The 11th Anniversary of the 9-11 attacks seems like an appropriate time to reflect on John Lennon's words and imagine what our lives would be like with no religion. Most atheists already know what it means to have no religion, at least on a personal level. But what about society as a whole? Can we dare to envision a world without corrupt, repressive, separatist dogma? I certainly hope so.
What would we be missing if religions vanished tomorrow? Charity? If you currently believe in a…Continue
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some think they’re bulletproof,
some think they’ll never wake up
with a sickness they can’t explain,
some think none of their loved ones
will ever die,
some think they’ll never lose their
some think their house will continue
to increase in value,
some think there property will always
some think that their company will
always be on top,
some think that their kids will go to
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This is a review of Christopher Hitchens last book – Mortality. He brilliantly describes his ‘year of living dyingly’. I would like to make it clear now that this writing is not mine. It is copied entirely from the book review section of the Irish Times. It is written by John Banville whose books share the same shelf…Continue
I am an Atheist.
Ever so often, my sister gives me some gossip about how some Preacher has found himself in legal trouble.
Or how the girls that go to Church every Sunday are now pregnant.
Or how the guys that go to Church every Sunday knocked someone up.
Or anything else were a supposed Christian does something that is a moral WTF!
And the same thought comes across my mind...
"I Am An Atheist, But I Am More Christian Than They Are."
more the norm than the exception
in this wonderful capitalist rape room
where coming into work can mean
leaving early without a job & a
pink slip, with a pat on the back & a
“thanks for being such a good worker”---
armed with all the facetious nonsense
that emanates from the mouths of
higher-ups, whose jobs are just a little
more secure than your own,
making them bent further over the table
with the drill…Continue
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A while back, I had a long chat with my niece, trying to explain what I believe is the inevitability of events and the consequent contradiction of the concept of free will. She puttered off and posted on her page/site/whatever, what was probably a two hour conversation condensed into a short explanation. I post that here to give the benefit of brevity to anyone who is interested.
Elijah and Ahab
First Kings 11:28 to 25:51
11:28 Solomon promoted Jeraboam to number one head boss of all the tribes.
One day Jeraboam met a prophet who grabbed at Jerry's new clothes and tore them into pieces. He used the pieces of clothing to illustrate his…
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so stevie harper closed an
embassy & sent some people
back to Iran, now, you think
that Iran is going to strike
word on the street,
spewing forth out of the mouths
of the world’s policeman
like the most disgusting of
vomit & all its buddies
(and all those fucking terrified
of it & its little batshit psychotic
little brother) puking in
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when the sick one laying there
looked around for their “loved ones,”
all they saw were white coats &
when the white coats left them,
all they saw were white walls &
when they squinted their little eyes
closed, to try & talk to
“him” (whatever fictional character(s)
that they’d devoted a large portion of
their life to---typically the latter “i’m
all they got was silence---
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was told that if s/he studied
hard in high school, not taking time
out to party, that she’d get into
no signs of a struggle.
was told that if s/he did well in
college, when s/he got out, s/he’d
get a good job, be able to pay back
all his/her loans & would be able
to build a good life &
there were no signs of a struggle.
was told that if s/he worked…Continue
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As of today, I’ve been homeless for three years.
My father died last year, and left me over 11 thousand dollars, with a life insurance policy. To a broke and homeless person, that is quite a fortune.
With that money, I bought some dentures for this girl I was caring for in Indiana, and I gave some money to the man I lived with in Indiana, who died last May. The girl I rescued from Atlanta last year. She was homeless there, as I was. The man we were living with I met…Continue
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So last night, I got into a very heated, very emotional debate with someone on Facebook. In case you didn't know, that's what Facebook is for. You get on there, you find some post that some friend has put up, and you troll the shit out of it. That, obviously, is a joke, but it can sometimes be seen as truth. I took screen captures of the conversation with the woman I was "debating," but in order to keep identities private, I will not post those screen caps, even though I feel her…Continue
Is it just me, or does everybody on here sound like pathetic politicians, just trying to make themselves sound more believable putting others down than proving themselves? Has anybody heard of the phrase, "You catch more flies with honey than vinegar?," or has the complex design of human intelligence been reduced to stupidity?
Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death. Whoever takes an animal’s life shall make it good, life for life. If anyone injures his neighbor, as he has done it shall be done to him, fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; whatever injury he has given a person shall be given to him. – Leviticus 24:17-20
I think there are two main things I want in my reading material: one is that I want things to be happening, and the other is that I…Continue
50 Reasons I Reject Evolution
by Bobbie Jean Pentecost
1.) Because I don’t like the idea that we came from apes… despite that humans are categorically defined and classified as apes.
2.) Because I’m too stupid and/or lazy to open a fucking book or turn on the Discovery Science…
Paradise And Instinctivity - An Interpretation Of The Myth Of Eve And Adam
| King Solomon
First Kings 1:1 to 11:28
1:1 King David was getting very old and feeble. He even had trouble staying warm so the country was searched for the perfect beautiful young virgin girl to cuddle with him. She was found and tended to the old king's physical…
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sees him on television
marching in the shows that
glorify war by painting so-called
“heroism,” as anything but
being hired killers.
sees her in the advert prior to
the violence ridden film, when
the life of a soldier in the
american military comes with
a rock song behind it &
a pastiche of bringing clean
water, holding babies, smiling
with their thumbs up &
palling around for photo…Continue
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crusty ol’ Clint
pausing & gesturing,
babbling & rambling
through what others have
deemed a “speech”---
talking to that
empty chair on stage
in front of all the hopeful
repugnicans (a room full
of predominantly old white
people…some even wearing
stuffed animal hats), hinting
at profanity that might come
from the mouth of president
hope & change, as if he
might be different…Continue
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