I just thought I'd pass this along.
Yesterday, we asked you to respond to Judge Vaughn Walker's request for public comment on potentially televising the Prop 8 federal trial that starts Monday. In less than 24 hours, an amazing 82,103 people have signed the letter from the Courage Campaign Institute and CREDO Action.
Despite Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling below (please read on), we still need you to sign the letter. With… Continue
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on January 6, 2010 at 8:44pm —
We had a win with the Atheist Bus Campaign, in my home state of Tasmania in Australia with the 1st “Atheism – Celebrate Reason!” signs on the side of busses around our capital city.
Please find out more from my blog post All aboard Tasmanian… Continue
Added by Jin-oh Choi on January 6, 2010 at 9:45am —
I'm a Christian. Ya'll hate me. I get it. But, while I'm here, I hope to bridge the gap a little between us. I don't plan on converting you or anything ridiculous like that. I don't have the time and let's face it, you don't want to listen anyways. Rather, I prefer to show you that not all of us are lunatics.
So, for starters, here's an example of something "logical" that we can relate on. Not ALL Christians believe in a young earth. In fact, the idea to me is rather silly. I like to… Continue
Added by Altis Fosteson on January 6, 2010 at 1:55am —
Americans’ Role Seen in Uganda Anti-Gay Push
By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
KAMPALA, Uganda — Last March, three American evangelical Christians, whose teachings about “curing” homosexuals have been widely discredited in the United States, arrived here in Uganda’s capital to give a series of talks.
The theme of the event, according to Stephen Langa, its Ugandan organizer, was “the gay agenda — that whole hidden and dark agenda” — and the threat homosexuals posed to Bible-based… Continue
Added by Frank on January 5, 2010 at 12:21pm —
What does one reply to these statements about evolution:
1. Although there have been demonstrable changes within a species, there has never been any evidence to suggest that a species can change into a different species.
2. Most mutations are negative to the species and thus aren't advantageous to the theory of evolution.
These two questions seem to me to be the best arguments creationism (pseudo-science though it is) has to offer (I know they are arguments… Continue
Added by Keith A. Szilagyi on January 5, 2010 at 8:30am —
Yes dear christian?
Do you think its a coincidence that...
of billions of stars and planets in the many galaxies, only earth has life, and abundance of it?
the sun is 400 times the size of the earth's moon, 400 times further away from earth than the moon, yet they look both proportionally the same size in our sky?
the sun lights the days nicely, while the moon glimmers in the night sweetly and the clouds bring forth rain to… Continue
Added by Mr Good Without God on January 5, 2010 at 2:57am —
My entire life I belonged to a church; even as an infant the indoctrination had begun. For the first 22 years of my life, I missed scarcely over 2 dozen church services. I attended youth functions, summer camps, and other various church activities. I grew up in a small town surrounded by family and friends who were all believers to varying degree's. In school I had heard evolution mentioned once, maybe twice and even then it was only a mention without explanation. Through the years I had a few… Continue
Added by Mr Good Without God on January 4, 2010 at 9:26pm —
So I was watching this ridiculous show called "Trading Spouses" today. The premise of the show is that two families from different parts of the country with different ways of life trade a spouse for a few weeks. In this particular episode one family is a new age, somewhat free thinking family while the other is a typical christian family from the south(except for the mother). I can almost guarantee that this woman has very little knowledge of the bible and clearly has no knowledge of any other… Continue
Added by Jim Stachowski on January 4, 2010 at 6:39pm —
I've been uploading pictures to my album and realized I have a ton of cat pictures. What can I say...I love my cats.
Added by Ashley Will on January 4, 2010 at 2:25pm —
Sometimes my Theist family makes me want to SCREAM!
I can feel that there is a divide forming in my relationships with them... but especially with my mother and brother. I guess my mother's "zealot" habits aren't REALLY her fault... she's an impressionable and passive woman who was brought up in the "Deep South Bible Belt." Still... an excuse for irrationality and harrassment of "Heretics" doesn't make the pain any less for me.
Recently, I was extremely shocked! I couldn't sleep… Continue
Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on January 4, 2010 at 12:36pm —
because christianity keeps your sexual desires in… Continue
Added by Jim Stachowski on January 4, 2010 at 10:45am —
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 8:47am —
When scientists don't know something — like why the universe came into being or how the first self-replicating molecules formed — they admit it. Pretending to know things one doesn't know is a profound liability in science. And yet it is the life-blood of faith-based religion. One of the monumental ironies of religious discourse can be found in the frequency with which people of faith praise themselves for their humility, while claiming to know facts about cosmology, chemistry and biology that… Continue
Added by Dan on January 4, 2010 at 8:20am —
"The decline of Rome was the natural and inevitable effect of immoderate greatness. Continue
Prosperity ripened the principle of decay; the causes of destruction multiplied
with the extent of conquest; and as soon as time or accident had removed
the artificial supports, the stupendous fabric yielded to
the pressure of its own weight."
Edward Gibbon – The Decline and Fall…
Added by Dan on January 4, 2010 at 7:30am —
I'm not sure if anyone else has seen this on the news but i decided to put up an article about the custody battle between a lesbian couple.
By Amir Efrati
There is an interesting custody battle underway in Vermont and Virginia that involves religion, same-sex unions, and artificial insemination.
Janet Jenkins and Lisa Miller were joined in a civil union in Vermont in 2001. Miller later moved to Virginia in 2003, renounced homosexuality and became an evangelical… Continue
Added by ladymoonage on January 4, 2010 at 12:44am —
New Year's Eve, I was at home getting ready to go out and my mom was watching a Lifetime movie on TV. The movie was about a Christian mother and her homosexual son and the mother's struggles to try to "cure" her son against his wishes. During the movie, I told my mom, "Movies like this make me wonder how you and Dad would react if [my sister] Kim or I were to come out as homosexual, or if we changed our religion or something." She responded, "Well, you basically did. You never go to church… Continue
Added by Kristi on January 3, 2010 at 7:29pm —
I have noticed that many TV shows have blatant religious undertones to them. I was watching a show called "Criminal Minds" about the FBI's Quantico unit to catch psycho killers, and one episode had a father who performs exorcism and ultimately leads to killing people, who actually are not possessed by demons. So cut to the final scene, an FBI agent, who is also a former catholic, who happens to walk up to a church, queue slow music and the camera angle to give it's presents a sort of awe-struck… Continue
Added by Jake W. Andrews on January 3, 2010 at 4:17pm —
From Mission America
"As we close 2009, America is once more forced to confront the ongoing threat of terrorism.”Safety" for the citizens of the United States is foremost in everyone’s mind.
And yet we still face huge unresolved issues on the domestic front. For every parent, the future of our children is always top on our list. How do we make sure our kids are secure next year and in… Continue
Added by Danielle on January 3, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Added by Johnny on January 3, 2010 at 5:00am —
I (as we all do) have opinions on everything in life, from political issues to my favourite football team. I welcome criticism because it challenges what I think and either strengthens my viewpoint or (in rare cases) changes my opinion. My perspective is important to others when it comes time to vote because the outcome of elections impact on people’s lives, but other than that my opinions can have no negative effect on other people whatsoever.
I refer to the following taken from… Continue
Added by Dan the anti-theist on January 3, 2010 at 4:54am —