Featured Blog Posts – March 2010 Archive (23)

The Unsubstantiated Decree: A Critique on Papal Condemnation of Abortion in the “Evangelium Vitae”

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 — 11 Comments

Bible Contradictions in Graph Form

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 — 9 Comments

I Pledge Allegiance...

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


"Proud…
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Added by Jake W. Andrews on March 30, 2010 at 9:11pm — 5 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 28MAR

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 — 1 Comment

The Atheist Who Celebrated Easter

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.



So, I continue to…

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Added by M on March 26, 2010 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 21MAR

Sunday Morning Service

21 MAR 2010



Links of Interest



Is The Bible More Violent Than The Quran?



Abstinence-Only Funding in Health Care Bill…



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Added by Johnny on March 21, 2010 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

The Question of Biblical Authorship

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 — 6 Comments

The Texas State Board of Education

...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…
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Added by Anti-Mike on March 20, 2010 at 3:52am — 3 Comments

Right Wing Arrogance & Ignorance

“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 — 6 Comments

Black Infidels: Humanism and African American Social Thought

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…
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Added by Shutch on March 19, 2010 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Twelve Steps and Twelve Apostles Both Fail You

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 — 9 Comments

God & Heaven: the end of the religious rainbow

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 — 7 Comments

When Mountains Shake

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 — 6 Comments

Oh What The Fuck





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…
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Added by Jake W. Andrews on March 14, 2010 at 8:05pm — 9 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 14MAR

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 — 3 Comments

Religions tangled web - Or how Atheism made me a better person

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 — 5 Comments

Our Sons and Daughters Future



For the last few weeks I have been working out of town and have been too tired to take the time to really write anything. I have been following and reading the many articles on the Green Atheists and the global state of affairs. Not to be a pessimist but a realist I must admit the majority of articles paint a rather bleak picture. Humans and the other species we share this planet with appear to have a grim looking…

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Added by Dennis Paul Renner on March 12, 2010 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Minister's Wife Dies After Lengthy Religious Fast



3-Week Fast Ended With Death of Evelyn Boyd, 55



Evelyn Boyd



BARTOW | A minister's wife who went on a religious water-only fast for more than three weeks has died.





Evelyn Boyd, 55, was dead for at least a day and no more than three days before her body was discovered Friday, Associate Medical Examiner Dr. Vera Volnikh said.



Boyd shut herself into her bedroom Feb. 7 and had no contact with her family… Continue

Added by Dan on March 11, 2010 at 6:46pm — 8 Comments

Origin of Species...









Credit: Origin of Species by MC Frontalot http://frontalot.com/index.php/


I think there's a reason I tend to identify more with IT professionals than I do with mechanical engineers. *sigh* IT professionals tend to be (for the most part) more free thinking individuals. So forced into logical thinking and creativity purely to do their jobs are they, that they…
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Added by Velogiraptor on March 9, 2010 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

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