May 2010 Blog Posts (124)

The Responsibility of Moderate Muslims

I'm hearing a rumble in the underbelly. On the internets there are people whom are feeling like it's time to defend Moderate Muslims. The claim is that the Draw Mohammed Day is somehow offensive to the Moderates and about hate…

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Added by Gaytor on May 20, 2010 at 12:33pm — 9 Comments

"Pitfalls in debate - the difficulties we face" from Atheist Climber Blog



As a person who discusses his beliefs mostly with the like-minded, I find it difficult to speak to someone with a very different viewpoint to my own in relation to religion, science, the paranormal and the metaphysical. I generally won't stand by and let what I perceive as foolishness escape challenged, because I think misinformation is… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 20, 2010 at 1:57am — No Comments

Women protest as French Cabinet gets veil ban bill

As some or many of you may know, the French Cabinet has recently introduced a Bill that has created an offence by "inciting to hide the face". This law is targeting the wearing of veils by women of the Muslim faith. A similar veil ban is in the works in neighboring Belgium.





What do you guys think? Is the wearing of a veil an affront to gender equality and undermining the nation's secular foundations by bringing religion into

the streets? I mean I hate the double standards… Continue

Added by Mecca on May 19, 2010 at 5:15pm — 11 Comments

1 VERY DEAD LITTLE BABY

Way back in the early 1900's when I worked on an ambulance as an EMT and was a newbee we delivered a Premie with very underdeveloped lungs. Kid was breathing but not to well. We hitem with some 0's and ran calling in a standby at the hosp. We get to the hospital hand off and report to the Nurse and leave. 15 minutes later we come back in to check on the Kid. The curtain is drawn. Maybe the kid bought it? I open the curtain and the baby is having agonal respirations with deep retractions and… Continue

Added by Nurse Reality on May 19, 2010 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

More Details on the Pathetic Bishop from Phoenix

On Saturday I wrote about Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, head of the Phoenix diocese, punishing a nun who tried to help save a dying woman's life by advising her to take her doctor's advice and abort her eleven-week-old fetus. The doctors and the hospital both agreed that the woman's pregnancy would probably kill her given her condition.



Olmsted evidently thought the woman should have rolled the dice and… Continue

Added by Thaddeus Dombrowski on May 19, 2010 at 2:14am — 1 Comment

A hilarious waste of time.

I so thought it was a spoof.....
http://www.therobotspajamas.com/?p=113

Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on May 19, 2010 at 12:08am — 6 Comments

Living in Venezuela. Logic is on religion side.

I was in school like a week ago and i bumped into a chair and almost felt down

then Jesus ( a friend named Jesus, its a very common name here) told me:

-did you see it?

-see what? <me

-you dindt feel down! because god dint want you to fell!

-wtf? <me

-if you had fell down you will have died! god saved you

-ehh, no. i dindt fell down because i holded this chair, and even if i had fell down i would havent died <me

-thats soo improbable

- so realy, you… Continue

Added by Franco P on May 18, 2010 at 10:49pm — 4 Comments

Pole-Dancing Miss USA a Conundrum for Muslims

Pole-Dancing Miss USA a Conundrum for Muslims

Why?

This is America.

Pictures of her competing in a Detroit radio’s station’s “Stripper 101” pole dancing contest held in 2007 have hit the net.

Okay so she won the thing. She got her own stripper pole and adult toys.

Honestly, she sounds like my kinda girl…

So she came here as a baby. She attended a “Christian” school but celebrates both… Continue

Added by Rick on May 18, 2010 at 3:50am — 8 Comments

"Science, atheism and the search for more" - From Atheist Climber Blog



One of the innate human characteristics that separates us from other animals on earth is our insatiable need to find out "why". Our natural need to seek for things like food and a mate is shared with other animals, but the questioning of why things happen is a unique to humans. It is ingrained in us, from the first day we start searching… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 17, 2010 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Cynicism towards Sociality

In case no one has noticed from any of my posts or my screen name, I tend to be a cynical guy. I'd say that the main source of my cynicism is personal experience. One of the things in particular that I'm cynical about is the existence potential benefits to be derived from me being (informally) social. Now, when I say social I actually mean social, as in face to face, real world socializing. This Internet stuff is great, but it doesn't count as "true" socializing in my book. I find that I have a… Continue

Added by Cynical Soldier on May 17, 2010 at 8:10pm — 6 Comments

Death and Paranoia

I don't fear death itself, but I'd be lying if I said the thought of not existing didn't make me uneasy. I admit it: I think about dying often, probably too much. Thing is, I'm not in anyway suicidal or depressed. I have this kind paranoia; I feel as though my life (so far) has been a rip off. There are certain things I dream of experiencing, or enjoying before I go. I know, however, that life is completely random. Things could happen, and I might not be here tomorrow or the next day. I worry… Continue

Added by Cynical Soldier on May 17, 2010 at 6:53pm — 8 Comments

Why Ground Zero Mosque is Wrong

Am I the only one who seems to miss the point of this? I am not only surprised but shocked at how the responsible authorities in New York could in their right frame of mind approve such a project. It makes me wonder, what exactly were they thinking, or more importantly what were…

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Added by QM on May 17, 2010 at 9:22am — 7 Comments

When I asked the devil

hi friends ... like you to read something i wrote when I saw the devil one day ...



so I asked him :

Are you really a bad person ?



And why the…

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Added by loona on May 17, 2010 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

GOD AS A PRODUCT ENDORSEMENT

What do all these Christian Fishes that you see on ads for business and on windows and signs of business mean? At first when I saw them on cars in San Diego I figured the Fish decal was a parking sticker for people working at the Tuna Port. Then I began seeing the emblem on Ads and on storefronts and on signs. So what the fuck does it mean if it is on a window outside a tire store? Is the fish sticker indicate that the tire passed some type of test or has a special warranty? Or what about…

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Added by Nurse Reality on May 17, 2010 at 3:54am — 3 Comments

How should I label this?

My mom works at a nursing home caring for seniors. She works in a diverse environment- ethnically and culturally. Although she is excellent at her job, her English isn't very good and she does not know how to use the computer. So what she does is whenever she is asked for an email address, she provides mine and I'm perfectly fine with it- so long as they don't spam me and especially so if they do not spam with me religious bullshit.


But it finally…
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Added by Chetan D on May 17, 2010 at 1:16am — 2 Comments

"The truth is out there" from Atheist Climber blog



My recent blog piece "At the edge of knowledge" spawned an awesome amount of feedback… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 17, 2010 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

"Challenge the SBOE" Rally in Austin, Texas

Today was the "Challenge the SBOE Rally" at the Austin State Capitol. (See Johnny's recent blog post, Action Alert: Stop Religious Extremists, for more information.) I got a chance to meet a few ThinkAtheist members, SilveryLox and… Continue

Added by Shine on May 16, 2010 at 11:30pm — 12 Comments

Sam Harris On The “Dangers” Of “Atheism”

This video is a bit outdated, okay, more than a bit. It is Sam Harris' talk at the AAI 2007 conference in Washington, DC, but I had not seen it until now.

The reason I am posting it here is because I really want to hear your opinions on the labels topic.

I have always stated that my world views don't define me, don't define who I am as a person, but I also think we need to be outspoken on the way we see the faith…

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Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on May 16, 2010 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

The earth quakes, reasoning goes out the window...

Here in Puerto Rico, there was an earthquake today at 1:30 am. It was a 5.7 on the Richter scale with the epicenter located to the north west of the island close to Añasco. I felt it all the way to my house on the opposite side of the island. My PC monitor started shaking and I thought it was my mind playing tricks but it kept moving for a while so of course it was something entirely different.

Typically and like anywhere else, the unreasonable and magical arguments started pouring… Continue

Added by Orlando on May 16, 2010 at 11:10am — 2 Comments

PRAYER AND ROSC

In regards to Surviving a Cardiac Arrest-I have been told by Chirstians and Catholics that prayers can really help. If the Patient survies they take credit for it if he dies well "God was to busy" or had another purpose for the Patient.

In my experience Patients survive a rescusitation from Cardiac Arrest d/t a few factors:

-Down time-Brain death, hypoxia

-Physical condition (progression and type of disease pathology present pre…

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Added by Nurse Reality on May 16, 2010 at 7:27am — No Comments

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