In 1995, Pope John Paul II wrote the “Evangelium Vitae,” a letter directed at the entirety of the Roman Catholic Church. The primary topic of this encyclical is the sanctity, value, and inviolability of human life. Along with discussions of murder and euthanasia, the Pope includes a lengthy section in which he condemns abortion as a “particularly serious and deplorable” crime against life (Hurley 23); he immediately lists abortion alongside infanticide with no justification for how… Continue
Added by Shine on March 31, 2010 at 11:30pm —
So I'm wasting time not working and run across this blog that was linked to Reddit. It's short and to the point in getting out a Graph
put out by the Reason Project. it lists 439 bible contractions and where they are found in the Bible. Often not in just one place, but multiple locations showing the conflicting statements everywhere. It's so cool. I will certainly be saving a copy of the PDF for myself. the link is zoom ready but… Continue
Added by Gaytor on March 31, 2010 at 6:21pm —
I caught this on NPR today.
Not only did I learn a new term, "Hapax Legomenon" (which means a word or phrase used only once in a written record or language) but about how the pledge of allegiance was meant as, according to the 9th circuit court of appeals, a
Added by Jake W. Andrews on March 30, 2010 at 9:11pm —
As an atheist, I end up in alot of religious debates. These can go any number of ways, usualy depending on how much alcohol has been consumed.
For the most part they are usually mild mannered musings on the nature of life, the universe and everything (sadly it isnt 42).
Other times they can be quite heated debates where I openly share my opinions on organised religion in all its forms.
One thing I do come up against on a regular basis is the concept of… Continue
Added by Peter Lemon on March 30, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Well now it looks like the Gun Toating Bible Pounders got busted by the FBI because they were planning a “revolt” to “save” America.
But fortunately, we were saved from them. For the time being that is.
Might I go out on a limb here and wonder if Sarah Palin is their poster girl?
And just why do they think (I’m using that term loosely) they have the right to “save” us?
I sure didn’t.
And I’m a vet.
It’s a piety the Cold War isn’t on anymore. I honestly believe that when… Continue
Added by Rick on March 30, 2010 at 5:47am —
i have 3 books here and ill post them anywhere to some person who wants them, the socialist in me wants to give them to someone who has no spare money to buy the books. so please no rich cunts.
i know we have a book swap or something here but i would like the books to go to someone who actually posts.
the books are
thge end of faith by harris, the cover has been ripped for use as roaches, sorry
god is not great by hitchens. made roaches from this cover also,… Continue
Added by a7 on March 28, 2010 at 7:23pm —
Added by Chris Jenord on March 28, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Sunday Morning Service
28 MAR 2010
Links of Interest
Keep the Wall High and Strong (PDF)
- A great poster from AU.org
The Gentle Art of Interrogation
- "How do you dig down to the core… Continue
Added by Johnny on March 28, 2010 at 5:00am —
Added by Andrew Lafont on March 27, 2010 at 9:29pm —
I just need to confess: I still celebrate holidays. In fact, I love them. LOVE them. I grew up in a home where holidays were not related to religion. Plus, I knew pretty early on that they were rip-offs of pagan celebrations, which meant to me they up for grabs for anyone, really. Holidays always represented the Four F's: Friends, Family, Food, and Fun. They are bright, happy, sparkle-points of my childhood, and for that reason they remain a part of my life. Continue
So, I continue to…
Added by M on March 26, 2010 at 2:30pm —
I have been having some running thiestic arguments with this guy in Aus on a FB page for the last 2 days now. In some ways its been really fun and its good to sharpen the wit a bit and refine my arguments as I go along.
This page "Rise of Theism" got taken over by Atheists and just took these people to task. I am one of… Continue
Added by Matthew on March 26, 2010 at 12:49am —
Welcome back Kiddies.
We are in week three.
Here we go!!!!
“Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the animals that the LORD God had made. The serpent asked the woman, "Did God really tell you not to eat from any of the trees Continue
in the garden?" The woman answered the serpent: "We may eat of the
Added by Andrew Lafont on March 25, 2010 at 9:55pm —
I've been watching some of the American news coverage of the health care debate with great interest. In fact, i imagine most Canadians have been taking a special interest in the debate. Universal health care is one of the cornerstones of our way of life, and even though the system has it's challenges, a recent survey showed that 90% of Canadians
support universal health care and think Obama is on the right track. I can… Continue
Added by Marc Baskin on March 25, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Following the domain seizure of Russia’s biggest torrent site,
Torrents.ru, Moscow’s Ministry of Internal Affairs has announced it will
not only start shutting down BitTorrent sites and pursuing their
operators, but also hold users responsible. One proposal suggests that
file-sharers should be treated the same as criminal counterfeiters.
Added by a7 on March 25, 2010 at 2:51pm —
I'm writing this on a few hours sleep, so it might not make sense at some points, but since I'm so tired I'm sitting here just thinking about it.
I have witnessed first hand how people get pulled into a cult. A cult is similar to religion. A cult is similar to a group of collective ideas. Some of these ideas can be outlandish, ignorant, idealistic... well I don't know.
Anyway, I have witnessed first hand and been on the receiving end of a cult's wrath.
Facebook.com. A… Continue
Added by Desirai on March 25, 2010 at 10:56am —
So, last weekend, I went to this giant conference in Anaheim, CA called RE Congress (http://www.recongress.org
) It for Catholic Religious Educators. As I've said before, I still spend a good part of my time helping my mom out in the church, and this including going to conferences such as these.
To tell the truth, I had a great time. Of course, it was only a five day trip, with 1.5 days spent at the conference, 1.5 days spent sight seeing in and around… Continue
Added by Jake on March 25, 2010 at 3:25am —
Added by Marcia on March 24, 2010 at 1:41pm —
This week it came to light that the Boy Scouts of America have kept “Perversion Files”; thousands of files that outlined sexual abuse in the BSA and how they systematically covered it up. As the BSA propagated acts of prejudice against nearly a quarter of the country’s population by banning… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on March 24, 2010 at 12:33pm —
My boss is a cruel bitch. Yes, she's my friend... but she's a cruel, mean, heartless bitch. She's also an atheist, so I think she did this as a joke on me. She hired 2 travel nurses to work for 9 weeks who are from the BIBLE BELT; one from Texas and one from Alabama. Between the Catholic Filipinos and the white Christian Fundies, I'm in atheist hell.
We're busy and learning a new computer charting system (I'm a teacher), so we really did need the extra help. But these… Continue
Added by girlatheist on March 24, 2010 at 1:44am —
Part 2 of my ongoing coverage of the Texas State Board of Education's ruthless commandeering of the United States education system.
“We’ve been amazed at the divisiveness and the dysfunctionality of the board. Under this chairman’s leadership, I’m afraid our State Board of Education has been ridiculed and become the laughingstock of the nation.”
Leticia Van de Putte - Texas State… Continue
Added by Anti-Mike on March 23, 2010 at 7:32am —