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Celebrity Atheists

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 — 7 Comments

FOR SOME TIME NOW I'VE PONDERED THIS IDEA....

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 — 2 Comments

What "Tort Reform" might mean to you, if you become a victim and attempt to seek justice in our court system.

In the last 20 plus years there has been a movement backed by several special interest groups that have focused on so called “tort reform” in our country. What the general population have heard the term “frivolous lawsuits.” In other words, lawsuits that have no foundation or basis.

You may have also heard such terms as, “Jack pot settlements.” Bush #43 used that while speaking to a medical group. He was met with cheers.

Well what has happened these special interest groups have… Continue

Added by Rick on October 23, 2009 at 12:02am — 3 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: Crazy for God...by Frank Schaeffer

Crazy for God: How I grew up as one of the elect, helped found the Religious Right, and lived to take all (or almost all) of it back



I first became aware of Frank Schaeffer a couple of months ago when Dr. Tiller was murdered. He appeared on MSNBC with Rachael Maddow.



When I first heard that he was one of the founders of the so called, "Christian Coalition" I immediately dismissed the man. Before he finished speaking I wanted to know more about the man and his… Continue

Added by Rick on October 19, 2009 at 2:32am — 1 Comment

I'm for a national health care plan and a public option....here's why...

This is about the Health Care issue.

There are a lot of loud voices out there screaming about it. The lies are flying. A lot of it is very emotional.

Personally I’m for it. Even for a Public Option.

But let me explain myself.

At one time in my life I was for getting rid of Social Security and Medicare. I thought it was leftist, un-American, and a nipple for those too lazy to work.

Over time, my attitude has changed.

One… Continue

Added by Rick on October 16, 2009 at 4:37am — 6 Comments

The Bible Pounding Season is Upon Us.





Yet again here in Texas it’s that time of the year. The bible pounders come out in force. Who are these people?



Those whose family tree that didn’t branch; those who have to take their pants off to think straight (not in the sexual sense..); those who need to really get laid; and the religious right wing nut cases who are just waiting for the world to end, come out onto… Continue

Added by Rick on October 8, 2009 at 10:36pm — 5 Comments

Right Wing Crazies Who Should Be Drafted

I'm a little perplexed right now. Ya see, I know a few vets who served in Vietnam. One was finally able to put it past him about 8 years ago when a former service buddy had him do a sweat lodge on Indian reservation.

I've known others who were affected by Agent Orange. One was finally given VA disability because as they told him..."you are still alive..."…

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Added by Rick on October 7, 2009 at 3:30am — 4 Comments

Lawyer sues to end Dallas group's 'threat' prayers

I got this from the Dallas Morning News. Mind you they were staunch supporters of George Bush #43. They are part of Belo. In the Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) area you have your obligatory “mega” churches. A lot of them are mouth pieces for the so called “Republican Party.”

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson lives in the DFW area. And there have abeen a couple of high roller “preachers” who ran afoul of the Feds and one or two who thought it was best to “leave town.”

But, there are still some… Continue

Added by Rick on October 5, 2009 at 2:41am — 1 Comment

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Added by Rick on October 3, 2009 at 7:03pm — No Comments

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Added by Rick on October 3, 2009 at 6:51pm — No Comments

BOOK REVIEW: “THE FAMILY” by Jeff Sharlet (Or, NO I DIDN’T COLOR IN ALL THE PICTURES I LEFT YOU SOME.)



His book deals with “fundamentalism” and it’s influence on American politics. Having grown up in the “Bible Belt” I’ve know people like those in the book all my life. I just wonder how many of the actually wear their religion like a coat. They take it off and hang it up when they get home.

For those who’ve never been exposed to the likes of those in the… Continue

Added by Rick on October 3, 2009 at 5:45pm — 3 Comments

WHY INSURANCE COMPANIES GET SUED. IT AIN'T FRIVOLOUS KIDDIES...

With all the insurance health care debate going on, I came across this article out of Dallas. Having at one time been an insurance agent, and having had business and personal dealings with that industry, I’m NOT A FAN OF IT.

Now this article is about RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION BY AN INSURANCE COMPANY.

I loved it.

Agents overall are actually pretty honest people. Okay you’ll have those who are dirt bags but you have that in all industries.

What grinds my gears is… Continue

Added by Rick on September 22, 2009 at 1:03am — 1 Comment

JESUS JOKE JESUS JOKE JESUS JOKE...let's all burn in hell...

Jesus walks into a hotel
He goes up to the desk clerk and hands him three nails.
He looks at the desk clerk and says, “Can you put me up for the night?”

Added by Rick on September 21, 2009 at 11:29pm — 1 Comment

Religious Discrimination Against Other Religions: Do they attack each other?

A few years ago my business partner and I were doing business at an active duty Army post. We were selling knives, swords, some tactical items and some similar related items. We’d have a fair amount of Wiccans approach us. They did so in a guarded manner that we quickly understood.

Now prior to our becoming vendors at the base, there had been an incident where a Wicca “site” had been vandalized. Quickly the commander announced that such actions… Continue

Added by Rick on September 14, 2009 at 6:48pm — 5 Comments

Do religious “leader” got notches in their guns?



I’ve read a post about an atheist like me who went to talk to a chaplain about some issues they had. They were in the military and it was a situation where they need to talk to some one but really felt they couldn’t seek counseling from a professional.

Well, they were informed that they couldn’t help them until they had “Saved” them. And, that “God” had sent them to them to be “Saved.”

Well this lead me to ponder if religious “leaders”… Continue

Added by Rick on September 13, 2009 at 10:46pm — 5 Comments

CRAZY COACHES AND PREACHERS INFECTING OUR SCHOOLS!!!

Yet again, from the Bible Pounders whose mentality is, “I can do anything I want and not be held accountable because I have found Jesus!” we get the “Football Coach and the Preacher.”

It seems that a football coach in Kentucky, using a public school bus, drove some of the players to a church that was having a revival and where they were baptized by the Preacher. These were all high… Continue

Added by Rick on September 9, 2009 at 10:35pm — 2 Comments

IN CASE OF "RAPTURE" NO PETS ALLOWED!

Yet again in my never ceasing search to just rub the bible thumpers the wrong way (what can I say, it’s a gift) I came across this site.

Yes, when you get the call kitty and Rover will be well taken care of. Funny who the bible thumpers don’t care about their pets. But hey, if “God” wanted them in Heaven, they’d have their own litter box and fire hydrant.



http://eternal-earthbound-pets.com/…

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Added by Rick on August 15, 2009 at 2:32am — No Comments

Pool Bars Muslim Woman for 'Burquini'

A lot of people in the US give France a hard time. Actually, from my personal experience in France the people like America. In fact, if it wasn’t for France, the United States might have lost the American Revolution against England. Seems that France also got way into debt helping the American Colonies fight the British. But that’s for another time and place to discuss.

Actually, in France there is a historical reason for this strong separation between “Church and State.” Prior to… Continue

Added by Rick on August 12, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Thought I'd share this link to you.....

Every so often I came across something that I think might interest those of us who are members where since we have some similar interests. Came across this blog and thought I’d share the link to it with you.



http://sandwalk.blogspot.com/…





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Added by Rick on August 11, 2009 at 6:10am — 1 Comment

OUT ON A LIMB WITH EVOLUTION ....OR Let's have some fun with the "Creationists"

Ok, now it’s time for me to go out on a limb. I don’t know how sturdy the limb is, but let’s find out.

Evolution. What is it? The study of how living organisms adapt over time to their environment.

This is what one dictionary says:

ev·o·lu·tion NOUN:

I. A gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more

complex or better form. See Synonyms at development.

1. The process of… Continue

Added by Rick on August 6, 2009 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

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