September 2009 Blog Posts (172)

Hijacking humanity

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Added by Monika on September 4, 2009 at 12:47pm — 2 Comments

The myth of working hard for health insurance.


August 18, 2009Earlier this month a letter to the editor in this paper caught my attention. Essentially, the writer tried to make the case that if Americans want good health insurance they should stop asking the government for help and simply work harder to get it.

The writer took the usual approach by people opposed to some type of a national health… Continue

Added by Wesley on September 4, 2009 at 12:41am — 5 Comments

Children should NOT be introduced to Bible stories before, at least, age 12!

One of the BIGGEST mistakes my parents made with me, and one of the reasons I became Atheist, is that they introduced me to "Children's Bibles" and brought me to "Sunday School" and other such "Children's Bible lessons" by the time I was 3 years old. [The preschool they sent me to was actual IN the church they currently go to... and trust me... the teachers would read us "Bible Stories" every school day.] Of course, as a child, I saw nothing wrong with what they were doing. Being like most… Continue

Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on September 3, 2009 at 3:46pm — 15 Comments

Definition of Atheism

So classes have started up again for the fall semester. Currently I am enrolled in a class called World Religions which is essentially the study of different religions of our world. Our text book is the seventh edition of Living Religions by Mary Pat Fisher, in it being a very interesting definition of atheism.

"Atheism is the belief that there is no deity. Atheists may reject theistic belief because they seem to be incompatible with the existence of evil in the world, or because… Continue

Added by Matt on September 3, 2009 at 12:18pm — 6 Comments

There ARE Atheists In Foxholes

Per Dan's request, making this a little more front-and-center.

Benjamin Tupper is a Captain in the Army National Guard.

There ARE Atheists In Foxholes

December… Continue

Added by Johnny on September 3, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

As if being a teenager isn't hard enough

From Not My God blog

Aye gevalt-- Is it September already?

Thank Darwin for Facebook. It is proving invaluable in my meeting and schmoozing with other atheists/skeptics. Plus it's great for meeting cool people everywhere. To any young 'uns reading this, you have no idea how much the internet has changed things.

One thing I see a lot of in this project is atheists who have double, and sometimes even… Continue

Added by Sarah Trachtenberg on September 3, 2009 at 11:17am — 5 Comments

AAIC 2009 and T-Shirts

I am reticent to foul this landscape with notions of commerce, but... Pruett and I are going to AAIC 2009 in Burbank next month, and to mark the occasion, I put together a couple t-shirt designs, which, while not directly related to AAIC, I thought might be fun to wear around the venue.

Is anyone else from T|A going?

The shirts:

One depicts a hypothetical and obviously flawed design document for "man" with "god"'s approving signature.

The other starts… Continue

Added by Paul Tourville on September 3, 2009 at 9:47am — 2 Comments

Fixing America (I'm on a roll today)

This is my proposal to fix the American economy, prison system, immigration and health care.

Step 1)

All offenders in jail for non-violent, private substance abuse of 'soft' drugs are to be released immediately. Pot, mushrooms, painkillers ect. No plant life in it's natural form will be considered an illegal drug. It will be sold and taxed like any other consumer good. It will fall under the jurisdiction of ATF and the FDA will establish guidelines for recommended dosage. Like… Continue

Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on September 2, 2009 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

I'm feeling the need for a rant. Language warning. (As goes for most of my contributions.)

Battle Star Galactica seriously pissed me off. Spoiler warning!

I know I'm a bit behind the times here, but I generally download shows I like, but since my move to Scotland, copyright laws have killed Hulu.

My cousin sent me out the final two DVDs with boat trim tabs. (Long story there.) So as the boys were out fixing the floating death trap we call 'work' I was snuggled inside, witness to the downfall of what was once a decent plot line.

Maybe there was something deeper that I… Continue

Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on September 2, 2009 at 12:01pm — 9 Comments

Ritual Slaughtered Animals

"Coop", one of the biggest retailer in Switzerland, decided to sell meat slaughted according to Islamic rites, which involves cutting the animals' throat with a very sharp knife and letting them bleed dry. For the most Islamic people this must be done without stunning the animals and they (the animals, not the people ) suffer a lot[1].

Slaughter animals without stunning is forbidden in Switzerland, so I think they will import the meat from abroad.

Coop wants to expand its… Continue

Added by Fabian Kupferschmid on September 1, 2009 at 5:13pm — 6 Comments


Can anyone explain to me, why the Yahoo Physics Chat rooms are full of gay Arabic guys?

Added by Doug Reardon on September 1, 2009 at 3:27pm — 3 Comments

Shutting the Creationists up- agreeing with them

The thing that always gets to me with creationists trying to conduct rational discussions is the point they eventually get to.

These people will bend over backwards to disprove science, and will shower you with their “facts and findings”. Sometimes they will even back them up with official looking pseudo-science stamps of legitimacy, and keep a straight face while “debunking” the earth's age, the fossil record, and the mountains of evolutionary evidence - all in an effort to do their… Continue

Added by Wassabi on September 1, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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