October 2009 Blog Posts (187)

The Bible Pounding Season is Upon Us.





Yet again here in Texas it’s that time of the year. The bible pounders come out in force. Who are these people?



Those whose family tree that didn’t branch; those who have to take their pants off to think straight (not in the sexual sense..); those who need to really get laid; and the religious right wing nut cases who are just waiting for the world to end, come out onto… Continue

Added by Rick on October 8, 2009 at 11:35pm — 4 Comments

Wow, it’s been almost a year

From Not My God



Here in the Not My God penthouse, I’ve realized that I’ve been doing this blog for almost a year. Praise Darwin! I’m acknowledging the milestone a little early since I’ll be in Germany meeting my new nephew soon and probably away from the blog.



I’ve certainly learned a lot about the subject matter and gotten a lot to think about through this book project. I conceived Not My God in the first place… Continue

Added by Sarah Trachtenberg on October 8, 2009 at 2:23pm — 3 Comments

"Creation Sabbath" For Darwin's 200th Birthday

Seventh-day Adventists are advocating that churches everywhere designate October 24, 2009 as "Creation Sabbath."



"Because millions acknowledge and subscribe to Darwin as the father of the theory of evolution in this 200th year anniversary of his birth, let’s place God as the center of the universe in our churches and communities," their website… Continue

Added by Nix Manes on October 8, 2009 at 1:05pm — 5 Comments

Let me rephrase...

Must See Zeitgeist Addendum..pretty interesting

Added by Marcia on October 8, 2009 at 4:54am — 2 Comments

Prisoners of a White God - Movie

I couldn't sucessfully embed this video from Google videos, so I'm making this blog entry instead.



Called Prisoners of a White God, this movie is about the Akha people of Thailand and Laos. It shows how they are being destroyed by Christian missionaries getting to them through Thailand and by the communist government of Laos relocating… Continue

Added by Nix Manes on October 7, 2009 at 11:41pm — 1 Comment

Atheist Discrimination

Hello everyone! I'm still in shock over the success of my last post,

beginners luck perhaps? As I mentioned in my last post I have a conservative

Christian friend and his friend who is essentially his twin. These two

aren't too happy about me being atheist and it's turning into

discrimination. I know discrimination against atheists is still considered

socially acceptable by most people, however most of the people who I've told

don't have a problem. I suspect its… Continue

Added by Jacob on October 7, 2009 at 9:52pm — 19 Comments

For the Love of God

Being a thinking, critical, and questioning Christian is hard work. But intellectual arguments (mostly) aside, what about love. More specifically God's Love. God's ever present, unfailing, over-whelming, ya-can't-touch-this-even-if-you-were-MC-Hammer Love. How does one reach, recognise and feel that love?

Some of you may find this familiar but for those who don't, let me just take you on a brief tour of the process of becoming a Christian:

You've discovered God is real and have… Continue

Added by Alison Rufus on October 7, 2009 at 5:34pm — 8 Comments

"Artifical Virginity" Kit Riles Muslims

Muslim conservatives in Egypt are calling for a ban on the "Artificial Virginity Hymen Kit," saying it will promote promiscuity. According to a story in the LA Times, "The kit allows a bride who is not a virgin to pretend that she is. A pouch inserted into the vagina on her wedding night ruptures and leaks a blood-like liquid designed to trick a new husband into believing that… Continue

Added by Nix Manes on October 7, 2009 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Pray for Me

I normally don't concern myself with such futile pursuits, but it's been a slow day at work so far and I somehow found myself in the mood for punishment. Gaze on in horror as this exuberant woman ruthlessly rakes my tattered hide over the proverbial coals.



RoeSaved - RT @xposingreligion atheists don't do evil things in the name of atheism || YES, THEY DO. YOUR HOSTILITY AGAINST US IS A PRIME EXAMPLE!



GodlessFellow - @RoeSaved Our hostility toward you? That's a… Continue

Added by Anti-Mike on October 7, 2009 at 4:33pm — 3 Comments

White Male Privilege and Placebo Politics

Placebo Politics creates the illusion that social ills are being cured when, in reality, no remedy has actually been administered. Common examples of Placebo Politics are:

  • The push, by Muslims in the United Nations -- and their apologists, elsewhere -- to outlaw criticism of religion.
  • The spread, in Europe, of multiculturalism (as opposed to pluralism) as a means to accommodate minority groups (namely, Muslims).
  • Social and political pressure to teach…
Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on October 7, 2009 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Offending The Offensive

I've come to a conclusion. Far too many atheists are far too willing to just accept the prejudices of religious people as being "their right" and far to unwilling to step up and call bullshit on obvious prejudice and bigotry.



This stems from an argument I had with my girlfriend last night, well not so much a true argument really. Let's call it a heated discussion. Let me give you some background, she is currently attending college online at the University of Phoenix. One of her… Continue

Added by SabreNation on October 6, 2009 at 8:00pm — 29 Comments

Forever Rebel?

This path called Life is a strange one and one I plan on elaborating on but for now suffice to say that although my profile says I'm a Christian - and I am indeed a Christian - I'm a confused one, a questioning one.

This is far from a new thing for me, I was a believer for most of my life, then became an atheist, and then was born again and "properly a Christian", which involved all kinds of new things for me - just things I'd never given much thought before like baptism, church and… Continue

Added by Alison Rufus on October 6, 2009 at 6:39pm — 12 Comments

The Future of Earth

Paul Fildago

Secular Examiner

October 5, 2009



"If you think that the civilizations of 150 billion years from now will have a better idea of how the universe came to be than we do, Lawrence Krauss has news for you. Chances are, they'll be in the dark...literally.



Delivering a spirited… Continue

Added by Cara Coleen on October 6, 2009 at 6:16pm — 13 Comments

Shroud Of Turin Reproduced; Italian Group Says Relic Is Man-Made, Fake

Scientists have reproduced the Shroud of Turin -- revered as the cloth that covered Jesus in the tomb -- and say the experiment proves the relic was man-made, a group of Italian debunkers claimed Monday.



See the original Shroud of Turin compared to the one created by scientists.



The shroud bears the figure of a crucified man, complete with blood seeping out of nailed hands… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on October 6, 2009 at 3:58pm — 8 Comments

The Bible is WRONG!

Yeah, that's right! I'm one of those godless heathen non-believers, and I say that your holy book is full of inaccuracies! It's not historically reliable at all, let alone divine and inerrant! Contrary to what all those hard-line conservative fundamentalist wackaloons think, it actually contains numerous-



Wait.



What?



Some of the conservative nut-jobs are with me on this? Those same freakazoids who believe the universe was created 6,000 years ago based on a… Continue

Added by Cubik's Rube on October 6, 2009 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Rabbis Declare 'Shabbat Elevators' Violate Sabbath Rules

In a story in USA Today, a decision has been handed down by a group of influencial rabbies in Israel that declares the use of "shabbat elevators" violates the prohibition against work on the sabbath.



Shabbat elevators stop at every floor on their own, which means that riders don't have to press any buttons--a violation against "work" on the sabbath for orthodox Jews. The… Continue

Added by Nix Manes on October 6, 2009 at 1:15pm — 2 Comments

A little dash of crazy to add some flavor to your day...

Here's a fantastic link to a painting by Jon McNaughton, regarding his new "masterpiece" entitled, "One Nation Under God."

If you haven't seen it, it's worth a look. You should be sure to use the tool on the right, and then check out the "Interview" section.

This guy, this guy...

I don't even know where to begin.

Added by Ashli Axtell on October 6, 2009 at 1:06pm — 17 Comments

The Pursuit Of Order From Nonsense

A story in the NY Times called How Nonsense Sharpens the Intellect outlines a new theory about how the mind can work better after being exposed to nonsense or illogical situations. Near the end of the story is this conclusion: "The urge for order satisfies itself, it seems, regardless of the quality of the evidence."



I immediately thought of religion, where the "quality of the evidence" is extremely… Continue

Added by Nix Manes on October 6, 2009 at 4:08am — 2 Comments

More Conservative Bible Being Penned

Conservatives are working on a re-write of the Bible to remove the possibility of Liberal misrepresentation of god's will. Yeah...

This is nothing short of Blasphemy. It's also particularly entertaining. This is a rebuke of the words chosen by god (certainly not my beliefs). These are people at odds with god, but rather than finding the right religion, they intend on changing this one.… Continue

Added by Gaytor on October 6, 2009 at 1:17am — 6 Comments

Movie Discussion: The Invention of Lying (Spoiler Alert)

I braved a torrential Texas downpour on Saturday night to see this movie. Fortunately, it was well worth the drenched clothing and sodden sneakers.



This movie is brilliant in its dual criticism of both blind faith and strict realism. While the satire of religious belief is rather blatant, the film employs a subtler condemnation toward strict adherence to a singular reality. Prior to Mark telling the first lie, the world was completely… Continue

Added by Shine on October 5, 2009 at 11:21pm — 5 Comments

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