April 2011 Blog Posts (252)

The Bitterness of Loss

A narrative essay by – Heather Spoonheim

I have a gambling problem – a very serious one. I have never lost so much money that I couldn’t pay the bills or had to sell prized possessions, but it is still a serious problem. The reason I think it is serious is because I have such a clear and perfect understanding of the futility of ever truly earning a…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on April 30, 2011 at 11:27pm — 3 Comments

Oooo..Apolcolyse ghost horse & a phone call from my dad.

My dad called me today just to talk to me about this supposed "ghost horse" on the news. I had not seen it before and I had no idea what he was talking about. He said that during a newscast, a ghostly green horse with a rider rides across the screen. Then, he throws in "ya know, it's just like the horsemen of revelations." Really, Dad? A little shocked, I responded, "So, it's the end of the world, eh?"

 

Now, I don't know if my dad knows I am an atheist. I have my mom as a…

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Added by Scarlette Blues on April 30, 2011 at 6:37pm — 5 Comments

Debunking Prophecy

I am debating with a Jehovah Witness for several weeks now and I need some info to help debunk the Prophecy of the Fall of Jerusalem circa 66 C.E. and the Christians escape and flight to Pella. Basically that Jesus had prophesised it and the faithful ones were saved. Can anyone point me towards any academic work or good info that debunks it and their (JW) prophecies in general? They have agreed to allow me to explain Evolution in return. So any info would be greatly appreciated – thanks.

Added by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on April 30, 2011 at 5:28pm — 3 Comments

Not dealing with religious fanatics

I was wondering how many people here have never met/rarely see religious fanatics. Plenty of people here talk about their experience dealing with intolerance, but I can honestly say I've never met a religious fanatic. The closest I could say I've come was this girl I went to high school with who was a pretty conservative Christian, went to pro-life rallies and stuff like that, but even she never tried to convert me or tell me I was wrong or anything. I'm wondering if it's partly my location.…

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Added by Raven on April 30, 2011 at 3:50pm — 2 Comments

Another crazy fanatic.

So I was trolling around the internet looking for something interesting to watch because everything on t.v. was about that stupid royal wedding, when I came across a video from this guy Jeff YokeUp Petkevicius.  Has anybody ever heard of him?



This guy and his wife suck. I put this under ethics and morals because it seems like this guy has them twisted. I watched a couple more of his videos because I…

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Added by Jose Mathews on April 30, 2011 at 11:17am — 3 Comments

Survivors guilt

My country was not peacefully settled by religious people, it was christianized. It was forcefully transferred from paganism, sometimes by the use of sword and physical torture. People were given two choices, Christianity or Death.

A few brave heroes chose death.

This is why, if a dictator takes over my country and choose it to be dechristianized by the same method, the very core of my being would be horrified and revolted.

 

But after it was done, I would not…

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Added by Arcus on April 30, 2011 at 10:20am — 11 Comments

Is TV Too Gay?

A discussion that got under my nerves and electrically shocked me into a spastic fit and eye twitches about the hit Fox t.v show "Glee", and, personally, I find that only until recently has there been a decent representation of gay teens on T.V/Movies, if any had been made at all in the past.



In this video, you'll see Bryan Fischer, director of American Family Association, which as you all know upon hearing, has to do with some sort of bigotry and…

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Added by BadHandshakers on April 30, 2011 at 9:32am — 7 Comments

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the strongest people i’ve ever known

don’t flinch when threatened

they use the threat

they use the violence

to build up their own position further

to find better, quicker, more acute manners in which to

fight

relentlessly

with eyes peeled

and ears perked up to listen

always engaging & taking part in the

conversation

that is ongoing

&

never-ending

until that moment when our heart…

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Added by delapruch on April 30, 2011 at 7:58am — No Comments

The Bravery

I've been soaking up every interview and article about Hitch ever since he announced his grave state of health.



Let me be frank here. I have, ever since I was a little boy, had a terrible fear of death.

It has been my biggest struggle ever since I left the faith of… Continue

Added by Daniel Van Nice on April 30, 2011 at 6:05am — 5 Comments

New Derren Brown TV Special

New Derren Brown TV Special

On Easter Monday, April 25th at 9pm, my new special DERREN BROWN: MIRACLES FOR SALE will air on C4. This is hot off the press, so I have no artwork to show you as yet.

This is…

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Added by delapruch on April 30, 2011 at 1:17am — No Comments

Went to Andrews, TX, to counter-protest the WBC, ended up getting run out of town.

So the Gay- Straight Alliance at the university around here organized a counter protest, because the WBC was going to protest the funeral of a soldier who had died in combat from there. We had a conglomeration of signs, one had FSM <3 gays on it, another had God hates figs, and so on. Mine had a quote about bigotry from Jefferson. We went there with the best of intentions. Lots of people had anti-wbc signs, and God bless America signs. The procession entered and suddenly a cop grabbed my… Continue

Added by Beefaice on April 29, 2011 at 11:08pm — 11 Comments

Contest: Best after Rapture bumper sticker or response

Well the 21st of May is coming upon us quickly (of course there is also a back-up December rapture date). What can we say to those that are left behind? I mean other than asking them to name 1 person that was raptured.

I can start this off with a few that come to mind:



#1 Notice: The rapture has been cancelled as the lord could not find any worthy souls.

#2 Apologies. The rapture has been indefinitely delayed due to interference from excess carbon dioxide in the…

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Added by Brian Iverson on April 29, 2011 at 9:19pm — 18 Comments

Ironic

My friend's cousin's born again Christian grandmother got in to an accident the other day. Want to know why? Not only was she reading the Bible while driving, but she was witnessing to the other drivers on the GWB from her car. Even ignoring everything else...she was on the GWB why the hell wasn't she paying attention to her driving!

Added by Raven on April 29, 2011 at 1:54pm — 4 Comments

Irony

 



 

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Added by Andrew W on April 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Ex-Gay Ministries Strike Again

http://bit.ly/kHXPGL 



 



CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A controversial group that says it can help gay people find "the freedom to grow into heterosexuality" is set to visit West Virginia in May to meet with pastors and other church leaders.



 



More proof that religion is harming people:



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"They are here to walk beside people who want to leave the homosexual lifestyle," Dys…

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Added by Brandon on April 29, 2011 at 11:47am — 3 Comments

when to decide it is time to divorce?

I was raised in arab christian roman orthodoxian family and a muslim society. i had no choice but to marry in a church. arab eastern traditions are many to mention here but most important is divorce is not possible unless there is adultery or insanity. before, if possible, to find a way to get divorce, i want advices when to decide to get divorce? asking myself, do i have enough reasons? please advise.

Added by Fadi Qassis on April 29, 2011 at 9:00am — 13 Comments

last thought on the royal wedding

i have to wonder

just what is happening in the rest of the world

right now.

Added by delapruch on April 29, 2011 at 4:41am — No Comments

But What if You’re Wrong?

 

“But what if you’re wrong?” So goes the common questions posed to atheists by Christians. Putting aside for a moment the obvious retort (what if they are wrong and another religion is right?) I decided to really organize my thoughts a bit. What would I say if I was wrong, the Christians were right, and a moment after dying I found myself before the blinding majesty of Yahweh with Christ at his right hand?…

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Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on April 28, 2011 at 10:30pm — 14 Comments

Licensing My Dogs - Just Another One of My Blunders

It has been time to take care of this for over a year.  As a mobile home park manager I require my dog owners to have their dogs licensed with the city.  I just hadn't gotten around to do it myself.  So wrong, but true.  I deal with the city a couple of times a month with the occasional loose dog, dog bite and an array of feral cats so I do know better and John, the local Animal Control Employee knows me well.

I downloaded the paperwork and filled it out.  Searched endlessly for my…

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Added by Janet Richter on April 28, 2011 at 10:12pm — 2 Comments

FFRF's Out of the Closet campaign

 

I'm out of the closet and you should be too.

Added by Brian Flatt on April 28, 2011 at 8:17pm — 2 Comments

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