May 2009 Blog Posts (193)

Wedding

I went to my cousin's wedding this past weekend. It was quite nice except for the trains, just a few feet from the doorway, and the heat. All things aside the ceremony was lovely, very christian with some catholic rituals thrown in and humorous. All of this got me thinking about my own pending nuptuals to ReverendJohn. We are both atheists who come from catholic backgrounds. I must admit that I love certain traditons in a catholic wedding,(unity candle, lasso(hispanic), etc) Then I reminded… Continue

Added by Carmela Ramos on May 25, 2009 at 6:42pm — 3 Comments

Pioneer in Sustainability, Economic Visionary, Fortune 500 CEO: Ray Anderson

In the world of changing business, when everyone is slapping the word Green on the side of their packages, Ray Anderson, CEO of Fortune 500 Company Interface Carpets, is setting the example for substantive change toward sustainability in business. The self proclaimed recovering plunderer, motivated by his epiphany of wrong doing, turned his high polluting, petroleum-based carpet company into a beacon for the direction of future business.



In a talk given at the 2009 TED Convention,… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on May 25, 2009 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Rap Atheism??

Yes indeed!
I'm not a huge rap fan but I am a fan of it when its good. (i guess thats true for all music though)
I found a guy by the name of Greydon Square that raps about his views on atheism and religion..... very unique!

Should support and show this guy some love!
http://www.myspace.com/greydonsquare

Added by Dennis on May 25, 2009 at 1:11pm — 2 Comments

Religion is like a Football Team

I support Chelsea and my Mecca is Stamford Bridge. I made my pilgrimage when I lived in London and it was the site of much adoration.



Each week, all over the world, people go to these sites and chant, sing, stand up, sit down, praise and denouce as a group. After the 'ceremony' they will discuss the events of the day and what needs to be done to make things better for their chosen idols.



When confronted with a member of another faction, who believes they follow the… Continue

Added by Liam on May 25, 2009 at 9:01am — 3 Comments

Of Humanist Symposia and Amazing Meetings

The 37th Human Symposium is up, with some great links. And I'm in it! I admit, I'm usually more of a Carnival of the Godless kinda guy, and I don't get to read all that much about actual humanism itself, away from all the anti-religious stuff. I think I'm going to need to keep up with this more closely in future, though.



And on… Continue

Added by Cubik's Rube on May 25, 2009 at 8:42am — No Comments

Mumblings of an idiot

I wonder how many religious people suffer from depression? We have a history of mental illness in our family and this past weekend I had to go and visit a family member that's suffering from depression in hospital. I was surprised to see a practicing nun as one of the patients at this hospital/home/institute. And even though most of you are probably falling over with laughter like I did when I saw her it did get me thinking.



Do people with a misconceived believe in a afterlife, find… Continue

Added by Craig Bosman on May 25, 2009 at 2:53am — 6 Comments

Memorial Day



Today is Memorial Day in the United States and I would like to say a few things.



First, don't let your belief's about the current wars we engaged in upstage your reverence of what this day is about. This is a day to remember and thank all men and women who served throughout the short history of our country. This is not the day to spit in a veteran's face and call him baby killer. The truth is no matter what a ideology is behind a war,… Continue

Added by Frank on May 25, 2009 at 1:26am — 5 Comments

Some of me

So pretty much everyone around me is a christian..sad to say. Everyone at work, all of my friends, family (except my mom of course, who lives in another state). I kinda have to keep my mouth shut most of the time, or there would be war! Its ridiculous, and quite amusing to see how a lot of these people just assume that everyone believes like they do.



Its really hard, especially at work when someone mentions God or something about their prayers being answered LOL...i mean they talk so… Continue

Added by jen o on May 24, 2009 at 11:46am — 15 Comments

Back again!

Hey folks!
Hope you didn't miss me too much in the four day void (minus one wifi attempt with my iphone) that encompassed my viewing of Loch Ness, my hike/climb/fall up and down Ben Nevis and a few other touring-the-country-side things I decided to do while in Scotland.
Home and recovering now, so I'll be on with discussions and such after a bit of rest!

Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on May 24, 2009 at 11:04am — 1 Comment

Sunday Morning Service - 24MAY

Sunday Morning Service

24 MAY 2009



The Link - All kinds of info on Ida and the upcoming documentary "The Link" (also a handful of preview videos). Be sure to check the discussion and post here on… Continue

Added by Johnny on May 24, 2009 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

The Mighty Peals of Oppression!!

Ok, so I was being a bit melodramatic.



I finished finals last week and passed everything, so I spent some time this week catching up on some much needed sleep. This was also one of the first weeks when it was predictably warm enough to sleep with my windows wide open. Unfortunately, that meant that I was very rudely awoken by church bells at about 8am Tuesday morning.



As I am laying in my hungover stupor trying to fall back asleep, I started thinking about church bells. It… Continue

Added by Sniz on May 23, 2009 at 2:17am — 4 Comments

Moral Decay of US since 1963

We've all heard the arguments. Wait... those of us over 30 have all heard the arguments that the moral decline of the US began in 1963 when multiple cases outlawed religion and prayer in school. It's the pivotal moment to dill holes all over. It took the mental stress of washing my wifes car to decide to take this argument on. So let's dig in.



Crime rates were always the issue in the 90's. The claim was that religious rates in 1963 were so pervasive that no one would commit a crime.… Continue

Added by Gaytor on May 23, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

YAY! Next stop for the atheist bus: Chicago





Next stop for the atheist bus: Chicago (UPDATED)



May 21st, 2009



UPDATE: If you don’t believe we really have an ad this time, here’s a photo:…



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Added by Dan on May 23, 2009 at 1:27am — 1 Comment

I'm a 'project'

I'm in IT / Systems and my job duties often cross paths with Maintenance. I've found it very beneficial to become friends with the people in that department because we can often help one another out when needed. Lately, there's been a high turn-over for the department which is pretty sad because they pay 22 bucks an hour, which to me, is pretty damn nice.



Anyway...



We have this new guy that started last week. I just met him this week and really got to talking to the guy… Continue

Added by Jim Valentine on May 22, 2009 at 9:14pm — 5 Comments

America is becoming less than a third world country

I really believe America is becoming less than a third world country. While Asia continues to develop at a faster rate, it is becoming clearer and clearer that the Great American global experiment is finally coming to a crashing end.Americans keep up the infighting, and the cultural wars, because it won't be some evil terrorist force that will destroy you , It will be sadly the american people themselves , through lack of personal sacrifice, and an unwillingness to work together to solve the… Continue

Added by Method on May 22, 2009 at 5:41pm — 11 Comments

Lesser Light

From the site Grace Cathedral:



And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

-- Genesis 1: 16 (KJV)



According to the Biblical author known as "P" (the "priestly" writer or writers believed to have set down Genesis 1), God created light, which he called "Day" (1:5) before He created any heavenly body to supply it. Only on the fourth… Continue

Added by Rev. Tom Hicks, D.D. on May 22, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

At the End of the Tunnel

Figuring out that I was an atheist took me most of my life.



When I was a kid, I had a belief in an all powerful, all knowing god that was looking over everyone, making things safe. I'm not sure where I got it from, only that it was a feeling that I simply had.



I didn't live in a religious home. Though my mom had a picture of jesus on the wall, we never went to church. My dad, when I would ask him about religion or god, he would simply not answer me. Never has, even to this… Continue

Added by Jim Valentine on May 22, 2009 at 3:59am — 4 Comments

Regina Spektor "Laughing With" as Lead Single

Ok, I admit it. I have a problem. A problem which makes me completely sucked in by female, piano-brandishing musicians. Tori Amos. Fiona Apple. Regina Spektor. It's kind of my thing.



One thing about the former and later of those three songstresses, though, is that they often (especially Tori) talk about religion in their lyrics. Regina uses it more for story-telling, as that's more her lyrical style in general, while Tori uses her songs as a way to criticize religion (all of you… Continue

Added by Laura on May 21, 2009 at 11:30pm — 5 Comments

Why Can't Cavemen Just Get Along?

Paleontologists have known for a while now that anatomically modern humans and our more attractive cousins, the Neanderthals, lived side by side for 100,000 years. Then between 45,000 and 30,000 years ago the Neanderthal population began to diminish and finally disappeared altogether. Our Modern human ancestors drove them to extinction according to one of… Continue

Added by Walter on May 21, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

What is worse?

Not believing in the same religion as a religious person or not being religious?

Added by Jin-oh Choi on May 21, 2009 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

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