After all the fuss about Twilight
I finally decided to read it. Originally, I pushed it off as nothing more than a fad book, that is mediocre at best, my expectations were not quashed as I read through this book.
Myers had other motives for this book, obviously and her Christian faith had a strong influence on the behavior of her characters.
The basic plot of the story is, Bella, a 17 year old girl, falls "in love" (more like becomes infatuated with) Edward Cullen a 104… Continue
Added by Hekate Moon on October 14, 2009 at 8:50pm —
I heard about this site on the Chariots of Iron podcast and it seemed like a good place to get myself grounded. I'm considering starting an atheist / skeptic group in my area so I'd particularly love to hear from anyone in the midcoast region of Maine.
Added by Forrest Brown on September 1, 2009 at 1:26pm —
Hello once again!
It's been a while, and I just wanted to do a quick post to highlight some recent work at my Examiner.com column, where I'm the DC Secularism Examiner.
Drop on by and witness the nerd match of the century!
UNKNOWN ATHEIST BLOGGER VERSUS VAGUELY NONTHEISTIC PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL!
* Robert Wright… Continue
Added by Paul Fidalgo on August 5, 2009 at 9:43pm —
AN: I wrote an advertisement for the religious plea in the voice of a lawyer or something. My cynicism glad was about to burst, so I had to write this. Of course, it can also be read and commented upon at Good reason News.
ave you committed a crime, but now the courts want to punish you? How dare they!? Maybe it's time… Continue
Added by Billy Deaton on August 1, 2009 at 5:02pm —
You know how when you fall in love, you just want to tell everyone? To shout it from the rooftops? It's so exciting and fresh, and you want everyone to know. That's some of what I'm feeling right now. I stated in my "about me" section that I am a new atheist. It feels a lot like falling in love. I want to tell everyone! I want everyone to know what I've discovered so they can discover it too! But, exclaiming my realization that religion is a bunch of baloney won't garner the same response as… Continue
Added by Jennifer E. on July 12, 2009 at 2:30pm —
GODbar released A|N Menu where you can go anywhere on A|N without even being on website. It is a great tool that gives you flexibility and of navigating A|N without even being on it. For more information visit http://www.godbar.net/2009/06/08/out-with-the-old-in-with-the-new/
Added by V1ktor on June 8, 2009 at 2:52pm —
A few minutes ago new years started in Iran and other countries which use Jalali (Persian) Calender .So happy new year to anyone who celebrate this.
The new years in Persian calendar starts at spring equinox
.so today is “norouz”
= “New Rooz ” = “new day” it's exactly the time that spring starts . It s one of few things that I love about Iran . Because this celebration and this most… Continue
Added by ObscureAtheist on March 20, 2009 at 7:22am —
Taken from my blog
Later this week my religion class is going to be "debating" whether or not Jesus was born of a virgin. I of course am going to say he wasn't, and as practice thought I'd run through my reasons here.
What I think it comes down to is probability. Which is a more probable explanation for crop circles?
A) Aliens with super advanced technology that allows them to travel MILLIONS of light years… Continue
Added by Dustin Sanders on March 2, 2009 at 12:59pm —
According to a recent cover story of New Scientist, the way the human brain is wired makes us religious or very prone to imagine higher powers. And when we look at history, the birth of animistic faiths like Voodoo, Shinto and early European ancestor and spirit worship, there seems to be something to it. When we're trying to make sense of something we don't understand, we like to use magical explanations.
If the writer of the article tried to explore history and the evolution of… Continue
Added by Greg F. on February 10, 2009 at 7:01pm —
Jesus Christ had seen many problems with Old religion Judaism as a young man of whom seemingly was a free thinker. Of who not only questioned his own religion but those of other surrounding cultures?
Israel was not cut off from the world traders from Asia and from the Roman empire would relate their own cultural beliefs when on their travels to and throw in the middle east. Greek philosophy and the philosophy’s of Asia would of course be a conversational norm in… Continue
Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on December 17, 2008 at 8:36pm —
As out spoken Atheist we are always bitching about the stupid things we see in the Christian Bible (well I do, lol).
A few weeks ago I was thinking well look this guy Christ I can believe he walked on earth 2000 years ago. But magic no, I have seen how such tricks are done it’s all slight of hand, lol But of course I throw coins sometimes in to a wishing well and have a vague idea that I have a 1000000 to 1 chance of my wish to come true. Other than being the King of England of… Continue
Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on December 16, 2008 at 8:30pm —
I've just entered the Twilight Zone and I think I like it.
Big front porch, old and heavy woods, gas heater, built in storage closets, screen door and a Baptist Church across the street. A post office, sheriff station, privately owned market, barber and city hall all on one block; the only block. This is my new home.
I was raised in a small town and hated it. I was secluded from any friends that I might have had and knew little more about the world outside of the Wal-Mart.… Continue
Added by Daley on November 27, 2008 at 4:54pm —
So, as you may recall, I created a 12 step program
for people recovering from organized religion.
Well, I found out that believersanonymous.com
was available and I got it!
The question is, what would you, my target audience, be interested in? I certainly don't want to take anything away from Atheist Nexus, my new favorite place… Continue
Added by Neece on July 31, 2008 at 11:39am —
Anyone who has ever met me knows I am rabidly anti-religion. Believing in the unbelievable, taking preposterous notions “on faith”, insisting that books written by people actually contain the words of some supernatural entity, are all anathema to me. The dogma and precepts of any organized religion strike me as both hilariously silly and dangerously evil. Eight-plus decades of questioning, thousands of days spent poring over “holy” books, infinite hours of introspection and… Continue
Added by Ruth Dickson on July 26, 2008 at 3:07pm —
Well, I'm new to Atheist Nexus, and I already like it a lot. It's neat to be on a social networking site with people who have share many of the same interests beliefs and experiences as myself, but there's still a lot of controversy and difference to keep things interesting. (I've already met a few people that I'm pissed at!) It's nice to not have to type in "religious beliefs" and worry about what people might think when they read it. It's nice to search for groups without feeling compelled to… Continue
Added by Becky Garcia on July 19, 2008 at 9:20pm —
This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.17
This is a beautiful article from The New York Times. It nearly brought a tear to my eye.
A Familiar and Prescient Voice, Brought to Life
by Dennis Overbye
Reposted from NYTimes:
It's been a long 10 years since we've heard Carl Sagan beckoning us to consider the…
Added by Jim Craft on February 20, 2007 at 2:00pm —