while s/he was playing the game
following the rules
doing what her/he was told &
living the life of a
s/he was walking evidence of
a system which had worked,
grinding its gears to churn out the
proper amount of
which kept her/in check &
the people running things
for what they wanted was being done &
Added by delapruch on June 10, 2012 at 12:19am — No Comments
..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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Ed on June 7, 2012 at 1:48pm — No Comments
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…
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…Continue
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…Continue
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
| Song of Moses
Deuteronomy 31:19 to 34:10
Added by Brad Snowder on June 3, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments
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
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…Continue
Added by Anjo Bautista on June 2, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
"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…
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,…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Mark Romano on June 1, 2012 at 5:12pm — No Comments
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…
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.Continue
Added by Andrea on June 1, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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---
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…Continue
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