August 2009 Blog Posts (166)

THOSE WACKY CREATIONIST.......

Those Wacky Creationist are at it again....

I won’t post the entire articles here. I don’t want to take up too much room. Besides, you can copy it and paste it to your word processing program. The articles are from Scientific American and deals with evolution and how it is under attack by the creationists. Funny, these are the same people who scream that “Christianity is under attack!”

Let’s try and point out to them that we’re… Continue

Added by Rick on August 6, 2009 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Separation of Church and State..

a rather long blog i've been mostly chewing on from 9th May, 2009 til about early June, mostly.. ((insert a disclaimer about profanity)) we often hear the notion of a secular society with it's laws and stuff, you know the stuff, you watch the news, ppl getting arrested for running around robbing banks all whacked off on Scooby Snacks and all those other things that are…
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Added by Mike on August 6, 2009 at 12:17am — No Comments

History of 'In God We Trust'

Why couldn't they have left well enough alone...



History of 'In God We Trust'





Below is a listing by denomination of the first production and delivery dates for currency bearing IN GOD WE TRUST:

DENOMINATION PRODUCTION DELIVERY

$1 Federal Reserve Note February 12, 1964 March 11, 1964

$5 United States Note January 23, 1964 March 2, 1964

$5 Federal Reserve Note July 31, 1964 September 16,…
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Added by Dan on August 5, 2009 at 3:56pm — 2 Comments

To Be(lieve) or not to Be(lieve)?

I've some ideas lately that have taken me deeper into the rational world. Before I go on I'd like to acknowledge that 5 years ago today I was diagnosed with Bipolar type 2. It's been a wild 5 years, it's only been within the last 2 years that I've had a working treatment that has kept me stable. It is the use of the scientific method that has allowed people like me to be treated for biochemical mood disorders with pharmaceuticals. In the past a guy like me would have had little chance to live a… Continue

Added by Seth R. on August 5, 2009 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

Repost: Out, atheist and American

In much of the American South and Midwest church membership and religious faith are assumed. Not at Lake Hypatia



By Susan McCarthy guardian.co.uk Tuesday 4 August 2009



At the Lake Hypatia Advance, a social gathering hosted by the Alabama Freethought Association, a frequent metaphor was "coming out" as an atheist. "I am out to my parents." "A few… Continue

Added by Reggie on August 5, 2009 at 12:07pm — No Comments

EVIL FOXHOLE ATHEISTS.......we're everywhere........

I came across this article or blog by the actor Chuck Norris. It’s his views about people like us, ergo, “ATHEISTS!” Seems he’s also thrown in on the Obama birth certificate issue too. Funny how these people never ever want to talk about Senator John McCain and how he was born OUT SIDE THE UNITED STATES IN PANAMA. Of course, McCain was born on a military instillation there. His father, as his grandfather were all career Navy men.

Now,… Continue

Added by Rick on August 5, 2009 at 5:59am — 7 Comments

My Pet Peeve, a re-post



Original Post ; http://www.thinkatheist.com/profiles/blogs/i-have-an-idea



It's cool that you have a blog on a different site and all, I might even enjoy reading it.



What I don't like is seeing a blind link to a random site with a message saying "here's my blog" in a blog post.



How about posting what it's about, or an article from it?? I am not going to click on a link just because you say it's your…
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Added by Dan on August 5, 2009 at 2:00am — 10 Comments

Resistance to Scientific Explanations By Children and Adults ..

Resistance to Scientific Explanations By Children and Adults ..





New Haven, Conn. — Children's resistance to scientific explanations is based in what they know and how much they trust the person who told them, Yale researchers report in Science this month.



The resistance will continue into adulthood if the scientific claims are challenged and if the nonscientific alternative is based in common sense and championed by people who are thought to be reliable and… Continue

Added by Newtonslight on August 4, 2009 at 9:46am — 6 Comments

Keith Olbermann Blasts Republicans And "Blue Dog" Democrats On Health Care Reform...

While not in any way directly related to atheism, I felt this was good enough to justify a blog post and not just a forum discussion. For those of you who missed it, last night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann there was one of Keith's occasional "Special Comment" segments, this one regarding the now-stumbling efforts for health care reform in the United States. To call Olbermann's comments "blistering" would be quite an understatement. I'm a big fan of Countdown and make sure to watch whenever… Continue

Added by SabreNation on August 4, 2009 at 9:06am — 5 Comments

I got my T|A bracelet today!

A letter, from the USA arrived today. Very curious - I opened it and there it was, the T|A bracelet, very nice!

I will wear it with honor.

Once again, it is good to be here and you guys are the best!
-NB

Added by Neo Brave on August 4, 2009 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

are christians desensitised to violence?

are christians desensitised to violence? their whole religion is based on glorifying the "sacrifice" that that Jesus dude made by dying on the cross..



but.. he didn't just die, did he? it wasn't just a nail him to the cross and he was dead sort of thing, now was it?



no... Jesus was tortured to death if "Passion of The Christ" is any indication, and Stan and Kenny (from…
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Added by Mike on August 4, 2009 at 6:29am — 4 Comments

Skepticism 101: Will the world end in 2012?

Here's an excerpt from my latest Examiner article: "For thousands of years people have been predicting the end of the world, often even supplying specific dates near in the future that it would happen. And so far as I can tell, every single last one of them has been demonstrably proven 100% wrong." To read the rest, click here.

Added by Michael Rosch on August 3, 2009 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Stephen King Never Wrote Anything This Terrifying...



Over the weekend I began reading Jeff Sharlat's "The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power." I'm quickly finding out that not only is the media in America spending WAY too little time on this C Street "church" for conservative Christian politicians. They're ignoring the important part of the story.



Forget the scandalous affairs of which so many of it's members are guilty. They are of little importance in the grand scheme of… Continue

Added by SabreNation on August 3, 2009 at 9:01am — 2 Comments

HE WAS AN ATHEIST BUT THEY DIDN’T SAY NO TO HIS GODLESS MONEY

Richard Leroy Walters. The man was an atheist. He was well educated, had a few millions and was homeless. He left his estate to various organizations and a few individuals.

National Public Radio was one such recipient of his estate. They ran a story on the man.



It seems that the Catholic mission where Walters would visit also received a part of his estate. Also, Rita Belle, a devout Catholic, who befriended Walters also was a… Continue

Added by Rick on August 3, 2009 at 6:20am — No Comments

what makes you an atheist? (part 2)

what makes you an atheist? (part 2)


some more dribble about what i think being an atheist is about

i thought atheism was the complete lack of belief, EITHER way, the simple lack of filling your brain…
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Added by Mike on August 3, 2009 at 4:00am — 6 Comments

WHEN MOMMY AND DADDY ARE SORRY S.O.B.s

This man and his wife are RATS. Dirty, stinking, rotten to the core rats. And isn’t odd that they all share one thing? A to the death belief in “God” and their religion. And their child paid the price with it’s life.



Who wants to bet hard money that they are also “Pro-Life” individuals?



Rats like this guy have been around for thousands of years. They think nothing of sacrificing their children for their religious beliefs. A couple of years ago, the Terri Schiavo death… Continue

Added by Rick on August 2, 2009 at 5:39am — 4 Comments

What are the critical thinking ethics learning tools to teach kids how to avoid organized crime through the course of their lives? @Globalcide

What are the that you can't see?

What are the critical thinking ethics learning tools to teach kids how to avoid organized crime through the course of their lives? @Globalcide



... there is no audio book titled NEVER BE LIED TO AGAIN (making it all work torrent) in the public education or news media for the military logistics permaculture HDTV subliminal CIA rogue NSA agent tracking data mining AI context mapping sociology subject index immersive education simulation data mining… Continue

Added by Matthew Tripp on August 2, 2009 at 5:27am — No Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 02AUG

Sunday Morning Service

02 AUG 2009



Links of Interest



The Soap Bubble Nebula



Was the Bard… Continue

Added by Johnny on August 2, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

US man 'killed child by praying'

US man 'killed child by praying'

Dale Neumann during his trial in Wausau Wisconsin, 28 July 2009
Dale Neumann faces up to 25 years in prison


A US jury has found a man guilty of killing his ill 11-year-old daughter by praying for her recovery rather than seeking medical care.

The man, Dale Neumann, told a court in the state of…

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Added by Dan on August 1, 2009 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

The hand of God

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/5152179/Hand-of-God-captured-by-Nasa-observatory.html

To me if our hands were shaped differently we would think nothing of it

Added by Mark Placanica on August 1, 2009 at 6:28pm — 1 Comment

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