A couple of centuries ago, a group of people had enough of their government’s official religion so they packed up and moved. They tried one or two different places. They were ok but they just didn’t seem to fit the bill.
So they decided to move further away. In fact, they decided to put a whole ocean between them and the rest of the world. Or the world as they knew it. Well they didn’t load up the “truck and move to Beverly….” like the… Continue
Added by Rick on February 4, 2010 at 12:30am —
I’m amazed how religions offer help but use it to “convey” their message. The “Evangelicals” are off to Haiti to bring help and so on. Personally, I think that’s great. In fact, I want them to stay there and don’t come back.
Now most of the people of Haiti are Catholic. I know that just upsets the likes of Pat Robertson. Why? I would think that they don’t get his show there. And since they might not get his show he can’t tap them for some… Continue
Added by Rick on February 1, 2010 at 4:24am —
A few years ago a friend and I were driving out in the country and found a nice little town to check out. We were just killing some time, checking out the towns history, some of the shops and it’s history. It was settled back in the 1800’s by mostly German immigrants.
Of course there were the ever present churches. This is the Bible Belt. My friend is ¾ American Indian and while raised a Catholic follows her American Indian ancestors… Continue
Added by Rick on January 12, 2010 at 6:41pm —
I’ve had a couple of friend who worked as prison guards.
Mostly they work at the “State” level but also one who works on the Federal level. Reading this news article just made me laugh.
A convicted rapist is an atheist. He's also open about it. At least the guy is straight forward about being an atheist.
You get a lot of prisoners who “find God” as a way to buy favor and make themselves look good to various groups and the parole boards.
If only my… Continue
Added by Rick on January 4, 2010 at 7:47am —
Added by Rick on December 26, 2009 at 9:33am —
Rev. Fred Phelps, hungry for any press vis-a-vis attention has yet again made another outlandish statement.
I guess they all want to be the next Falwell or Robertson or Olsteen.
I kind of equate them to famous rock stars.
It's just that Robertson, Olsteen and the late (not late enough) Falwell come across as wanna be rock stars in the religious entertainment industry.
They have their TV shows, they have their big audiences, they have… Continue
Added by Rick on December 24, 2009 at 4:32am —
I’ve been pondering this for a couple of hours and I thought I’d post it here. I’d like to see what your response to this subject is.
Here is the point I’m pondering:
Why does the Catholic Church condemn Homosexuality as going against nature? Or should I say considers it a “sin?” Now there are those who are not Catholic who say that Homosexuality is not “natural” as well. Okay fine I can deal with that.
The Catholic Church requires it’s Priests and Nuns to be… Continue
Added by Rick on December 18, 2009 at 5:55am —
I came across this article while surfing.
Here in the United States the Catholic Church used it’s followers to push a “No Abortion Funding” through the Congress. In most places, if a politician wants to be elected, they must, in most cases, become “Pro Life.”
I know of only one openly Atheist congressmen.
Back in the mid 1980’s the Christian… Continue
Added by Rick on December 14, 2009 at 2:53am —
This guy has been around for a while.
But he just came up on my “radar.” I guess because I’m not a sports fan that’s the reason I’ve never heard of the kid.
Okay so this kid plays football. He plays currently on the college level. Like I said, I’m not a sports fan.
So it came to my attention a few weeks ago that this kids, is well, a “bible thumper”
On his cheeks where you place the black paint to reduce glare (how much light is… Continue
Added by Rick on December 12, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Well they usually come on Saturday morning.
Usually before 10.
AND THEY ARE HERE TO SAVE YOU!!!!!
Unless they are Mormons and come during the week.
And I must say, they, at least in my case, come at REASONABLE HOURS.
But this one...started on Friday evening.....
So I've got a Facebook page. Yes I'm there as "Goddamnathiest."
If you want to check it out, go head. I don't get any points. I don't get any revenue from any… Continue
Added by Rick on December 12, 2009 at 7:00am —
I’m constantly amazed by the “flexibility
” of “religion.”
If you’re a homosexual then certain charity or faith based charity medical will deny you medical help.
I’m sure “Christ” asked before he laid his hands on people what their sexual persuasion was.
And that “Gays” and “Lesbians” can’t go to heaven. I was under the impression that there was some guy with a book at the front of heaven that directed you where to go.
Added by Rick on December 6, 2009 at 1:31am —
It seems that I have made a mistake about the Family Guy show. It seems that I'm months behind in my viewing. I watch it on Adult Swim.
Along with the Venture Brothers.....
The show as some have pointed out has already been broadcast. And yes Brian did come out as an atheist. Most of the "Family" on Family Guy were not happy with it. Seems that Meg also finds "God
Ya know....with the is "God" person being lost and… Continue
Added by Rick on November 25, 2009 at 6:07am —
I just finished reading an article about how one of the characters from the cartoon show, "Family Guy" is going to reveal himself as an atheist.
Added by Rick on November 24, 2009 at 3:46am —
Well it seems that some “religious” organizations still think that they can control people and rule the world.
I don’t hate to break this to them but it is the year 2009.
That poor Jewish guy that got nailed to a cross, or so we are told, died well over 2009 years ago.
Deal with it.
The Catholic Church has decided that they, not the American people are… Continue
Added by Rick on November 22, 2009 at 6:16am —
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has added Frank Schaeffer as a board member.
I've read his book, "Crazy for God." For what it's worth I have mixed feelings about this appointment.
But, reading his book I have mixed feelings about him and his family. They run from pure sympathy to confusion to well, hate.
Now, that all said and done, Mr. Schaeffer left the so called "Christian Coalition" and is… Continue
Added by Rick on November 18, 2009 at 11:22pm —
At one time I was an active member of the Republican Party, when it was still the Republican Party.
Now it’s filled with crack pots, loons and religious crazies. But it wasn’t always that way. At one time the Republican Party wanted a balanced budget. As we saw under Georgie Bush #43, the United States National Debt more then doubled in under 6 years of his leadership. We also invaded a country that had nothing to do with the attacks on September 11,… Continue
Added by Rick on November 16, 2009 at 5:00am —
I came across this news item today and thought I'd share it with you. But first.......
Let me clear the air here for anyone who just does not get my stand on this issue.
I don’t need no god damn priest or bishop sticking their nose in my personal business.
I don’t need no god damn pope sitting on a throne in Rome Italy telling me what I can or cannot do.
If I do, then I’ll become a Catholic.
What happens between me and my doctor is… Continue
Added by Rick on November 11, 2009 at 6:59am —
Bus Driver Forces Passengers to Pray
WSBTV in Atlanta reported that MARTA bus driver, Leroy Matthews, was suspended for five days after forcing passengers to pray with him.
Passenger Christopher James was trying to exit the bus, but Matthews wouldn't let him. Instead the driver asked him to join hands with him and three other passengers to pray. James was so taken aback by the request that he agreed to the four minute… Continue
Added by Rick on November 9, 2009 at 10:48pm —
It was suggested to me to make this list into a blog, or a group. Well I've submitted for a group to be created and I'm blogging this.
Thanks to the "net" we're finding that as "atheists" we're not alone.
No long is it a chance meeting to find one like us.
So when those say that the number of atheists are growing, I tend to take a step and try to see the whole picture.
While the number may be growing I think that with such mediums as the internet that people are being more… Continue
Added by Rick on November 2, 2009 at 5:13am —
NOTE: I've also posted this on the military atheists section of this site.
For some time I've pondered this idea.
It's not a new idea by any means.
In fact, there have been two countries that I know of who have used this option.
One still uses it.
The other quite doing it back in the 1980's.
One was Spain and the other France.
They both had "Foreign Legions" as part of their military.
I know almost nothing… Continue
Added by Rick on October 29, 2009 at 4:21am —