February 2011 Blog Posts (104)

Gullible and Guilty

Last night whilst soaking in a hot bath I was contemplating the journey so far from spiritualist to atheist and I had this gnawing feeling in my stomach which I realised was guilt.



So why the guilt?



I suppose what I am annoyed at is how gullible I have been, instead of researching possible causes for the experiences I had, instead I was lazy and just accepted them at face value.  From the age of 20 I might as well had been in a cult as the group I was in were very… Continue

Added by Paul Sheppard on February 24, 2011 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

A letter to charles Lewis

John Moore: Atheism and the irrational mind

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A letter to Charles Lewis



Dear Charles:

I have read your last two letters in Holy Post about faith as well as Father Tim Moyle’s. Technically they weren’t addressed to me because I am an agnostic and not an atheist but I felt the need to respond nonetheless.



Your first letter was titled “Dear Atheists: No-one Cares What You Think”. To be… Continue

Added by Alayna on February 23, 2011 at 10:03pm — 1 Comment

Confessions of an Ex-Priest

A friend of mine gave me a box full of "The Sudbury Star"  WEEKEND MAGAZINE from 1970 to 1979.  I came across this article.  I'll just give some of the juicier aspects of it, since it's several pages long. 

 

Resignations from the priesthood have become epidemic. Paul.... (I won't give his last name)..., a former Basilian Father, today is married and a father of three. " The Church is not a spiritual institution" he told Stephen  ..........., "it's a multinational corporation."…

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Added by Richard Raymond on February 23, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments

The White Unicorn

Imagine an angel galloping towards you on an white unicorn and halting infront of you and telling you, "I have come to take you to the heaven".

How does this words feel? Did you have any vision in your mind?
Probably you imagined a white unicorn in your mind.
More - …
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Added by Bhabani Sankar Mishra on February 23, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

I Will Not Be Told: Stephen Fry's Speech at Harvard

Previously I mentioned I was going to see Stephen Fry live in Feb. Well, that was today. 

From my blog:



I just attended Stephen Fry's acceptance of the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism, given by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard.  His speech was quite different than the one he gave for the Intelligence² Debate.  The main…

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Added by Samuel H. Kenyon on February 23, 2011 at 12:00am — 6 Comments

Bill O'Reilly Questions How did it get here?

Bill O'Reilly has attacked atheists calling us names pinheads etc and asked us a lot of questions these are some of the answers for his latest questions. I guess most of the answers to his questions can be found by googling but here are a few answers I found ....

 

How did Moon get here?

Moon is the remnant of the collision of Earth and Mars sized object. For more information about it we can checkout the wikipedia article…

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Added by atheistrising on February 22, 2011 at 11:55pm — 3 Comments

"The Holes In Holy""

They'll say a prayer then kill you

Let the conditions be right and a red moon in sight

Holy books used for carrying teeth

Proof of another rogue…

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Added by Edmond on February 22, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

"Not Together"

I wish her love would stand still

I'm tired of trying to be in focus

And she wants me to follow the line

Say I accept her Jesus for all…

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Added by Edmond on February 22, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

OOPS...Brief Intro To Greek Mythology

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/clash-of-the-gods/

 

So for anyone interested in watching a doc about greek gods and the such, please visit that site. They mention the parallels of Christianity to this, coincidence? I believe this takes from Hesiod's Theogony, which is the Greek's equivalent to Genesis. Have fun!

 

Edit: The narrator and some of the speakers also think this stuff happened! lovely, just…

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Added by Jake W. Andrews on February 20, 2011 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

House of Representatives Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

I'm locking this discussion so that we don't have multiple conversations on the same subject since I'm posting this in many different locations around the site. 

If you would like to comment, please go here

http://www.thinkatheist.com/forum/topics/house-of-representatives-v...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on February 18, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Invite to a secular pilgrimage

The Ancestor's Trail - Sunday the 29th May 2011.

Religious folks certainly know how to throw a party; festivals, ceremonies, feasts, sacrament, Hajj, Vesak, Bar Mitzvah and the list goes on....

 

But what if your beliefs are rather more down to earth? In 2010 a small group of Humanists ran our very first 'biological pilgrimage' on the Quantock hills in Somerset UK ~ a secular celebration of our shared origins, based on Richard…

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Added by Chris Jenord on February 18, 2011 at 6:44pm — 1 Comment

I want the thread back around my throat

“Where is it?

Who took it from me?

I want it back!

Who stole my thread?

They will outcaste me!

Please give it back to me!

I want the thread back around my throat!”

More http://madbani.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-want-thread-back-around-my-throat.html

 

Added by Bhabani Sankar Mishra on February 18, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Thread around my Throat

The thread around my Throat

I was 11. They tied a thread around my throat.

Why? I never asked. It’s still there.

I liked it; it was the symbol of the elites.

I change it when it gets dirty, but it keeps getting dirty every time.

Something never let's it be clean forever.

I don’t know what it is, but there’s something.

I grew;…
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Added by Bhabani Sankar Mishra on February 18, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Living according to the Bible

So a guy gets Leviticus 18:22 (“You shall not lie with a male as one does with a woman. It is an abomination.”) tattooed on his arm cause he’s obviously against homosexuality and lives by the Bible.

But in the next chapter Leviticus 19:28 (“You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.”) forbids tattoos. Maybe he should have kept reading?

 

Dumbass!

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Added by Mr. Anderson on February 18, 2011 at 6:53am — 5 Comments

Video Links.

Hi, I see that I can add video - which I should probably do at some point. Anyway, I wanted to start a "favorite atheist YouTube channels and videos" thread. Forgive me if it has been done recently.

 

Some of the best channels:

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheraminTrees#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/QualiaSoup#g/u…

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Added by Mega Zeus Thor on February 17, 2011 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Coping Skills?

Maybe it's just my perception, but it sure seems that recently religion is getting pushed into my life (and home, and work, ...) more and more. Or perhaps my awareness of it is going up. I would consider this a good thing (increased awareness is good, regardless of topic) but I'm finding it more difficult to cope.

Just a few examples:

I've hinted to my mother (but only gently, because I'm not yet ready to catch those pieces) that I'm an atheist. And yet she sent me a holiday card…

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Added by Chuck C on February 15, 2011 at 11:48pm — 4 Comments

The Know-it-all Atheist

 

Every so often, someone will tell me that atheists are impossible to debate, because they think they know it all.  Someone will tell me that I am dismissing their claims before I have even heard them.  They accuse me of shutting out the “evidence” they have to “prove” god’s existence.  They say I am doing what I accuse them of doing:  sticking fingers in the ears and screaming, “La-La-la! Can’t hear you!”

Well, they may have a point.  I…

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Added by Andrew on February 15, 2011 at 10:27pm — 6 Comments

Conversation with a Youtube Theist

I just wanted to share something with you

I wanted to share with you this letter that has changed a few atheist's hearts.I sent this to some atheists that were caught in the middle and wanted God to be true more than what they were deluded to believe.



You don't have to belong to any denomination or doctrine of faith to be saved.I suggest you follow your heart.What does your heart tell you?

Here I am going to share with you some advice I…
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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on February 15, 2011 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

I'm Also A Writer

One of the things I'm most passionate about in my life is my writing so I decided to share some of the things i wrote concerning Atheism on here with all of you.



#1

Atheism is the best cure for your disease,

Put your constant need to please "God" at ease.

Let you relax a little, put your mind at peace,

Your soul will be officially freed.



Don't worry, this bitch ain't tryin' to convert you,

I'm just giving you the option to end the abuse.

This…

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Added by Krys on February 15, 2011 at 5:25pm — 2 Comments

Saudis 'give Lebanese sorcerer stay of execution'

Saudis 'give…

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Added by Hope on February 15, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

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