February 2010 Blog Posts (122)

Sunday Morning Service - 21FEB

Sunday Morning Service

21 FEB 2010

Links of Interest

The Scale of the Universe

How Christian Were the Founders?

and… Continue

Added by Johnny on February 21, 2010 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

"You were mean, so I assumed you were a Christian"

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 — 8 Comments

Going on a Road Trip!

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

slow,… Continue

Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on February 20, 2010 at 8:13pm — No Comments

CARM.Org Thread... "Do you think society has improved?"

Hopefully you can read this without logging in. You should be able to. It is 10 pages. But... um... not surprising.


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 — 1 Comment

Notes on Nationalism

Notes on Nationalism is a 1945 essay by George Orwell.

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 — 2 Comments

Poll: Large Number Of Texans Doubt The Theory Of Evolution, Believe In Human-Dinosaur Coexistence

Poll: Large Number Of Texans Doubt The Theory Of Evolution, Believe In Human-Dinosaur Coexistence

A new University of Texas/Texas Tribune survey shows just how destructive a politicized right-wing curriculum can be. A large number

of Texans polled…


Added by Dan on February 20, 2010 at 11:32am — 3 Comments

Billboard Photo Op Thoughts

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 — 2 Comments

"Virgin Girls in America"

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?…


Added by Jean Smith on February 20, 2010 at 3:34am — 8 Comments

Solved: The Problem of Free Will

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 — No Comments

Feeling Down

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 — 7 Comments

Born an atheist?

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 — 5 Comments

ZOMG! Bruise-gate 2010!

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 — 1 Comment

I would really like to know ---

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 — 1 Comment

Is abortion murder?

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 — No Comments

The Pilgrim's Descent

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 — 3 Comments

Happy Presidents Day, Wiley Drake.

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 — No Comments

A (Biological) Purpose-Driven Life

Unlike religion, science makes a simple and rational case about what we should do with our lives, and despite the gray matter that resides inside our skulls, we have evolved from lesser organisms to fulfill some very simple duties:

1. We eat.

2. We sleep.

3. We fuck.

4. We shit.

5. We have kids.

6. We die.

After several million years of evolution, humanity's basic role is to fulfill those six biological functions in spite of whatever beliefs (or… Continue

Added by Philip Laureano on February 18, 2010 at 10:25am — 15 Comments


These statistics do not show a direct correlation between lower I.Q and religion, nor do any of these sites, articles, and researchers say that being religious automatically implies that you are less intelligent than an atheist or agnostic. They simply show and attempt to explain worldwide data on religious trends as they relate to crime, poverty, illiteracy etc. This data is more relevant for the effects of religion than individual characteristics of religious people. If there…

Added by kelltrill on February 18, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Lent/Easter; Not as fun as No-Guilt/Christmas!

Today is Ash Wednesday. That means the start of Lent. And wouldn't you know it, my favorite e-card website, someecards.com, has provided a number of cards which finely encapsulate how I'm feeling during this time.

The biggest thing I don't like about Lent, is the biggest thing I don't like about Christianity in general: the constant, overwhelming feeling of shame…


Added by Jake on February 18, 2010 at 12:22am — 5 Comments

What would Jesus do? According to Uganda, imprision and attempt to execute gays!

A lawmaker in majority-Christian Uganda is trying to pass a bill that would execute HIV+ homosexuals. How very Christian of them. From the article:

"We have our children in schools to protect against being recruited into" homosexuality, Bahati said. "The process of legislating a law to

protect our children against homosexuality and defending our family

values must go on." The… Continue

Added by Pinko Commie on February 17, 2010 at 10:15pm — 3 Comments

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