My friend Tim is an Fundamentalist, or as he puts it a "Bible-believing Christian." As an atheist, I think it's perfectly fine to have a fundamentalist friend, afterall... it's not like their dogma is going to persuade us, right? So, what's the harm in being friends with them? To my knowledge, Tim has no idea that I'm an atheist, and I will never tell him. We have been friends since I was a sophomore in high school and I don't wish to ruin that relationship. I thought it was funny that many of… Continue
Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on January 28, 2010 at 10:39am —
Now that Howard Zinn has died, may we all reflect on his legacy and what we can do to continue to educate.
see article here
His A People's History of the United States
opened my eyes. Zinn's essays, lectures, and interviews changed lives and opened minds. May we remain open minded and never compromise under the power structure of religion and greed.
Added by Cat on January 28, 2010 at 5:40am —
I had joined the Mid-Michigan Atheists and Humanists (MMAH) back in December, but failed to attend the December meeting. So January I decided to grab my Best friend and head up there to see what it is all about. First thing I want to mention, the meetup was at Old Great Wall Buffet, and maybe I was not in the mood for chinese, but the food was not very impressive. I did meet an interesting gentleman from Battle Creek who really liked to talk about the Center for Inquiry in Grand Rapids, MI… Continue
Added by Jake W. Andrews on January 28, 2010 at 12:18am —
1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, Who had his dwelling among the tombs
2 And no man could bind him, no, not with chains: Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man… Continue
Added by Anti-Mike on January 27, 2010 at 11:10pm —
The gilded cage of belief
The preacher dude was going over the story of Genesis. You know the one with Adam, Eve, a walking, talking snake and a tree with really tasty fruit that you can’t eat. He was making a lot of crappy points that I could dissect, but I’m only going to talk about the reason he gave for placing the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in the garden in the first place.
Of course, my atheist friends will be familiar with the old argument that if god is all… Continue
Added by Andrew on January 27, 2010 at 9:36pm —
This site shows a cooperation between secular and religious. It shows that when things get desperate enough 'thinking' people can come together in spite of ideological differences to battle 'radicalism'. To further this point there have almost always been religious people who have been involved in legally opposing the teaching of creationism in the public schools.
Science education is at risk… Continue
Added by Wesley on January 27, 2010 at 9:01pm —
I've been writing this series over on my blog http://AngietheAntiTheist.blogspot.com I've put this passage in it's entirety here, and the links for comments on this post, and follow-up posts in the series, are provided at the end.
Looking at "The Woman's Role in the Home" by Christian homeschooling mother Rachel Harkins makes me want to wash out my eyes with bleach. Or acid.
I enjoy coming up with acrostics… Continue
Added by Angie the Anti-Theist on January 27, 2010 at 8:14pm —
Ok, I admit it. I'm becoming more an Apatheist rather than an Atheist. The more I live my life, the more that I realize just how irrelevant the question of whether or not a deity really exists plays a role in my day to day life.
Do I believe that a 'god' exists? Probably not. But then again, answering the question doesn't really play much of a role in my life when you compare it to the mundane things that I still have to do in my life--like work, pay my bills, pay taxes, and spend… Continue
Added by Philip Laureano on January 26, 2010 at 6:32pm —
I don't think any single one of us is ignorant as to who VenomFangX is. Indeed, we all know that name.
I first became part of the whole online atheist community after VFX's second(?) goodbye. In fact, for most of my time on YouTube, VFX was not there... somebody else was manning his account. The first time VFX was active during my time was quite recently. He made all of two or three videos before going away again
The saga of VenomFangX is an interesting one to me.… Continue
Added by Nathan Hevenstone on January 26, 2010 at 1:38pm —
So there are quite a bit of atheist comedians out there....and so far Patton Oswalt is the funniest in my opinion. He was on that show "King of Queens" which im sure most Americans have seen. Of course in that show his real humor wasnt in effect due to censorship. Anyone else know of any good Atheist… Continue
Added by Jim Stachowski on January 26, 2010 at 9:06am —
Adriana put up an excellent vid
on Intelligent Design. It's not getting attention likely to the title because it's so absurd. The absurdity lends to the great speech that goes on within. I used this vid this morning as bait on Facebook and tested the waters of a new direction in the ID debate. Call it the religion that it is, and use that to wedge out Christians.
Many of us have heard of the… Continue
Added by Gaytor on January 26, 2010 at 12:30am —
A Christian mentioned to me a few days ago that it's disgusting how Allah tells Muslims to kill all non-believers in the Koran. I would just like to point out, if for no one's benefit but my own, that the bible says exactly the same thing. Christianity is a religion as violent as the Islamic faith, whether its adherents share that violent tendency or not, and it is absurd for Christians to say their's is a "religion of love."
The book of… Continue
Added by kelltrill on January 25, 2010 at 10:00pm —
For those that have me on thier Facebook you might already know some of this story. Right before the holidays, I hurt my back and went into the ER (As there is no Sick Call on shoreduty), and told that I just hurt my back in muscle strain and gave me a muscle relaxant shot and sent me home. They made an appointment for me to get an xray done of my back to see if there was any problems. In the xray they said that they saw something there. It looked to be about 3-5cm in diameter but couldnt tell… Continue
Added by Matthew on January 25, 2010 at 9:52pm —
It hasn't quite set in yet. I've already cried, but it still isn't real. I can't believe my grandfather, Charles Crum, has passed on. He was the kindest, sweetest man and a Southern Baptist preacher until he retired within the last few years. He also compiled a family history, which now means so much to me. I'm glad he was able to finish it. After having some chest pains a couple weeks ago, he was admitted to the hospital where complications mounted.
First, the doctors put two stints… Continue
Added by Cara Coleen on January 25, 2010 at 5:35pm —
For a while now I've been a member of a forum called CARM.org (Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry... run by a Calvinist). On there I met a "Christian". I put "Christian" in quotes because they have officially rejected this title as of last week mainly because of their experience with other more fundamentalist Christians. This person I met was a Christian by virtue of believing Jesus is the messiah... but that's it. They reject the Old Testament entirely, they accept Evolution and the… Continue
Added by Nathan Hevenstone on January 25, 2010 at 4:32pm —
In Moscow more that 204 parishioners at an Orthodox church became ill after drinking Holy Water. The Holy Water was obtained from a stagnant lake. Story
So far it appears that no one has died.
Now to pick on the victims. Maybe if you didn't spend your Sunday's getting lessons from a Bronze Age God, you would move forward in life and understanding. Adding water treatment… Continue
Added by Gaytor on January 25, 2010 at 4:00pm —
The QWERTY keyboard was designed by a man (C. Latham Sholes
to be specific). I could stop there and say that so was God and that would do. But that actually wasn't my point. But it IS a good one!!
The arms of the old typewriters had an annoying tendency to jam. If you typed too fast or used letters that were too close to each other they would clash with each other. This was a major stumbling block for the typewriter. In… Continue
Added by Liam on January 25, 2010 at 12:03pm —
Oh wow, this is two days in a row that my inbox has had a treat waiting for me! Mike Adams, author of yesterday's comedic gem from the webzine Natural News
, has just penned a biting retort to the resultant fury of those pesky skeptics.
As to my criticism yesterday regarding Adams' utter disregard for providing hyperlinks to support his statements, he seems to have amended this journalistic oversight as this new article… Continue
Added by Shine on January 25, 2010 at 7:30am —
All I can say is, can somebody hook a brother up
When Mr. Timothy Huxton* opened his son Timmy Jr's bedroom door, he was shocked to see his little boy's innocent white hiney nestled into the 9ft Na'vi doll he bought himself for his son's birthday. Continue
"The demonic characteristics of the Na'vi become obvious when one pays close attention. Their thick lips, suspicious hair styles, tight…
Added by Rooker on January 24, 2010 at 4:00pm —
I am on the mailing list of many, err, "interesting" websites; the crazier the site, the more likely that I am to sign up for email updates. How could anyone turn down a daily dose of hilarity delivered right to their inbox? This morning, I discovered a comedic gem lurking in my unread mail.
Why do I find today's offering to be particularly funny? Because it is an article lambasting the supposed views of some ambiguous group of skeptics with no citations, references, or… Continue
Added by Shine on January 24, 2010 at 9:30am —