Whew!!!! I guess I struck a nerve here. I never in my wildest imagination imagined such a reaction from a group of humans. Thank you! I was beginning to think everyone was dead. Unfortunately, the reaction has so far been emotional--not much thinking going on yet. But, as G. Stanley Hall said 100 years ago: "The human intellect is a speck floating on a sea of emotion." One of you wants to know what my goal is. Well, it's to turn you all into Christians! Christians love me! But seriously, folks,… Continue
if theists were truly tolerant as they claim...why is a candidates faith so important?
atheists are the least trusted group in the USA and politicians wear their faith on their sleeves and point out their faith. Or how their beliefs have shaped their politics. So what do ya'll think would happen if an atheist ran for office?
In the style of the late and great George Carlin, I decided to do a little rant about myself.
I am a larger than life, larger than most, kind and loving gentleman. I
am really tall and really overweight. quick to kindness and slow to
anger. Polite when I can be, I look for the inner beauty of people. I
don't overwork, overindulge, overplay, overanalyze, or over do it. I
love the arts, love animals, lover my family and love my friends. I am
pro choice, pro… Continue
Why I personally speak out about atheism and why I speak out about and against religion.
A friend of my recently asked me why it seemed like I had a vendetta against religion. Personally, I find the word vendetta to be a bit too strong, but I will let it go. This got me thinking about why I think it
would be privy of me to share many of the reasons why I talk about
religion and speak out against it. So here it…
Now that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pronounced multiculturalism a failure, it's time to look at why. I don't think it's any mystery that what she's really talking about is Muslim immigrants. When she speaks of integrating into the community and adopting German values, she's speaking of Muslims. It's about time she's recognized that Muslim immigrants, as a whole, don't really care about Germany or it's values -- other than its welfare programs, of course.
I am a product of the evangelical right. My childhood was a uniquely American experience filled with good ol' midwestern values, Elvis on the reel-to-reel, and an abiding love for Jesus. My parents thought Carl Sagan was a tool of the Devil (possibly the Anti-christ himself!) and that computer technology was something to fear. Of course they also believed that the Smurfs were satanic, so... Anyway, some time ago I 'came-out' as an atheist and have been waiting for my parents reply.…
Cannabis is a beautifully diverse crop that could improve America in many spheres.
From textiles to medicine; I'll stop short of saying that it could even lessen our dependence on foreign oil.
California is a hair away from legalizing it for adults. When Prop 19 passes (which it will) it will take an officer with the jurisdiction of a federal marshal or above to cite an individual for anything more than a legal INFRACTION. That's…
I know a while back I read a post on here by an atheist who was against abortion. I never did understand what the point was with the post. That being said, I have been thinking about why a group of people, who believe "the souls" of the innocent go to "heaven" care if a woman has an abortion.
Would it not stand to reason (I know, I know) if you believe an unborn "child" is innocent and that innocent beings go to heaven, then that innocent being would go to heaven, hence, not a problem…
The fact that we've found a habitable planet candidate so soon after starting our search has important implications for the number of habitable planets that may exist in our galaxy - which was estimated to be around 10 billion.…
Perhaps a bit of a contrast to the article I posted the other day, here. Dan Savage responds to a letter from someone who "loves the Lord and does not support gay marriage". He isn't gentle about it, and I totally agree with his views:
A question: Do you “support” atheist marriage? Interfaith marriage? Divorce and…Continue
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