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Stardust

DustBuster2a What is the nature of interstellar dust? How does it affect the starlight that passes through it? What can be done to locate and catalog the numerous, small, tenuous dust clouds that populate our galaxy at the higher latitudes? Is it possible to somehow vacuum under my refrigerator without moving the damn…
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Added by Brad Snowder on September 27, 2014 at 7:32pm — 2 Comments

Atheist Group to Give Invocation at City Council Meeting in Huntsville, Alabama

I'm sure they will get hate mail, but it sounds like this city council wants to do the right thing.

In an email between the invocation coordinator and the atheist leader, the coordinator says, "We recognize that your drawing from the Free Thought Tradition will mean there will be no references to God, but in your own words, 'will offer some inspiration, ethical principles/norms, challenges for civic virtue, wisdom, and/or something else that will help those present…

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Added by John Gibbs on September 24, 2014 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

Mr Happy's Bible Primer

This is a nice little gem on Uncyclopedia

Check out the full Children's book…

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Added by Davis Goodman on September 24, 2014 at 2:51am — 5 Comments

What do you do with the anger?

My family and I left Christianity for 4 years ago.  The main reason was/is the hatred being constantly on display at our church.  This hatred wasn't visible to us before Barack Obama was President, but now it's evident in so many other areas besides politics.



My wife and kids are doing well as Atheists.  I, on the other hand, am probably not.  I find myself constantly dealing with anger issues.

I'm angry that my family had to go through this rejection by the people we…

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Added by dataguy on September 20, 2014 at 5:12pm — 7 Comments

Aftermath

I'm in the midst of a deep depression, and I have been trying to figure out why. I know why. Every little mile stone time wise is a reminder of the 2nd child I would have had... And perhaps the only other child I would have had...



I have had a very hard time with this because I know the people on TA would say (did say) it was for the best. I already have one abusive baby's daddy to contend with for the rest of my life, I didn't need a bipolar homicidal rapist in addition to that.… Continue

Added by Belle Rose on September 20, 2014 at 2:42am — 9 Comments

PI = 4

Added by _Robert_ on September 16, 2014 at 8:53pm — 5 Comments

Invictus

Invictus

BY WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY

Out of the night that covers me,
      Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
      For my unconquerable soul.


In the fell clutch of…
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Added by Marinda on September 11, 2014 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Solid light could compute previously unsolvable problems

Solid light could compute previously unsolvable problems Date: September 9, 2014 Source: Princeton University, Engineering School Summary: Researchers have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter. As part of an effort to develop exotic materials such as room-temperature superconductor http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140909130810.htm

Added by ɐuɐz ǝllǝıuɐp on September 11, 2014 at 1:20pm — 5 Comments

Atheist related movies

There are lots of Movies and Documentaries worth watching for Atheists and the following are good guides:

HubPages has a selection of 20 films and docs with a synopsis and explanation why an atheist will appreciate the…

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Added by Davis Goodman on September 10, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Maciej Matiaszowski -- all for theistic goals

atheist coming out

the brights

naturalists

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center for pragmatic buddhism

atheist buddhists

nah



theistic goals

all of them are for theistic goals

give me antitheism

yeah



ignosticism

agnosticism

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scepticism

pantheism

rationalists

physicalist

agnostics

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Added by Maciej Matiaszowski on September 10, 2014 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Death With Dignity -the Gillian Bennett story.

Deadatnoon.com is a website created by Gillian Bennett, 84, diagnosed with dementia (Alzheimer's) three years ago. Her disposition about choosing the right time to terminate is both admirable and sobering. I truly hope her blog can be an inspiration to others who feel it important to die with a morsel of dignity. 

Added by Ed on September 9, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

U.S. Air Force Does Away With Enlistment Oath Option.

Until October 30 of last year there was an option to omit the words "so help me God" from the enlistment oath required by recruits/re-enlisting veterans of the USAF. Now they have dropped this option and made it statutory to pay homage to a god during enlistment/re-enlistment.

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/9/5/atheist-airforceoath.html

Two steps forward, one step…

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Added by Ed on September 8, 2014 at 8:26am — 2 Comments

Nirvana at last...or something like it

"In the Buddhist context nirvana refers to the stillness of mind after the fires of desire, aversion, and delusion have been finally extinguished" A still mind does not necessarily need to be without conflict, worry, doubt, or even feeling. It doesn't mean that you've reached some kind of metaphorical floating on clouds, or earthly heaven. It doesn't mean you are necessarily even happy. 



When you suddenly realize the simplicity of life...And the simplicity of yourself. When you… Continue

Added by Belle Rose on September 8, 2014 at 1:25am — No Comments

A Bible Club won't offend anyone!

On having a Bible Club at our High School.



"We've got all kinds of religions that want a bible club! We're very diverse! We've got Methodists, Pentecostals, Baptists, Catholics... and more I am probably missing! You'll find all those religions in the club."

 That was the argument supporting the club against anyone who might think we're only serving one religion. The thing that get's my goat was that he didn't say that as an excuse or alternate way to see diversity, the guy…

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Added by Dave Anonymous on September 5, 2014 at 2:03pm — 6 Comments

The tale of the twelve officers

The tale of the Twelve Officers by Mark Vuletik:

It was, of course, sad to hear that Ms. K had been slowly raped and murdered by a common thug over the course of one hour and fifty-five minutes; but when I found out that the ordeal had taken place in plain sight of twelve fully-armed off-duty police officers, who ignored her terrified cries for help, and instead just watched…

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Added by Davis Goodman on August 27, 2014 at 3:04am — 5 Comments

Birthday Present

   My birthday is coming up very soon and my parents usually send me a little something every year. This year is a bit different. I received my new testament bible from 1995 (when I was 9) that I purposely boxed up with the rest of my parents bibles as they moved out of state. My father left a note saying he found it and wanted to return it to me, also saying, "Always remember your mom and I pray for you and I hope you find comfort in these pages of the bible and the knowledge of god who…

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Added by Caila Rowe on August 26, 2014 at 1:29am — 15 Comments

A Great Tactic I Learned from David Silverman & One Reason I'm Proud to be an Atheist

A recent discussion here made me think of something I learned from American Atheist president David Silverman a few months ago.  At the beginning of a discussion in a Church, with a veteran Christian apologist (I wish I could find a link) he ask the mostly Christian crowd to think about something.  He asked them to think about what it would take for them to change their mind and decide there was no God.  This was Dave's ace in the hole.

A little later in the discussion, Dave asked the…

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Added by dataguy on August 23, 2014 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

My Dad and the Communist Spies



Yep Today I learned something. It's about something that happened to me about 40 years ago. I was 18 and went to see my dad. He was in his barn, tending to his favorite cow. I said I was planning to go to college. He said if I went to Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville,…
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Added by Brad Snowder on August 20, 2014 at 2:39pm — 2 Comments

Breaking Free

I'd like to share a little more about my history, to elucidate some of the reasons why I remain a closet atheist, besides the financial and familial reasons I've already described on this blog.

I was raised Lutheran, but my parents were not very regular church-goers.  I went through Confirmation, and was a regular church attender and choir member as a teenager.  Then I went to college, and immediately stopped attending church.  So when I got out on my own in my early 20s, I continued…

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Added by A. T. Heist on August 20, 2014 at 9:56am — 5 Comments

Self-Awarenss: The only way to recover

I have come to realize that not everything about me can be changed. I had hopes that I would one day be "healed"......I will never be healed. But I will be self-aware.



I have given up the notion that my brain will heal and go back to a pre-trauma state. I suppose it could happen if I continue down my road to recovery, but I can no longer "wait" to be "healed" before I start living life again. I have lost precious years of my life. I have blocks of my life that I do not remember, but… Continue

Added by Belle Rose on August 20, 2014 at 2:54am — 1 Comment

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