January 2013 Blog Posts (60)

Westboro Baptist Church

I have had the enlightening experience of being both Christian and atheist in my 31 years on this planet, so I am able to look at the Westboro Baptist Church through both sets of eyes. 



I followed the WBC story as I have always been intrigued by cults; particularly the way in which cults snare high functioning intelligent adults. Through my own studies regarding these issues, I came to the realisation that, as a Christian, I too was in a cult. I am now an outspoken atheist, free…

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Added by Brenda Lee on January 15, 2013 at 5:33am — 20 Comments

Being an Atheist in a Muslim Community

There are lots of minorities in many countries. But these minorities were mostly based on etnic and/or religious groups. However being an Atheist, detaches you from the society based on your own thoughts or decisions. In a Muslim community, religion is very powerful in daily life. It seperates believers from non believers in a cunning sense. For instance; obtaining a proper position in a governmental/state organization, or even in private companies…

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Added by Cem USLU on January 14, 2013 at 4:34am — 25 Comments

Ridding ourselves of humanity's self centrality: The Importance of Inclusivity

I'm going to go over a few instances of such and then explain why I think it's a problem.

It seems that one constant in humanity has been that we have always thought we were...special.

You and I, right now are living in a special time. It is the peak of human civilization. Many realize this and feel that ultimately something special is going to happen. Such as the 2012 predictions that the Mayans may or may not have made. Perhaps Jesus is coming back. Perhaps,…

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Added by dragotron on January 14, 2013 at 2:11am — No Comments

Great stuff as always! Informational & entertaining. Thank you so much for bringing a worthwhile "Sunday School". This is much better than the religious nonsense I grew up with and carried into adult…

Great stuff as always! Informational & entertaining. Thank you so much for bringing a worthwhile "Sunday School". This is much better than the religious nonsense I grew up with and carried into adulthood.

Jonathan

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Added by Jonathan Krasick on January 13, 2013 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Why Jesus (if he existed) Ain't Coming Back -The Bible Version.

Most Christians believe that Jesus will return one day to save them from us godless heathens and "take them up into the clouds"--but if they actually read their bibles they would realize that it ain't gonna happen.  Nope, never.  See the following excerpt from our book which explains why:



"Although Christianity was practiced shortly after the supposed “death” of Jesus Christ, in the Roman Empire it only…

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Added by Cathy Cooper on January 13, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Pledge of Allegiance problem in school

Hiya. My name is Ash...

I go to a high school  in the state of Georgia, and I am currently taking AP US History.

I do not say the pledge, and I do not stand.

I do not say it because I know America is not "under God" and I know there is not "liberty and justice for all."

I choose not to stand because I don't want to stand for a country, that I believe, does not stand for me.

I have not stood for the pledge since 8th grade, and I'm currently in 11th. I have never had any…

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Added by Ashley Johnson on January 13, 2013 at 7:43am — 34 Comments

Speech I gave about God

 

In my public speaking class, we were assigned to write a speech. The speech needed to use either facts or emotional appeal to persuade the audience. I wrote this in a very short amount of time. Haha... I got one slow clap by a nice girl in my class. A boy in the front row said he lost all respect for me. What do you guys think of it?













God is Imaginary



            I used to…

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Added by Ashley Johnson on January 13, 2013 at 6:51am — 1 Comment

But it's a Dry Heat

Geene Courtney, Sausage Queen. Sponsored by the Zion Meat Company during National Hot Dog Week, 1955. The Fiery Furnace

Daniel 1:1 to 3:30



1:1 The Lord allowed King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon to conquer Judah and take the Jewish people captive. King Neb called his number one chief castrated slave and told him to pick some of the brighter Jews to come live in the palace and learn to speak the local language. One of them was Daniel. The…

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Added by Brad Snowder on January 12, 2013 at 10:34pm — 1 Comment

The Age Of The Earth, According To Human History.

I'm Sure That Everyone On Here Is Aware That Creationist Claim That The Earth (And Subsequently The Whole Entire Universe) Is Only About 6000 Years Old.

Now I Know That There Are Many Methods Of Scientific Dating That Shows Us That The Earth And The Universe Are Much Much MUCH Older Than 6000 Years Old.

And I Sort Of Understand The Processes And Methods Used, Like Radioactive Decay, But To Someone That Is Far Less Scientifically Literate Than Me, Those Methods Just Mean…

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Added by Horacio Martinez on January 8, 2013 at 12:48am — 9 Comments

Dem Dry Bones

Figuratively speaking... The Valley of Dry Bones

Ezekiel 18:1 to 48:35



18:1 Repent for your sins and God will have mercy. It's not your father's fault you’re being punished. God judges you individually. Sin, sin, sin, tsk tsk tsk, your sins have been many. The people of Tyre are a bunch of sinners and the Babylonians will beat their asses and punish…

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Added by Brad Snowder on January 6, 2013 at 11:54am — 2 Comments

Are You a Couragous Believer?

I f you believe in a god or doctrine, and you wish to be a truly loving and wise person and raise loving and wise children, do you have the courage to tell your children:

  • that people with differing beliefs are still good people?
  • that people may find different ways to find comfort and meaning and these…
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Added by Karen Loethen on January 6, 2013 at 7:15am — No Comments

Live Like A Heathen, Die Like A Saint.

It is interesting that a creature such as ourselves could walk upon this earth for seventy or eighty years and live a narcissistic, self absorbed, hedonistic lifestyle and not a give a damn about anything or anyone and then, at the very end of things, express repentance and seek that divine forgiveness that grants everlasting life in the hereafter. If this is how it could truly work in a world where the supernatural actually existed it seems like you're being a sacred scoundrel of sorts.…

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Added by Ed on January 5, 2013 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Totally Braced to be Crucified for This....

I personally agree with T-foot on this.

Misogyny is a real problem.  In a world where rape is still used by militaries to demoralize a country's people, how could this be denied?  In a world where girls are kidnapped and forced into prostitution in droves, how could this be denied?  In a world where women's struggle for equal pay and reproductive…

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Added by Kim on January 5, 2013 at 12:34am — 60 Comments

Atheism is not Rebellion against YOUR god

On the internet I often read posts by theists of all religious affiliations accusing atheists as believers rebelling against god. That’s right, we non-believers actually do believe in god, and we also believe that we’ll burn forever in the fiery pits of hell when we die, and we want this to happen, because we just love to sin. Oh we so do and I speak for every atheist alive here because they’re just like me, sin loving, faggot supporting infidels rebelling against our mighty creator because…

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Added by Rationalism4000 on January 4, 2013 at 11:40am — 3 Comments

Why are only 25% of Atheist Women?

I have a 4 year old daughter and have a small battle on my hands to protect her from her mother's 'spirituality' and loose association with a church. I recently discovered that approximately only 25% of atheists are women.

Away from clichés about lonely middle aged women finding god, I've been pondering what are the other pitfalls that snare women in to the grips of organised religion or having independent spiritual faith?

Without wanting to brainwash my daughter myself, in…

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Added by Gavin Martin on January 4, 2013 at 8:00am — 28 Comments

Al-jezeera buys Current TV

A half billion dollars later Al-jezeera is the new owner of Current TV.  This should level the playing ground some what here in the US. We now have another news source to counter the corporate propaganda spewed out by the likes of CNN, FOX, NBC, etc.

They are not to be taken lightly. Whether they have a specific agenda remains to be seen.

2012

  • Webby People's Choice Award for News and Politics in the online film…
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Added by Ed on January 3, 2013 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Good guys and bad guys

The buzz from the bible thumpers I am obligated to interact with is a blame game lately.

All of these awful things happen everywhere, and apparently if we just let their sky friend into our schools it would be a thing of the past.

I know this idea isn't new by any means, but why does it never occur to people that since god is the one doling out the violence, actively or passively and people go to hell - or jail for disobedience who is the cop and who is the robber?

I'm…

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Added by Sarah Nowell on January 3, 2013 at 1:38am — 1 Comment

Nihilism: A Rebel Only in My Mind.

...I think I was born a nihilist. Of course, the public image of a nihilist is a ridiculous stereotype: rebel without a cause, mad bomber, etc. I am a rebel only in my mind, and I have never purposely injured anyone. In my daily life I lead a quiet existence and conform to most of the idiotic expectations of my fellow man. As one sociologist observed, mores develop a life of their own. Few people actually agree with them, but each person thinks that everyone else does.…

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Added by Codie L Miller on January 2, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Death of Liberty: Denny Burk, Hobby Lobby, and Religious Tyranny

In America, religious liberty is disappearing, or at least that is what Denny Burk would have you believe. In a …

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Added by Jeremy Barger on January 1, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments

I Need Help With Some Information

I read somewhere about a survey or study about how the less Religious a country is, the more peaceful it is. I think it was called the Pew Global Peace Index or something like that. I know it has do with Pew, but whenever I tried to look up the diagram of this information, I end up with nothing.

So if anyone has a link to this information and could send it to me, I would greatly appreciate it :)

Added by Horacio Martinez on January 1, 2013 at 1:07pm — 2 Comments

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