I'll be interviewing with DJ Grothe on Point of Inquiry Wednesday. It should be up on his podcast in the next week or so. Hope you all will listen. Off to New Orleans Dec. 11 to speak to The New Orleans freethinker organization.
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
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”.
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:…
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?
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
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
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!
Betty and Barney and Carl 1
Andre Kostelanetz * Black Hole
Annette * That Crazy Place from Outer Space
Betty and Barney and Carl… Continue
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 —
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 —
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.
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
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 —