I wrote an article
against Kissimmee Florida’s City Council’s attempt to put “In God We Trust” on their city seal. The day after the article was written the Kissimmee City Council decided to quash the motion and their attempt to make their town a mini theocracy ended. A few days later, a man from Georgetown, Texas named Dave Atkinson wrote me a series of emails on the… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on August 24, 2009 at 1:30am —
I'm just going to link to my original blog post. I posted this last Sunday and I'm making it a weekly review of the entire Bible. Enjoy!
Here you go.
Added by Jenny Done on August 22, 2009 at 8:00pm —
On July 5th, 1983 the US Supreme Court ruled that a practice of opening each legislative day with a prayer was constitutional stating, “In light of the unambiguous and unbroken history of more than 200 years, there can be no doubt that the practice of opening legislative sessions with prayer has become part of the fabric of our society.” What does it mean? It’s been around for 200 years and that means it is constitutional. Oh really? One would think that Supreme Court justices would be… Continue
Added by V1ktor on August 19, 2009 at 5:26pm —
This was also posted over at Cubik's Rube
, my skeptical/atheist blog.
Okay... I think
we can all relax.
I didn't watch it the first few times I saw it linked, because I read the summary and it just sounded depressing. Eventually I caved in and witnessed the nightmare for myself.
It really was hideous
Yes, it's that video of the American… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on August 15, 2009 at 4:39pm —
So anyway, I had a friend in High School, well, more of a friend of a friend. Actually more to the point the girlfriend of a friend. Let's call her Lynn. Not her real name, but as I describe her, people who know me will know exactly whom I'm referring to. Lynn was Class of '87, if I recall correctly, while I was Class of '89, as was my friend Jay (not his real name), who hooked up with Lynn his sophomore year (her Senior year). Some of us thought Jay was he luckiest guy in our circle of… Continue
Added by Aggiememenon on August 14, 2009 at 3:48pm —
This was also posted over at Cubik's Rube
I just watched the film Horton Hears A Who!
. It was very philosophically troubling.
I never read the book, so this rant will apply to the movie version only. And I'm sure this is one of those times where Your Mileage My Vary, as to how much I should be reading into all this or whether any of it… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on August 13, 2009 at 6:28pm —
The X-Files was a great show. A lot of imagination and creativity went into the production. Every show has its villain. In The X-Files they frequently changed from one episode to another, but as the show began to build up momentum one character became regular. He was a mysterious and dark character, intriguing viewers with every appearance. He was known as the cigarette smoking man. The smoke added mood to the show, it had something about it that fascinated audiences and kept them glued to… Continue
Added by V1ktor on August 5, 2009 at 11:26pm —
As Evening Falls...
It's early evening on the first day of August, down in Georgia. It's sticky as usual but not burning hot and, after supper, El Solo Lobo is in the porch swang, Rebel Lobo sets the rocking cheer a-going and over the sounds of the crickets they ruminate on the day...
El: Yeeeeeah, hit were a good day. Had some o' mah lady friends come by to chat.
Reb: "Yeah? Where was I?"
El: Oh, who knows Reb, hell YOU don't even… Continue
Added by El Solo Lobo on August 1, 2009 at 7:36pm —
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 —
My practice as a scientist is atheistic. That is to say, when I set up an experiment I assume that no god, angel or devil is going to interfere with its course; and this assumption has been justified by such success as I have achieved in my professional career. I should therefore be intellectually dishonest if I were not also atheistic in the affairs of the world.
— J.B.S. Haldane, “Fact and Faith” (1934)
"Last week, I [Lawrence M. Krauss] had the opportunity to participate in… Continue
Added by Richard Mankiewicz on July 30, 2009 at 11:37pm —
Basicly, each so called dirty word gains it's dirty word status because at some point in time religious believers claimed that they were dirty mostly because they blasphemed their god or they thought the words definition was offensive or repulsive. Well, we in the atheist community don't believe in god or religion so is it rational for us atheists to totally avoid these words like religious people do??? Should we use them but not in mixed company in fear of offending anyone??? Or should we go… Continue
Added by Ron Edwards on July 30, 2009 at 9:03am —
AN: I've responded to a piece in a Wisconsin area newspaper, please let me know what you think. By the way, you can also read this at Good Reason News where you can also fine an adorable puppy dressed as the pope.
I'm taking a page from Angie's book
today and responding… Continue
Added by Billy Deaton on July 26, 2009 at 6:02pm —
Yet another Social Networking Site - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! "You really should join!"
So anyway, I went ahead and joined AtheistNexus. I have too many theistic friends and family on Facebook; I was having to go back to MySpace to really speak my mind, but mostly as a lone voice crying in the wilderness. I've been slightly more assertive on Facebook of late, but it is never far from my mind that one of my longtime High School friends is an Episcopal priest, while two… Continue
Added by Aggiememenon on July 26, 2009 at 4:23pm —
This is my first blog post on Nexus and with a title such as I have titled this blog, possibly my last but I hope not. A little about myself before we get into the meat of this subject...
I was born and raised in a small town in southeastern Ohio. I was a failure in the public education system and dropped out in the eighth grade. I worked in a variety of jobs mostly in the corrugated box industry. I have lived in Columbus Oh, Jacksonville Fl, Greenbay Wi, Fargo ND and now I am back… Continue
Added by Ron Edwards on July 26, 2009 at 3:15pm —
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 —
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 —
I took this from a posting on the Atheism vs Christianity Google Group.
by Joe E. Holman
I, Science, have heard your plea for a truce, oh religion, My nemesis
of ages past.
You are wounded, oh religion.
The still-warm blood runs down your side as you say it did your savior
on the cross.
My Soldiers in white… Continue
Added by Trance Gemini on July 12, 2009 at 10:43am —
I am very amused by this but also saddened by the thought of how theists would react to a gameshow aimed at persuading theists to renounce their theism.
Added by Mike Gonsalves on July 6, 2009 at 7:40pm —
It is a glaring “error” that should make even the most rabid religious right Christian fundamentalist wince with discomfort. Moreover, it illustrates yet another example of a New Testament writer failing to give full thought to what he is writing. In other words, failing to see things through to their logical conclusion. Due to the uncritical, unquestioning mind-set of Christian fundamentalists, however, this glaring incongruity continually fails to be held up to rigid scrutiny it so rightly… Continue
Added by Greywolf on July 5, 2009 at 6:35am —
My pun muscles are letting me down if that's the best I can come up with. The New Humanist's "Zeal or no Zeal?"
is perfect, and there must be other religion/game-show wordplay possibilities out there. I'll keep trying.
The point is, people in Turkey are going to be trying to convert some atheists on a TV panel show, by the clever application of flawless logic and the careful presentation of substantial evidence… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on July 3, 2009 at 5:30pm —