Added by Tauriq Moosa on February 13, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
It's a common misconception (not to mention a sweeping generalization) that all atheists hate everything about religion. I for one can say that that isn't so. So in hopes of building bridges--and being less of the "negative nancy" I seem to have been lately--I thought I'd write a list of things that I do like about various religions, and I encourage commenters to do the same. After all, we're all sharing this tiny pale blue dot together.
Numerology is a form of divination or fortune telling. It is in league with astrology, although, maybe not as popular. But it was quite popular in the ancient world. The Hebrew people of ancient Israel apparently had their own form of Numerology.
Oh! Numerology is based on the idea that numbers have certain magical properties, some are blessed, some are curse, some tell your future or your personality, etc. [Perhaps the superstitous fear of the number 13 is related…Continue
In the beginning was Big and Bang. Two Gods that wanted to create lesser beings to praise them because they had no self-confidence. They got together and talked about what they wanted their creations to look like, but they couldn’t agree on the design. They started to get aggravated with each other and started to argue with each other. The argument got heated and Big lost control and hit Bang so hard they exploded and caused them to die. This is the life and death of Big and…Continue
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History of Andalusia
from the andalusia-web.com
Since the times of the first metalworking (third millenium BC) the land between two oceans and two continents is a preferred target of…
Added by Edmond on February 13, 2011 at 12:02am — No Comments
An atheist’s profession of faith
Someone once asked what I did believe in if I did not believe in god. This was my response.
I believe in freedom. I believe that choice is the backbone of freedom. As choice expands, so does freedom; as choice contracts, so does freedom. I believe the freedoms granted to Americans in the Constitution are awesome.
I believe in liberty, justice and equality for all. I believe these belong to everyone regardless of…
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Today is Charles Darwin's 202nd birthday, so I thought I'd share this great article by Roy Speckhardt on the Huffington Post with you in honor of him.
Celebrating Darwin Day
I just read Richard Raymond's atheist prayer. Here's mine, verbatim.
Dear God. Kill me. Please! I have lived a full life with no (well, a few small ones, maybe) regrets. I'm ready to terminate my existence. I'm waiting, God. Nothing's happening. I'll try a little harder: please, please, pretty please, oh great God. I know you have the power to kill me; so why don't you? It shouldn't be too hard; after all, I'm 75 years old. You could just give me a heart attack. God,…Continue
I made a small booklet to educate theists about atheism. Feel free to use it.
[Here is the Revised Version! - please use this instead]
My son is a person with Autism spectrum disorder. Not really sure of the cause, but experts think it’s most likely genetics. Someone once suggested to me has it because he was given vaccinations when he a baby. My first thought was ‘that’s total BS’ but I did some research anyway. I discovered that there is an entire anti-vaccination movement that believe that not only do they cause Autism but that they are a dangerous waste of…Continue
Borrowed this from some talented blogger on Redditt:
Our BRAIN, which is in our head, you're awesome!
May you be filled with knowledge.
May you acknowledge reality as well as creativity.
Give us our daily control over our body,
And forgive us as we rage upon creationists.
As we forgive those who dare not think.
Subject us not to a deity,
But deliver us from stupidity.
For you are our only…Continue
by John L. Perkins
The following article is from Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 24, Number 3.…
Why I'm infidel?
Yesterday I saw a Muslim man trying to preach here and he started talking about the parents and women...…Continue
Here's what happened.
I was unloading the car full of beer and chicken wings and chili dog stuff for the next day's Super Bowl party when I got a burning in my chest that felt like really bad heart burn. After it didn't go away for about a half hour I asked my girlfriend to take me to the hospital to get checked out.
The EKG was fine and the nurses were pretty convinced it was acid reflux and were just checking some blood enzymes before they released me. I was feeling as good…Continue
We're all pagans, Dionysians, Kemetics, polydiests, or combination of the four. Oh, and one very open minded Christian. So, it's not your gang of folks and subject…Continue
Just this week we found out that one of my colleague is pregnant. What did the people, religious people, around her did? Talk behind her back, criticize her, make her feel more miserable. They avoided her like she had lupus. When I was accompanying my colleague at lunch, I swear I could feel the cold stares of disgust from our other colleagues. I thought the faithful were understanding and were concerned of the well-being of other people, but they weren't.
I know it was against the…Continue