It appears that there is some sort of comment restriction on the "WE ARE A CANCER..." blog post, so I am posting it again so that members may comment and discuss.
Before I can go any further I need those who care to read any of my passages to comment in the way of questions(for example...are you saying...) so I can explain my words before offering interpretations or responsive opinion as these are words I know you have…
So, it’s the 21st Century and many of the things that were promised to us as kids have not yet come to pass. Flying cars? Nope. Entire meals in pill form? Afraid not. Robot butlers programmed to speak in haughty British accents that let us know exactly what they think of the meat-bags they work for? Not even close. All forgivable I suppose. There is, however, one thing that we really don’t have any excuse for not having. Secular governance.…Continue
Added by NotinMyName2050 on July 5, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
our “founding fathers” did not father
because if i had been approached to sign a
“declaration of independence”
from an empire that committed atrocities against me,
of which me & my buddies were able to
list on parchment,
then i would think that those same buddies of mine
would be able to include the ¼ th of the document
excluded in its final publishing,
wherein the atlantic slave trade had been…Continue
Added by delapruch on July 5, 2011 at 2:18am — No Comments
It's been an eventful couple of weeks. I've lived in or around Huntsville, AL for a large part of my life. I've lived in other places from time to time, but always seemed to find myself back there for some reason or another. The most recent stint in Huntsville began in October of 2009 and lasted until this past Friday. About two weeks ago, my apartment--which I'd had since March of '10--was condemned because a part of the walkway from the upstairs level fell through. Thankfully, no one was…Continue
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I'm still new to TA, but really really appreciate the warm welcome I've had.
But I have a little trouble.
My fiancé is extremely Christian, pentacostal at that. And while we can have civilised conversations about most other aspects of religion and how it will effect our future, but there's just one thing that we cannot settle on; children. It's a long way off yet, but he is adamant that they WILL go to church from a young age until they are old enough to make their own…Continue
I jumped into the swamp again recently. Some atheist blogs linked to atheist related stories at the Christian Post. Since Facebook notifies me everytime someone replies to my comments I'm in the ironic position of now being rated as a top commentor over there. I should have learned from my mistake commenting on…Continue
I don't write the way I speak. I never have, and I've always wondered why. Either I'll have this eloquent passage in my head that sounds pretentious when I write it but fine when I speak it, or I'll have what seems like a clear position in my head that sounds like waffle when I say it, but that the time taken to write it let's me make clear.
Which is to say - I've decided I should blog more. I have all these opinions about topical religious storys that just evaporate from my…Continue
I just saw this film tonight. Originally, I was typing a response to this blog, but my reply snowballed enough that I'd like to get a more direct response. I'm also not a "blogger" or even LIKE to write very much, so don't expect this to be very profound. Just hoping to start a good discussion about a good movie. Also, I have clearly marked where I start talking about specific plot-points and grayed-out the…Continue
Added by erik112358 on July 4, 2011 at 5:27am — No Comments
I am confused, which is not unusual, having survived the sexual revolution of the late 60's and early 70's (when women proclaimed to be every bit as sexual as men), I now am informed that to even ask a woman if she is interested in a possible sexual liaison is harassment. I think back on all the times I broached this subject with women of my acquaintance and been rejected by most, but accepted by some and wonder, what am I missing? To me, sex is the nicest thing two humans can do for each…Continue
Ever since I was born my parents have always told me there was a god but no santa clause or tooth fairy. I didn't understand how they expected me to understand why god was invisible and never speaking up for himself. It was hard for me, but I believed with all my might and became what you'd call a hardcore christian. I feared for my soul and everyone else's and never wanted to be raptured because there was so much work to do with all these atheists and catholics.... Really funny now that I…Continue
Added by Jacki Weber on July 3, 2011 at 9:09pm — No Comments
Athletes and God
by David Eisen
Athletes are always thanking God for their performance on and off the court or the field. For example baseball player, Travis Ishikawa, a born-again Christian, would point to the heavens everytime he got a hit, which was not very often, but when he would make an out he did not repeat this motion. I have always found it interesting that they thank God for every hit but do not curse him when they fail. Why for example did…
Added by David Eisen on July 3, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Anyone else ever do something…Continue
I had to go to church this morning because I'd agreed to assist with the music while the choir was off for the week. I grew up in this Episcopal church and it used to be a nice atmosphere to spend a Sunday morning in, even for an atheist. But the current priest is an idiot that nobody likes. There's a long story there, but for now, suffice it to say that his sermons are always terrible. He was absent today, but he wrote a sermon and had someone else stand and read it. It didn't have a…Continue
Sorry I haven’t updated in a while. I’m a big creature of habit so if I don’t regularly go to a site then I almost never visit it.
Anyway, I have a lot of updates on the debate/discussion with my religious friend front:
1. For future reference for anyone debating a believer: realize that both are you are coming in with assumptions. Probably very different assumptions which are some of the reasons why you guys have come to very different answers. My…Continue
Added by Consters on July 3, 2011 at 11:44am — No Comments
hello again! thanks for once again dropping by to see what i've collected for you guys.
first (you know i have to tell you about the goings on with the Radio Show first!), tonight on the podcast we have Ms. Ophelia Benson joining us! Ms. Benson is a philosopher and cultural commentator who can be found posting great stuff each day at the excellent …Continue
**This post will contain boasting and lots of opportunity for personal attacks, which you may lather on without my giving a damn. ;)
I am quite proud of myself for this weeks accomplishments. After about 1 month of little sleep and much work related stressors, what I was working on came to a massive conclusion on Thursday. (Unfortunately, specifics cannot be discussed due to the sensitive nature of the details.)
I work as a Senior Credit Analyst (the Senior bit…Continue
Over the past few months, I've had that urge to get another tattoo. After some searching, I decided that I wanted something featuring Darwin's evolutionary tree. I gave my artist a picture of Darwin's 'tree' and told him to get creative. I'm so ecstatic about how it turned out and it's my new favorite piece! I absolutely love it! :) Ink by Moto @ Amber Island Tattoo in Easley, SC
And now..for your viewing pleasure...
(It's on my wrist, btw)…Continue