September 2009 Blog Posts (165)

First

In the Bullshit Department, a businessman can't hold a candle to a clergyman. 'Cause I gotta tell you the truth, folks. When it comes to bullshit, big-time, major league bullshit, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims: religion. No contest. No contest. Religion. Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told.

Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man -- living in the sky -- who… Continue

Added by Marcia on September 21, 2009 at 10:58pm — 3 Comments

On November 18, 1992, more than 1,600 scientists, including 104 Nobel laureates, from around the world endorsed a warning. Here's what they said.

WORLD SCIENTISTS' WARNING TO HUMANITY



Human beings and the natural world are on a collision

course. Human activities inflict harsh and often

irreversible damage on the environment and on critical

resources. If not checked, many of our current practices

put at serious risk the future that we wish for human

society and the plant and animal kingdoms, and may so alter

the living world that it will be unable to sustain life in

the manner that we know.… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on September 21, 2009 at 7:14pm — 2 Comments

For your attention

There are a few insane religious posters i have photographed, which i would like to share with you.

They are in hebrew so i've added a translation underneath.



It reads:



Hey Man!

Have you got health problems? Problems at work?

Then Know this: secretion of semen for purposes other than procreation is seriously hurting your luck!



If you avoid masturbation and/or having sexual relations out of wedlock- you… Continue

Added by Wassabi on September 21, 2009 at 7:50am — 7 Comments

TRADITION (I need to vent)

One day a year- Israel comes to a halt. Nobody drives, nobody works, no electrical appliances, no drinking or eating- for 24 hours. It’s called “Yom Kippur”, a religious day of fasting and begging forgiveness from god for our sins this past year.



For me and other Israeli atheists, yom kippur is a special day because it’s a chance to walk on the roads and do things you can’t normally. For instance, many people have bicycle races on the highways.



Being the trekking… Continue

Added by Wassabi on September 20, 2009 at 1:34pm — 7 Comments

The Problem of the Unknown.

Anyone who knows science or history, or both, to even a minimal degree can understand that there is a big problem in both of the "unknown." It is well known that science doesn't give all the answers [at least to this date], and it is human nature to ask questions about the unknown and unanswerable and then to get frustrated and/or disturbed when these questions go unanswered. Across history many human beings have wondered on such things as "Is what I see in the natural world all that there is?… Continue

Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on September 20, 2009 at 1:12pm — 3 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 20SEP

Sunday Morning Afternoon Service

20 SEP 2009



Oh what a busy week I've had... Sorry for the delay...



Links of Interest



"The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything" - A Commencement Speech by Dr. Michael Shermer…



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Added by Johnny on September 20, 2009 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Atheists In Foxholes - This is what an atheist soldier looks like

This is what an atheist soldier looks like at a deployment ceremony during the prayer. My son, the atheist, spent 15 months in Iraq, without a god or gods, and made it back alive and in one piece. He's about to graduate from college and get married.

Added by girlatheist on September 20, 2009 at 7:04am — 6 Comments

The Facebook High Road

The Facebook high road is hard to take, especially for an aging hockey player who lived for the fights and the competition. Perhaps this is why I will visit this misery upon the dear members of Think Atheist. I need to vent.



I don't normally entangle myself in Facebook political or religious drama. I do have conservative friends that I exchange friendly debates with, however. One happens to be on Facebook and he comments on my posts and so I feel free to return the favor. Mostly, it… Continue

Added by Reggie on September 20, 2009 at 2:00am — 5 Comments

The Ministry of Love

“How does one man assert his power over another, Winston?”



Winston thought. “By making him suffer,” he said.



“Exactly. By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”



To live in Christ, one must first die to the self.… Continue

Added by Anti-Mike on September 19, 2009 at 11:19pm — No Comments

About genesis and the internet

There seem to be a lot of biblical literalists hanging out on the web.



How do they explain this little piece of magic?



I'm also given to wonder how a god of infinite age, no beginning or end, manages to intervene and make his presence known for about 3000 years, over and over and over again kicking folks around, knocking up virgins and sacrificing his only kid, falls completely silent.



How tough would it be for god to send out a mass email to every computer on… Continue

Added by Joe g on September 19, 2009 at 12:17pm — 7 Comments

Eggs for sale! A portion of proceeds going to charity.

I'm not sure what portion, and I'm not sure what charity. (Though I'm thinking about a gay-rights/adoption sorta thing)

I am, however.... sure they are my eggs.

Jen brought up something rather important... I DO have a uterus!

I just don't intend on using it.

Ever.

No.. seriously.

Therefore the risks of becoming infertile after an elective egg donation doesn't really bother me.

And I need money.

My genetics are good. I'm healthy, smart and pretty. That… Continue

Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on September 19, 2009 at 6:53am — 9 Comments

How the History of Credit Cards Matters to the Future of Health Care

How the History of Credit Cards Matters to the Future of Health Care

Interstate politics, federal regulation and oversight can teach us which direction we should go in, which we need to avoid and provides much needed wisdom to the discussion.…

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Added by LaRae Meadows on September 18, 2009 at 10:49pm — No Comments

The Gateway Faith

New research confirms that Christianity is a gateway faith for most teens who experiment with it.



Some will tell you Christianity is a harmless faith, but the Journal of the American Free Thought Association isn’t one of them.



Young people who worship the Christian god are two to five times more likely to move on to more destructive anti-social tendencies. That is the formal opinion of researchers, who published their conclusions from a recent study in the Journal of the… Continue

Added by Anti-Mike on September 18, 2009 at 3:15pm — 7 Comments

the westboro baptist church

i have just seen the sickest thing on tv and i would like to share and hear your views.

has anyone here heard of the westboro baptist church? for those who havent look them uo in your search engine. they are so notorious theres bound to be something about them on the web.

what these people basically do is preach gods hatred towards the usa. they form pickets and protests at fallen soldiers funerals. they wave signs and banners saying god hates usa, god hates fags ( their word, not… Continue

Added by Kerry Murton on September 18, 2009 at 2:49pm — 9 Comments

Adopted Philosophy

I contend that we are all Atheists, I just believe in one fewer God than you do.
When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible Gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.

Just a quick thought.

Over and out

Added by NameInVain on September 18, 2009 at 10:15am — No Comments

An Audience with the Pope

Suppose you got two hours with the pope in a one on one. US Presidents don't get that, but this is imagine.



You are brilliantly devastating and absolutely convince him that his church is the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on earth, ever!



Now what? Does he resign? and walk away? Does he instruct the down command to dismantle everything, sell all the good stuff and turn the proceeds over to science, research, and distribution of food and medicine to the needy?



Or… Continue

Added by Joe g on September 18, 2009 at 9:35am — 13 Comments

The Wiki Atheism Portal

Okay this is officially my first blog post. But this post is not really so much about my thoughts, revelations and/or frustrations with life (more to come on that later), as it is a question. Has anyone checked out the Wiki Atheism Portal? I just stumbled upon it last night and bookmarked it. So I haven't had much chance to rummage around in it yet. It looks pretty interesting, with numerous docs and news links. The one thing that caught my eye at first though, was the definition they're… Continue

Added by DeSwiss on September 17, 2009 at 7:23pm — 4 Comments

Atheist Camel Dromedary Hump on Infidel Guy Show Tonight, September 17, 2009 at 8pm ET

Just wanted to drop off a quick note to mention that everyone's favorite camel Dromedary Hump, author of the Atheist Camel blog and the fun, unapologetic book The Atheist Camel Chronicles will be on The Infidel Guy Show tonight. The time is 8pm ET, and you can tune in on the IG website. Hump is also one of the guys behind… Continue

Added by Dave Nichols on September 17, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Politics and Politics

I keep reading little articles that claim anywhere between 20-55% of doctors will quit if this health care bill passes. Also, that the Us is going to go into a deep depression b/c it can't afford the taxes and the expenses it's going to bring down on us... They are full of it!



Seriously? That's like me saying, "I promise... if Microsoft comes out with another O.S., I'll never work on computers again!!"



Pshh.. these scare tactics are getting a little silly.



If… Continue

Added by chiz on September 17, 2009 at 4:37am — 3 Comments

So my old laptop has been replaced.

I don't think I could be much more tech giddy. I didn't realize just what the Intel Atom could do. It turns out that the Intel Atom is a 64 bit hyperthreading CPU. This thing blows away Pentium 4s even if they're over 2.2 GHZ due to the shorter pipeline and bit architecture. Long story short, it can run some of my favorite games actually. Of course it'll run the old Blizzard classics like Starcraft, but it's taking me by surprise in that it can run Nexuiz with a passable frame rate, and… Continue

Added by AJComix on September 17, 2009 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

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