June 2012 Blog Posts (59)

the example

while s/he was playing the game

following the rules

doing what her/he was told &

living the life of a

good citizen,

s/he was walking evidence of

a system which had worked,

grinding its gears to churn out the

proper amount of


allegiance &


which kept her/in check &

the people running things


for what they wanted was being done &

so the…


Added by delapruch on June 10, 2012 at 12:19am — No Comments

Loose Reverie.. Lifelong Disbelief

..i'll refine.. this is just a stream of thought that i don't wish to lose.

 I have never believed in "God". Even as a child, I had questions that no one could answer.. and I took fierce offense to things witnessed in small town, bible thumping, holy rolling USA that my young mind couldn't justify and that my heart just couldn't bear..all in the name of the lord or within the unnerving walls of 'his' house.. (this terminology always crept me out too). Still, the odious chore was…


Added by Melissa Mays on June 9, 2012 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Top Ten Reasons Why I Just Can't Believe In God

I was looking at some things I wrote in 2006-'07, and I found this.  It made me smile all over again.  It was written in response to some asshat's inquiry about, "Just why WON'T you believe in God?"

Top Ten Reasons Why I Can’t Just Believe in God:

10. I think wings would make my butt look big.

9. I spent way too many Sunday mornings hung over and broke to ever be able to make it to church regularly.

8. Jonathan Davis says God is a lie.

7. I’d have…


Added by Diane on June 9, 2012 at 9:14am — 5 Comments

WTF? Hyper-criticism on the rise?

Jeeesh! There are so many hyper-critical people everywhere you go these days, most especially on the internet. I can't post anything, no matter how benign, without someone finding a reason to pick it apart; and they don't bother to try and be polite about it, that's for sure. It kind of makes me not want to post anything at all.  It's sad, because here on TA, I thought that I had found a place to discuss things with other people in a rational matter, but all I usually get is more of the same…


Added by Amy L. Cook on June 7, 2012 at 3:00pm — 18 Comments

Tapped- the crisis of Bottled Water

There is a 90 minute program called "Tapped" that is available for access through the Documentary Channel. It discusses the epidemic rise of discarded bottled water containers that are appearing everywhere in our environment. As of 2009 the United States alone consumed in excess of eighty million bottled water containers A DAY! It is extremely disheartening to see beaches and remote locations in the Pacific Ocean that are overrun with plastic. This plastic degrades and breaks into tiny…


Added by Ed on June 7, 2012 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Atheism and music

I was chatting to a guy yesterday and religion came up in conversation. The usual "so what religion are you?" question was asked by him and I said I was not religious. He was not sure what I meant by 'not religious' so I told him that I was an atheist and did not believe that there was a god and that all religions are made by man.

This is when it got interesting, he said - "Oh, so you listen to heavy metal and stuff..."??? HUH??

For the first time (or one of the very…


Added by Remy du Plessis on June 7, 2012 at 5:54am — 13 Comments

What Good Are You to Me?

There’s an image floating around on Facebook of what appears to be an African man holding his emaciated son in his arms. The caption says something about God and prayers being unanswered, and how this is proof there is no god. It’s not the only image like it floating around, so I’m sure you get the gist. God answers the prayers of indulgent, greedy Americans yet ignores the pleading of starving children everywhere else in the world (well, and even right in the United States). Of course, a…


Added by CJoe on June 6, 2012 at 11:30pm — 45 Comments

Do you support Israel?

Was in a grocery store today in Northern Arkansas and noticed a store employee stocking shelves. On his shirt was fastened a campaign style button that proclaimed "I support Israel." Being on a first name basis with this fellow I couldn't control my curiosity and asked what the significance of the button was. He said the United States is really screwing up by not supporting the country of Israel. I asked if the billions we already give them was not enough. He said the Obama administration…


Added by Ed on June 6, 2012 at 3:06pm — 25 Comments

the slow strangling

on wednesday we’ll find out

via Amnesty International,

just how many Palestinians have been

kept in Israeli prisons

without trial &

though the slow strangling of a people

will not cease,

light will be shed on the stark reality

of Palestine’s imprisoned---

yet as the US continues to

pump funds into its little arms box

in the middle east,

constantly increasing the aid it gives its little brother,



Added by delapruch on June 4, 2012 at 5:36am — No Comments

Rock on Moses

Learn to play this and Eve will overlook your shortcomings. Song of Moses

Deuteronomy 31:19 to 34:10

31:19 Moses called the tribal leaders together and taught them a catchy song that he had written for them. The song didn't really touch on anything new, it was mostly just what was awesome and what sucked about dealing with…


Added by Brad Snowder on June 3, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

Think please.

Maybe I'm crazy but think about this. The most incredible, powerful, useful thing in the world is free and it is built on on open source. The internet! Maybe if we did away with copyrights and patents, everything would bloom like it has. Maybe instead a company holding a patent for a drug at three hundred dollars a bottle we let competition bring the price down. It would cause losses for the the powers that rule us, but it would create…


Added by Philip Jackson Armstrong on June 2, 2012 at 6:06pm — No Comments

I need help.. *Sighs*

Uhmmm.. I'm Anjo Bautista, 17 y/o, Filipino and an Atheist. 

My Family belongs to a intellectual, well-known, and RELIGIOUS Group.. And I'm a Former seminarian too.. AND THAT'S MY PROBLEM!!

It's quite Ironic that I became an Atheist by studying so much in the Seminary Library. And I'm the Only Atheist in the whole family.. Now I live with my uncle's family who happens to be a lawyer and very active at church. He's rich and spends great amount money for my Education.. But I…


Added by Anjo Bautista on June 2, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

In U.S., 46% Hold Creationist View of Human Origins

From: http://www.gallup.com/poll/155003/Hold-Creationist-View-Human-Origins.aspx?version=print

"Despite the many changes that have taken place in American society and culture over the past 30 years, including new discoveries in biological and social science, there has been virtually no sustained change in Americans' views of the origin of the human species since 1982. The 46% of…


Added by Sagacious Hawk on June 2, 2012 at 12:11am — 1 Comment

Happy Hug An Atheist Day! « Monicks: Unleashed

It’s the fourth anniversary of Hug An Atheist Day, so this is just a reminder:

It doesn’t matter what your worldview is, practice a little tolerance. Find your nearest Atheist, Absurdist, Agnostic, Anti-Religionist, Antitheist, Apatheist, Deist, Dystheist, Existentialist, Freethinker, Gropaga, Ignostic, Mahayana, Marxist, Misotheist, Naturalistic Pantheist, Nihilist, Nontheist,…


Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on June 1, 2012 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

philosophical notes and such ...

By "free choice," I mean that we have choices and that we can freely make choices and act upon those choices, thus affecting the courses of our lives.

The question is - Do we have free choice?

I have never been able to give an unqualified answer to this question. 

However, I believe that it is a question that one must at least attempt to answer because the whole character of one's philosophy is very much dependent upon that answer. In other words, I…


Added by Mark Romano on June 1, 2012 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

This week I celebrated the birth of my first child with my wife. My wife has taken to singing to her, and one of her favorite songs to sing is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. The other day I got to thinking that the lyrics are quite outdated, as we now know exactly what a star is. So I endeavored to create some new, more accurate lyrics. Let me know what you think.

Twinkle twinkle little star

Made of hydrogen you are

Way beyond our atmosphere

An orbit 'round you is a…


Added by RubyR on June 1, 2012 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments


this convo ensued after someone belittled my friend for posting a picture of the White House from her vacation and saying it's "Obama's crib" and hoping for 4 more. 

  • Really girl? That man stands for everything that is…

Added by Andrea on June 1, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

everything the world does wrong

everything the world does wrong

will have some connection to Iran---

as the media does the bidding of

mr. hope & change n’ his cronies,

everything the world does wrong

will somehow come back to Iran---

until they can manufacture decent looking

“believable” pictures of nukes in Tehran,

or buried in some underground cave

that suspiciously looks a bit too hollywood,


everything the world does wrong



Added by delapruch on June 1, 2012 at 1:05am — No Comments

the things they’ll do to julian

imagine imagine

the things they’ll do to julian---

as mr. assange

genius founder of WikiLeaks

did open the door to

let the light in

on so many lies spread by the governments across the world

who were found naked in the shower

trying to scrub the dirt & blood off their hands

while simultaneously bathing in


he will suffer the worst penalty that the empire can dream up---

it may take 20…


Added by delapruch on June 1, 2012 at 1:03am — No Comments

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