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Have you ever participated (or in childhood, been forced to participate) in a religious ritual?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Becki Winlo Dec 5, 2009. 29 Replies

A lot of us at Think Atheist were raised into a religion, or have at least had personal contact with religion through family and friends.I remember my first communion and confirmation to be horrible…Continue

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I don't know how to go about explaining who I am in some short blurb, but I can cover basics. I'm a graphic design student (who has changed her major a couple times and whose graduation is long…Continue

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So I found this first communion photo in my grandma's "Isabella" album.

Posted on December 14, 2009 at 9:00pm 7 Comments

I kind of want to frame it.

Chick Publications: "Witnessing" Made Easy

Posted on November 21, 2009 at 8:30am 4 Comments

[Edited 11-21-09, 4:11PM: I realized hours after posting this how inappropriate it was of me to hotwire those images. But! I will provide links.]

I have an easy, convenient, and enjoyable job that unfortunately has a single, glaring flaw - it's like a watering hole for the religious right.

Underneath the coffee bar where I work is a periodicals basket for the The Wall Street Journal, the local paper, and community bulletins. Three days ago during my night shift, I… Continue

How Long it Takes for Someone to Decide They Hate You:

Posted on November 17, 2009 at 9:42pm 13 Comments

The two seconds it takes for them to read the words "think atheist" over your shoulder in a public computer lab.

A complete stranger just walked by, glanced at my screen, made eye contact with me and (rather emphatically) mouthed, "Fuck you."

The Source for Youth Ministry, and More Importantly, "What's a Fo' Sheezy?"

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 11:30pm 5 Comments

I could get into a passionate tirade about the poisonous, manipulative ways through which Christianity and religion indoctrinate children with ideas before giving them a proper chance to come up with their own.

I could. But I want to avoid preaching to the choir - or simply complaining, which I think I covered all too well in my last blog entry. I feel a little bit silly about how incensed I got.

"Thesource4ym.com" is a free, online resource full of discussion ideas,… Continue

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I like classic rpgs, am fanatical about Elliott Smith, and am awfully horribly terribly bad with money. Art, music, and [good] conversations make me happy.
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I choose to live my life on the basis of fact, ethics, and reason. It would be nice to talk to other people who feel the same way.
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Chrono-Synclastic Infundibulum commented on Izzy's blog post 'Christianity : Sexism'
"@Gene Park "The Bible also tells God is not to be represented as either a male or a female." Where does it say that? Also, you have not addressed the many sexist teachings in the Bible. Read 1 Corinthians 11, 1 Corinthians 14, Ephesians 5,…"
Dec 11, 2011
Gene Park commented on Izzy's blog post 'Christianity : Sexism'
"Some believe that Christianity is a male-dominated religion that reduces women to an inferior status. Or there is discrimination based on sexist in the Bible which claims that it is true book. As I am a Christian, I will defend with some reasons…"
Dec 10, 2011
Cooper left a comment for Izzy
"Hi, you should join the West texas atheist group. www.thinkatheist.com/group/westtexasatheists"
May 19, 2010
Shine commented on Izzy's blog post 'A Brief Transcript of a Conversation Overheard in Astronomy Class'
"Playing 30seconds with some friends: Q - Largest mountain range in America? A - Himalayas! Lol, that made my brain hurt."
Apr 14, 2010
kelltrill commented on Izzy's blog post 'A Brief Transcript of a Conversation Overheard in Astronomy Class'
"Walking around on my old campus I always used to hear the most atrocious comments from first year students. I cringe just to think about them. guy A - so did you bang that chick you walked home last night? guy B - no way dude, she had stretch marks.…"
Apr 14, 2010
Shine commented on Izzy's blog post 'So I found this first communion photo in my grandma's "Isabella" album.'
"Oh, Izzy, you totally missed out if you didn't get the "Bride to Jesus" speech! Next to the lamb-shaped cakes covered in shredded coconut, it was the best part about the day! I think that it was prompted by the resemblence of first…"
Dec 15, 2009
Izzy commented on Izzy's blog post 'So I found this first communion photo in my grandma's "Isabella" album.'
"And, "Bride to Jesus" speech? Ewwwww. No. I guess I got lucky there. Please tell me how awful that was hahaha"
Dec 15, 2009
Izzy commented on Izzy's blog post 'So I found this first communion photo in my grandma's "Isabella" album.'
"This response may be longer that seems necessary, but I feel like I have to cover background information. Starting off, by the time I was eight, I was already disgusted with the world and deeply bitter. On that particular day, I felt stupid because…"
Dec 15, 2009
Shine commented on Izzy's blog post 'So I found this first communion photo in my grandma's "Isabella" album.'
"LOL! Izzy, that is the greatest. I so need to scan my old first communion pics. The highlight of the day for me was the giant lamb cake that we each got, and I know that there is a shot of me biting its head off that always makes me laugh. Did you…"
Dec 15, 2009
Lord Atheist commented on Izzy's blog post 'So I found this first communion photo in my grandma's "Isabella" album.'
Dec 15, 2009
Reggie commented on Izzy's blog post 'So I found this first communion photo in my grandma's "Isabella" album.'
"You look a little pissed. Very cute!"
Dec 15, 2009
Izzy commented on Izzy's blog post 'So I found this first communion photo in my grandma's "Isabella" album.'
"Yes, this is me when I was eight years old, and it doesn't bother me at all. I posted it because I think it's hilarious and thought it would make people laugh the way it made me laugh. Please laugh at me."
Dec 15, 2009
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Dec 14, 2009
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Dec 14, 2009
Izzy replied to Misty: Baytheist Living!'s discussion 'An Atheist "Church"'
"I'm sorry if I was unclear; I was referring to a free-thinking camp, not a social environment. I was raised Catholic and up until moving away to college, I attended church every Sunday and went to CCD. I can't remember a time that I did…"
Dec 4, 2009
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At 2:26pm on May 19, 2010, Cooper said…
Hi, you should join the West texas atheist group.
At 10:33pm on November 10, 2009, Reggie said…
Hola and welcome! I hope you are not allergic to puppies. This site is covered in dog hair.
At 6:19pm on November 8, 2009, Shine said…
I've actually never been! I haven't had much free time to make it Austin since I moved to Texas a couple years ago. I have been trying to found out whether or not the ACA's meetings would be worth the trip. (Free time on the weekends is a precious commodity, lol!)
At 7:59am on November 8, 2009, Shine said…
Lol, I can imagine that your mom must have some stories! A UMHB student used to work at my office last year and the day after Obama was elected, he said that the student body was in a panic because they were convinced that the Antichrist was president. Apparently, groups of girls were walking around hysterically crying and preparing for The Rapture. Eek. Have you ever made it down to the ACA in Austin?
At 9:19pm on November 07, 2009, Joop Kruisselbrink gave Izzy a gift
They evolved with us humans and that's what made them the way they are now,I'm glad not to have to have a sabertoothtiger in my room to get a cat I like and live to see it.
At 8:55am on November 7, 2009, Shine said…
I just realized after reading your blog post that you live in San Angelo. I'm taking classes at a community college in Temple, TX and I have heard a few amazing conversations like this. Eavesdropping at a Bible Belt school always pays off, lol! Although sometimes it's really hard not to burst out laughing...
At 8:51pm on November 6, 2009, Frink said…
Haha, nice Rumsfeld quote!
At 1:33am on November 5, 2009, Gaytor said…
Hi Izzy. Welcome to the community. I like the Rummy Quote. If I can help with anything feel free to ask.


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