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… Continue
Added by kelltrill on February 18, 2010 at 6:30am —
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 —
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 —
A few days ago, we had a new member by the name of Tim. Tim posted an introductory blog telling us about himself. I can't link to it now, because it's gone. I'll get to that. First, let me repost Tim's blog.Hi,I'm a minor (17) and I'm wondering what exactly are my rights? I've tried researching around and I can't seem to… Continue
Added by Galen on February 17, 2010 at 10:07pm —
DENVER– A controversial bill that sought to expand space for religion in Colorado’s public schools failed to make it out of committee Monday. Even before the hearing began, the bill’s sponsor, Continue
Christian conservative state Sen. Dave Schultheis, R-Colorado Springs,
seemed to have accepted the fact that his “Public School Religious Bill
of Rights” would very likely fail to pass and so offered amendments
that significantly weakened its provisions. In the end, so little…
Added by Dan on February 17, 2010 at 8:54pm —
An already ugly divorce and child custody fight in Chicago has given way to a battle over religion.
On Tuesday, 35-year-old law student Joseph Reyes was arraigned in a downtown Chicago courtroom on charges he violated a temporary restraining order that says he can’t expose his 3-year-old
daughter to any other religion than Judaism.
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Added by Dan on February 17, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Never has my family been Catholic and I'm only 1/4 Irish at most... but I'll be damned if St. Patty's isn't one of my favorite holidays of the year. My first real celebration of St. Patty's Day was shortly after I broke up with a live in girlfriend of mine in 2003. I made the decision to schedule the day off work and met up with a few friends under the warm Arizona sun. Once the music began my troubles seemed to melt away and by nights end my 'spirit' had been completely renewed. I made the… Continue
Added by Jason Wagner on February 17, 2010 at 4:51pm —
I got a friend request on Myspace for Straight Atheists. For some reason I thought it would be something like straight-up Atheist. I dunno, now that doesn't make much sense--but that's really not the point. This guy is bashing homosexuality and the Atheists that are okay and support/tolerate it. He calls it a malfunction and what not. He seems to be a militant anti-homosexual Atheist. I will no doubt be deleting his page. Sure, he has the right to his opinion, and he can post it where ever he… Continue
Added by Theresa on February 16, 2010 at 4:32pm —
Added by Martin Pribble on February 16, 2010 at 4:30pm —
http://chrisb327.newsvine.com/_news/2010/01/13/3751892-is-america-a-christian-nation-i-dont-think-so The replies are great as well ~Dan
I've come across several Newsvine articles in which the topic of conversation turns into a debate regarding if America is a christian nation or not. As you can probably imagine, the discussions become very charged on both sides of… Continue
Added by Dan on February 16, 2010 at 4:36am —
RICHMOND, Calif. (Feb. 15) - Police were seeking a hooded gunman who
horrified the congregation of a San Francisco Bay area church when he
paced the aisles then pulled out a gun and shot two teenagers.
No arrests had been made or suspects named in the Sunday shooting at New
Gethsemane Church of God in Christ in Richmond, police said.
gunman flanked by two companions in hooded sweatshirts… Continue
Added by Dan on February 16, 2010 at 4:26am —
I just thought I'd share a brief update for anyone that is interested:
Colin and I signed paperwork for legal marriage last month. Since then, we've decided to move on from the desert and get back towards some water.
I hear there are some great white sharks in the California area that might need some observation....:)
We are moving to the bay area next week.
Mum will be sending our drysuits via mail soon, and I must say I'm looking forward to it. We thought it would be a… Continue
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on February 16, 2010 at 12:32am —
I wrote this down in a notebook the second after this experience took place. I kept it to myself because it was personal, and it pissed me off royally. Of course, I didn’t want to share the negatives of my efforts, only the positive…nobody wants to be bothered with the bullshit. I’m dealing with lots of different personalities, and on occasion, I wonder why I’m not a complete recluse. Even with so many positive experiences, that one shitty Continue
Added by Andrea Steele on February 15, 2010 at 9:30pm —
I awoke this morning to a top secret envelope with the words "Detective: Beth Lehman" written on the front left by an unknown person who identified himself only as the Captain. I opened it and found thee files inside, all with maps to different locations around the town and
instructions for each location. I took the first file and began the
Added by Pinko Commie on February 15, 2010 at 12:30am —
(I also posted this in forum mode, but not everyone reads those.)
this file is just something i began writing one day after i had been thinking about it for a while. Its what i have come to believe… Continue
Added by prudentia on February 14, 2010 at 11:27pm —
I caught a little bit of a call in radio show this afternoon where a gentleman had called in to say that he was dating a girl who wished to remain a virgin until marriage. And though he cared for her, he felt that sex was an important part of a relationship.… Continue
Added by Assassin Grrl on February 14, 2010 at 8:30pm —
I would like to share a few reasons why I chose to be Atheist and not associate myself with any form of religion. I hope that I can be informative and that everyone who reads this will keep an open mind. The statements that I am about to make should make you realize that religion in its many forms and denominations, is the cause of millions of innocent people’s lives.
Let’s start off with something we can remember because it has not been that long since the 9/11 attacks. On September… Continue
Added by Doug on February 14, 2010 at 4:07pm —
Any UK atheists fancy joining us for this event?
Here are a few choice sentences to explain:
Inspired by Richard Dawkin’s book ‘The Ancestor’s tale’, subtitled ..a pilgrimage to the dawn of life.
Imagine the evolutionary tree of… Continue
Added by Chris Jenord on February 14, 2010 at 1:38pm —
MERRITT ISLAND - A Brevard County woman claiming to be God's messenger
has been charged with attempted murder after reportedly shooting at a
family on their back porch.
The sheriff's office reports that 47-year-old Kathleen Aceto showed up with a gun and began shooting
Friday morning. A man in the house grabbed a gun and fired back, and
Aceto ran away.
Deputies responded and arrested… Continue
Added by Dan on February 14, 2010 at 9:10am —
I got bogged down in a twitter argument a week or so ago. I didn't mean to. I had the best of intentions, but I still ended up with a raging headache and a pile of @ replies from a believer.
So anyway... Like many other people I am fascinated by my fellow primates. I stand and stare in awe at them whenever I'm at the zoo. They are a real and tangible connection to the world around me. It is quite inspiring and poetic really.
I noticed a believer [@tministry] had been… Continue
Added by Gordon Duffy on February 14, 2010 at 8:21am —