September 2010 Blog Posts (103)

Does Protesting Religion Give It More Influence?

OK, here's something to think about. My boyfriend is not a religious person at all. However, he is of the opinion that religion helps some people, and he really doesn't see how it can do any harm. He thinks that all wars are fought because of physical things, like land or oil, and doesn't see how religion has any part in it. He thinks all abuse is done because people are sadists deep down, not because they're following the biblical instructions of discipline.



That's not a biggie.… Continue

Added by Perthy on September 15, 2010 at 9:48pm — 21 Comments

"Kissing Hank's Ass" by James Huber (A duplicate post)

This is a comical parallelism of how religious devotees spread their faith onto other people. Read and have a laugh. There are apparently videos made out of this story in YouTube.com as well.




This morning there was a knock at my door. When I answered the door I found a well-groomed, nicely dressed couple. The man spoke first.



John: “Hi! I’m John, and this is Mary.”

Mary: “Hi! We’re here to invite… Continue

Added by V John Merc on September 15, 2010 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Sifting through carnage for the good news

As you probably know, my wife and I brought our first child into the world two weeks ago. We had quite a bit of trouble conceiving a child - if you need to laugh a little bit you can read about my trips to the clinic here.



What amazed me about this whole process was the reaction of several religious friends and family members along the way:



- Several family members said that a… Continue

Added by Pesci on September 15, 2010 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

The Search for Meaning and Purpose

So I think something that Atheist movement in America really lacks is an outlet or expression of what makes life beautiful or worth living.



In many ways, we can't have one big platform, because its different for every person.



For some people such as myself in my early 20s, you can really have trouble living without feeling like there is a meaning.



I know there is no "objective" meaning in life. The only meaning possible is always from a subjective point of… Continue

Added by Rocio Hernandez on September 15, 2010 at 7:17am — 2 Comments

"Taking It Out On God"

Why do people assume something bad happen to me? Why do people assume that without god there is no happiness and you must be mad at god to be an Atheist? On several occasions I have encountered people who claim not to be religious or even Christan, but then say, referring to my being Atheist: " I feel so sorry for you...you have been hurt...your angry and taking it out on god."



um, I can not be mad at something I do not believe exist. No one has wronged me so profoundly, I just… Continue

Added by Mark Strange on September 15, 2010 at 5:00am — 10 Comments

FOR WHOM WILL YOU VOTE?

HIGHLIGHT THE PURPLE WORDS TO VIEW.

Does it matter if you vote or not since corporations can spend as much money as they want to buy any election? Are your cherished notions about truth and freedom mere illusions? Are you being suckered by both parties who are playing 'good cop-bad cop' with you?…

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Added by willailla on September 14, 2010 at 6:00pm — 17 Comments

Just a random thought

I was wasting time on the internet between classes when I was suddenly struck by a funny idea. Now, I don't know much about genetics, so someone correct me if I'm wrong, but if Jesus really was born through immaculate conception as christians claim, then wouldn't he have had to be a she? Since Mary was a woman and women don't have a Y chromosome, and God is supposed to transcend the physical realm (whatever the hell THAT means) and therefore doesn't have DNA, it seems that either Jesus was a…

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Added by Lindsey on September 14, 2010 at 4:10pm — 3 Comments

Today's cartoon

Today I found this cartoon and thought you would like it :)

Added by Paulo Oliveira on September 14, 2010 at 6:02am — 1 Comment

FAQ about the International Freethought Film Festival

WHY THE INTERNATIONAL FREETHOUGHT FILM FESTIVAL?

Promoting Reason Through Film

  • New generation, new approach using a medium other than print and conferences.

  • More attractive to the general public than print and conferences.

  • High…
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Added by Andrea Steele on September 13, 2010 at 9:03pm — 1 Comment

Where do We Go When We die?

This is another one of those blogs that came from a forum discussion, but I thought that it was important to me. I want to use my blog to not only blab about what my experiences are, but also where I stand on issues and my philosophies.



we have a life filled with friendship, experiences that change your out look on life, memories to celebrate, love, beauty and creativity . Who

could ask for more?



yes, we die after living our lives the best we can, and as an atheist we… Continue

Added by Jon Heim on September 13, 2010 at 3:57am — 9 Comments

Officially Giving Up Reality

Care to attend a symposium on the Geocentric Universe? Not only do we have people whom seriously advocate Flat Earth, now we have people that say that the Sun goes around the Earth. Oh Good Lord!


In the 3rd century BC the first hypothesis of a Heliocentric Universe was proposed by Aristarcus of Samos. Copernicus developed a mathematical model in the 16th…
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Added by Gaytor on September 12, 2010 at 10:04pm — 15 Comments

Clash of the titans

Well, the good thing is that my husband and I have been married for 6 years and we don't throw shit and scream at each other ;o). Today he felt the need to remind me of how good god is. I chose to ask him if he was talking about the same god that allows billions of his christians to suffer from diabetes, cancer and all kinds of diseases after he promised you guys he would heal you? I told him I dont believe or want to even acknowledeg a god like that.If his god is so real why doesn't he heal… Continue

Added by GodMockingBitch on September 12, 2010 at 5:30pm — 11 Comments

Happy Holidays!

This came up in a forum discussion already; and probably many other discussions, but I thought I'd make it into a blog because it sums up my beliefs perfectly.



I celebrate "Christmas" three different ways....and I'm an Atheist!



I celebrate my parents version...Christ's bday.

then I celebrate my fiance's version...yule.

then I celebrate a secular version with my friends...about kindness.



I'd celebrate Kwanzaa and Hanukkah,…
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Added by Jon Heim on September 12, 2010 at 3:14pm — 3 Comments

"Should" is Not a Good Reason to Restrain Free Speech

"Should" is Not a Good Reason to Restrain Free Speech



Much press and debate has been created due to Rev. Terry Jones announcement that he would burn a Quran, the holy book of Islam. Jones, of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, had planned to burn the book on the 9th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. As of this writing, he has recanted his desire to ever burn a Quran and the deed went unfulfilled.



What it sparked has been a… Continue

Added by Reggie on September 12, 2010 at 11:00am — 10 Comments

John 3:16 Shenanigans

As long as I can remember, if you watched a sporting event, it was likely that you’d see John 3:16 on a sign. It was obligatory when I was a teen. The premise is simply believe in Jesus and you’ll get to heaven. Even

today, if you ask more than a handful of people, you’ll hear, “I’m a believer.”

as if that means anything. Let me be clear, it means nothing. Simple belief in

Jesus gets you nowhere. It smacks of the Scientologists pulling you in with…

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Added by Gaytor on September 12, 2010 at 12:02am — 5 Comments

and life will go on after today

Yes, after today 9/11/2010 life will still continue on. Even though that stupid horrible f 'ing magzine the globe(one of the worst magazines ever)., thinks that jesus is coming back on 9/11/2010. I won't be waiting around for jesus, since 1-i'm an atheist, and that's why I'm here on this site obviously, 2-there's no evidence outside the bible that jesus ever lived(and the supposed secular evidence is just christian appologetic bs). 3-why jesus coming back, why not krishna or any of the other… Continue

Added by ryan benner on September 11, 2010 at 5:43pm — 2 Comments

THE PRESIDENT'S RELIGION ((NSFW!!!!!))

I AM FUCKING MAD.



Why the fuck does the president's religion matter?



IT DOESN'T.



Except in cases where the president does things because his god told him to. In that case he needs to be shot.



I am so fucking sick and tired of people screaming hate for Obama because he MIGHT be muslim, because he MIGHT be atheist, because he MIGHT be catholic, because he MIGHT be something other than fucking CHRISTIAN.



WHO THE FUCK CARES?



YOU PEOPLE NEED TO… Continue

Added by Desirai on September 11, 2010 at 11:44am — 5 Comments

Tolerance

As Atheists, we believe that any religion is wrong.



That being said, we live in communities where believers of many religions have to coexist along side with us. They are our mothers, our fathers, sisters brothers, friends and lovers.

We often complain about the intolerance of religious followers and prejudice because of our beliefs, but I feel that as an Atheist...as a more logical person, we should show the most tolerance. After all, we already know that most people are not going… Continue

Added by Jon Heim on September 10, 2010 at 8:25pm — No Comments

A Cold Stare - Planned section for a book called "A Journey of 'Faith': Memoire of a Transformation from Christian Child to Atheist Adult"

PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS!! I NEED FEEDBACK ON MY ATHEIST MEMOIRE IN PROGRESS!!

From time to time memories of my former life as a Protestant Christian come back. Some of them are pleasant, some unpleasant, others simply perplexing.

There is one that came to mind today that is still perplexing to this day.

Years ago, I had decided to confirm myself into the church, ironically, this was only a year before my dramatic…

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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on September 9, 2010 at 9:18pm — 4 Comments

Using The Christian Bible against Christian Theists.


If Christianity is correct, why did the God of the bible have so many contradictions to the teachings of his son, but yet you can say that Judaism is incorrect, which is a little ridiculous considering they follow the bible more closely?

You might say that they interpret it differently then you do, but how can you explain the stories in the bible describing how the Jews where God's chosen people, before the coming of Jesus!?

...more to come.

Added by Jon Heim on September 9, 2010 at 3:48pm — 3 Comments

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