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 —
physicists use underground lab to detect rare particles
and peek into the earth's center.
lots of discussion around the internet on The National Academy of Science hosting the Templeton Foundation's award ceremony. commentary too on the award recipient Francisco Ayala. check it out here
Added by Nelson on March 28, 2010 at 9:00am —
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 —
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 —
more accomadationism from Michael Ruse
check out this 6 part series of videos on youtube
covering Genesis as the ancient Hebrew understanding of cosmology. how can such an absolutely wrong understanding of the universe be divinely inspired???
complexity explained:… Continue
Added by Nelson on March 21, 2010 at 9:00am —
Added by Johnny on March 21, 2010 at 5:00am —
2 Peter 1:20-21
For you know this first, that no prophecy of Scripture springs from any private interpretation. For prophecy was at no time brought by man’s will, but men spoke from God as they were borne along by holy spirit.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good… Continue
Added by kelltrill on March 21, 2010 at 1:00am —
...is an Iniquitous Ministry of Pain.
It's been a good while, friends. Lately I've been experimenting with making a more conscious effort to live life instead of just writing about it, and it has regrettably gouged a nice big hole into the time I used to dedicate to both this site and my own projects. You may not even remember me.
Either way, I'm back again today because there what I believe to be a very dangerous threat has surfaced within the… Continue
Added by Anti-Mike on March 20, 2010 at 3:52am —
“It won’t be long until this is a communist country,” it was said today during a business meeting. The conversation was in regards to a Chinese supplier and their ability to expand space and operations. One co-worker jokingly stated that the government could just throw out the neighbors and raze the building, allowing the supplier to expand. The reason for this, my co-worker explained with a chuckle, is because they are communists. I retorted that it happens all the time here in the United… Continue
Added by Reggie on March 19, 2010 at 8:00pm —
By Sikivu Hutchinson
excerpt from The New Humanist Magazine
During a talk show discussion on relationships last year, radio personality and self-proclaimed dating guru Steve Harvey charged that atheists had no moral values. Anyone who didn't believe in God was an "idiot," he said, and women should steer clear of these rogue blasphemers at all costs. While atheist websites were abuzz with condemnations of Harvey, his…
Added by Shutch on March 19, 2010 at 5:30pm —
The power of God is evident. We all must recognize a power greater than ourselves. It can't just be us and that's it. Right? Well, that's how I, and most of us, feel but how do we know? I've always heard that if you look for God you'll find him. So I went for an internet stroll looking for God in some of my life's experiences.
My last experience with an organized attempt at indoctrination came on the heels of my sinning. Me likely some alcohol. I'm 36 now and I've mellowed, but at… Continue
Added by Gaytor on March 19, 2010 at 1:02am —
This comparison is a day late, but I didn't have time to post it yesterday.
It seems that for many, all it takes is the desire for there to be a God and all his rewards for belief. They want this to be true with all their heart. In fact, over time, many convince themselves that they know
it is true. In fact, I've been asked by many, "But don't you want to live forever/go to Heaven?". As if the desire for this translates to causing it to be… Continue
Added by James on March 18, 2010 at 10:11pm —
Added by Monica Salcedo (Monicks) on March 16, 2010 at 1:30am —
Early Saturday morning, my husband's best friend (whom we will call MD) decided to descend over a steep ridge on his snowmobile. The snow was fresh and heavy, the day was beautiful. Immediately, he broke off an avalanche behind him. Before he probably literally even knew what was happening, the force of the snow gathering strength behind him snapped his neck and then ragdolled him through the rocks (breaking his ribs and both legs), and on through to the bowl (ie, a valley) where it buried him… Continue
Added by M on March 15, 2010 at 8:19pm —
So I am getting so fucking tired of neo-conservative, right-wing christian assholes trying to destroy education and try to rewrite history. Not only did the Texas Board of Education implement intelligent design and… Continue
Added by Jake W. Andrews on March 14, 2010 at 8:05pm —
Church of Scientology cries foul over new German film
, wants it banned. meanwhile, still more defectors from the church say that the church hides its abuses
lots of reaction/discussion on the 9th Circuit court's decision upholding the pledge of allegiance against an… Continue
Added by Nelson on March 14, 2010 at 9:00am —
Sunday Morning Service
14 MAR 2010
For the 52nd consecutive Sunday!
Links of Interest
It seems every month-or-so we have to refer someone to one of Nelson's greatest posts
; I hope he doesn't mind me stealing this, but I thought it just had to be the first link you… Continue
Added by Johnny on March 14, 2010 at 5:00am —
Obviously we are Atheists now. But some of us had to shake off the spell of religion before taking a firm grasp on logic and reason. These are the people this post is mostly directed toward. I was one of those people that actually bought in to the superstition in my youth. When you are a follower, you obviously believe in God, but on other issues there is a 'party line' so to speak that followers also have a group consensus toward. For some a differing opinion in these areas may have been part… Continue
Added by James on March 14, 2010 at 1:41am —