June 2009 Blog Posts (106)

'Silencing Christians' paid program draws protest calls, e-mails







'Silencing Christians' Web site



TAMPA - A flood of telephone calls and e-mails cascaded into WFLA News Channel 8 on Saturday afternoon and night over the airing of "Silencing Christians," a religious paid program that some say contained open hate speech against gays and lesbians.



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Added by Dan on June 27, 2009 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

First Communion thingy today

I don't know if any of you remember, but a while ago I mentioned be asked to be the Godfather for my nephew on his first communion. I reluctantly agreed, but after sometime to mull it over I guess it's not that bad. Anyways, the ceremony is later today. I was supposed to have confessed the day prior to have a clean soul when I receive the cracker, er- I mean the body of Christ. I forgot to though, oops! Apparently not confessing before doing so is one of the biggest sins a Catholic can… Continue

Added by Scadilla on June 27, 2009 at 1:14pm — 3 Comments

why iran is an argument for secularism - by gfish

More goodness from Greg Fish's blog Weird Things





Here’s a suggestion to those who want governments to obey their religious dogmas rather than draw on their accumulated legal traditions. Take a long, hard look at what’s going on in Iran today. Ahmadinejad’s dubious victory which required very unusual circumstances to be legitimate and was immediately endorsed by the… Continue

Added by Reggie on June 27, 2009 at 8:55am — No Comments

Sad movies are the reason I don't believe in God.

I only realized this tonight.

When I was really involved in the church (teenage years) I loved the feeling of being really emotionally charged. Like I could change the world. I loved the feeling of walking out of a youth service in a Wednesday night like i was walking on air. Like I had the world figured out. Like I was invincible. Like anyone could say anything to me and it would bounce off me and turn into rainbows.

Eventually I figured out what was going on. I would go to a… Continue

Added by Erica on June 27, 2009 at 4:27am — 12 Comments

Banned Rap in Iran

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c…
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Added by Andrew Schatz on June 26, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

After a recent rash of Atheist Vs. Xtain posts....

I could no long hold back.





If it hasn't been flagged off already here is the link to the rant I posted on Craigslist.org http://lakeland.craigslist.org/rnr/1240797077.html. If you like it submit it for best of , heh.





The Rant:

Atheists (worldwide)


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Added by Dan on June 26, 2009 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

Surgery.

Well, everything went well. And by well I mean, I have an amazing surgeon that did a 4 hour surgery in 2 hours.
I'm in a little pain, but I can sit up and move in bed on my own a bit. The only issue I have really is that the A/C is on the fritz and it's like 80 degrees in here.
There's been a load of drama lately and I just want to stick to trying to heal and get better.
If you have any questions or anything just message me or call.
:]

Added by Morticia on June 26, 2009 at 1:31am — 6 Comments

My Sister's Keeper Review: Cry Meaningless Tears

Grief stricken, anger stricken, cancer stricken, My Sister’s Keeper, based on the Jodi Picoult novel, is one of the most stricken movies I have seen in recent memory. My Sister’s Keeper sloppily jerked tears in spite of inconsistent acting and overly edited writing.



When their oldest daughter Kate (Sofia Vassilieva) is stricken with leukemia and no match can be found, Sara (Cameron Diaz) and Brian (Jason Patric) make a morally dubious choice of manufacturing a perfect donor baby.… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on June 26, 2009 at 12:48am — 1 Comment

Stoned wallabies make crop circles

'Stoned wallabies make crop circles'





Australian wallaby - file picture
Wallabies have been observed acting strangely in poppy fields




Australian wallabies are eating opium poppies and creating crop circles as they hop around "as high as a kite", a government official has said.

Lara…

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Added by Dan on June 25, 2009 at 2:31pm — 1 Comment

Evolution faster when it's warmer

Evolution faster when it's warmer

By Victoria Gill

Science reporter, BBC News



Rainforest

The results could help explain why the warm tropics are so species-rich



Climate could have a direct effect on the speed of "molecular evolution" in mammals, according to a study.



Researchers have found that, among pairs of mammals of the same species, the DNA of those living in warmer climates changes at a faster… Continue

Added by Dan on June 24, 2009 at 11:54am — 2 Comments

More behaviorism and determinism

Determinism and behaviorism



This may take a bit more than a quicky.. I will try to keep it simple at first.





A behavior can only be affected in three ways. And to some extent, a fourth way...As a way of demonstrating that something really did happen, we use rate of responding for starters. You must admit if the rate goes up or down, something has happened. When a person makes a response to whatever, the first thing that might happen is positive reinforcement of the… Continue

Added by Roger Tholen on June 23, 2009 at 4:34pm — 30 Comments

How I became a Born again Evangelical Athiest

Let me begin by explaining what I mean by born again evangelical atheist. By born again, I refer to a definite point in time that ended all discussion of the existence of a god for me. It was an “aha” moment, much like born again Christians describe in their conversion process. For me it was a moment when I finally said “That’s it! I am done with god”. By evangelical I mean that I feel it is my moral obligation to relieve the world of its current god based delusions. I believe that the future… Continue

Added by Joann Brady on June 23, 2009 at 11:42am — 8 Comments

Lewis Black and Keith Olberman

Lewis Black Tune in tomorrow, June 23rd.

Countdown with Keith Olbermann
MSNBC
appx 8:45pm


www.msnbc.msn.com

I'll bet Carlin is watching from the roof!!

Added by Carmela Ramos on June 22, 2009 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Scientology Leader David Miscavige and Violence

Tampa Bay is Adjacent to Clearwater Florida. In case you don't know, Clearwater is virtually the capital of Scientology. As a result Tampa has an interest is what is going on at the neighbors house. www.Tampabay.com has written a story about the abuse of David Miscavige directed toward his staff. Miscavige is noted as the "worldwide ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion:" This is not the first report, and it… Continue

Added by Gaytor on June 22, 2009 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

EA pisses off christians

So I was just reading an article about how EA staged a massive protest group (websites, hand outs, protests- the whole nine yards!) against their new Dante's Inferno game coming out next year, personally I think it was brilliant and believable. But now the Christians are all pissy because it makes them look like assholes.

funny how that works out... it made me laugh just thought I'd share :)

Added by Brittney Wilhoit on June 22, 2009 at 12:03pm — 6 Comments

What if you only had a trillion years?

Cross-posted over at my blog, Cubik's Rube.




This isn't an argument I've seen put forward anywhere before, so it's possble I'm having one of my more original moments here. I've written before about the idea that only a god, or an eternal afterlife, or something of that ilk, can give life any meaning or purpose, and why I think it's bollocks. But here's a way of… Continue

Added by Cubik's Rube on June 21, 2009 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

How Iran Is Changing The World Before Our Eyes

Every now and then I like to drift away from my usual topic of the evils of religion and touch on important political events. Well, it seems the time has certainly come to step away from talk of religion once again. I've said again and again that the importance of what is happening in Iran right now simply can not be overstated. It is likely to be viewed as one of the most important events of this generation for many reasons. I'd like to take a moment to discuss exactly why I feel these events… Continue

Added by SabreNation on June 21, 2009 at 12:33pm — 12 Comments

Translating the message of Jesus

How important is it to know the words of Jesus Christ? According to Christianity knowing about Jesus is the most important message anyone one of us could learn. It is believed that knowing about Jesus and accepting him as our personal savior is the only why we can make it into Heaven and avoid eternal suffering in a place called Hell. If that is the case, what happens when that important story is not available in a language you can read or understand?



We all know that the Old… Continue

Added by Truth-Saves.com on June 21, 2009 at 7:20am — 4 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 21JUN

Sunday Morning Service

21 JUN 2009



Links of Interest



The Scientific Incentive to Disprove Evolution - If a scientist could make a legitimate opposition or disprove evolution, then they would earn their place in the history books, along with Kepler, Copernicus, Darwin, and Einstein.… Continue

Added by Johnny on June 21, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

Incapible of doing anything practical.

It looks like the sun might just win this battle. The haze is slowly drifting back over the water and to Edinburgh. They can have it.

My tan hasn't really faded yet, because when I am brave enough to go out sans parka, it only takes seconds for that nice golden glow to top up. (Except for my face of course. I wear sunscreen on it and my neck, then get a two-week lasting spray bronzer over the white bits twice a month. I might still die of cancer, but at least I'll die pretty.)

My… Continue

Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on June 20, 2009 at 7:34am — 3 Comments

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