Scroll down to see the advice given to children should they come across an atheist in their neighborhood. Yes sireeebob.. gotta get 'em young. Kinda like cigarettes. Anyone know of someone who started smoking in their 30's??
Added by Jay Catt on November 30, 2009 at 1:00am —
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Added by Johnny on November 29, 2009 at 5:00am —
I suppose I have been skeptical of religion all my life. An early childhood experience at a local Pentecostal church, attended by what seemed like normal sane adults, quickly deteriorated into a disturbing circus (initiated by a fiery southern preacher accompanied by a gleeful organist working in unison) of: unintelligible speech, flopping on the floor, fainting, crying, and pitiful entreaties to god for for his forgiveness from the ecstatic congregation. Even at that early age I found it… Continue
Added by WiseGuyEddie on November 28, 2009 at 12:54pm —
For the last 15 years, I have classified myself as "Christian". From birth to about ten years old, I was a Catholic, then I converted to being Baptist until I was fifteen. As a Catholic, I felt nothing but shame that I was too poor to go to Catholic school, and I hated being in the heathenish Public School. I read my Bible, praying for a better life.
I met a friend in the fourth grade, and she shared the gospel with me. At age nine. In Public School. I went to her church, read her… Continue
Added by Samantha J. on November 26, 2009 at 10:19pm —
has wielded it's influence outside of the US. Ugandan Legislator David Bahati has proposed a bill that would imprison a person for a gay act. Upon a second offense, they would face life in prison. There are even jail terms for speaking positively about homosexuality. Story Link
Jeff Sharlet has been… Continue
Added by Gaytor on November 26, 2009 at 1:09pm —
LONDON – An auction house says it is selling a rare first edition of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" found in a family's guest lavatory in southern England.
Christie's auction house said Sunday the book — one of around 1,250 copies first printed in 1859 — had been on a toilet bookshelf at a family's home in Oxford.
The book will be auctioned on Tuesday, the 150th anniversary of the publication of the famous… Continue
Added by Dan on November 23, 2009 at 3:55am —
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[Edited 11-21-09, 4:11PM: I realized hours after posting this how inappropriate it was of me to hotwire those images. But! I will provide links.]
I have an easy, convenient, and enjoyable job that unfortunately has a single, glaring flaw - it's like a watering hole for the religious right.
Underneath the coffee bar where I work is a periodicals basket for the The Wall Street Journal, the local paper, and community bulletins. Three days ago during my night shift, I… Continue
Added by Izzy on November 21, 2009 at 8:30am —
I work out at the gym every weekday morning before work. The same group of people are there, usually. We are sometimes serious in our workouts, and other times we chat about our family and our lives. There's a lady that I chat with almost every day when the others have left for work and we're alone.
Today, after hearing her talking with one of the other regulars about a situation that was "prayed over", I came out to her as an atheist. She gave me a sly smile and said, "I get it".… Continue
Added by girlatheist on November 21, 2009 at 12:49am —
What would it look like?
Anyone wanna play?
There goes CoverGirl and L'Oreal........
Added by Jay Catt on November 19, 2009 at 9:19pm —
I am re-posting this only because I think that everyone, regardless their beliefs or lack of them, should live by these rules.
TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR A GLOBAL HUMANISM
1- Proclaim the natural dignity and inherent worth of all human beings, in all places and in all circumstances.
2- Respect the life and property of others at all times.
3- Practice tolerance and open-mindedness towards the choices and life styles of others.
4- Share with… Continue
Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on November 19, 2009 at 6:54pm —
The Christian Nation Myth
Whenever the Supreme Court makes a decision that in any way restricts the intrusion of religion into the affairs of government, a flood of editorials, articles, and letters
protesting the ruling is sure to appear in the newspapers. Many protesters decry these
decisions on the grounds that they conflict with the wishes and intents of the
Such a… Continue
Added by Dan on November 18, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Its amazing to me that atheist say, "Christians must prove there is a God..." when there is revelation all around us. Just look at nature and how amazing each species and creature operates, look at the human body and how incredible and complex it is... I think it is harded to prove or comprehend that we have evolved from some primal ooze than a master creator. Acutally there is more unanswered question with evolution today that when Darwin originally theroized this concept. In other word, more… Continue
Added by brian on November 18, 2009 at 10:33am —
Indianapolis Schools Ban Atheism Website
by Jesse Galef
The Indianapolis Public School system has a policy to ban certain websites from being viewed at school. I certainly hated it when I was in high school (we found ways to bypass it if course) but it’s a reasonable idea. And the list of subjects banned is pretty straightforward: Pornography, Social Networking, Atheism and “Alternative Spirituality”, Games –
Added by Dan on November 17, 2009 at 4:12pm —
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One of the hardest parts about being an Atheist is accepting that there is no afterlife.
Someone once asked me what death would be like, and the only answer that I could give was that it feels the same as forcing yourself to remember a period of time before you were born. In other words, it feels like nothing. It didn't hurt before you existed because you lacked the pain receptors to feel pain, and the pain of dying will only last as long as your body remains alive to feel the… Continue
Added by Philip Laureano on November 16, 2009 at 7:46am —
Just so you know, I'm a 72 year old Englishman, a socialist and an atheist - and have held these views since I learned to think for myself and not let others do this for me. Also I am new to this website and have not yet read much of what has been written, so if I am repeating something which has already received attention, I apologise.
Our society appears to be far more tolerant of atheists than the US, where I lived for several years and found that I was treated as a bit of an oddball… Continue
Added by Dave on November 15, 2009 at 6:10am —
Added by Johnny on November 15, 2009 at 5:00am —
Call me a conservative, but never call me a religious zealot all for "pro-life" when it's convienent. This whole debacle with the Health Care reform bill... the fact that they put anti-abortion rhetoric in there just to get the republicans to sign off DISGUSTS me! Either they have a sound plan and all people will vote for it because it's sound or you don't. Playing for the political vote just to get *some* of what you want by introducing whacked out legislature is offensive in my… Continue
Added by Stephanie A on November 13, 2009 at 2:53am —