June 2010 Blog Posts (105)

So how many types of Christians are there?

because I'm a loser I was on a dating site and part of the profile was religion.

It lists out religions I've never heard of.

As well as Christian - this, Christian - that. After like 10, it has Christian - other.

How many f'ing branches of "Christian" are there?!!? Why do people feel the need to label themselves a dozen different ways?

Even though you all believe in the same god and the same bible, you all have your own pieces of the bible you believe and follow? Is that… Continue

Added by Desirai on June 19, 2010 at 8:38pm — 2 Comments

Montreal Bound

Damn!! I just checked my Yahoo email to find a message on which I thought I was still waiting. I have been communicating with the planning committee for the Atheist Alliance International 2010 North American Convention over the past few months regarding the Freethought Film Festival Foundation screening a film at the convention. I wanted to wait for a go ahead from AAI to announce the…


Added by Andrea Steele on June 19, 2010 at 6:56pm — 3 Comments

Label atheism a thought crime

Why in the name of God (oops sorry, didn't mean to be so insensitive/offensive), does RTE give an entire 'Liveline' over to a tiny rump of deranged atheists to spout their puerile propaganda? Just what is their gripe?

Well it turns out they are annoyed at the prospect that proposed legislation will make it an offence to gratuitously offend religion: in reality, Catholicism (their big bogeyman). The big question is, though, what kind of ideology gets it…


Added by Natasha Kenny on June 19, 2010 at 5:34pm — 3 Comments

Oh the irony!

Just read an article on the Blues Brothers receiving recognition from the Vatican for their "Mission from God". The

Vatican Newspaper wrote a few articles on it for the movie's 30th anniversary, and one of articles they wrote has a line that says:

"...there is "no lack of evidence" that The Blues Brothers can be considered "a Catholic film."

Oh the sweet (or bitter?) irony.…


Added by Mecca on June 19, 2010 at 4:17pm — No Comments

On mythology in general

Ok all, I decided to write a general blog on mythology in general. Now as most of us atheists realize, we all(for the most part) think that the bible, both old and new testament are mythological stories. Now about that, I've read a fair amount of the bible, both old and new, and I think that they're nothing special. Not just in a supposed historical context that the events in the bible never took place, thanks to secular studies. But also, even when trying to look at in a mythological sense…


Added by ryan benner on June 18, 2010 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Morality From God?

Added by girlatheist on June 18, 2010 at 6:41am — 1 Comment

Do Very Religious People Scare You?

Do religious people scare you?

Do their actions or their mannerisms raise the hair on the back of your neck?

A few years ago I saw a well known TV Preacher at a national political convention.

He had his "entourage" with him. I guess that’s the nice way of saying, “pack” like a pack of wolves.

The "vibrations" they gave off were the kind that made a person become very "vigilant." I’m saying that… Continue

Added by Rick on June 18, 2010 at 2:31am — 1 Comment

Get Ready for The Evangelist!!

The Evangelist has been selected from early/regular deadline film submissions as one of the features to be screened at the International Freethought Film Festival (new opening night target-Friday the 13th of May '11). An upcoming sneak preview of what to expect at the film festival will include a screening of The Evangelist...but right now I can't tell you when/where...I am respectfully waiting for confirmation that it is OK to release the info first...but the wait is killing me!!! I'm SO, SO… Continue

Added by Andrea Steele on June 17, 2010 at 8:49pm — 1 Comment

61 year old man beaten to death by his family because he wanted to watch the Soccer and not a a gospel programme.

Here is the first paragraph to the article"

"A South African man who wanted to watch a World Cup football match instead of a religious programme was beaten to death by his family in

the north-eastern part of the country, police said."

For the rest, here is the link:…


Added by Mecca on June 17, 2010 at 5:40pm — 2 Comments

Zeus-1 Jesus-0


I actually drove by this on my way up from spring break a couple of months ago. It's Touchdown Jesus, aka Big Butter Jesus aka I can't believe it's not Jesus. Here is what recently occured:


FILE - In this June 26, 2005 file photo, the ...


Flames shoot up from the "King of King's" statue ...

Is it just me or…


Added by EricT on June 17, 2010 at 10:30am — 14 Comments

Family rejection

I was lucky, my family would never put religious belief before family, I'm the only heathen, but there is one Wiccan among us. But I have noted how many atheist have lost all ties with family because of religion. Now, I wonder, have any atheists rejected their family because they believe? I don't mean those family who make your lives a living hell by trying to constantly convert you, but have you or do you know of any atheists that have rejected family members simply because they choose to… Continue

Added by Doug Reardon on June 16, 2010 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

WHAT IF..............God is Real..?

Throughout my life I've bounced from one religion or denomination to the next. Growing up Catholic but going to a Baptist school didn't help, and then attending to an all girls Catholic school confused me more. When I moved to the U.S I felt a great door opened, and I searched from one church to the next. Somehow I ended up converting to Judaism (agaisnt my parents will). And by destiny I went back to Christianity (Methodist). Last fall I took a philosophy class that opened my eyes to…


Added by D.M Barrera on June 16, 2010 at 10:17pm — 8 Comments

"Science vs Religion?" from Atheist Climber blog

From Atheist Climber Blog

... or "Can Science Have a Positive Effect on Religion and Culture to Help Answer Questions of Morality?"

My previous blog Sam Harris: Science can answer moral… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 16, 2010 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Jehovah's Witness bible study

My mom is a Jehovah's witness and has set up a bible study just for me so that I can understand god.
She said I can ask any question I want to and that they will be able to find it in the bible.

What are some good questions I can ask?

Other than where the f*k did the dinosaurs come from.


Added by Desirai on June 16, 2010 at 9:59am — 7 Comments

If you’re horny and you know, it’s too damn bad…so says God

Seems that the bible pounders just want to control every aspect of your life. They even want to know what you’re doing in your bedroom.

Funny thing is, they don’t want the government to pry into their business. But because “God” is on their “side” they assume they have the right to stick their noses into everyone personal and private business.

It’s the same with the abortion issue. They honestly believe it’s their duty to intervene in a persons private matters. And if need be, some of… Continue

Added by Rick on June 15, 2010 at 2:14am — 9 Comments

God - Class of 2010...

OK, so I was at my sister-in-law's high school (public) graduation the other day and was disappointed to see God brought into the mix. So I wrote the principal, vice-principal, superintendent and local newspaper the following message:

Good day,

I was in attendance at the graduation ceremony at CASHS to witness my… Continue

Added by James on June 15, 2010 at 12:35am — 7 Comments

Christians are devil worshipers

The God of the Bible is cruel and ill-tempered. Proof: According to many passages in the Bible, and accounts from many Christians, if a person does only good deeds but does not believe in Christ, he or she will be damned to an eternity of torment in Hell. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sola_fide

God, being omnipotent, could conceivably cause a non-believing soul to simply cease to exist. Instead, he chooses to…

Added by Allen Sneed on June 14, 2010 at 8:06pm — 5 Comments

Hell: A burning contradiction

Hi! I'm Raithie; an Irish teenage atheist. Since this is my introductory post to the Think Atheist community - I suppose I'll give a brief outline of myself and why I'm here in the first place.

I love to surf, read, play guitar and debate. However, you'll catch me doing anything - I love life and all that comes with it. That sums me up!

I recently decided to bring my atheism online and started to join atheist and theist discussion forums…

Added by Raithie on June 14, 2010 at 6:42pm — 16 Comments

Interesting new book

I came accross this, from Michael Graziano from Princeton - excuse my ignorance, but never heard of him. Anyone know about the book or his frame of reference (ie fact based or trying to prove a dogma position) - looks interesting.

Michael Graziano publishes new book: God, Soul, Mind, Brain: A Neuroscientist's Reflections on the Spirit World


Added by Ian Brennan on June 14, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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