July 2009 Blog Posts (208)

Parents in faith-healing case never considered calling a doctor

Carl Worthington (center) confers with attorney Mark Cogan as Raylene Worthington listens to opening statements in their trial.



by Steve Mayes, The Oregonian

OREGON CITY -- Carl and Raylene Worthington told detectives that they never considered calling a doctor, even as their 15-month-old daughter deteriorated and died.



"I don't believe in them," Carl Worthington said of doctors. "I believe in faith… Continue

Added by Dan on July 3, 2009 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

Ray Comfort is "PROBABLY" Delusional

In his blog today, "When Did Life Appear" , the Spiritual Mac and Cheese master continued his assault on non-believers with his take on science’s use of the word “probably” in reference to evolution and when life began on Earth. He seems to take issue with scientist’s use of such an indefinite word and “probably” thinks they should be as positive…

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Added by Chris on July 3, 2009 at 12:00am — 9 Comments

27 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Are Atheists

27 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Are Atheists



Atheism: Disbelief in or denial of the existence of God or gods.

Usually a taboo subject for mainstream media and general dinner-table talks, atheism has recently become somewhat of a comfortable stance for people as a way of life. A lot of closed-minded people consider Atheists and non-believers to be evil, often comparing them to the likes of people like Adolf Hitler and saying such things as “Hitler was an…

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Added by Dan on July 2, 2009 at 11:30pm — 9 Comments

Hello, everyone!

I was looking around the great big Internet and was refreshed and pleased when I found Think Atheist. You guys really seem to be making a statement, and it's well appreciated, I'm sure.
I plan to update this blog weekly, if possible, and I hope everyone will visit and comment.

Thanks,
Rhiannon Lee

Added by Rhiannon Smith on July 2, 2009 at 8:01pm — 8 Comments

"Imagine No Religion" is Blasphemous?

Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF.org) recently put up a billboard near Pell City, Alabama. One of their classics, pulling from a line in one of John Lennon's songs: "Imagine No Religion."



The sign is located on east-bound I-20 just past the Pell City exit. Atheist billboards really are nothing new, especially to… Continue

Added by Johnny on July 2, 2009 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Waking Up In America

There is an excellent article on RichardDakwins.net written by Marshall Evans, about his travels from a deep fundamentalist family to atheism. I most heartily recommend that you read it.

Added by Dave G on July 2, 2009 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Damned hypocrites!

Until recently, I have not thought much about how pervasive religion is in today's society, and in my own life.



Every moment we are inundated with religious symbols, words and ideas.. and most of us never even notice. I think of how many times I refer to a religious symbol or deity during a day without thinking about it.



A week ago, I finally saw a coworkers new baby. This is the general gist of what we said to each other.



Me: Oh Jamie, your little girl is so… Continue

Added by Jen on July 2, 2009 at 3:00pm — 10 Comments

Warren Zevon belongs here

Any Warren Zevon fans here?

Long before I thought of such lofty concepts, I was a Warren fan. Now, even more than before, I listen to Warren.

Added by doubtingSteve on July 1, 2009 at 7:09am — 2 Comments

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