October 2009 Blog Posts (182)

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Added by Marcia on October 5, 2009 at 1:39pm — 11 Comments

Lawyer sues to end Dallas group's 'threat' prayers

Lawyer sues to end Dallas group's 'threat' prayers

11:42 PM CDT on Sunday, October 4, 2009



By DIANE JENNINGS / The Dallas Morning News

djennings@dallasnews.com




A former military lawyer who served in the Reagan White House and worked for Ross Perot is suing a Dallas-based religious organization in a case that could test the limits of free speech and… Continue

Added by Rick on October 5, 2009 at 3:25am — 1 Comment

Praying For 'Right Thinking' From Liberals

According to an NPR story, the people left behind by Jerry Falwell have started an effort they're calling "Adopt a Liberal."



"...we are asking people to pray so that our leaders are restored to right thinking," Mat Staver, head of Liberty Counsel, is quoted as saying.



They have targeted national political… Continue

Added by Nix Manes on October 5, 2009 at 1:38am — 3 Comments

Samoan Tsunami Fulfills Prophecy (You Just Knew This Was Out There)

If you take a look at some of the comments to the various news reports about the Samoan tsunami, the end-timers are out in full force. Even though Samoa is highly religious and almost all of them do not blame a god for what's going on, the "true" believers know what's really going on and must tell them so.



To start with… Continue

Added by Nix Manes on October 4, 2009 at 10:59pm — 2 Comments

Capital Punishment and the New Testament

I'm pretty sure I know what a lot of you are expecting from this. It's supposed to be a dark discussion in which we explore the sinister intentions of terrible people who have inflicted insurmountable amounts of damage upon their unsuspecting peers. I'm supposed to offer up several different opinions about how these horrifying individuals came to be so inconceivably twisted and which responsibilities a modern society should undertake in order to snuff this type of thing out. Were they born with… Continue

Added by Anti-Mike on October 4, 2009 at 7:11pm — 2 Comments

Ban on minarets?

In Switzerland, a legislative initiative was initiated which wants to prohibit the building of minarets. The Swiss will vote on it on november. The initiative is supported by the conservative right party SVP, while the most other parties and associations (e.g. the swiss free thinkers) are against it.



I personally think it's the wrong way to forbid religious buildings. It's one more interference from the state.



And I'm more bothered by the churches, which chime every half… Continue

Added by Fabian Kupferschmid on October 4, 2009 at 1:35pm — 1 Comment

Sunday Morning Service - 04OCT

Sunday Morning Service

04 OCT 2009



Links of Interest



20 coolest atheist T-shirts for sale on the web - according to the Telegraph



Assertions… Continue

Added by Johnny on October 4, 2009 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

Mormons To Build 5 More Temples

Accoriding to published news stories, the Mormons will be building 5 more temples in Brigham City, Utah; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Concepcion, Chile; Fortaleza, Brazil; and Sapporo, Japan. This adds the the 130 already operating, and 16 more being planned or under construction.

Just thought you should know...

Added by Nix Manes on October 3, 2009 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Are we here to see who can get the most comments?

this is f'n stupid! I'm new to this site and it makes me want to go away. Are we here to point out our views and opinions or are we here to make a movement in the humanistic beliefs that there is more to humanity than making a blog that gets more hits than others. If this is the case than i'm out.

Added by Jon Peterson on October 3, 2009 at 7:03pm — 9 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: “THE FAMILY” by Jeff Sharlet (Or, NO I DIDN’T COLOR IN ALL THE PICTURES I LEFT YOU SOME.)





His book deals with “fundamentalism” and it’s influence on American politics. Having grown up in the “Bible Belt” I’ve know people like those in the book all my life. I just wonder how many of the actually wear their religion like a coat. They take it off and hang it up when they get home.

For those who’ve never been exposed to the likes of those… Continue

Added by Rick on October 3, 2009 at 6:53pm — 2 Comments

SAVIORX: Three Easy Payments

"Religious distress is at the same time the expression of real distress and the protest against real distress. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people."



Does work have you down?



Is your relationship on the rocks?



Do you lie down at night at stare blankly up at the ceiling before drifting… Continue

Added by Anti-Mike on October 3, 2009 at 3:06pm — 1 Comment

Inside the taliban

Natgeo featured a program based on taliban beliefs and behaviors. this is a blatant example of religion accumulating confrontational beliefs based on personal upbringing and biblimatic influence. This is a perfect example of religion choosing our fate. The basis of wars have always been based of individual belief. All the way back to roman and precursor to that, Anglo-saxon christians converting peagans pre-AD thus killing their personal religion. This is something we cannot stop. We must stand… Continue

Added by Jon Peterson on October 3, 2009 at 2:26pm — 1 Comment

Semantics

I used to think philosophers were very intelligent people, until I realized that most of what they did was to argue semantics. There's an old joke about a college dean who is talking to the chairman of the physics department and he says: Why do you need all this expensive equipment? Why can't you be like the math department, they only need chalk and erasers, just chalk and erasers. Or, better yet, why can't you be like the philosophy department, they only need chalk!

I have been trying to… Continue

Added by Doug Reardon on October 2, 2009 at 10:42pm — 34 Comments

Legally Teaching Kids Religion During School Hours: Released Time

In a story from the Detroit Free Press this week, a local school district admitted that it had made a mistake in handing out permission slips to students at an elementary school to attend off-campus weekly religious classes during school hours. The problem was not that the religious classes are being offered to the students, but that the… Continue

Added by Nix Manes on October 2, 2009 at 8:00pm — 8 Comments

Podcasting.

Look at these stats.



Yesterday Today 7 Days 30 Days

Unique Visitors: 15 2 36 36

Page Views: 18 2 54 54

Feed Views: 48 7 106 106

Subscribers: 32 6 69 69

Downloads: 11 0 17 17



Not bad after a few days of podcasting. My second episode will be done and up soon enough, I'm still editing it together. The odd thing is that my best microphone is a little Apple headset mic in my iPod Nano 4g. Don't ask why. But podcasting is fairly interesting thus far.… Continue

Added by AJComix on October 2, 2009 at 5:41pm — 1 Comment

Beating round the burning bush- hopeless rant on politics in the Middle East.

I didn't vote in the last Israeli elections. In the ones before I voted for the "senior citizens' party"- more as a protest vote than anything else. I've lost all hope and trust in politicians- not because they're crooked- but because none of them has the power or guts to address the real reason for this ridiculous conflict in the middle east that's destroying the lives of so many people- religion.



Every year it's the same thing- moderates on both sides get together, draw new lines… Continue

Added by Wassabi on October 2, 2009 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

god to blame?????

i have heard the saddest thing from my own partner. earlier this year our 3 yr old son was diagnosed with autism. sad, yes but it could be a whole lot worse. hes not doomed to die in 3 months time. hes not going to be in a wheelchair etc. as long as my son is healthy and happy then theres nothing to stress about.

in a heart to heart with my partner he confided something to me. he believes that its his fault our son is autistic. he thinks that god is punishing him through our son for a past… Continue

Added by Kerry Murton on October 1, 2009 at 6:13pm — 8 Comments

Oldest "Human" Skeleton Found--Disproves "Missing Link"

Oldest "Human" Skeleton Found--Disproves "Missing Link"

from National Geographic News


Jamie Shreeve (Science editor, National Geographic magazine) - October 1, 2009



Scientists today announced the discovery of the oldest fossil skeleton of a…
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Added by Johnny on October 1, 2009 at 1:50pm — 11 Comments

Why I'm proud, dammit

From Not My God

Happy Blasphemy Day, everyone! Why celebrate blasphemy, you ask? It's important to put into to practice the concept that we shouldn't respect religion just because it's religion. It is not exempt from criticism the way so many people seem to think it is. Don't bow down to religion when it treads on you in the name of "respect." Respect has to be earned.



Speaking of blasphemy, it was great to see Dawkins… Continue

Added by Sarah Trachtenberg on October 1, 2009 at 12:39pm — 1 Comment

Profession of "Faith"

Ever since my de-conversion there is one statement from believers that irritates me time and time again. We have all heard it, it is the common fall back for just about every argument against christianity. Every time I have argued the plagiarism, absurdities, contradictions, lies, cruelty and intolerance of the Bible, this statement, or something similar, invariably gets thrown in my face: “You just have to have faith”.



Faith in what I ask. Define it. Describe it.



I have… Continue

Added by Shawn Truesdell on October 1, 2009 at 10:32am — 4 Comments

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