johnny decided he wanted to
go out with a bang,
sure, he figured that he could
drop a couple bottles of pills or
put a pistol to his head, but the
drama just wasn’t there &
to make the world listen he had
to up the stakes, he had to
really work at it,
so he thought, “why not let the
crazies do me in?”
he sat down & started to draw
cartoons that ridiculed
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According to some commentators, the recent riot in Libya in which an embassy was burned and four Americans killed may be viewed as an extreme response to "extremism". Huffington Post blogger Ahmed Shihab-Eldin argues that:…
Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving. And the people of Israel also wept again and said, “Oh that we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. But now our strength is dried up, and there is nothing at all but this manna to look at. – Numbers 11:4-6
If you’ve ever read an Umberto Eco novel such as The Name of the…Continue
Added by David Conrad on September 13, 2012 at 1:08am — No Comments
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
Added by Assassin Grrl on September 12, 2012 at 9:34am — No Comments
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
Added by delapruch on September 11, 2012 at 4:47am — No Comments
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…
Added by Brad Snowder on September 9, 2012 at 2:51pm — No Comments
A common perception of religious people is that atheists are a bunch of drinking, smoking, fornicating, and promiscuous hooligans. I don't want to class all religious people into this mold because it wouldn't be true. I am not aware of any statistics gathered on the lifestyles of non-religious and religious, but that would be an interesting project for an honor student or grad student. From this point forward, I put forth a disclaimer that any generalizations I make about a certain group do…Continue
Added by Ana Chestnut on September 9, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments
Hey guys, you can help out Think Atheist Radio and yourself by using this link to sign up for a Dropbox cloud storage account. When you sign up using the link both you and the show will pick up some extra bonus space that's a huge help to us as we grow! We use Dropbox to backup and transfer audio files as we record and edit our interviews. It's a fantastic resource to secure pictures, videos, and other important…Continue
Added by maruli marulaki on September 8, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments
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
Added by delapruch on September 7, 2012 at 4:07am — No Comments
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
Added by Dan Abshear on September 6, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments
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
I'm wondering if every human being alive asked at the same time World Wide for God to give us a sign, would it be enough energy to produce a response? I am a firm believer in Atheism. But just think for one moment, don't be judgmental or questionable. Could Humanity generate enough spiritual power to get a response? To me it is a very intriguing Question.
Or if every Radio Transmitter, Cell Phone, Walk-E Talk-E or transmission device, at the same time transmitted a signal, Could we…Continue
"I don't know, Sparks. But I guess I'd say if it is just us... seems like an awful waste of space." Quote from Ellie's father in the Movie "Contact"
This my friends is a very valid point. Is there something, someone other than Earthlings in our Galaxy, our Universe?
Ponder this, there are roughly 100 BILLION Stars in our Galaxy Alone (link to information,…Continue
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