Announcing the 2010 Mythicist Prize
The Mythicists’ Forum
, a consortium of New Testament scholars, together with American Atheists, Inc.
, are pleased to announce the 2010 Mythicist Prize.
The sum of $1,000 (U.S.) will be awarded to the author of a… Continue
Added by Johnny on August 6, 2009 at 1:40pm —
Oh what a mistake it was adding 'In God We Trust'
to the United States currency.
It started with coins in 1864, gained new legs with the motto in 1956, then made its debut on paper currency in 1957.
Isn't is about time we think about updating our currency? And while we are at it, shouldn't we drop this blatant violation of the first… Continue
Added by Johnny on August 6, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Dinosaur Creationism Theme Park Seized By The Government
9:00 AM on Wed Aug 5 2009,
You'd think that dinosaur-loving creationists would be law-abiding citizens. Not so. Last week a South Carolina judge ordered the government to seize control of Dinosaur Adventure… Continue
Added by Dan on August 6, 2009 at 7:11am —
now it’s time for me to go out on a limb. I don’t know how sturdy the limb is, but let’s find out.
. What is it? The study of how living organisms adapt over time to their environment.
This is what one dictionary says:
I. A gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more
complex or better form. See Synonyms at development.
1. The process of… Continue
Added by Rick on August 6, 2009 at 4:58am —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Mike on August 6, 2009 at 12:17am —
Why couldn't they have left well enough alone...
History of 'In
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,… Continue
Added by Dan on August 5, 2009 at 3:56pm —
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 —
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 —
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.
Added by Rick on August 5, 2009 at 5:59am —
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… Continue
Added by Dan on August 5, 2009 at 2:00am —
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 —
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 —
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!
Added by Neo Brave on August 4, 2009 at 6:30am —
are christians desensitised to violence? their whole religion is based on glorifying the "sacrifice" that that Jesus dude made by dying on the cross.. Continue
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…
Added by Mike on August 4, 2009 at 6:29am —
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 —
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 —
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 —
what makes you an atheist? (part 2)
some more dribble about what i think being an atheist is about Continue
i thought atheism was the complete lack of belief, EITHER way, the simple lack of filling your brain…
Added by Mike on August 3, 2009 at 4:00am —
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 —