I was in line to buy a Starbucks tea and treat at lunch today when I noticed a young man with nice tattoo sleeves. Upon closer examination, I clearly saw Darwin's picture--a very nicely done black and white portrait--on one upper arm. I said, "Nice Darwin!," to which he replied, "you are one of only two people to ever call it out correctly straight away."
I wouldn't actually mind such a tattoo. While I don't revere him as a founder of atheism, as some detractors suggest, I think he was… Continue
Added by S S Tragus on May 26, 2010 at 7:19pm —
So i think that the separation between state and church is a joke. The government supports those who believe in god more then they do for those who can't get a job very easy. If you start a church you don't have to pay property taxes where your churches are located and if you need to buy anything for your church you don't need to pay income taxes on those items. Now i know there are some organizations that do have that but those organizations are for everyone if needed. Now there may be more… Continue
Added by Travis on May 25, 2010 at 8:34pm —
How Nice of BP to show us how much revenue they are losing...(requires windows media plugin) Live Feed of the plume from 5000ft down.
This is what is going to be washing up on the beaches near me soon, and what Louisiana is already dealing with.
Please be aware, this is a live stream and may freeze or be unavailable from time to time. …
Added by Dan on May 25, 2010 at 5:43pm —
This is the latest action alert from the Secular Coalition for America. Click here now to write to Congress!
Join the official SCA Think Atheist group here. …
Added by Paul Fidalgo on May 25, 2010 at 10:14am —
I encourage you all to watch the video on this website. It is a poem with pictures and it is Not For Sensitive Viewers.
I do not understand how any woman on the face of the planet can call herself religious with the knowledge that these atrocities are being committed to women in the name of… Continue
Added by kelltrill on May 25, 2010 at 9:01am —
Not to be out done by Jesus, Mo also makes an appearance to his beloved followers in a small town in Pakistan, where the residents are claiming that a foot print has appeared mysteriously that belonged to their prophet. The link to the video of this ‘miracle’ is below:…
Added by QM on May 25, 2010 at 4:40am —
I live in Texas.
I’ve always been an atheist.
All my life I’ve had to put up with these bible pounding clowns who think their “Manure” does not stink.
Well it does.
I’ve seen these clown just ruin a college.
At first there were no preachers on the Board of Regents.
Then one day there was one.
The next thing you knew all the Regents were preachers.
That lead to the demise of the college.
It lost it’s… Continue
Added by Rick on May 25, 2010 at 1:00am —
Downloadable Word Document 85KB. Back-and-forth arguing between JoeCienkowski and myself (kelltrill).
JoeCienkowski has been trolling the Twitter world for a while now. He is from Granite City, Illionois and his Twitter bio reads: Christian author of 'Jesus Christ is God'. I live my life for Jesus;… Continue
Added by kelltrill on May 24, 2010 at 6:00pm —
from Atheist Climber blog
I have, in the past tried to put forward my thoughts on the idea that all things that happen in a universe are natural
. There is no such thing as an unnatural act, because when you look at THIS world on a universal scale, it is little more than a small speck of dust… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on May 23, 2010 at 11:30pm —
The following blog entry developed out of an online discussion elsewhere. I wondered how others felt about the subject, so I'm blogging it.
It's funny how there's a virtually infinite number of ways to combine musical notes into a song, yet only a select few styles and genres dominate popular music at any given time. Until the advent of free (or pirated) .MP3 music files, I used to think the limited variety of popular music was due to record labels and… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on May 23, 2010 at 8:30pm —
So we've all heard or thought of the question, "Why does God Allow Evil?" Christians have wrestled with that discussion for as long as I know. The common conclusion is that God allows evil because of free will, plus it lets you know what God's love is. You can find that answer all over the internet. Aside from that being a terrible argument, I love what this does to the afterlife. I read an article… Continue
Added by Gaytor on May 23, 2010 at 6:37pm —
I'm having a bit of trouble with my ex-friend.She knows I don't believe there is a god and has started talking to me about it.I couldn't really hear her properly because of her roaring at me.I could make out a couple of words which were: "The bible is proof god exists","God died on the cross" and "God did exist".I'm assuming she means Jesus was alive in the last comment.I'm also having some trouble with my very best friend.She is a christian who comes from a more religious family.She's fine… Continue
Added by Natasha Kenny on May 23, 2010 at 5:55pm —
“If you don’t believe in God, then what keeps you from murdering people?”
This has probably been the most persistent question I’ve gotten since deconverting to atheism. The question is, essentially, how can one be a ‘good person’ (or act morally) if there is no deity in which morality inheres. Of course, belief in God, in itself, is not what is being questioned, but whether or not that entity exists
. None of the persons I have met would (as far as I know) claim that all… Continue
Added by Christopher Berman on May 23, 2010 at 4:30pm —
As long as I can remember, I've loved video games. Growing up, I used them to fill a void in my life that grows bigger with age - I will never regret the time I've spend playing them. Now, I'm no addict or World of Warcraft type nerd with no higher aspirations than to get a special set of virtual armor. When I have more interesting things going on I don't even play. Quite frankly I find myself baffled because it's hard to even find the motivation to play games anymore. Even so, they've played a… Continue
Added by Cynical Soldier on May 23, 2010 at 11:46am —
I'm a fellow who has moderate leaning tendencies in most things. I try to find the common ground and an equitable solution.
But I look at such works by the Discovery Institute, David Barton's "Wall Builders", The Texas School Board...
and I see no common ground. I see an enemy that seeks the annihilation of any opposing thought. An enemy that wishes to do great and deliberate harm to the American people for one purpose only; the pursuit of further power and wealth at the… Continue
Added by TheTruePooka on May 23, 2010 at 11:31am —
Added by Johnny on May 23, 2010 at 5:00am —
Two things happened this morning that made me want to hop on here and type up something blasting Christianity once again…and it’s sad that this shit happens daily.
FIRST THING - I check Facebook this morning and read someone posting the lame ass ‘copy/paste” if you’re ______ is in heaven. Well, based on… Continue
Added by Mr. Sharky on May 22, 2010 at 10:56am —
Considering the founder of FB is actually also an atheist - I find it quite ridiculous that he also is allowing his management teams to bow to religious pandering.
Added by Steve Williamson on May 22, 2010 at 10:49am —
Today, the Texas State Board of Education voted on curriculum standards of social studies for the Texan public school system. As I am sure most of you are aware, these standards will affect many other states as publishers will often tailor textbooks specifically to meet Texan requirements. This vote followed several days of debate as final amendments were proposed.
Cynthia Dunbar, one of the strongest voices for the SBOE's conservative voting block, decided that a nice, long… Continue
Added by Shine on May 21, 2010 at 9:30pm —
When in danger, or in doubt;
run in circles, scream and shout.
Added by TheTruePooka on May 21, 2010 at 8:42pm —