragmentation and animosity. Some people speak of conflict resolution, I generally see conflict management as the real issue. Conflict is a positive… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on May 11, 2010 at 10:06am — 2 Comments

Willpower, The "Slacker" Brain, and Religion

I just got done listening to a fascinating piece on NPR's "Morning Edition," which dealt with two major processes within the brain and the internal conflict which can occur between them. This was demonstrated by an intriguing experiment described in the story involving memorization of a number which could be from two to seven digits in length, followed by a distraction in the form of a choice between… Continue

Added by Loren Miller on January 26, 2010 at 8:13am — 6 Comments

Israelis shoot zoo animals, apparently for fun

Just in case the absolute futility and nihilism of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict wasn't apparent enough, some Israeli soldiers have decided to emphasize the point by deliberately shooting - with small arms and with rockets - animals in the Gaza Zoo. I suppose the soldiers weren't content with conventional ethnic cleansing, and decided that their supremacy needed demonstration against other species, too. Perhaps the soldiers… Continue

Added by Planetologist on January 30, 2009 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments


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 — 7 Comments

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