May 2011 Blog Posts (312)

The Islamic Threat

A narrative essay by – Heather Spoonheim

 

 

It has, of late, become impossible to compare or contrast the Abrahamic religions without encountering the theatrics of fear-mongering Islamophobes. Coherent dialogue rapidly becomes a phantom as emotional pleas propel themselves up slippery slopes, launching into nationalistic…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on May 31, 2011 at 10:30pm — 18 Comments

The Importance of Everything - My non-belief, and why we create our gods.

Note: I haven't written anything in a long, long while. I also hate editing. Spelling should be checked, but other errors are likely and I may come back and fix them later or clarify a point if I messed up badly! Just a warning!

 

If you're reading this, please be prepared for a long (and tangential) musing. I needed to get this down. Knowing your own mind is always a good idea, and writing can be a great way to organize thoughts in a way to see, evaluate, and even change them.…

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Added by Kirsten on May 31, 2011 at 10:18pm — No Comments

Beauty queen Katya Koren stoned to death by Muslims for being in pageant



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Beauty queen Katya Koren stoned to death by Muslims for…

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Added by Sassan K. on May 31, 2011 at 7:23pm — 64 Comments

Dare not to sleep!

Dare not to sleep!



I was awakened one morning, by the quaintest of dreams

‘twas like a voice, spoken to me

It sounded afar - like an underground stream,

I rose and said: Why do you call me?



Dare not to slumber! Dare not to sleep!

Dare not believe, it was merely a…

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Added by Arcus on May 31, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

My reality check

I feel like those who are theist, use their "god" as a gateway to their problems...as a way to say "I am going to heaven if I do this, Im going to church on a week to take of the guilt from when I cursed out my mom yesterday. To me, it takes a strong indvidual to stray away from that path, and find within themselves that they do not need an imaginary man to feel like you're loved or that you do have a purpose in life. I grew up with a single mother, no father. She has supported me, loved me,… Continue

Added by Autumn S. on May 31, 2011 at 5:31pm — 2 Comments

atheists art benefits the homeless

A few of weeks ago I get a tweet from a follower of my journey, @misstcalia inquiring about what I do. Next she blows my mind by offering to donate 50% of her profits from her online business to support the work I am doing. Absolutely amazing things have been happening to me for the last several months and this is sure one of them.



The name of her online store is…

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Added by ☼ Doctor Reality ☼ on May 31, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Philanthropic Atheists

I know I bash this country a lot, but one thing I will say, is that this is a very philanthropic country. As an atheist I want to make sure my money goes to those organization that are secular. So for everyone, I have started this list. Feel free to add to it!

 

Don't keep the faith.

Robert

 

The International Red Cross

The American Red…

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Added by Robert Karp on May 31, 2011 at 1:03pm — 1 Comment

Why do we have fish?

...and other questions about Noah's flood for the layman. (posted @ atheistdave.wordpress.com) 



What did the animals eat? Sure, Noah took two of every species on his ark. As if that's not believable enough, how did all the animals survive? Some animals have a very particular diet:…

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Added by A. Dave on May 31, 2011 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Theory is a bad word?

Okay... Hello,

I've never posted a blog before, but I recently came across and only diary entry from when I was eighteen and just in between leaving my church life and non church life. I was pretty sure at this point I was a non believer. I didn't call myself an atheist. I didn't even know what an atheist was, but I was one.

This page was provoked by a debate I got into with another youth of the church. It was about words…

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Added by Natalie on May 31, 2011 at 10:27am — 1 Comment

I just love numbers.................on the way to heaven

 

A quick search of  Google reveals that 2,100,000,000 (2.1 billion English) people are categorised as  CHRISTIANS. For simplicity let us ignore 100,000,000 (one hundred million) and just  say  2 billion CHRISTIANS.  

 Every year,   1% of them depart this earth as a consequence  of both natural and un-natural  causes.  Accidents,   diseases,  childbirth,  starvation,  suicide,  murder,  earthquakes, floods, wars  and of course, old age.  That 1% represents 20 million people…

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Added by Anthony Martin Page on May 31, 2011 at 6:47am — 3 Comments

My Grandfather's Argument

A few months ago my Grandfather attempted to try and get me to go to church with him and the rest of the family (This happens every few weeks). As usual I refused and told him that I was Atheist which meant that I don't go to church. Then he asked me something new, he asked me why I didn't believe in something that people had believed for thousands of years. After all, billions of people could not be wrong.



Instantly in my head I said "Wow... could you have come up with a stupider… Continue

Added by Katie Ernesto on May 30, 2011 at 9:25pm — 21 Comments

From the mailbox - Jesus loves me!

This "From the Mailbox" is a little different than what I usually receive, as you'll soon see. I won't use any names, except my own, and the spelling and grammar comes directly from the messages received. There were three in total, staring with this rather innocent and short one:

"Hi Martin Did anyone ever tell you that Jesus loves YOU!"

At first I thought this was a joke from one of my atheist readers, as sometimes we all get a little… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 30, 2011 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Pentecostal Holiness

This small denomination of the great web of Christianity is not known of by many people.  This is due mostly to the inherent qualities of the religion itself.  The men must keep their hair short and keep their faces shaven.  The women can not cut their hair, nor wear makeup or jewelry of any kind.  They must only wear ankle-length skirts/dresses and cover their arms at least to the elbow at all times.  Though they do not have to wear bonnets (one of the only differences between them and…

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Added by Lyndi Rogers on May 30, 2011 at 8:31pm — 7 Comments

On the Obligatory Nature of Being

To put it frankly, we don’t have to be here.  Not one of us had any choice in the decision to come to this place, to be born.  And yet our sole goal, before all else, is to live as long as we possibly can?  Presumably we do this in order to gain something more in the process of living, than that which was formally asserted, prior to our own existence.  Procreation, while being a possibility for the majority of our species, is certainly not a necessity---and for that reason,…

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Added by delapruch on May 30, 2011 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Good Movie tip

Don't think this will be playing in US theaters anytime soon. And you know it's going to be so incredibly cool when being an Atheist is what saves you from the troll. ;)

Added by Arcus on May 30, 2011 at 4:12pm — No Comments

AVE DICTATOR

 

Religion is very practical when it somes to control and subordination. To have a selfproclaimed leader that can't die. That rules all natural laws. And demands love from the masses... and getting it, because if you dont love him there is eternal anguish... A leader that edicts love and compassion... yet rules with an iron fist of terror and threats. A…
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Added by Marcus Persius on May 30, 2011 at 3:57pm — 6 Comments

Godly Weather Forecast

Welcome to Godly Weather Forecast. Our team of prayer personnel has been in constant contact with God to bring you this week's weather.

God's Wrath season has begun! He is creating a hurricane right now in the Atlantic ocean, ready to send it to the sinners of America. His merciful nature has allowed for 48 hours notice, giving people living on the coast plenty of time to find Jesus and calm God's anger.

In the meantime, the tornadoes in Oklahoma have caused mass destruction,…

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Added by Serotonin Wraith on May 30, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Young girl in Iran gets arrested and manhandled for wearing bad headscarf!

A young girl inside of Iran (this happened recently but I do not have exact date) was arrested for "bad hijab" or headscarf and was forced into the car and kicked by the cop as a sign of disrespect that she is "trash" in their minds. We can only hope that this poor sister was also not raped and we can only imagine worse...the brutal Islamic Republic of Terror…

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Added by Sassan K. on May 30, 2011 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

The conversion experience - a missing topic in atheist debates?

In watching a few debates and documentaries concerning athiests such as Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins, I've found some of the athiest responses tend to miss the mark. 



For example, there's the small clip of Richard Dawkins answering the question "What if you're wrong?" (link here). While he does make a valid point about your religion being a result of whatever culture and country you grew up in, one aspect…

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Added by Discern on May 30, 2011 at 4:40am — 4 Comments

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