I'm doing research for a possible documentary on the Atheist/Agnostic movement in the Southern U.S. I would appreciate any contacts to organizations in the South or any individuals who came from a strict religious upbringing. Individuals would have been raised in the South and are no longer part of their childhood faith. Also individuals who have been persecuted in the South for being a non-believer.
One of the biggest issues with the NSCP is that we don't know the level of qualifications held by those who will be teaching SRE in schools. This is an example of religion being held in distinction from the rest of society, as a thing of morality and trustworthiness. All we need to do is look at the Catholic church and its ministers to know this is not the case.
According to the government discussion paper supplied on the government's website about the… Continue
As you know, I believe education is the key to beginning to solve all of the woes we have in society today. Yes all of them. From world hunger to population, from wars to disease, from terrorism to the production of clean and renewable energy. Each of these can be solved if we educate the people who are directly effected by them, and those who go into areas to help. In fact I can't think of one situation that cannot be made better without education, at least in the long term. Education should… Continue
Humans can believe some pretty strange things. I have met people who claim to be able to see my "aura", and that depending on the "colour and shape" of this aura, they can make a determination of my physical or mental health. I've met others (actually sometimes the same people) who claim that by laying their hands on me, they can cure me of whatever ails me, from sore muscles to an upset stomach. Even stranger, I have met people who claim to be able to see into my future by "interpreting the… Continue
I thought I'd just throw up a quick blog here about something that made me lol so hard. I'm a huge video gamer, so anyways... First type in jesus christ on google, then take note of the search results number for jesus. Then type in super mario 3 on google, I'm not gonna say what the results were, but all you gamers out there will love it! Even the non gamers will like it! Second, type in religion and take note of that number. Then type in video games, and laugh at that number also! This… Continue
Added by ryan benner on May 29, 2011 at 5:24pm —
Someday, I will no longer be alive to walk this Earth, and like a lot of other people, I want to leave a unique legacy behind that will keep my loved ones and my family members thinking about me, even when my body has long turned into dust. This story will be my story.
Imagine being able to see the lives of your loved ones from an accelerated perspective. Imagine waking up one day and seeing an entire year of your loved one elapsing an entire year. On the first day, your…
So we are pretty much in June and Midsummer is coming up around the corner. It just so happens there was a party for Scandinavian expats yesterday, and we figured out that we should perhaps try to celebrate that Heathen…
Fr the longest time I was afraid of what would happen if I told anybody I was Atheist. I feared that my family would hate me an that I would never become a good person. Having those thoughts in my head was a horrible thing to do to myself. I started to feel as if I was broken, damaged, wrong and most of all a worthless person. This was alot for a young kid to understand. The first time I ever told anybody I told my mom and she pulled me to the side and told me " Jason, it is wrong for you to… Continue
Added by Jason Silva on May 29, 2011 at 6:22am —
Recently I have run into a string of theists who suggest that I am unable to perceive reality, or that my notion of reality is as much a fairy tale as I suggest theirs to be. These assertions are most aggressively made when I tell them that creationism and/or intelligent design are not scientific models and therefore…
Has it ever occurred to apocalypse-eager Christians that spending 2000 years obsessively waiting and preparing for the end of the world is not just disturbing but a waste of the one life you do have?
One of the most fun parts about grad school was how schooled I was by the professors. Their greatest joy in life was to pick on the students, it was all eyes on the white board or expect to be questioned (read: intellectually massacred.) Anyone's who's ever been called stupid by a teacher in open class knows that it's quite humbling. Rarely, you manage to get the dictator professor to admit mistake just one time - once during a half decade - and you are the school nerd champ. A title rarely…
I have been involved with Christianity for 30 years, and a "born again" for about 27 years,had full emersion baptism and baptised in the holy spirit. I have fallen away a number of times but always ended up going back to Church.I guess I never really had a strong faith,and was never really heavily involved with Church but I considered myself a born again Christian.
My faith has been slowly dissolving for a few years, so a few months back I decided to investigate my faith and Christianity… Continue
Added by xbelievernow on May 28, 2011 at 12:30pm —