Featured Blog Posts – August 2010 Archive (21)

Religious Responsibility

This is an Op-Ed that I wrote for OpEdnews.com. Monicks has been asking me to post it here, so I hope you all enjoy it...



Have you ever read your terms of use for Facebook? How about Google? If you did, there would be some phrases, if you can decipher them in the jargon, which you may find objectionable. However, they are tools for the modern world, and you would probably continue to utilize them anyway, knowing full well that they are, using… Continue

Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on August 31, 2010 at 9:30pm — 18 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 29AUG

Sunday Morning Service

29 AUG 2010



Links of Interest



Catholics and the Evolving Cosmos



Christian Extremist On 30 Days

- If you have Netflix,… Continue

Added by Johnny on August 29, 2010 at 10:00am — No 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

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

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

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

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

Keep Your Prayers

Sometimes being different in society leaves you with little ability to show tact and stand up for yourself. Christopher Hitchens being ill brings forth the notion of praying for Atheists. After considering the notion for a month or so beyond my personal loss early this year, I'm reaching what feels like a conclusion. Praying for an Atheist is not only rude, but it's self-serving and I'd thank religionists to stop.


A member of TA recently suffered a loss. On their Facebook…
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Added by Gaytor on August 17, 2010 at 1:29am — 16 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 15AUG

Sunday Morning Service

15 AUG 2010



Links of Interest



There Simply is No Reason to Believe in Gods



Twilight Vs Holy Light…



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Added by Johnny on August 15, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Group putting up 20 anti-religious billboards across Tampa Bay





TAMPA - A group that advocates church-state separation is taking advantage of Florida's battered economy by launching a low-budget billboard blitz.



The theme: Just say no – to religion.



"To be honest, the price was right," says Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation.

"We got some special rates that made it affordable to get our message

out."



That… Continue

Added by Dan on August 11, 2010 at 8:12pm — 7 Comments

Why I don't believe.

When asked why I don't believe in a god, the best explanation I've been able to come up with is to point out how we are constantly learning how the universe works and none of the discoveries of the last century has been that there is a supernatural being waving a magic wand. I explain that since the bible was written all those years ago, man has… Continue

Added by Assassin Grrl on August 9, 2010 at 11:28pm — 6 Comments

"Scared of Death" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber Blog



What happens when we die? Well I've thought over this one a few times and the conclusion is always the same. I am not afraid of the conclusion I reach.



The Horsehead Nebula



Don't worry, I'm not dying any time soon. What made me want to write about this was a FaceBook comment left for… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on August 9, 2010 at 10:41pm — 2 Comments

Giving Creationism Appropriate Time in the Classroom

We hear a lot about how since there are working scientists who are critics of the theory of evolution through natural selection, it is a contradiction of our values of tolerance and skepticism to confine science teaching in high schools to ... um ... science. OK, if we want to put science curriculum up for a vote, let's calculate out how much time we should spend in high school science class in order to give these critics their due.



Let's look at the data. According to the Census… Continue

Added by Henry Ruddle on August 8, 2010 at 12:52pm — 17 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 08AUG

Sunday Morning Service

08 AUG 2010



Links of Interest



Plants 'can think and remember'



Polling evolution in three countries







Things on T|A You Might Have Missed from the last few… Continue

Added by Johnny on August 8, 2010 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Book Review - Jesus for the Non-Religious

My father-in-law is a former member of the clergy. He became a priest so that he could travel the world (mostly Asia) to help poor people. He did this for many years until he saw the the main goal of the church's effort was to expand the flock and the (distant) second goal was to help people.



Anyway, he still considers himself to be a Christian but he is sickened by the direction of modern religion. He knows that I am a non-theist and recommended "Jesus for the Non Religious". The… Continue

Added by Pesci on August 6, 2010 at 5:00pm — 16 Comments

They Tell Lies

Dear They,



I've grown weary of your involvement in everything that I disagree with. Just today I was discussing schools not allowing children to say "under God" and it turns out, you were behind it. I found it egregious that you were doing this. Sadly when I pressed for your location, my friend couldn't tell me where you were doing this. You are lucky They. I would have called up to confront you on the matter.



Through out my life you have said so many things that have… Continue

Added by Gaytor on August 6, 2010 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Why I don't eat babies

This is a post I wrote recently on my blog, http://www.teenageatheist.com , I figured it would be interesting to get some feedback from an atheist community.

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Why I don't eat babies





A common Christian response to atheism is: "What's the point of being moral… Continue

Added by Raithie on August 5, 2010 at 2:54pm — 3 Comments

How Prayer Works


Added by Jennifer on August 5, 2010 at 7:57am — 4 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 01AUG

Sunday Morning Service

01 AUG 2010



Links of Interest



What the Bible Says - And Doesn't Say - About Homosexuality



Is there any necessary correlation between one’s disbelief in God and one’s place on the political spectrum? -… Continue

Added by Johnny on August 1, 2010 at 5:00am — 11 Comments

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