The author of this piece makes some real doozies of… Continue
Added by Velogiraptor on February 28, 2010 at 9:55pm —
I live in a small town in Idaho. Idaho is not known nationally for it's open-mindedness or acceptedness, but I'm in the middle of nature and I don't have to play well with others if I don't want to, so it's never bothered me. My husband is disabled so he stays home with our two daughters (and snowmobiles!), and I am a full-time nursing student. By full-time, I mean I have no life except nursing school. It's the toughest thing I've ever done.
I love my fellow students,… Continue
Added by M on February 28, 2010 at 8:30pm —
hey all! my apologies for missing last week's recap. my computer caught a nasty cold and required some time in the shop. i'm going to do my utmost to catch us all up by including links to content that would have appeared in last week's edition. bear with me!
morality and religion: are they genetic adaptations?… Continue
Added by Nelson on February 28, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Added by Johnny on February 28, 2010 at 5:00am —
This is has made me so mad I have a migraine!!!!
Incredible!!! Speechless!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecsq69lG_D4&feature=player_embedded
Added by Doug on February 27, 2010 at 7:09pm —
Apparently, some of the attendees at my freethought shorts program a couple weeks ago were "rocked" by the presentation. There were about 20 humanists in attendance at this particular meeting, and I did not ask for demographic information (against my instinct) before I agreed to visit the group. I was at least 20 years younger than 95% of the group. Upon this realization, it was clear that independent films were not likely their forte.
The program of films that I'm… Continue
Added by Andrea Steele on February 27, 2010 at 2:27pm —
Why is there a God?
There a billions of stars in a galaxy and millions of galaxies in the universe. Many of these stars aren't even medium yellow like our sun. The odds of a planet forming to Earth-like standards are actually microscopic, even if other planet types can form the basics of life. Our planet is one tiny speck in a vast universe. I would almost call it insignificant.
What makes you think we're the center of some grand cosmic scheme of some importance?
If God is so… Continue
Added by Mario Rodgers on February 27, 2010 at 1:00pm —
President Barack Obama has burnished his Christian credentials, courted Jewish support and preached outreach toward Muslims. On Friday, his administration will host a group that fits none of the above: America's nonbelievers.… Continue
Added by Aric on February 26, 2010 at 3:56am —
Hello my lovely heathens!
I wanted to open up a space here to get some constructive criticism and suggestions on internship positions at Think Atheist. For those of you who don't yet know, I have become the first official Think Atheist intern, and have been helping Morgan out behind the scenes getting a lot of grunt work off the ground for the website. However, one of the goals I assigned to myself as a part of my work here was to help design a more dedicated internship program to… Continue
Added by Laura on February 25, 2010 at 12:25am —
Added by Aric on February 24, 2010 at 11:43pm —
This is in response to a question posted on another blog:
The OP mentioned a Jehovah's Witness coming to their door and trying to convert them. It sounds like the OP did a good job respectfully debating the solicitor. One of the comments to…
Added by Graham E. Lau on February 24, 2010 at 11:17pm —
Found on Yahoo! News
DALLAS – Court records say books on demons and atheism as well as rifles and knives were found in a home linked to one of the suspects in a string of church fires in eastern… Continue
Added by Kristi on February 24, 2010 at 5:45pm —
If you don't know what Fan Fiction is, read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_fiction
Anyone a Gilmore Girls fan? More specifically a Jess/Rory fan? If you are like those of us who think Literati (Jess & Rory) were definitely one of the most amazing TV ships ever, you probably would LOVE this fanfic by MissGoalie75 on fanfiction.net. It's called "Footnotes and Annotations" and she has taken a bunch of scenes from the show… Continue
Added by luvtheheaven on February 23, 2010 at 6:09pm —
"Those afraid of the universe as it really is, those who pretend to nonexistent knowledge and envision a Cosmos centered on human beings will prefer the fleeting comforts of superstition. They avoid rather than confront the world. But those with the courage to explore the weave and structure of the Cosmos, even where it differs profoundly from their wishes and prejudices, will penetrate its deepest mysteries." ~Carl Sagan
"The truth may be… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Sherrard on February 23, 2010 at 5:00pm —
U.S. Marshalls go to Shutter Island, a mental hospital for the
criminally insane, to find an escaped prisoner and stumble across a
bigger mystery. Brief, but frequent moments of shoddy writing and
cinematography damage the experience of what might have otherwise been
a memorable and insightful film.
United States Marshalls Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Chuck
Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are dispatched to Shutter Island to investigate the
disappearance of… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on February 23, 2010 at 1:47am —
I was reading Samantha J's Post titled, "I know You Are An Atheist, But..." and I mentioned this game on a philosophy blog I frequently visit. I recommend playing it, it will ask you a series of questions to see if you can logically and consistently hold up your beliefs about what "God" is. Give it a try and post how you did, or how this game fairs. You might even want to… Continue
Added by Jake W. Andrews on February 22, 2010 at 10:30pm —
I just want to issue a quick notice to anyone who submitted an order for a Think Atheist Bracelet on or after 2/12/10. I have your bracelets and have received notification of payment, but I am waiting on a new shipment of stamps before I can send them out! So sorry for those of you who are waiting, I just wanted to keep everyone updated.
Added by Laura on February 22, 2010 at 6:26pm —
Today I was approached by a friend of mine who began a conversation with me with the statement, "I know you're an Atheist, but..." and proceeded to invite me to attend his youth group for a week. Now, knowing full well that he was the son of two missionaries, and is moving to Brazil this summer to learn Portuguese to do so, I expected this. The odd part was I didn't expect to feel as angry as I did with the conversation that followed. I kindly declined his offer, but he persisted, telling me it… Continue
Added by Samantha J. on February 22, 2010 at 5:18pm —
I personally feel that tattoos represent the person that you are. And beliefs represent who you are as well. I want to get a tattoo that represents my beliefs. And I need help. PLEASE!
Overall I want a tattoo with a nice simple quote, and a picture. I just need help, and this is what I want..............
I am an atheist, and there is so many quotes that I can get, but I want a quote that respects earth and human. I dont want to put others down for their beleifs, because I would… Continue
Added by Brittany on February 22, 2010 at 4:49pm —
Today my instructor said this about printing press v internet
mediums have created an information revolution. Gutenburg with “The
Gutenberg Press” needed to print something important and great in order
to show the power of the press so he printed the “Gutenburg Bible”. He
duplicated and mass-produced the word of God allowing the mass public
domain to read about and learn from the bible.… Continue
Added by NeonHammerer on February 22, 2010 at 2:27pm —