November 2010 Blog Posts (102)

Well, I am ordained. Call me Reverend Good Without God.

So, I got ordained for the hell of it. Anyone want an atheist Reverend to marry them or conduct their funeral? Here is my letter of ordination:





Approval of Ordination Thank you Reverend Kyle Richard Wilhelm



Effective 11/11/2010



I, Douglas E. Hickman, Ordaining officer of the Universal Ministries, do Ordain, Anoint, Appoint, and

Select you for placement into our Registry of Ministry as a minister, and member

in good…
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Added by Mr Good Without God on November 13, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Atheist Ministers Struggle With Leading the Faithful



So this guy is a…

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Added by Jason on November 13, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Spanish priest arrested over '21,000 child porn images'

Spanish priest arrested over '21,000 child porn images'













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A Catholic priest in Spain has been arrested over the alleged possession of thousands of images of child sex abuse.

Police said they found 21,000 images on computers inside the 52-year-old's church in Vilafames, in the east of the country.

The priest, who has not been named,…

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Added by Dan on November 13, 2010 at 12:46am — No Comments

Prophecy

My mother was big on prophecy when I was growing up. Jean Dixon was one of her favorites. Jean always extolled the correct prophecies that she had made in the past (JFK's assassination for example) Of course these prophecies were always revealed after the fact. I kept track of Ms. Dixon's prophecies for the future (at that time, all of which are now well past the time predicted) Not one, not a single one of her predictions have ever come true. Not the anti-Christ arising in an Arab nation, born… Continue

Added by Doug Reardon on November 12, 2010 at 10:45pm — 1 Comment

A New York City Fantasy

This poem was originally posted on my Fiction blog, Pumping Keys.



For added effect, play the music video at the bottom and have a listen to this song while you read... it was written playing this song and it goes very well with the mood of the poem. The video is pretty cool too.



I wish I lived in a big house on top of an abandoned…

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on November 12, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

State of Formation - An Experiment in Interfaith Dialogue Including Atheists

Dear All,


I thought members of the Unbelievable Community would be interested in State of Formation, an online forum for emerging religious and worldview leaders to discuss matters of ethics, faith, religion and morality in a respectful and collaborative way, supported by the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue. I'm a Humanist Contributing Scholar, and there are many atheists involved. Currently featured…
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Added by James Croft on November 12, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Prayer vs. Work

I've got an online friend who's been having it rough lately. Dialysis, loss of work, bills piling up, you get the idea. As a friend it's hard to see someone having a hard time, knowing that you can't fix it for them.… Continue

Added by Laura Foster on November 12, 2010 at 11:23am — 2 Comments

Atheist Quotes By Me (Remix)

Here are some quotes for everyone. They are made by me and as long as you

source them you are free to use them.…

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Added by Jason Paisley on November 11, 2010 at 10:09pm — 5 Comments

10 things before you die

This may sound silly to those who have been Atheist for a long while, but as a new Atheist, it has just truly dawned on me, that even though the earth will be here for a very long time after I am gone and my bones turn to dust, I have only a short while to experience it. So that is EXACTLY what I intend to do :D So many things to see and do, I am wondering what is your 10 things to do before you die? I am thinking about mine and will post them as soon as possible :)

Added by Joli on November 11, 2010 at 9:22pm — 29 Comments

Family and friends. What to do.

The title of this post may sound simple, but if you would like to reply, there are three points to reply to. Not replying to all of them is fine, I don't mind, I really would simply like some advice-- yes, straight forward, critical advice. Keep in mind I am a science teacher-to-be, and have a reputation for being, "the person you call when you need to hear the truth no matter how hard". So--



Point one, as the youngest of three, I am at a point in my life where my relationship has… Continue

Added by Ethan F. on November 11, 2010 at 6:11pm — 4 Comments

God promised Noah

'The planet won't be destroyed by global warming because God promised Noah,' says politician bidding to chair U.S. energy committee



By Mail Foreign Service

Last updated at 12:31 PM on 10th November 2010





A Republican congressman hoping to chair the powerful House Energy Committee refers to the Bible and God on the issue of global warming.



Representative John Shimkus insists we shouldn't concerned about the planet being destroyed because God promised… Continue

Added by Bobevt on November 11, 2010 at 7:36am — 7 Comments

Taco Bell Showdown!

Okay, maybe not a showdown, persay, but still awesome...



I went to Taco Bell today because I was hungry and wanted to try the new XXL Chalupa (for the record, it is fucking awesome).



Anyways, it was pretty busy. The store itself was pretty full (I was getting my food to go, though, so I wasn't looking for a seat). Luckily, there was only one guy in front of me. There was a 6-person family in front of him, but they had already started ordering when I got in line. 4 other people… Continue

Added by Nathan Hevenstone on November 10, 2010 at 9:47pm — 16 Comments

White Blood Cells

I was talking with a friend of mine about the universe, and space. He started in on a size-comparison of us to the universe, and then extended it between us and our white blood cells. He pointed out that as far as cells go, white blood cells are pretty sophisticated, but in general they're pretty stupid (they attack good cells, for instance).



He posed the question, "What if we're just the white blood cells of some other being?"



We weren't talking about a god in the sense of… Continue

Added by Mallory on November 10, 2010 at 9:26pm — 5 Comments

"Nietzsche and the Death of God" from Martin S Pribble

From Martin S Pribble





"God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean…

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Added by Martin Pribble on November 10, 2010 at 7:41pm — 4 Comments

Was Hitler really an atheist?

The eternal debate, was Hitler an atheist? Well, who cares?

From what he said throughout his life, he was a catholic, we can still find some evidence of his liaison with the Roman Catholic Church.

In this picture, Cardinal Secretary of State, Eugenio Pacelli (later to become Pope Pius XII) signs the Concordat between Nazi Germany and the Vatican at a formal ceremony in Rome on 20 July 1933.





Nazi Vice-Chancellor Franz von Papen…

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Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on November 10, 2010 at 4:45pm — 28 Comments

Religion is a choice, isn't it?

If anyone says that religion is not a form of programming, ask a Christian why he, or she, isn't a Hindu. Upbringing and environment have more to do with what religion you are than anything else. Why else are you more likely to be a christian in a christian country, or a Muslim in a Muslim country. Choice seldom comes into it, especially for children, which is the ripe…

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Added by AndyMeanie on November 10, 2010 at 3:00pm — 10 Comments

Jesus Appealed to Greed as a Motivator

Greed, one of the seven deadly sins, to be avoided for sure. But does Jesus promise it? Does he put the carrot of riches out in front of his followers? Does Jesus tempt you with a sin? Does he appeal to your desire for material possessions? I think so. It's in a long line of his spiritual failures, so what's one more?


Through out the Bible you'll find warnings to avoid worrying about wealth and material things. You would expect that such a great teacher could motivate…
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Added by Gaytor on November 10, 2010 at 3:25am — No Comments

having to pretend to be christians.. HELP!

Ok so here I have a bit of a problem. Suggestions would be great :)

My husband and I just recently left christianity. I am an Atheist and he is a Satanist. His Satanism is the Laveyan type, where they focus on the symbolism of it all and not actually "worshiping the devil". Now to some this might seem drastic, but it has been coming for a long time, for both of us.

My husbands family (my main concern…

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Added by Joli on November 10, 2010 at 1:00am — 18 Comments

What the world would be like.

Every time I go threw my town, I see more and more churches being built, and when I look at a church, I just shake my head in shame and think to myself; That place could have been put to better use like say, a Hospital or a Science lab for medical research to find a way to cure cancer, or a Trade school, or a community collage, or bigger library, a freak'en starbucks I don't care anymore, anything but a church. I went threw out my town and counted them, and there are 23 churches in a town of… Continue

Added by Vince James Abernathy on November 10, 2010 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

Religiosity and Well-being

The following blog entery refers to the results of a Gallup survey linked here: http://www.gallup.com/poll/144080/religious-americans-enjoy-higher-wellbeing.aspx

As most of the people reading this are probably aware, a recent Gallup survey relieved that Americans who qualify as being very religious (according to Gallup this would be…

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Added by Marshall on November 9, 2010 at 12:23am — 2 Comments

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