God is the one that puts right and wrong into beings flying around fire in the giant black hostile space. Poetry runs out of the hands of the life made in His image. No matter what religion you belong to you have to face the fact that you also belong to one family of humans on one rock. I could never make someone believe in Jesus Christ and accept the forgivness given by Him from God HImself. I believe strongly though that we humans all need forgiveness from God because we offend Him. The…Continue
made a silly sketch for youtube. Please check it out, and share with friends if you like it. Not safe for work. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJPzfok1XDk
Our planet is a closed system.
There are a limited number of compounds in our earthly ecology, but still plenty enough to combine in various ways to do amazing things like cure infections and vaccinate against diseases. These are HUGE game changers in our evolution as a species. We are the first...the very first creatures in known existence that can willfully control our reproduction.
Medical advances snowball. All it takes is one good advance, one leap of science to cause an…Continue
Every Sunday, my niece comes over for tutoring. While I was discussing the lesson to my niece, my mom sat beside us and listened. She usually do this and it does not bother me but today was different. My mom had this look on her face that made me a bit uncomfortable. I tried to ignore her but I was so interested as to why she looked at me that way that when I was done tutoring my niece I immediately asked her. She told me you know, you're good at teaching and you know a lot of things,…Continue
Religious apologists often have a single stumbling block question to my "The right to swing your fist ends where another man's nose begins" mentality.
To be perfectly honest, I don't care what you worship, who you worship or how you worship as long as it doesn't bother me or kill innocents. Seems like a pretty liberal mentality until you stop and really consider just how much religion does indeed 'bother' me by using the tax system as a moral enforcement code.
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on January 29, 2011 at 11:53pm — No Comments
I will start with a short anecdote
When the war started 20 years ago in my country I didn't know very much about my religion, especially what it was called because I didn't know others existed. In my eyes all I had to do is believe in god, fold my hands in prayer and ask for little things to happen and learn bunch of thing from the catechism. My priest came to me and asked me what my fathers faith was. I didn't know. Then he sad something and I agreed because I believed he sad the…Continue
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You know when you think about it, all the things that god has done in the bible, it always boils down to him always needing something from people, think about it. God always needed something didn't he? Always commanding people to do stuff for him, "Save these people Jonah." "Save those people Mosses." "Do this, do that."
The only thing that God did himself, was himself, but again God need people to do that for him too didn't he? He need a vessel to make himself. And he made sure that the…
I received an automated phone message today from the mayor's office of Tampa, reminding the good citizens of Tampa Bay to "behave responsibly" at Gasparilla. I'm stunned! (Despite this, I am still able to type.)
I can't believe that government dollars were spent on this! In the context of TA, why the fuck would they even need to send messages in the first place!? This is a Christian nation, right? What's the percentage of…Continue
Added by Andrea Steele on January 28, 2011 at 12:09am — No Comments
This, then, reminds me of some of my favorite quotes by Carl Sagan:
Who is more humble? The…Continue
Added by Chuck C on January 27, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
There are those who think that
Life is nothing left to chance
A host of holy horrors to direct
our anguish at.
A planet of playthings
We dance on the strings
of powers we cannot perceive
The stars all colide
All the gods are aligned
things better to give than recieve.
My eyes look away from everyone I come in contact with
I’ve tried to stop it but the problem still exists
I can’t place myself out in the open
When there are…
Counting the hours put in cannot be done
I’ve given some of my best smiles to you
Damn I’ve given some of my best tears too
Frankly I’m tired of waiting for the growth promised
Am I really the creator of our problems
Should I work to solve them
By catching a train without a chance for you to explain
I just don’t know where as if I care
Then you can tell everyone your tales
You say I am master of heartbreak and…Continue
My 9-year-old daughter would like to spend a month this summer visiting her cousins in Texas. Her cousins are the children of my ex-wife's sister. She and her husband run an evangelical Christian youth ministry from their very large home. In addition to their 4 children, they have adopted at least 2 more (I've lost count), and usually have 10-15 other preteens and teens on site most days as part of their mentoring program. Their project is to prepare misfit teens to become better…Continue
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