June 2012 Blog Posts (60)

Oh wow..

some time ago I found myself in this, honestly very stupid discussion. The short of it was that I in general think that "real" religion is misplaced in science fiction books, games and movies. And then there was this character in this game who was a christian, I argued that it was stupid, and that this character was just thrown in there to please the masses.

That earned me a lot of hate mail, and in the end I was completely frozen out of this fan group.

I am just a stupid Dane,…

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Added by Rikke Petersen on June 30, 2012 at 2:52am — 10 Comments

ticket outta here

dear Canada,

dear France,

dear Australia,

dear UK &

to the other countries of the

world who are in the

process of using their

governmental structure to

alleviate the

health care catastrophes

within their own borders,

by taking up the whole of

the financial burden to

provide their own citizens

with the ability to stay

healthy,

without becoming broke…

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Added by delapruch on June 29, 2012 at 12:25am — No Comments

The electrical atheist

've decided to give this blogging thing a try. It seems that sometimes I need a place, or an outlet, to either vent or just let my opinion about certain things out. First off, a little about who I am. I have been an electrician for about 15 years. An occupation which I enjoy thoroughly. The place that I work though is a good place to work as far as benefits a such but the work ethic of some of my co-workers, is much to be desired. I have worked there for a little over 3 years and like I said…

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Added by Brandon Keith on June 28, 2012 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Reason Rally Interview

So I "Googled" myself tonight to see what would come up and I found this article from the Catholic News Service. They interviewed me at the Reason Rally back in March. It's cool to see my quotes in the article and I'm proud of everything I said during that interview :-)

I just thought I'd share. Let me know what you think of the article!

http://inthemedia.cua.edu/2012/cns-secularism.cfm…

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Added by Arianne Nicole on June 28, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Bible Review: Genesis 3-6

When Lamech had lived 182 years, he fathered a son and called his name Noah, saying, “Out of the ground that the LORD has cursed, this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the painful toil of our hands.”  Lamech lived after he fathered Noah 595 years and had other sons and daughters.  Thus all the days of Lamech were 777 years, and he died. – GENESIS 5:28-31

My Kindle app informs me that after a rather lengthy preface and six chapters of Genesis I…

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Added by David Conrad on June 27, 2012 at 7:53pm — 10 Comments

Who Invented Christ?

Jesus Potter Harry Christ Emperor Constantine was undoubtedly one of the major sparks that helped explode the Gnostic cult of Christianity into a full blown mega-religion. That's just one of many things covered in this informative book:…



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Added by Brad Snowder on June 27, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Culture High

Everyone please contribute to the Kickstarter for the documentary 'The Culture High.'  This film will be produced by the makers of 'The Union' and, if enough money is raised, will see a THEATRICAL RELEASE in the USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK.  This is very important!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/scorgie/the-culture-high

Added by Apple on June 27, 2012 at 2:35am — No Comments

the expanse

great minds

not lured in by the need

to assert power over

others,

but yet to invigorate

themselves &

others,

simultaneously,

hand the baton of

knowledge, practice,

discovery, utilization &

progress,

from hand to hand

(as one dies the next

begins---like one candle

lighting another

infinitely),

in an ever expanding

fascination,

when staring out…

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Added by delapruch on June 26, 2012 at 6:47am — No Comments

Bible Review: Genesis 1-2

And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”  And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse.  And it was so.  And God called the expanse Heaven. - GENESIS 1:6-8

I adore the world of Middle Earth, but on the rare occasions that I venture into The Silmarillion I pass through the first chapter pretty…

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Added by David Conrad on June 25, 2012 at 7:32pm — 13 Comments

Where is that compass?

There are 2 news stories in the UK at the moment which on the surface may seem similar but are however being treated completely differently.

The first concerns a 22 year old sickle cell anaemia sufferer whom doctors had been informed they must allow die. He was a Jehovah Witness and it is therefore against his religion to accept a blood transfusion even though it would have probably saved his life. The doctors had to stand aside and allow him to die in agony knowing that they could…

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Added by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on June 25, 2012 at 6:30am — 16 Comments

Re-posting my Bible reviews on Think Atheist

Hi all,

I've just joined the Think Atheist community.  Not long ago I created a Twitter account for my blog, An Atheist Reviews the Bible, and I began to follow this site's Twitter feed despite not really knowing what Think Atheist was all about.  I finally decided to take the plunge and sign up.

A little about myself: I'm a lifelong atheist, never having believed in a deity.  I was raised in a happy…

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Added by David Conrad on June 24, 2012 at 9:56pm — 2 Comments

Order in the Court

No fair peeking. Ehud and Deborah

Judges 1:1 to 5:26



1:1 The Israelite tribes each were given their own territory to live in, but occasionally they continued to kill remaining Canaanites indiscriminately, or run them off their land, or tax them severely and cut off their kings' thumbs and big toes and…

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Added by Brad Snowder on June 24, 2012 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

An evolutionary psychologist's opinion on why children can be so infuriating.

Having had a particularly bad morning with my 8 year old daughter who, despite being the most intelligent, beautiful and lovable child in the history of humanity, does have a tendency to have some fairly unbearable moments, I emailed my favourite evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa. I asked him why children should have evolved the fairly universal parental-insanity inducing behaviours of incessant talking about absolutely nothing, arguing with everything (for my daughter this morning…

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Added by Helen Pluckrose on June 24, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Bishops in politics

Should we ever applaud a church leader making a political statement?

I ask because of reports in the UK that the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Church of England, is ready to slam the government's Big Society programme, saying it will be an excuse to cut state support for the vulnerable. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/23/rowan-williams-big-society-cameron

Like most liberals…

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Added by Mark Say on June 24, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments

One Fool's Rant

The number one most common response from believers after outing myself as an atheist is...

“The fool that said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good” Psalm 14:1

First off, they should know this is meaningless to an atheist. We don't believe in Psalm or any books of the Bible.



Secondly, if we did give a crap about the Bible, this very…

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Added by Grundy on June 24, 2012 at 8:37am — 1 Comment

Thus Saith Eve - by chris wind

And another New Book Announcement (and again, yes, I had a hand in publishing this)

Thus Saith Eve, by chris wind: A collection of ‘epistles’, each written from the point of view of one of the women from The Bible, as if she had a contemporary feminist consciousness. For example, (my fav), Eve does not accept blame for choosing the apple, for choosing knowledge over obedience.

Added by p tittle on June 24, 2012 at 12:40am — 2 Comments

The Blasphemy Tour

New Book Announcement (full disclosure here - I had a hand in publishing this)

The Blasphemy Tour, by Jass Richards

Two Canadian atheists go on a cross-country speaking tour of American Bible Colleges... Irreverent. Definitely irreverent.

The Blasphemy Tour — where philosophy essay meets stand-up comedy.

(In The Road Trip Dialogues, the prequel, Rev and Dylan are charged with blasphemy for adding “‘Blessed are they that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the…

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Added by p tittle on June 24, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Gallup: For the first time, a majority of Americans say they’d vote for an atheist for president

Gallup: For the first time, a majority of Americans say they’d vote for an atheist for president

FULL DATA: http://www.gallup.com/file/poll/155282/Willingness_Vote_Other_Key_Groups%20.pdf

I’ve blogged a bunch of these Gallup polls over the years and my demographic has always been at…

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Added by Sassan K. on June 23, 2012 at 7:14am — No Comments

June

Thus far, June has proven to be a bad month. There has been one death after another. My friends father died last week, a girl I went to school with committed suicide, another friends father died, and now my brother in laws mother died yesterday. Last year this time my best friend’s father died. I am in shock. The only thing I don’t share in common with everyone else I have been into contact with about…

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Added by Quinn on June 23, 2012 at 1:58am — 8 Comments

Loose Reverie: I Will Never Be a Believer

My earliest memory of church is not a terrible one, necessarily, as there was no physical or sexual abuse, no momentous 'aha!' moment.. no bells and whistles.. nothing worthy of a book writing.. but rather a simple question, on my part, whilst gluing a little paper 'Noah' to a small lunch bag, and the unsavory answer I was given. "Why were there no dinosaurs on the ark?", I'd asked.…

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Added by Melissa Mays on June 22, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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