March 2013 Blog Posts (67)

An interesting take on the Steubenville rape case.

http://bellejarblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/i-am-not-your-wife-sister-or-daughter/

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 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…

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Added by Jenny W.T. on March 19, 2013 at 2:53pm — No Comments

God's Will and Human Freedom

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…

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Added by Real Life James Bond on March 18, 2013 at 10:30am — 137 Comments

death of a christian science English teacher

i remember well the name of my 11th grade English

teacher---

Ms. Tominson,

who had been rumored to have given

some of her students

fellatio, during the time when she wasn’t lecturing on

Shakespeare---

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

christian science,

one may never…

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Added by delapruch on March 17, 2013 at 11:24pm — No Comments

The good news?

http://brainhulklogicsmash.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-good-news.html

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…

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Added by James on March 17, 2013 at 6:40pm — 1 Comment

Be Afraid

Fairy tales are more than true, not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. ~ Neil Gaiman, Coraline 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…

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Added by Brad Snowder on March 17, 2013 at 2:35am — 1 Comment

the unaccountable

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…

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Added by delapruch on March 15, 2013 at 10:37pm — No Comments

when a “prophet” dies

when a “prophet” dies,

finally having been spit out of

a population that seems to

grind their teeth

chattering

chattering

chattering,

when they don’t have someone to

follow,

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

“holy…

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Added by delapruch on March 15, 2013 at 10:35pm — No Comments

all walks of life

every herd full of sheep

claims that they have different

fluffy &

ba-ba-ba-ing

members,

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

individuality &

personal growth---

every herd has a third party,

which made that herd gather,

which brought the herd together,

which grants the herd a…

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Added by delapruch on March 15, 2013 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Evangelical Christian Business Owners vs. Moral Atheist Employee

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…

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Added by Eric Wasson on March 15, 2013 at 10:14pm — 1 Comment

The Faith/Evidence Paradox

dichotomy

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…

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on March 15, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

National Pi Day

Today was national pi day (3.14). Did you have your piece?

Added by Ed on March 14, 2013 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Advice for Pope Francis I

[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:…

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Added by SteveInCO on March 13, 2013 at 11:30pm — 8 Comments

What I Want

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…

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Added by futilethewinds on March 13, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Poetry: Farmer

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,

And…

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Added by Connor Hughes on March 12, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

All Creatures Great and Small ???

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…

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Added by Ed on March 12, 2013 at 3:07pm — 10 Comments

Thou Shalt Not Murder...

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…

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Added by Horacio Martinez on March 12, 2013 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Religionitis

RELIGIONITIS.



DEFINITION - A viral disease affecting the brain, causing mental disorder and irrational thought processes. 



PROGNOSIS - Poor, unless immediate action taken. It spreads rapidly through the brain like a cancerous growth; it is only observed in human animals, it is absent in the more intelligent species.



GENERAL OBSERVATIONS - Look for excessive piety, crosses on…
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Added by Teri G on March 12, 2013 at 11:46am — No Comments

suicidal South Dakota

dear Mr. maniacally-raving-mad-

repugnican-

representative

Daugaard,

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

bloodbath,

will you think then

that the idea of

putting guns in the hands of

teachers,

might’ve been the

wrong…

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Added by delapruch on March 12, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Morality Without God

                                                          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…

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Added by diogened66 on March 11, 2013 at 8:50pm — 6 Comments

Just in case!

Originally posted over at monicks.net

Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on March 11, 2013 at 6:10pm — 3 Comments

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