September 2009 Blog Posts (165)

Back-sides to basics.

Backsides to basics. Common Sense Plus



I'm excited and concerned by the opportunity to see a long awaited, greatly needed, redesigning of the reverse side of $1 bill US currency. We may yet see "In God We Trust" make its way to the trash heap where it properly belongs. And this proposed legislation is the the way:…



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Added by Randall "Doc" Fleck on September 27, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Forced Vaccinations By Homicidal Police! Oh Noes!

On another forum someone had posted a video clip culled from the fine journalistic minds of FOX News.



Here is the description and then please watch the video before proceeding. It is short, I assure you.



Video Description: "Judge Andrew Napolitano comments on the completely unconstitutional bill in Massachusetts that will allow the governor to declare an emergency and “allow” police to force their way into your homes to vaccinate you. As Gerald Celente has…
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Added by Reggie on September 27, 2009 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

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Hello World! :)

At the first post I'm going to keep as brief as possible, mostly because later posts probably will be much larger than this one, and less boring (hopefully). Some of my posts will be translations from www.racjonalista.pl, which is probably understandable even for non polish speakers. I will however add some of my comments to these articles, so they won't be just reprints. After all, the idea of a blog is to share… Continue

Added by ansnodeus on September 27, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

A rare apple.

Story here.





"The fruit's striking colouring is thought to be caused by a random genetic mutation at odds of more than a million to one."



Or, God did… Continue

Added by Prazzie on September 27, 2009 at 1:23pm — 3 Comments

Clergy abuse settlements can lead to new suffering

Clergy abuse settlements can lead to new suffering



The Associated Press

David Guerrero lies curled like a small child in bed, his teeth chattering and his fever spiked at 104 degrees. He has left his room only once since he crawled home from his latest crystal meth binge three days ago, to let his mother drive him to the emergency room for his soaring temperature.



Now, Minerva Guerrero hovers close to her 41-year-old son, making a mental list of the day ahead: she… Continue

Added by Dan on September 27, 2009 at 6:26am — 4 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 27SEP

Sunday Morning Service

27 SEP 2009



Links of Interest



Can Atheists Be Parents? - An article from 1970; and after you've read that, here's the Supreme Court of New Jersey… Continue

Added by Johnny on September 27, 2009 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

The End Of The World Commeth

So I've just started university and I'm studying philosophy. Ok, simple enough. Until I have to pick other subjects to study as well - just because the University thinks it would be a good idea. After much deliberation (well actually, none at all) I decided on the other subjects.



Now to the crux of the matter - the University is letting me loose in the Theology department...... oh the fun to be had. So I just figured I'd let all you fine people know that I shall be systematically… Continue

Added by NameInVain on September 26, 2009 at 5:02pm — 5 Comments

What Advice Do You Give To Those "Coming Out"?

I answered a teen's post on Yahoo Answers the other day and thought I'd throw out the question here for general consideration.



This guy was looking for advice on how to tell his parents he was an atheist. They were both theists. He didn't give a lot of details about his family, but I got the impression that he thought his parents wouldn't take it too well.



What I wrote was something like this: When you tell them, let them say whatever they want and express whatever… Continue

Added by Nix Manes on September 26, 2009 at 8:55am — 3 Comments

Today. (Profanity warning..as always)

I'm going to start my own business.

Seriously. It's the only way I can create my own little world, taking pieces of what I like about existence and nixing the rest.

I'm not sure what this business will be, but this is what it won't be:

-Filled with customer service people that are neither competent nor aesthetically pleasing. Everything, I mean EVERYTHING must justify it's paycheck. I fully understand that some people are placed simply as decoration, but you better at… Continue

Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on September 26, 2009 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Quick Thought: The Evolution of Religion?

Religion is like many other quack beliefs except that there was a random mutation that allowed it to spread and become dominant in the population. These mutations allowed for indoctrination, proselytizing, promises of eternal bliss, threats of eternal torment, group think, indoctrination (oh, did I say that already?), and many other techniques that lead to a resounding success.



However, religion has met it's superior. Critical thinking. Science. Skepticism. These are techniques,… Continue

Added by Reggie on September 26, 2009 at 1:29am — 5 Comments

Kirk Cameron defends anti-Darwin stance

Kirk Cameron defends anti-Darwin stance



Former ‘Growing Pains’ actor links evolution to Nazi eugenics





He’s used to getting love letters and high-fives as a former teen heartthrob, but onetime “Growing Pains” actor Kirk Cameron isn’t letting the mockery and criticism dissuade him from promoting his controversial project to dispute evolutionary theory.



“Atheism has been on the rise for years now, and the Bible of the… Continue

Added by Dan on September 25, 2009 at 4:28am — 7 Comments

Movie: Letting Go of God

Tonight I was able to see Julia Sweeney's movie Letting Go of God in a theatre and am highly recommending this movie to everyone.



This is a one-woman show Sweeny (a former Saturday Night Live performer) put together about how she became an atheist. This movie is funny, smart, intelligent and just a wonderful experience. She is an amazing story-teller and takes us through her very personal journey in a way that is captivating. I was very impressed. Her sweet personality and… Continue

Added by Nix Manes on September 25, 2009 at 3:18am — 1 Comment

Misusing the word Truth

Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who has commented on my first post. The level of support is pretty amazing, and I've gotten plenty of great ideas already. Thanks a lot, everyone!



Now, on to the main point.

The first real debate I had with the Apologetics was a few days ago at their weekly meeting.

I got there a few minutes early, and sat near the front of the room, just listening to everyone. They really weren't talking about anything; someone needed an ethernet… Continue

Added by Jake on September 25, 2009 at 1:30am — 5 Comments

what do i believe in? (part 46-a)

what do i believe in? (part 46-a)


this is one of many blogs on my ideas about god, and it's rather long. but just remember god is a personal thing so this is from a personal perspective, so there is no right or…
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Added by Mike on September 24, 2009 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Cole's Law

Cole’s Law: In any given political discussion, if religion is mentioned, the probability of the discussion shifting to a flame war about religion and the Founding Fathers approaches one.

Added by Rooker on September 24, 2009 at 3:24pm — 2 Comments

God: Dividing By Zero

When someone asks me something that includes some reference to a god...anything about any god...my thought process immedately equates the question with asking a mathematician to divide by zero.



It is very hard to get a believer to understand the position of a non-believer. They find it difficult to understand how the their claims of a god's existence could be denied. There have been some nice analogies put forward over the years to try and get people to understand. (My… Continue

Added by Nix Manes on September 24, 2009 at 10:54am — 9 Comments

My meeting with a creationist - an anecdote.

I think I discovered a creationist the other day.



I was busy copying something and an acquaintance of mine approached the copier with her documents and we started chatting while I copied my pages. The conversation turned to evolutionary psychology, as it does, and I recounted an incident that took place during my first year at university. The lecturer had asked the class what evolution was and a kid replied "it says we came from monkeys" and the lecturer replied "that's right!"* I… Continue

Added by Prazzie on September 24, 2009 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

The First of Many Headaches...

I attend a small, local college in Northwest Florida, right along the southern part of the Bible Belt.

The college isn't very big, and just recently upgraded from a simple community college to a full four-year college. Many of us call it 13th grade, and it makes for a very tight-nit feeling with many of the students and professors, which is nice.



For as long as I've attended (over three years now, including dual-enrollment during the latter part of high school), there has always… Continue

Added by Jake on September 24, 2009 at 1:36am — 4 Comments

I'm so proud...

So, I work with this girl, lets say her name is Samantha. Samantha grew up Mormon. *i know you are rolling your eyes, cause i kinda did too...*



So what you say. who cares about this Samantha?



I know i wouldn't normally, but Samantha had the courage to escape.



Samantha is 18, so newly 18 that shes been 18 for less than 2 months.



Samantha has already moved out on her own and is living a religion free life. and is very happy.



So while at work… Continue

Added by fixedentropy on September 24, 2009 at 1:27am — 4 Comments

Really Huge Survey on Non-religious Americans

Wouldn't you know it. I search for a comprehensive survey on religion, from which to extract freethinker-related stats. I find a big one (35,000+ interviews) from Pew and post the relevant information.



Then, without even trying, I find a BIGGER survey targeted exactly where I wanted it: at the American non-religious (a group I'm calling "freethinkers"). This newer survey, from Trinity College, sampled 54,461 adults, then zeroed in on the 7,407 non-religious (called, "Nones")… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on September 24, 2009 at 12:45am — No Comments

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