It defines women by their relationships to other people, rather than as people themselves. It says that women are only important when they are married to, have given birth to, or have been fathered by other people. It says that women are only important because of who they belong…
Added by Jenny W.T. on March 19, 2013 at 2:53pm — No Comments
I am sure that most of you, weather you be Atheists of Theists have heard a whole lot about God's Will. This is thrown out like verbal diarrhea every time that someone dies or a natural disaster occurs. I have often questioned why people are so quick to say that a kid that gets caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting received a "gift" and that it was God's Will that she get shot and killed in a park. How is that a gift? What proof is there that she is in a better place? Who are you to…Continue
i remember well the name of my 11th grade English
who had been rumored to have given
some of her students
fellatio, during the time when she wasn’t lecturing on
perhaps it was the passion in her that
let her go wild after hours,
drinking with her teen pupils &
then sucking them dry---
but what led to her decent into
one may never…Continue
Added by delapruch on March 17, 2013 at 11:24pm — No Comments
It never seems to fail... Whenever the door to door religion salesmen come knocking, I'm just not home. Unlike most that want to avoid them, I would actually like to explain the errors of their flawed arguments. Sadly, they either come when only my wife is home, or when we are both out. The latter was the case yesterday. We got back to…Continue
Fear of God
Habakkuk 1:1 to 3:2
1:1 The burden of being Jewish from the point of view of Habakkuk.
Lord how long do I have to sit around balling my eyes out and you will not hear me crying? Even when there is massive violence you will not come save us. There is something…
have a special friend---
a third party between themselves &
any conversation or action,
who resides in the sky.
have a special friend---
who they can read about in
books of fiction written by others who
needed that special friend in order to
validate any conversation or action
which they might have or do,
by residing in the sky.
have a special friend---
who listens when they cry, who…Continue
Added by delapruch on March 15, 2013 at 10:37pm — No Comments
when a “prophet” dies,
finally having been spit out of
a population that seems to
grind their teeth
when they don’t have someone to
what do the minions do?
has there been a “prophet” in the making?
did s/he see the writing on the wall?
is there a secrecy already in the mix,
where said smaller circle round the “prophet”
has been given the heads up
regarding the health of the
Added by delapruch on March 15, 2013 at 10:35pm — No Comments
every herd full of sheep
claims that they have different
who spring from
“all walks of life”---
every herd tells us that
the face of that herd is not a herd at all,
but something that wells with
every herd has a third party,
which made that herd gather,
which brought the herd together,
which grants the herd a…Continue
Added by delapruch on March 15, 2013 at 10:31pm — No Comments
NOTE: The following story is heavily abridged, and some specific details have been deliberately omitted for various reasons. However, I have the documentation to prove beyond any doubt that everything stated below, and more, is absolutely true.
In 2006, I was hired by a local company as their new IT Administrator. One of the company's vice presidents, a self-proclaimed Evangelical Christian and leader of a gospel musical group, took it upon herself to save my soul…Continue
To what extent can a religious believer actually argue their faith, reasonably? Not very far, it seems to me.
There are two quantities to consider here, by which all human beliefs can relate back to: Faith and Evidence.
Let's look at the first. Faith, by its very definition, is 'belief without evidence'. It is a gut feeling, and it cannot be proven wrong. Why? Because, for…Continue
Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on March 15, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Today was national pi day (3.14). Did you have your piece?
Added by Ed on March 14, 2013 at 7:54pm — No Comments
[Crosspost from here: http://letreasonreign.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/advice-for-pope-francis-i/]. Visit letreasonreign for more caustic commentary on religion.
In most matters (with one exception I will get to), here’s my advice, one moving picture worth a thousand words:…Continue
There's a "What Women Want" and a "What Men Want" thread, but I don't think what I want quite belongs in either category because they are heteronormative threads. "What Women Want" is really "What Women Want from Men" and I'm a lesbian. "What Men Want" (From Women) is for men, and I'm a woman. So here goes my own thing.
I want a woman who is understanding and kind, not just to me, but to people in general. I want somebody who knows who she is and has her life together, not a big mess…Continue
Added by futilethewinds on March 13, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
The world is a farm,
And we are the cattle.
And with his gilded arm,
The farmer takes to battle.
He gives us our feed,
Conditioning our lives,
For his own personal greed,
On which he thrives.
There is no room for creativity,
In the tiny pen.
Too much inactivity,
Controlled by the Cowmen.
And if a cow was to think,
As you have probably noticed, there has not been any new episodes of Think Atheist Radio in a while, This is because I, the host, resigned. It was an absolute blast working on the show and interviewing such awesome scholars and intellectuals. I, however, reached a point in my life where hosting a podcast was no longer an option. Between my new job, being a single parent, and starting back school, I simply cannot commit the time during the day needed to do interviews or to…Continue
It is interesting that the theists claim that their god created "all creatures great and small." This is an image of a deep sea creature called the humpback angler fish. It is one of the most gruesome, hideous looking, and downright terrifying creatures I have ever seen. It was in the most recent issue of Smithsonian magazine about the bioluminescence of ocean inhabitants. This strange fish has a "fishing pole" attached above it's eyes that moves up and down in front of it's formidable…Continue
The Bible Says That We Should Not Kill One Another.
But Does It Say WHY We Shouldn't Kill Each Other?
I've Seen A Lot Of Posts On Facebook Saying That We Should Be Taught How To Think, Not What To Think.
And I'm Just Curious To Know If The Bible Gives Any Reasons As To Why We Shouldn't Kill Each Other Or If It Just Says Don't Do It Because I Said So.
Now Don't Get Me Wrong, I Have Plenty Of Reasons As To Why We Shouldn't Kill One Another, But What Does The Bible…Continue
Added by Horacio Martinez on March 12, 2013 at 2:55pm — No Comments
dear Mr. maniacally-raving-mad-
if a kid in your school has a gun &
your teacher has a gun,
and the teacher fires first,
or the kid fires first &
somebody misses &
hits other kids
promoting a domino effect of a
will you think then
that the idea of
putting guns in the hands of
might’ve been the
Added by delapruch on March 12, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
Morality Without God
Ten reasons why I would argue that my lack of a belief in a punishing God makes me a more moral person than someone who is religious. My moral choices aren’t made out of fear of eternal punishment. Just as I don’t have a reason to have “good” morals, I don’t have an excuse for bad ones, either.
1.) I don’t have a…Continue