My father is dying. He is dying but he is happy. He will be 80 in October and he may make it that far, though we are not sure. He is in pain and he has been struggling for many years with breathing and chest pain as well as pain in his legs.
But I do not want to dwell on the pain. I think there are many women who think of their fathers as heroes. I know this is true for me. When I was little I wanted to be just like him and one would often… Continue
Added by LeeLah on June 17, 2010 at 11:06pm —
I am an American.
On top of that I am also a Texan.
I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s.
Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Europe.
Some have been in the United States since the early 1700’s. Some fought in the American Revolution against England.
For what I can tell, they all were “Christians” of some sort or another.
I am an Atheist.
I’ve been an Atheist since the age of six.… Continue
Added by Rick on June 9, 2010 at 7:14am —
In a story released today by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, Oasis Church, a huge mega-church in Los Angeles, posted a statement on their website noting that a church official was seeking re-election. Alex Jones-Moreno, already on the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood City Council was… Continue
Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 19, 2010 at 5:20pm —
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-44168-Philadelphia-Freethought-Examiner~y2010m5d4-Times-square-bomber-arrested-in-dramatic-plane-recall In an arrest which was a pure movie-script high-tension last-second
drama, the Department of Homeland Security had airport officials call Emirates flight 202, headed for… Continue
Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 4, 2010 at 12:03pm —
Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 3, 2010 at 10:39am —
Fire and Ice
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.…
Added by Secular Sue on April 18, 2010 at 11:56pm —
I may be misinformed here but my take on Islam is that it is the 'One true religion' and its followers have a duty to convert kaffirs or declare jihad on them (whatever the interpretation of that is). It is that black and white. As for apostates, I know of no other religion where some factions advocate death.
Faith schools and religious segregation are allowed and encouraged by this government and Madrasses are being set up all over the place. I have learned about fundie christian… Continue
Added by Yiggoto on April 16, 2010 at 3:10pm —
Does atheism require faith of any sort? It's a question I've been thinking about.…
Added by Manning Bartlett on April 2, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Up front, please understand that I'm not trying to take away anyone's happiness in their Easter holiday, whatever that means for you. I'm not saying you're a terrible person if you like Easter or if you have a Christian easter celebration, or you find bunnies soft and… Continue
Added by Shell on April 2, 2010 at 6:13pm —
A reading of Creation Scripture by Ivan Stang.
Tex Williams * Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette
The Early Music Consort of London * The Bergundian Court of Philip
Cherry 2000 * Don't Impose Your Values On Me
Valérie se rebelle
Dieter Reith * Transmitter
LeMur * PR Gnus 1
Rinky Dink and the… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 1, 2010 at 11:39am —
As I'm sure was the case with many of you, I was up in arms when I found out about this:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/12/texas-education-board-app_n_497440.html
Seriously? How do you remove Thomas Jefferson from history? How can anyone justify misrepresenting history in order to push their own agenda?
Thankfully, a friend sent me this NPR interview which helped put… Continue
Added by BacteriaWrangler on March 26, 2010 at 2:27pm —
Thanks to Nexus members Karen and Luke for this great video on our local group's experience at the Global Atheist Convention.
Highlights - PZ Myers getting up close and personal with two of our gorgeous Sunshine Coast heathenettes, and Warren Bonett from Embiggen Books
getting something of a man-crush on AC Grayling (after Grayling offered to do a book signing at Warren's…
Added by Chrys Stevenson on March 25, 2010 at 2:30am —
Sixth grader Greg Heffley learns important lessons about friendship, being a good friend and identity in Diary of a Wimpy Kid. A light-hearted, middle-school buddy movie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a perfect dump and run movie.
Entering middle school wasn’t as easy as Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) anticipated. Some of the kids are way bigger than him. The same things that are cool in elementary school become a badge of shame in middle school. Greg does everything he can to fit in and be… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on March 18, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Right after the Annual Conference held at Kolkata, our Bankura branch has jumped into action. A tribal girl, Putul Tudu aged 12 years was being given in marriage against her will. It is not only illegal in India, but unethical and inhuman. Our secretary Biplab Das from Bankura visited the remote village Housibad amidst the jungles of Taldangra with another member Tarun Rakshit on 9th March and stopped the wedding. He informed the police and got the attention of the administration and saved… Continue
Added by BIPLAB DAS on March 16, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Added by Jake Andrews on March 16, 2010 at 12:30am —
To further debate, I'll repost the following "revelation", received as a young man by a (now-retired) prof. of philosophy at Virginia Tech, Harlan Miller.
Harlan says that he is an atheist on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and a Gesargenplotzian on other days. IMHO he's using it… Continue
Added by John B Hodges on March 9, 2010 at 12:22pm —
October 12, 1997. Attitudes of atheists toward religion.
Nonbelievers call themselves by a variety of names, and have
formed a plentitude of organizations (despite their small numbers). I
think this is due to the range of attitudes they have on crucial
issues, foremost among them religion.
Recently, on an email discussion list, I read one man's comment
that he preferred the… Continue
Added by John B Hodges on March 7, 2010 at 3:06pm —
The ‘Science and Rationalists Association of India’ popularly known as ‘Juktibadi Samiti’ is working for eradication of superstition and racism for past many years. They have quite a few publications- books, magazines those are in high demand.
Since a few month Bankura… Continue
Added by BIPLAB DAS on February 20, 2010 at 8:51am —
Announcing a new Meetup for AMERICANS UNITED for the Separation of Church and State - GA Chapter!
What: Americans United for Separation of Church and State
When: Saturday, March 13, 2010 6:00 PM
AU-Ga MeetUp Page
602 N. Highland Ave
Atlanta, GA… Continue
Added by Woody Bass on February 16, 2010 at 6:21pm —
Added by Woody Bass on February 15, 2010 at 7:13pm —