August 2010 Blog Posts (87)

Should U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants be stripped of their citizenship?



14th Amendment

"Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."

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Added by willailla on August 27, 2010 at 9:37pm — 16 Comments

"Doubt"

I'm a blind man;

I can not see.

The floor is falling from underneath me;

Falling into unbelief.



Darkness floods this soul of mine,

Till no light can I find.

Close my eyes to the truth--

No to evidence,

Reason is cruel,

Blinded eyes this is the rule.



I pray to god yet he is silent.

I fear without him the world is violent

The angels … Continue

Added by Mark Strange on August 27, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Atheist for Jesus

There is a new book out by author S.E. Cupp called Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media's Attack on Christianity. The title of the book pretty much says it all - Ms. Cupp (What if her first name was Debbie and she didn't have a middle name - would that make her D. Cupp? Sorry, I had to ask) believes that the liberals are attacking Christianity.



I think we all know that Conservatives are much more likely to flaunt their religious beliefs than a Liberal might be. While you might think… Continue

Added by Pesci on August 27, 2010 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheists aren't Vulcans

Today's Atheist Meme of the Day. Pass this on; or don't; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy!



Atheists care about emotion, passion, intuition, and irrational impulse. We're not Vulcans, and we don't think logic and evidence are the only things that matter. We simply think that logic and evidence are the best tools we have for figuring out the real, non-subjective world. Including whether or not God exists. Pass it on: if we say it enough times to enough people, it… Continue

Added by Rocio Hernandez on August 26, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

"The Universe Cares Not For Us" from Atheist Climber Blog

from Atheist Climber blog
I wrote recently about the idea of a "Re-Enlightenment" and about moving forward toward a world which was not controlled by mythology, dogma, and religious doctrine. In a rather flippant final paragraph I wrote:…
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Added by Martin Pribble on August 26, 2010 at 3:43am — No Comments

"The Dream That I Dream" NSFW

I know

That nothing exists in the clouds

Because we’re dying, killing ourselves

Waiting for some help

And if any god was real

Innocent people wouldn’t be killed

Forgotten and sealed

Mothers wouldn’t die

Fathers wouldn’t have to work to hide

Racism wouldn’t be allowed

Fire and brimstone

Door ripped and closed for love

And as evil as they say I am

I would actually give a damn

There would never be rape

Kids that aren’t safe

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Added by Edmond on August 26, 2010 at 12:38am — 8 Comments

Should Gay Marriage Be Legal

Okay let me rephrase the question so that maybe someone can understand how I hear it better:

"Should black people be allowed to marry?"

"Should people with blond hair be allowed to marry?"

"Should Christians be allowed to marry?"

This is what I'm hearing and it's not right - not right at all! It should not even be a discussion - It's silly to the even ask; yet, it seems to be one of the top discussions of all time.



We Americans have a…
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Added by Mark Strange on August 25, 2010 at 3:00pm — 17 Comments

Arguing with atheists.

Apparently, atheists are fundamentalist elitists.

http://antiatheism.info/category/arguing-with-atheists

Added by Desirai on August 25, 2010 at 6:42am — 8 Comments

Troops punished for not attending Christian rock concert



After a day of training at Fort Eustis, Smith and other trainees were normally released to have personal time, but on May 13, Smith and dozens of others were "required" to march in formation to a concert headlined by an evangelical Christian rock band.

"No option was presented to us off the bat," Smith told Truthout about the required concert.…

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Added by willailla on August 24, 2010 at 6:25pm — 4 Comments

I Recently Discovered Pat Condell

I'm going to play the part of a hypocrite, which is something that all humans are form time to time, but from my last blog "Is there a God?" you could get this Idea that I am very passive when it comes to my being Atheist and not very vocal and that is true to some extent. If you ask I won't lie, I would never lie about my beliefs unless you actually had a gun to my head - I'm not a cowered, but I love myself too much to wear a target on my forehead so to speak.



I'm not the… Continue

Added by Mark Strange on August 24, 2010 at 7:52am — 4 Comments

"Is there a God?"

I've heard many answers to this question and the best one I have ever heard was a simple and honest: "I don't know." This is the most humble answer anyone can have to this kind of question and tells a lot about a person religious or not, any definite answer to this question would be, to me, very arrogant and I can't stand arrogance. Arrogance drives me nuts, it's the biggest malfunction of man-kind and possibly our greatest sin, however since you asked, your probably wanting a better and more… Continue

Added by Mark Strange on August 23, 2010 at 10:08am — 21 Comments

rainy day ramblings

i have spent most of today laying in bed pondering and listening to some "symphony of science" youtube videos.
i am so happy and peaceful today, contemplating my insignificant existence in our vast and beautiful universe.
i am both humbled and proud to know that i have the cosmos within me, just as all life does.
there is so much to be learned about our universe, i am so happy to learn and know more.


this comes to my pondering... what do you…
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Added by Anne Chenier on August 22, 2010 at 5:58pm — 10 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 22AUG

Sunday Morning Service

22 AUG 2010



Links of Interest



Ripping into the Bible



Social Cost of Christianity?…



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Added by Johnny on August 22, 2010 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Truth is no Defense

A host of protection acts for whistle blowers have been passed in the US for decades, but as you might suspect they are so confusing, riddled with arcane loopholes and varying from state to state that the whistle blowers may have no protection at all. This confusion is deliberate in order to discourage them. When one exposes government crimes he or she will often face prision and/or loss of job--as in the case of Valerie Plame.

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"A Stockholm prosecutor issued the arrest…

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Added by willailla on August 21, 2010 at 4:42pm — 2 Comments

Come On Atheists!

Recently I keep Stumbling Upon this graphic about how Christians fucked everything up for us. I mean, we could be flying to work by now if it wasn't for those delusional fools! As an Atheist I like to think that I am a rational person who weighs evidence & is fair & even handed in my denial of a god.







Unfortunately, as much as I love the sentiment of the graph, I just can't get behind such a spurious claim. How on earth… Continue

Added by Martha Everett on August 20, 2010 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Keep God out of Africa

Developing countries with low literacy rates and poor education systems are bastardising moderate beliefs resulting in horrific and widespread crimes against humanity.

This post is going to read as part history lesson, part reminder about why religious groups need to stop punting their own agendas in African countries, regardless of their intentions.



I have always felt that notions of gods needed to be eradicated from Africa, but seeing an article by Ken Ham entitled… Continue

Added by kelltrill on August 20, 2010 at 12:00pm — 66 Comments

"The Atheist Re-Enlightenment" from Atheist Climber blog

From Atheist Climber Blog



I have often wondered why it is that we are seeing an uprising of voices in the world of skeptical inquiry and atheism in the mainstreams of the world. And I wonder why it is that I am so heavily entrenched in this to feel it is important in my life to put so much effort into this blog at this point in time. Maybe I'm a little slow on the uptake, but it seems to me… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on August 19, 2010 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

New songs up

Songs for you, here's some info



Fiction is a sad piece about reliance on a made up faith.



Go Back, is very personal, when I was struggling with doubt (I despised what Saint Paul had written and found the Old Testament anachronistic) I was told to "Go Back" to the words of Christ and just focus on them but I had the same problem with them, game over man...…



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Added by Chris Lambert on August 19, 2010 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Standing on the Precipice - My introduction to the atheist community

I'd like to immediately get some demographics out of the way so you may have a better grasp of my situation. I'm 29 years old. I am a computer technician at a small company. I am happily married with two kids, ages seven and nine. I have always lived in Alabama. My hometown is located in south central Alabama, deep in the bible belt. Now that that is out of the way...


I want to thank the atheist community and the creators of this site for give people a place to…
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Added by Wayne Edgar on August 19, 2010 at 12:26pm — 9 Comments

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