April 2009 Blog Posts (188)

I had an epiphany - or I was just dense and failed to realize this....

I have been sick recently, and during my sickening stupor I was thinking about Adam and Eve (and even the myth of Lilith being before Eve, and an equal to Adam), and the "Tree of Knowledge". You know, just going over the stories in my head, and thinking about the whole "original sin" stuff - and then it hit me, like a bolt of lightning (ok, maybe not that dramatic, but you get the idea).

God told Adam, and Adam told Eve, not to partake of the Tree of Knowledge; and if they did, they… Continue

Added by Geektheist (Rocky Oliver) on April 24, 2009 at 9:53am — 5 Comments

Scientists Discover All-Female Ant Species that Reproduces by Cloning

Scientists Discover All-Female Ant Species that Reproduces by Cloning (no, I don't normally read io9!)

By Annalee Newitz, 6:30 AM on Fri Apr 17 2009

A group of Amazonian ants have evolved an extremely unusual social system: They are all female and reproduce via cloning. Though their sexual organs have virtually disappeared, they have also gained some extraordinary… Continue

Added by Nick on April 24, 2009 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Ray Comfort Food?

Apparently it was Ray Comfort’s blog that was the source of the email that sparked my desire to do my first blog post. After briefly perusing his site, livingwaters.com, and his blog, raycomfortfood.blogspot.com (I thought this had to be a non-believer’s spoof on him when I first saw that URL…he and I must have different ideas about the value of comfort food), I decided it was definitely the right place to start my blog: a nice easy target on which to hone my writing skills.

For… Continue

Added by Chris on April 23, 2009 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Cosmic "Mystery Blob"

In case you haven't heard...

Giant Mystery Blob Discovered Near Dawn of Time

A newly found primordial blob may represent the most massive object ever discovered in the early universe, researchers announced today.

The gas cloud, spotted from 12.9 billion light-years away, could signal the earliest stages of galaxy formation back when the universe was just 800 million years…

Added by Pam on April 23, 2009 at 12:13pm — 6 Comments

God has a plan...


1. the absence of any cause of events that can be predicted, understood, or controlled: often personified or treated as a positive agency: Chance governs all.

2. luck or fortune: a game of chance.

6. a risk or hazard: Take a chance.


1. confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another's ability.

2. belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis… Continue

Added by Frank on April 23, 2009 at 5:28am — 1 Comment

Nazi cows, Nazi cats, actors playing depressed Nazis. It's all just Hitler porn and it disgusts me

Nazi cows, Nazi cats, actors playing depressed Nazis. It's all just Hitler porn and it disgusts me!

By: Tanya Gold

There was story in the newspapers yesterday about Nazi cows. Yes. Nazi cows. As opposed to Maoist cows. There is a breed of cattle, formerly extinct, that Hitler apparently wanted to revive because it has significance in Teutonic myth. It was his favourite cow - an über-cow, as opposed to an ünter-cow - and it… Continue

Added by Frank on April 23, 2009 at 4:09am — 1 Comment

T-shirt that will blow your mind...

or your load.


it reads :

Christianity the belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father and can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a… Continue

Added by Mike on April 22, 2009 at 2:16pm — 2 Comments

Oh Miss California

Firstly, you do not alienate people like that. You're in a bloody pageant. And secondly, nice parting shot there. "I feel sorry for him and I will pray for him" (about Perez Hilton) What a laugh. Prayers won't "cure teh ghey" and make people closedminded like you and your country-- I mean, your family. -cough bs cough-

Sorry if you disagree with me, guys. I'm bi and I want to be able to get married to a girl if I bloody want to. The fact that this bullcrap is okay with people really… Continue

Added by Bee S. on April 22, 2009 at 12:30pm — 14 Comments


Why are most people like "blah blah blah" you have to be this such religion or i wont talk to you and if they find out that your not then they spread bad rumors about that person?
Anyone know? Please voice your opinion.

Added by Josh Dossett on April 22, 2009 at 12:25pm — 3 Comments

Scariest thing I've ever seen ( BABY PREACHER )

This really does scare me, on the other hand it illustrates the scant skills needed to be a preacher.


Added by Alan Huffman on April 22, 2009 at 11:38am — 1 Comment

With your water bill you get prostelytizing

Walker Louisiana. If you decide that water service would be something useful, ordering it through the city will get you a bill with a Christian message on it. I think that I might take issue with this if I lived there. Everyone's water bill would increase by the time I was done with it. Sadly I wouldn't have standing to sue. Suzy Q, is this gonna your first case?…


Added by Gaytor on April 22, 2009 at 1:47am — 4 Comments

Positively Misguided: The Myths & Mistakes of the Positive Thinking Movement

Written by Steve Salerno of Skeptic.com

My college football coach was the kind of guy Stanley Kubrik must have had in mind when he conceived the over-the-top drill sergeant for his classic Vietnam film, Full Metal Jacket. During one game midway in my sophomore year, my offensive-line cohorts and I were having trouble opening holes for our ball carriers. Coach pulled us aside at half-time and lined us up against a wall. He then walked the line and — from a distance of maybe two inches… Continue

Added by CJoe on April 21, 2009 at 11:50pm — 2 Comments

My Self Induced Disconnect With A False Reality Pt. 2

It may seem strange looking back on my youthful days now and how easily it was that I accepted these dogmatic beliefs without questioning. But the truth is that none of us can choose where we are born and the parents we grow up with. With that being said, on 4/22/1983, I was brought into this world as a newborn atheist. Sadly enough I can trace my very earliest of memories back to sitting in crib of some type of you guessed it, a church daycare facility. Talk about being set up for…


Added by Chris Hebert on April 21, 2009 at 5:44pm — 2 Comments

Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist Absolves Christian Sins of Condescension, Presumption, and Bone-Headedness

Bother Sam has long since lost track of how many times somebody, usually a member of the Singleton clan, has said to him something along the lines of, “I refuse to believe that you are an atheist. You say you’re an atheist, but deep down you must still know that there’s a God.” And sometimes they append that last bit with “And he loves you.” It is at that point that BS typically has to excuse himself long to enough to retch up his breakfast grits. So in the blessed spirit of godly… Continue

Added by Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist on April 21, 2009 at 4:10pm — 3 Comments

Why the Will is Not Free

Human beings have a powerful sense of free will, and in at least one important sense, they are responsible for their actions. Despite this, however, the concept of free will as it is commonly understood is baseless and incoherent. It is certainly true, of course, that when beings make choices, it feels to them as though a variety of outcomes are possible. In fact, however, only the actual outcome was ever really a possibility. For a different choice to have been… Continue

Added by Causal Crunch on April 21, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Fundies Trying To Take Over My Fun Shit! Wha?? Wha???

Okay, so first it was heavy metal music. They tried to take that over and insert Jebus praise in there.

Then it was novels. Sneaky bastards, went into the novel section and tried to take that over.

Now it's movies like Fireproof.

I wouldn't mind if it were obvious but sometimes it's hard to tell and you get some crossed up, bible gunk without knowing that's what you are getting. I think they want to TAKE OVER the WORLD one small pleasure at a time. But wait - I… Continue

Added by Bleacheddecay on April 21, 2009 at 1:03pm — 3 Comments

Who's the fool?

Recently I received an email that contained a standard atheistic rant against the bible and another typical response from a "True Believer". I'm not positive, but I believe it's from Ray Comfort's blog. It seemed like as good a piece to start blogging on as any, so I decided to give my response to it. It's short enough, so I'll include the text of the email here.

Atheists Rant

"I have violated some of the strictures in the Bible. I work on Sunday, I wear cotton… Continue

Added by Chris on April 21, 2009 at 11:35am — 11 Comments

A time and place for Religion.

In the Early days of human civilization, I could see that religion was good. It was a remarkable institution that covered all forms of government and social interactment. Today however I feel that the idea of a god(s) is like wanting to take the easy way out in the never ending quest to solve all of the questions that we face in life. People seem to want more in life than there really is, for instance the idea of death scare many, they want to live in a heavenly community with their relatives… Continue

Added by Bradford on April 20, 2009 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday SuzyQ!

I hope you spent the day in celebration.

Added by Tony Miller on April 20, 2009 at 9:59pm — No Comments

The Christians Are Coming! The Christians Are Coming!

Do you read www.friendlyatheist.com? I do, that's how I found out about Think Atheist. How funny is it to see Christian advertising helping to pay the hosting cost of an Atheist website? I wonder if he has… Continue

Added by Tony Miller on April 20, 2009 at 9:21pm — 4 Comments

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