This is not a happy story, but it is one that needs to be told.
I was raised in the RLDS church. It's basically a 'lite' version of Mormonism. Wikipedia has it under the Community of Christ. Basically, it's Protestantism with the Book of Mormon included. Anyways.
As a child, I believed that I would go to hell for masturbating, for lying, for thinking negatively about my parents, for hitting my brother. Everything was secretly a trap from the devil, trying to…Continue
Added by Andrew Carrington on October 4, 2011 at 6:27am — No Comments
Very interesting article on whether the discovery of alien life would shatter religious belief..
So I went into a creationist DeviantArt group to see if they had any good arguments to hold up their silliness...and of course, they didn't.
I went in respectful; I was honestly just trying to see what their argument was for why they don't think evolution works, and why they think dinos coexisted with people...because I can't even make that leap of logic.
I got shut down pretty quickly by the leader of the group, who insisted that I was a troll for disagreeing with them…
Holidays are something I've been extremely confused about lately. As an atheist I dont even know if I'm allowed to use the word HOLIday. I'm interested in knowing if any of you fellow Atheists celebrate holidays such as Christmas and Easter, and if not do you celebrate something else on the same day? Or nothing at all?
the water in the teapot is boiling &
the top is rattling---
as the hot steam begins to bubble out
the piercing scream is coming---
14+ million out of work
no universal health insurance
foreclosures upon foreclosures
(just in time for the “holiday season”) &
while the mainstream media does its best
to avoid the happenings within the belly of this empire,
Added by delapruch on October 3, 2011 at 12:19am — No Comments
I had to share this with y'all...I found it to be hilarious and to be another ridicule against the 9/11 conspiracy theorists
Added by Sassan K. on October 2, 2011 at 11:40pm — No Comments
.....but I see the bucolic East Coast is not immune.
A local evangelical church is featured in "Halifax Magazine", a free add-in to the local Sunday paper.
From the article-
"He (Russ Conway, the pastor) initially says a gay person would be welcome within the church, but when pressed acknowledges that unless they wanted to become straight they would not be welcome."
And I'll give you the last three paragraphs (or what I feel is…Continue
Added by Boatman on October 2, 2011 at 9:07am — No Comments
Growing up the phrase preached regardless of religion is, "Listen to your elders." While it make sense in a control of the masses perspective while kids are going to school, I don't find in retrospect that it was the best advice. Currently, it's severely inadequate as a method of seeking truth or as a method of learning. When I think back to my Grandmother telling me to put on a hat because I'll catch a cold, I can't help by think, "Derp!" My mother told me to buy a house, you'll never lose…Continue
mr. mccain (remember him? yes, he’s still alive & still a sold-out withering shell of a man)
steps up to the pulpit &
belts out into the mic that will be broadcasted round the world,
saying that libya is an inspiration for those in
and even those in beijing & russia?
(go to youtube and watch this withering maggot speak, do it for yourself because nobody
can really depict what a puppet…Continue
Added by delapruch on October 2, 2011 at 2:57am — No Comments
Prayer doesn't make sense. We Atheists know it doesn't work. But The thing is, it couldn't possibly work.
I'm going to be arguing as if the Christian god actually exists here. It's purely hypothetical, I'm not arguing for his existence, merely trying to refine how he could possibly exist. Before I begin, let me lay out a bit of the view of the traditional Christian god so you can see what exactly what I'm talking about. First, god is all knowing. Second, god has a plan. The second…Continue
Three of the major religions formed out of the early Israelite religion, this religion was essentially a precursor for Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
The original scriptures of the Israelite religion were written between 900 – 100 BC. Not all of these had a directly religious origin, but were given religious significance by being collected together into a single compilation.
It was around 1200 BC that a number of tribes of diverse origin inhabited the hills…Continue