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Welcome to Gardner

I have recently moved to a small town about 25 miles south of Kansas City. My wife and I went to the city hall to sign up for various city maintained utilities (electricity, water). After getting signed up and putting down a deposit, the nice lady behind the counter offered us a 'Welcome to Gardner Kansas' bag filled with various advertisements and coupons to local establishments...oh yeah it included one other thing: a booklet provided by a local baptist church. This particular publication was… Continue

Added by Marshall on November 23, 2009 at 7:33pm — 2 Comments

On a collision course...

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/703301



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http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/world/islamic-nations-pursue-treaty-to-ban-blasphemy-70604142.html







Conflicting quotes from each article, these really stood out to me:



"The Islamic Conference "believes that the… Continue

Added by Sarah Elle on November 23, 2009 at 6:58pm — 7 Comments

Blasphemy or the Truth

While I respect the right of any person to believe as they wish, I also believe that the right to speak our minds freely and without fear of reprisal, intimidation or sanction is a hallmark of Western democracy. We should not surrender our rights in order to provide uncertain security in the face of violent opposition to contrary opinions. Ben Franklin wrote, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety”.



There is… Continue

Added by Jack Carlson on October 28, 2009 at 10:08pm — 1 Comment

The Invention of Lying

I saw The Invention of Lying this weekend and strongly encourage all non-believers to go see it. Ricky Gervais has done a great job of framing some key questions. A friend recommended it and it was halfway though before I understood why she thought I should see it.



Off to speak at UC Berkeley, San Francisco Atheists and UC Davis this next weekend through Tuesday. If you know of anyone in those areas, tell them to come see my presentation. Here a link to my calendar:…



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Added by Darrel Ray on October 28, 2009 at 10:06am — 5 Comments

A Refutation of Muslin Demographics

I took another look at the Muslim Demographics video and I’m quite dismayed. Unknowingly, I was recommending a Christian-based piece of propaganda.



I was so daunted by the Muslim growth statistics (> 8 per family) that I overlooked the purpose and intention of the video makers.



First of all, when a video or article starts off with, “According to research…” it should send up a red flag. What… Continue

Added by Rich Goss on October 24, 2009 at 1:00pm — 12 Comments

Can holy water cure the Swine Flu? Spolier Alert: No, but that won't stop some from selling it.



As can be demonstrated throughout history, religions do all they canto insert themselves into aspects of people's lives in which they have no business. "Good parents" bring their children to church; How many catholic hospitals are there around the U.S.?, How many religious schools?



There was a time when medical health and "spirituality" went hand in hand. Most 'hospitals,' which at that time were… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on October 23, 2009 at 4:40pm — 2 Comments

Should ministers have to pay taxes?

Churches in the US are given a lot of benefits by the government, including tax exemptions on property tax, donations, social security taxes, and sales tax.



But did you know that preachers also personally receive hefty tax breaks from the… Continue

Added by IAmTheBlog on October 20, 2009 at 2:06pm — 7 Comments

Went to see "The Invention of Lying"



I've been looking forward to seeing "The Invention of Lying" and finally got a chance last nite. I enjoyed it very much. Kept me chuckling all thru the movie. I took a religious person with me to see it and I was surprised that she enjoyed it as much as she… Continue

Added by Ron Peacemaker on October 17, 2009 at 4:36pm — 2 Comments

One down, one to go!

Now all that is left is that pesky Pledge of Allegiance. The original version was published on October 11, 1892 and the current version was published on June 14, 1954.



The words to the current Pledge of Allegiance are:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag

of the United States of America,

and to the Republic for which it stands:

one Nation under God, indivisible,

With Liberty and Justice for all.



Now, I will not say that the entire Pledge is wrong. Just… Continue

Added by Andrew Lafont on October 16, 2009 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Local Pets Blessed At Church

DETROIT - Metro Detroit pet owners brought their animals to the Historic Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Sunday so they can be blessed.

Pastors and the Detroit Tigers mascot PAWS were on hand to bless all different kinds of animals including a calf and chickens.

Many churches across the country blessed animals as a tribute to St. Francis of Assissi, who is regarded as the patron saint of…

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Added by Zarathustra on October 12, 2009 at 10:11am — No Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 216: Betty and Barney and Carl





This is the story of Betty, Barney, a Dachshund, and their abduction and rape by SPACE MONSTERS FROM OUTER-SPACE. Most of it is told by Master of Mystery and Horror, Carl Sagan. So you know it'll be scary!



Playlist





Betty and Barney and Carl 1

Alleee 1

Andre Kostelanetz * Black Hole

Annette * That Crazy Place from Outer Space

Betty and Barney and Carl… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on October 1, 2009 at 6:08am — No Comments

Is a new Mormon right emerging?

Hi AN: I haven't posted from Good Reason News here in a while, but I thought this one was especially important. Please feel free to comment here or there.

-b.









Here's the most recent edition of…

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Added by Billy Deaton on September 23, 2009 at 8:24pm — No Comments

The hypocrisy of "love thy neighbor"

They preach to their choirs about values to pander for votes... but when it comes to a matter of a necessity to life and well being... the Governors of Alabama, Florida and Georgia fall short of practicing such values. WoodyBass.com

Added by Woody Bass on September 6, 2009 at 8:36pm — No Comments

One, Two and a Few Sentence Movie Reviews

It has been a crazy couple of weeks and writing has not come easily so I just threw together these short reviews of GI Joe, Julie and Julia, Away we Go, and Aliens in the Attic as well as a complete review on District 9.



Aliens in the Attic


After an hour of dimwitted dialogue, the alien planet the antagonists hail from becomes a viable option to escape the mind-numbing effects of this movie.



Away We Go

A surprisingly mature look at love,… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on August 17, 2009 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Me, Robert Wright, and Francis Collins sittin' in a tree

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 — 1 Comment

Sex and Religion in Manila.

Jacqueline Sarah Homan sent me a very disturbing video about Sex and Religion in Manila. I haven’t been so pissed off at the Catholic Church since Brother George failed me in religion and spoiled my academic record. With 90s in the NYS Regents in science and math, I was turned down by two universities because of my apathy and animosity to Catholicism.



Years ago in Mirror Reversal I… Continue

Added by Rich Goss on July 22, 2009 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

The Prejudice of Christians

AN: Am I asking for it? Read this here or at Good Reason News





This is a little out of character for this blog, but this guy from the New American, whatever that is, really needed a logical spanking. You can see several of my posts in the comments there, but I warn you, someone on there… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on July 18, 2009 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

First Blog Entry

Hey, sorry I haven't done much with this site yet. I am very glad to be a part of the Atheist Nexus community. It's so comforting, like coming home.

I have been working on YouTube videos detailing my experience with the Worldwide Church of God. If you're interested, I invite you to check them out. Here's a link to my latest video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InaPGWgAlEc

I hope to be posting more on this blog and creating more videos soon! Feel free to ask questions. I would love to… Continue

Added by Jeanine on July 16, 2009 at 10:42pm — No Comments

It's time to mess with Texas

I've also posted this at the ever-growing Good Reason News, please visit, if you feel like it.

Thanks.

-b.




A Wall Street Journal article says there's a big push to bring Christianity into the public classroom.



The Texas Board of Education, which recently approved new science standards that made room for…
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Added by Billy Deaton on July 16, 2009 at 5:23pm — 3 Comments

Chariots of Iron

My interview on Chariots of Iron Podcast came out today. I talk about The God Virus and Recovering from Religion. Eli, Mark and Lamar really did their homework and had great questions. I think we explored the Civil Religion idea better in this forum than in any others I have done. Having three guys interview is a trip. It was more like we were all sitting around the table with a beer and having some good laughs. The interview portion is in the last half of the podcast.



Here is the… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on June 24, 2009 at 5:16pm — No Comments

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