I remember a weird moment that happened after my dad died. My mother had called me in hysterics and told me my dad was dead, had died in his sleep. I went to his house and it was true. He looked like he was sleeping, but his lips were a frosty blue and his face was the color of dusty miller. I remember not feeling anything at first and then having intense waves of grief and fear and sadness break over me, over and over again.
I went outside and shouted, then threw up. My dad had been… Continue
Added by Pinko Commie on February 22, 2010 at 8:34am —
Video Game Store | Los Angeles, CA, USA
(I’m ringing up a young couple for a video game. The girlfriend asks about the game…
Added by Nathan Hevenstone on February 22, 2010 at 2:17am —
I visit facebook and play those apps.
I have several friends on there who I don't know but they also play those apps.
There is one girl in particular whom I don't know but she sends me gifts and things so I keep her hanging around on my facebook. But I think I'm gonna delete her, because no facebook app is worth seeing "I love Jesus" all over my wall and news feed.
Okay so, I never really talked to this girl before until one day she posted "Life is worthless… Continue
Added by Desirai on February 21, 2010 at 11:51am —
Added by Johnny on February 21, 2010 at 5:00am —
Some girl said because I was mean to her, she assumed I was Christian.
She made a comment on a forum about how no one had compassion for her. She posted about how she had been abused.
I told her to go to therapy and stop whining about it.
She emailed me and gave me a huge speech about how I should be more Christian like, and I was like. I'm agnostic.
ps: I have been abused before and have gone to therapy to help me get over it.
in other news, I GOT… Continue
Added by Desirai on February 20, 2010 at 8:15pm —
It's that time, folks!
Car is packed, Playlists are loaded. Life is good.
We are taking a three days and two nights to make the drive. It will be
Colin's first Great American Road Trip and I want to spend some time in
the Big Sur area eating at mom and pop seafood restaurants and taking
We went to Tombstone for a haunted night time tour! It was great fun. I
had the most delicious buffalo burger at the Crystal Palace (service was
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on February 20, 2010 at 8:13pm —
I work at a family owned medical technologies company, and all of my co-workers are christians, and needless to say it is a great day everyday. Well one particular lady, I work directly with, goes as far as saying:
"Do not say the lord's name in vain near me, or else I will have to pray for you."
Pretty intense stuff! I am not one to push others, but I would love to hear what she has to say. Maybe she thinks atheists are all evil abortionists who want to destroy christmas for… Continue
Added by Jake W. Andrews on February 20, 2010 at 7:19pm —
Hopefully you can read this without logging in. You should be able to. It is 10 pages. But... um... not surprising.http://forums.carm.org/v/showthread.php?p=5884027&mode=linear
I'm NateHevens on the thread.
I don't know what to think... or say. I'm afraid if I respond to him anymore I'll get banned. I'm probably towing the line as it is. Not that I care. This fool "Defeated" pisses me… Continue
Added by Nathan Hevenstone on February 20, 2010 at 2:46pm —
Notes on Nationalism is a 1945 essay by George Orwell. Continue
Despite it's name Orwell is addressing a more general concept which can apply not only to nationalities but to any groups of people - whether it be an ethnicity, a religion, a social class, a political ideology or as a purely negative notion such as antisemitism or anti-homosexual ideologies. While the examples Orwell gives are of a post-war flavour it's easy to see how they directly transfer to today's world.
Added by Michel-san on February 20, 2010 at 1:00pm —
A new University of Texas/Texas Tribune survey shows just how destructive a politicized right-wing curriculum can be. A large number Continue
of Texans polled…
Added by Dan on February 20, 2010 at 11:32am —
I just got back home about an hour ago from the group photo at the Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason billboard. The estimated number of people is 50, but I don't have an exact count. The crowd that turned out for it was such a great mix of age ranges...and most of them brilliantly pulled off a look of normalcy.:-P (I'm not exactly sure what some people think an atheist looks like, but I know I wouldn't be able to pick one out of a crowd.) Two… Continue
Added by Andrea Steele on February 20, 2010 at 11:30am —
I had just come on break when our translator asked me,
"Are their any virgin girls in America?"
At the time I was serving as a gate guard on FOB Diamondback in Mosul Iraq and was about halfway through my deployment. The question took me aback. What, did he think that American girls are somehow not born virgins? Or that doctors de-virgify them when they're born, kinda like the way boys get circumcised?… Continue
Added by Jean Smith on February 20, 2010 at 3:34am —
An ambitious blog title, I know . . . but you be the judge.
From his high-rise Miami condo, an aspiring photographer sees dark clouds gathering in the distance. He remembers that a thunderstorm had been forecast for the evening. He sets up his camera and tripod on the balcony, checks the battery in his remote control, and waits for lightning.
A young couple have 10% of their paychecks automatically deposited into a savings account… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on February 20, 2010 at 1:30am —
I've been feeling down since the shit hit the fan with my family. I've been avoiding my aunt's phone calls (the gossipy one), and I've been avoiding talking about this to any family member until I get my "why I'm not a Christian" speech down. Whenever I try to explain it, my mind shuts down. I think I'm still way to hurt and emotional about their reactions, and whenever I think about talking to them again, I go back to that terrible few days, and I just can't concentrate on anything… Continue
Added by Andrea on February 19, 2010 at 5:48pm —
I just read an account from a friend about her experiences growing up with a Christian family and finding her own niche among Sekhmet and Anukis and Idunn. Those are all mythological beings, two from Egypt one from Norse. She and I both have a love for mythology, we find it fascinating and in many ways, more real than anything else.
This isn't about Robin or her story. It's more about mine, I guess.
She spent so long, trying, struggling, to pray to Jesus, to understand why… Continue
Added by Allegra on February 19, 2010 at 1:00pm —
On Wednesday, VP Biden was seen on TV with some shit
sacred Jesus ash on his forehead. The newscaster, Kay Burley (I have no idea who this lady is, but now I know a lot of people in the UK seem to hate her), mistook the mark for a bruise and commented on it as… Continue
Added by Pinko Commie on February 19, 2010 at 8:30am —
Why Susanna Maioli assulted the Pope? What did "she" say her reason was? Why more than half of all Americans believe that the CIA allowed or even helped to make 911 possible, and yet only 4 million dollars was spent to investigate it. Why then was 40 million dollars was spent to find out about Bill Clintons "BJ"? I want to know why or how the American public can be so blind and or so apathetic to all the evil that America/Church lays on the people of the world (and even to thier own citizens)?… Continue
Added by Terry James Neal on February 18, 2010 at 8:07pm —
Before answering this question, it is imperative to truly define murder. To me, “murder” is an intentional, malicious act which serves to terminate the biological functioning of an innocent individual. Of course, this definition then begs the question of what exactly constitutes an individual. Surely plants are not considered individuals, yet a coma patient is. I think that the easiest way to define an “individual person” is both the possession of an advanced central nervous system… Continue
Added by Shine on February 18, 2010 at 3:31pm —
I stood on the precipice of the Kingdom of Paradise
And looked down on the realm below.
It seemed to pale in comparison
To the glory of the Kingdom of Heaven
Which radiated with beauty,
Radiated with peace,
And radiated with understanding
For all that dwelled within it
To the point that those in the realm below
Would strive to… Continue
Added by Wesley J. Miller on February 18, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Nothing says Happy Presidents Day like telling your congregation to pray for the president's death.
From the article
"Pastor Wiley Drake kicked off this Presidents’ Day Weekend with an email
blast to his supporters saying “Imprecatory Prayer is now our DUTY” and
announcing a daily teleconference call to advance the cause. Drake has
been an… Continue
Added by Pinko Commie on February 18, 2010 at 11:30am —