February 2011 Blog Posts (104)

Do Tax Cuts Increase Jobs?

Does anyone have any resources that prove or disprove this claim? Also can anyone find the articles that show what the Wisconsin Teachers Union has proposed to Walker? I cant not find any 'credible' sources.

Added by Jake W. Andrews on February 28, 2011 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

A Journey of Faith... sample #2

*For the protection of my family members and friends, I have changed their names.*

 



 



 

I am an atheist.

In the simplest terms this means that I don’t believe in God.

However, it wasn’t always this way.

 

          It was the early winter of 1988. Christmas…

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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on February 28, 2011 at 9:31pm — No Comments

The Intelligent Design Colouring Book!

Hey Kids! It's the birthday gift you've all been waiting for... The Intelligent Design Coloring Book, and (according to the cover) it's 100% Fact free! YEY!!! Check out the description:

A child’s life is full of both joys and challenges—the infinite wonder of learning, the literal and figurative scraped knees of everyday…
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Added by David Kenneth Craggs on February 28, 2011 at 2:49pm — 4 Comments

Tickets for the inaugural International Freethought Film Festival go on sale on Thursday, March 3rd! They can be purchased directly from the Tampa Theatre box office, or on their Website: http://www.…

Tickets for the inaugural International Freethought Film Festival go on sale on Thursday, March 3rd! They can be purchased directly from the Tampa Theatre box office, or on their Website: http://www.tampatheatre.org/



Prices are as follows:



-Opening night admission: $13.00



-General Admission to all other screenings: $10.50



*Discussions/QAs are included in the price of the admission of the films they follow… Continue

Added by Andrea Steele on February 28, 2011 at 8:40am — No Comments

Mel Hunter’s Lonely Robot

From my blog:

 

During my adventures through the mysterious evo-devo circus freakshow known as childhood, I found myself encountering a lot of science fiction stories and art from 1950s-1970s. Old issues of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction that I recovered from the dump were just as interesting to my larval mind as pornography.



The one cover that I…

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Added by Samuel H. Kenyon on February 28, 2011 at 3:46am — 2 Comments

"Effective"

It's effective

Spread everywhere

Controlling everything

Everyday

Placed on your head… Continue

Added by Edmond on February 27, 2011 at 11:05pm — No Comments

atheists in the military

what do you all think of atheists being members of the military? I've met quite a few people that have had problems with it. All comments are welcome, good and bad. Just don't be stupid about it.

Added by brett dishler on February 27, 2011 at 9:05pm — 14 Comments

Home School, The Tea Party, and Religion

Recently I've been hearing the Tea Party speak of a bloated Department of Education. There are complaints that students are not performing as well. Questions are raised about how the Catholic Schools are performing better than public schools and for less money. So of course the Department of Education and Big Government are the problems. This, and homeschooling in general, is about religion. 

 

By the numbers, Catholic schools appear to cost less and get better results than…

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Added by Gaytor on February 27, 2011 at 12:59pm — 17 Comments

New atheist event needs your help

The Ancestor's Trail http://www.ancestorstrail.net/ (see also the Think Atheist events page) was inspired by Richard Dawkins’ book the 'Ancestor's Tale' and combines atheism, biodiversity, walking and evolution. Effectively it is a secular pilgrimage celebrating our shared ancestry with all life. This is the second Trail but the event remains at a vulnerable stage. Currently the event is 'booking'…

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Added by Chris Jenord on February 27, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Misrepresentation of words..

It amazing how organized religion and conservatives use the words that don't serve their purpose like

  • "Pro Life": Real word should be "Anti womens reproductive rights movement" because this movement focuses on taking away the rights of the women. 
  • "Pro Family": This movement should be probably renamed "Anti gay movement" because of the constant clamoring on their part to deny the LGBT community to marry to stop them from adopting kids
  • "Pro Second Amendment":…
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Added by atheistrising on February 27, 2011 at 2:47am — 1 Comment

Atheist Conservatives

Other Values Besides Religion Unite These Political Idealists



YANA PASKOVA | THE NEW YORK TIMES
HEATHER…
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Added by Dan on February 26, 2011 at 9:00pm — 8 Comments

A South African Skeptic Podcast – A First of its Kind

A friend of mine recently turned me on to this incredible site, Primordial Soop. Its hosts, Deon Barnard, Suzanne Patterson, Basil Polydorou, and Brian Coughlan are all intelligent, well-spoken, and well-read South Africans or former South Africans who hold biweekly debates around South African…

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Added by kelltrill on February 25, 2011 at 5:59am — No Comments

Where is Separation of Church and State?

  • In taking oath for public office in the name of God?
  • In federal governments faith based partnerships?
  • In making churches pay no taxes?
  • In having a national day of prayer?
  • In taking away the choice of women to get an abortion? 
  • In creating laws against women who want to get abortion, by denying them any financial help, forcing them to get ultrasound scans before abortion?
  • In blocking of teaching of evolution in schools?
  • In…
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Added by atheistrising on February 24, 2011 at 11:16pm — 7 Comments

Faith, Reason, and other mutually exclusive terms

It never ceases to amaze me how much believers want to convince me that they are not “blind followers”, that they have come to their religious beliefs through reason, just like me.  No, I’m not going to refute the claim that atheism is a religion here.  That will have to be another blog.  What I want to address here is that people want me to believe that they have used reason, not “blind faith”, to come to religion.  They say that they use logic and find Christ. 

Now, I should start…

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Added by Andrew on February 24, 2011 at 10:31pm — 2 Comments

Spiritual Rewards

One thing I didn't realise when I moved away from traditional Christianity was that I was moving away from one punishment and reward system to another one which is actually even worse despite how it's cunningly disguised.





Spiritualist have mixed views of hell, some say it exists, some day it doesn't and others say we are here already. Even the ones who say it doesn't exist still have rewards and punishments filtered in their belief systems, sometimes they just don't realise… Continue

Added by Paul Sheppard on February 24, 2011 at 6:05pm — 6 Comments

"I believe in Jesus Christ" Facebook challenge

I saw this post from a friend on FB:

 

I believe in Jesus Christ. One Facebooker has challenged all believers to put this on their wall. The Bible says, if you deny Me in front of your peers, I will deny you in front of my Father. This is a simple test. If you love Jesus and you are not afraid to show it, re-post this. I proudly did and GOD is always there no matter how bad your troubles are here on earth

 

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Added by Graham E. Lau on February 24, 2011 at 5:16pm — 6 Comments

Of Anti-Semites and Anti-Termites

Hi friends,  

First of all, I'm not anti-semitic nor anti-jew.. I'm just an arab.…

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Added by Hope on February 24, 2011 at 12:47pm — 4 Comments

"One Sterling Silver Ring"

She thinks everything will work out fine

If she prays on time

While every thing around her is falling

She rather pray instead of get to safety

The opportunities come and leave

And I am so tired of watching

Our lives turn into nothing

I always ask for her hand

But find they are folded again

Five minutes and she has done her part

While I am actually at the start

Working to understand while she's thanking god for some supernatural… Continue

Added by Edmond on February 24, 2011 at 12:40pm — No Comments

"Low Points"

Weak

Holding every pain in

That's how it feels

When my thoughts are broken

So I came to you

Hoping for

Peace to end the fires

And understanding

Only to understand

That your name means nothing

What about all of the prayers

The private tears

The feelings that I had are worthless

What does the mean

It means that instead of rolling the dice

Hoping for a miracle

Like these dreamers talk about

I will have to solve… Continue

Added by Edmond on February 24, 2011 at 12:21pm — No Comments

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