All Blog Posts Tagged 'the' (125)

Lincoln Nebraska

Jason Frye is putting on a regional Freethinker conference in Lincoln, NE Aug. 14-15. I will be speaking on my book and some of our Recovering From Religion (RR) facilitators will be presenting on RR. This is an exciting opportunity to challenge folks in the Nebraska-Iowa area to come out and let the fundamentalists know that we are here to stay. I hope you will help us get the word out. I'll post more information as soon as I have it.

Added by Darrel Ray on July 15, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

Harry Potter and the Half Assed Film

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is the sixth movie in Harry Potter film series. Too dependent on previous films or expecting the audience to have read the books, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince fails to develop into a complete movie.



Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is whisked away by his professor and fellow wizard Dumbledore (Michael Gambon )to meet with Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent) to encourage him to return to his professorship at Hogwarts School. Harry and… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on July 14, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Review: Action + Action + Action + Action + Action



When a subway car is taken hostage, it’s left to the dispatcher to save the passengers from the gunmen. Packed with action and sprinkled with emotion, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, based on a book of the same name by John Godey, is a satisfying action-packed escape.



Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) is directing motormen through the tunnels of the New York Subway when armed men take control of a train. Ryder (John Travolta), the leader of… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on June 11, 2009 at 11:20pm — 2 Comments

Mayan Doomsday 2012 - Part Two - Man is Made of Corn

In part one of these articles the Mayan calendar was explained and shown to be lacking knowledge in some areas. If you are the type of person who ignores practical common sense solutions to problems and answers that are right in front of your face (and I know that there are quite a few people like this) then please ask yourself why you should consider the Mayan prophecies to be true in the first place? Hindus believe in reincarnation, many gods, and… Continue

Added by Doug Anderson on June 11, 2009 at 11:40am — No Comments

Secular Nation Podcast

I was just interviewed by David Driscoll of Secular Nation Podcast. The interview went great and he gave me a lot of time to talk about Recovering from Religion as well. Take a listen at this link.

David really did his homework and had excellent questions for our discussion.

Please let others know about the podcast as well.

Added by Darrel Ray on June 7, 2009 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Bible Study

Well, in school I have recently attended a few Bible Study classes just out of pure interest. During most of I I could barely stop myself from laughing, but today however, I was fuming. The teacher was talking about how the Bible was the infallible word of God and that they were God's instruments, she also commented on how "secular-humanists" A.K.A. Atheists are close minded and seek simple Earthly pleasures to fill the void left by their lack of faith in God. I just wanted to yell, especially… Continue

Added by SayNoToTheism on June 5, 2009 at 12:35am — 5 Comments

Land of the Lost Review - American Cheese

Dr. Rick Marshall, bent on proving his crack-pot theory, is literally dumped into a land with dinosaurs, distant primates and evil alien overlords. Land of the Lost suffers from a lack of comedic timing, outdated effects, pitiful editing, and painfully shallow writing, but offers plain silliness as a consolation prize.



Disgraced and outcast, Dr. Rick Marshall (Will Farrell) is inspired to finish his work by graduate student Holly Cantrell (Anna Friel). Using the newly finished… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on June 4, 2009 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Fruits of the Spirit

Come on over to Angie the Anti-Theist where I muse on the good old fruits, and how an atheist doesn't need any ghosts to be joyful, peaceful, loving, kind, good, patient, gentle, and self-controlled. Faithful is another story.

Added by Angie Jackson on May 31, 2009 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Recovering from Religion, Contest Announcement

Recovering from Religion Logo Contest (Deadline for submission May 31, 2001)

We think RR should have a snappy logo and we know there are people who can help us create one. If you or someone you know, would like to participate, send them this announcement. If you want to know more about Recovering from Religion go to this link and let others know about this exciting new group:



http://recoveringreligionists.com/Purpose.html



Contest Announcement

We are taking… Continue

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

Two Kinds of Non-Theists

There seem to be two kinds of non-theists. The first kind (type 1) are those who were raised that way. Their parents were not religious and didn’t teach or encourage religious participation. The second (type 2) are those who were infected early in life and had to endure religious indoctrination and intimidation through their most formative years.



These two groups often have difficulty understanding one another. Type 1 non-theists often think religion is just to obviously ridiculous… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on April 21, 2009 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Richard Dawkins Book Signing

Richard Dawkins is a well known atheist who has written many books, namely The God Delusion. So when he came to Atlanta this past Easter Sunday for a speech and book signing I knew I had to be there. It was the annual American Atheist National Convention that Richard Dawkins blessed us with his presence. His speech was exceptional.



Quote mining became a new topic of discussion this time around. A new term, the quote mining index, indicate how often a quote will be mined out of… Continue

Added by Frank Zappa on April 18, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

A little experiment

I just put up a video clip from my recent presentation at The University of Colorado. It outlines a little experiment you can do with your fundamentalist or evangelical friends. Here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leBmSTet-NA

It is a great way to observe the effects of religious infection first hand.

Added by Darrel Ray on March 19, 2009 at 2:10pm — 2 Comments

perhaps it is because allah is tone deaf?!?

http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=206567

from a muslim internet forum. . .

topic: music

an actual quote:
lisen to quran.. plenty of awesome recitors there with a range of styles. much better than music

you couldn't make this stuff up. . .

Added by jc morrison on March 17, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Deconversion Story

Just a summary

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Church to me, felt/feels like a chore. I know the people there will act so holy in church and when they are back home, they go back to their greedy lives. I've always noticed how women would wear their best clothes to church like it was a fashion show. I actually started questioning the bible when I was 12 or 13. I asked my sunday school teacher if the bible was completely valid or reliable after being translated so many times. His answer, I can't remember… Continue

Added by Ida on March 6, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Fuck church...

I was forced to go to church until I was 16. Every sunday I got dressed up in ridiculous, uncomfortable clothes and forced to waste a perfectly good sunday listening to a grueling marathon of religious rhetoric and human psycho babble.



The church of jesus christ of latter day saints was the bane of my young existence. In terms of churches it has to be the worst one. The Sabbath starts out with something called 'Sacrament' which is an hour meeting where members of the congregation… Continue

Added by Starless Amok on March 5, 2009 at 1:13am — 4 Comments

INEFFABLE!!!!!!

I have to tell the world about this: I just saw the weirdest thing ever!!!!



But first some critical analysis for what was a seeming culmination of supernatural phenomenon. The event:



at approximately 10:40 this evening, February 19 (pacific time) a white utility truck (?) drove up the street with it's lights blaring in the surrounding darkness and the diver unscrewed the cap to a yellow hydrant, releasing all the water gushing out in to the road. That is weird right? A… Continue

Added by Rickr0ll on February 19, 2009 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

The Guilt Cycle

As a psychologist who interacts with fellow atheists, I think one area we could all take a look at is how much our current beliefs and behavior continue to be affected by early religious and superstitious training. Assumptions about relationships, human connection, and especially sexuality are often areas that, as people floating in the sea of religious paradigms, we may simply follow along without questioning. Examples might include feelings of guilt that may come from early religious… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on February 3, 2009 at 7:38am — 8 Comments

waiting for armageddon

Speaking of doomsday, did you know we’re living in the end times? Yeah, I know, we’ve been living in the end times during the fall of Rome, the Dark Ages, Black Death and an invasion into Spain by Muslims as well as both world wars and the Cold War. But all the disasters, wars and epidemics are nothing compared to now. The end is almost here as it’s written in the Book of Revelations. Unlike the Mayan prophecy of 2012, the belief that we are the last generation on Earth isn’t just embraced by… Continue

Added by Greg F. on January 23, 2009 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

If You Can't Explain the Origin of Life Then Why Don't You Just Believe in God?

A question thrown out often in debate between Christians and atheists is “If you can’t explain the origin of the universe and the origin of life then why don’t you just believe in God?” It is often followed up with, “Doesn’t it make more sense to believe in God because all those questions are answered in the Bible. All science has is theories but the Bible has the Truth.” I have answered this question so frequently that I decided to write an… Continue

Added by Kylyssa Shay on January 12, 2009 at 6:50pm — 5 Comments

The Philosophy of Christ – “Vision of Life” project

Foreword.



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 — No Comments

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