This morning, we buried a true son of Paskaloochee. His name was (is?) Earnest Hetman, but everyone knew him as Het. Everyone loved him as well, which explains why a particular incident of primary importance to the latter half of his life was curiously unmentioned by his official eulogizers. As expected, each in their turn – Het’s friends, two sons, and sole surviving sister – merely regaled us with the little, endearing moments that supposedly defined him.
There was, I suspect, some… Continue
Added by Buck O'Roon on October 19, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Who Told You That You Are A Sinner?
Your church? But wait, don't fret! There's a magic cure, and your church
just happens to have it! (Of course some might suggest that your church
has merely cut you in order to sell you a band-aid...)
Did Adam And Eve Sin?
They disobeyed God by eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil (right and wrong). So, yes...Right?
Just one problem. How could Adam and Eve have been expected… Continue
Added by Jon Heim on October 19, 2010 at 2:23pm —
I haven’t posted in a while. To be honest with you, I’ve really found nothing that has made me want to “post.” But in the last couple of days, the election of a Senator in Kentucky, where Rand Paul is running has caused me to want to post.…
Added by Rick on October 19, 2010 at 4:00am —
Homer Simpson is Catholic, Vatican paper declares
(Reuters) – “The… Continue
Added by Monica Salcedo (Monicks) on October 19, 2010 at 12:22am —
No matter what you say to justify it, this is NOT monotheism. We have more than one god right there, no?
Added by Monica Salcedo (Monicks) on October 18, 2010 at 5:30pm —
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
Added by Robert Hagedorn on October 18, 2010 at 4:56pm —
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?
Added by Hillary Spencer on October 18, 2010 at 3:34pm —
just writing a brief blog to remind myself (and my friends on ta) that i am alive.
been really busy with university and daily survival (lol)
poor student ):
also i moved!
so i thought i'd write a quick little blog.
in university i decided to take a "nature of religion" class. it's a great class to get a rounded view of world religions (and it really supports atheism, haha.)
i am really… Continue
Added by Anne Chenier on October 18, 2010 at 2:53pm —
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
Added by Mr Good Without God on October 18, 2010 at 12:44pm —
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…
Added by Mr Good Without God on October 18, 2010 at 12:37pm —
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.
The Muslim mindset is… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on October 18, 2010 at 7:00am —
Added by Mista B on October 18, 2010 at 4:30am —
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.…
Added by Jeffrey Sherrard on October 17, 2010 at 5:40pm —
...but there is that, too.
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… Continue
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on October 17, 2010 at 1:26pm —
I don't know if this sect has been discussed here very much, but it is not an uncommon thing in my area of Pennsylvania to see an Amish farm, or Amish horse and buggy along side a public road.
There is an awful lot that could be discussed, but I'm only going to start the conversation with a brief summery and a few of my thoughts relating to them.
The Amish consider the Bible a trustworthy guide for living but do not quote it excessively. To do so would be considered a sinful… Continue
Added by Jon Heim on October 17, 2010 at 10:32am —
aaaaaaaaaand, we're back!
Konrad Talmon-Kaminski has taken it upon himself
to edit the Wiki article on the cognitive science of religion
. additionally, he points
Added by Nelson on October 17, 2010 at 9:00am —
Anyone in the mood for a good laugh?? : http://www.landoverbaptist.net/
My boyfriend had me ranting and raving for half and hour before he broke the news that this website is taking the piss. Do yourself a favour and rummage through the plethora of ludicrous comments and statements. I think some christians are taking it seriously and being taken for a huge ride.
Scary though to think some… Continue
Added by Sophia Kousiakis on October 17, 2010 at 8:30am —
Added by Johnny on October 17, 2010 at 5:00am —
if anybody goes to FAU there's a club called owl freethought society.
if you're an atheist, agnostic, skeptic or whatever you can join.
look them up on facebook: owl freethought society
Added by Bluradio on October 16, 2010 at 11:36pm —
Our love was the sun.
Its fire so great it shone across time.
Then in a flare it grew colder and died, collapsing inside me until nothing remained but a black hole sucking everything that once was into a deep oblivion.…
Added by Bluradio on October 16, 2010 at 11:00pm —