November 2012 Blog Posts (58)

Jesus Wept

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Added by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on November 30, 2012 at 9:03pm — 7 Comments

How Is This God's Plan...

A Woman Is Murdered.

In One Of The Most Atrocious Way.

She Was Stabbed Multiple Times.

And Then She Had Her Throat Slit.

In Front Of Her Kids.

Her Brother Died Trying To Defend Her.

If There Is A God.

And In His Great Plan.

This Woman And Her Brother Were Meant To Die.

Why Do It In This Completely F*ckd Up Way.

With So Much Pain And Fear In Their Final Moments.

And In Front Of Their Kids.

Why Not Simply Stop…

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Added by Horacio Martinez on November 30, 2012 at 1:04am — No Comments

Pat Robertson gave me a glimmer of hope that he wasn't bat-shit crazy.... but only for moment

I was going through my daily ritual of catching up with the goings-on in the world, checking out stories on various sites, when I saw an article that I just had to read: Pat Robertson Dispels Creationist Idea That Earth is 6,000 Years Old, on Huffington Post.

I immediately began reading the article, convinced that this was some tease and he didn't…

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Added by Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) on November 29, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

scriptural favorites

I am occasionally asked to explain when I became an atheist.  I have several stock answers, but one of my favorite is, “When I read the Bible.”  

Here are a few selected verses from both the Old and New Testaments that pretty much explicate both the “morality” and “compassion” of God.  Choose one, some, or all of them at your leisure.  If you only have the energy to choose one, I recommend my favorite:  2 Kings 2:23-24. 

Or if you’re too lazy to bother looking them up at…

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Added by Dale Headley on November 28, 2012 at 5:50pm — 1 Comment

A Purpose for Life from the Commonalities of Life

At one point in my life I realized I was agnostic but acknowledged I would still like some sort of guideline on how to live my life. In a sense of the word, a religion. However, I don't call it that.

I decided to look at commonalities of all biology and life on Earth and see if I could imagine a purpose from it. Being that I believe evolution, to me, ALL life on this planet is related. So we are all one. Much to the dismay of many humans. But…

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Added by dragotron on November 28, 2012 at 4:46am — 16 Comments

Chuck Norris vs Jesus

http://www.brainhulklogicsmash.blogspot.com/2012/11/chuck-norris-vs-jesus.html

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Jesus. Inevitably, he comes up in any religious conversation with a Christian. They will often cite him as a historical figure who's existence is beyond question. Of course many atheist's do not believe there…

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Added by James on November 27, 2012 at 11:32pm — 3 Comments

~~Religion is Politics~~

In this country, the country of Saudi Arabia, there are living creatures that resembles us humans. Sorry, couldn't help but start with sarcasm. There are humans, not very intelligent ones. These -not so intelligent- humans make up about 80% of the population. What you are about to read is not an exaggeration. In fact, I might be a little conservative.

The government of Saudi Arabia plays with these humans as they see fit. A current situation, for instance, in the light of the revolutions… Continue

Added by mohammed ibrahim on November 27, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments

why i dont believe in christianity/jesus

for one, even the thought that a virgin can have a child is total bull. im going to impregnate a virgin with myself, so i can be born and kill myself to save peoples sins. okay.

jesus creates his people, and since he is all knowing, he knows how they will turn out. he knows that he will end up killing them. but instead he creates them anyway, just to destroy them.

jesus/god is cruel. if jesus is supposed to be my father. i completely threw away my dad and he would never, NEVER…

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Added by Tiffany Willoughby on November 26, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

How do we know that religion is a self-deception?

I posted a message a week ago under Codie’s discussion topic “Do We Really Need to Respect Religions?”. Kir picked up on one of my comments – “Everything we know of the psychology of religion shows that religiosity is a self-deception, founded on the satisfaction of emotional and spiritual needs of individuals within faith communities” – and said, “I'm wondering if you might expand on this for the reader. I don't think most atheists are all that knowledgeable of this area and I think you're…

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Added by Mark Dupont on November 25, 2012 at 6:24pm — 5 Comments

~~"Created from , What?" ~~

Why would an almighty god as Abrahamic religions picture it to be, couldn't be clear enough when it was giving it's words?

Assuming they aren't errors, as apologists make it sound like with their famous Saying "Allah and his messenger knows best" or "You have to dig deep in the quran to understand". I think I did. Moreover, the deeper you go in the quran, the more you will realize that there is nothing holy about it. You will realize that it is just the ideas, fiction and a collection of… Continue

Added by mohammed ibrahim on November 25, 2012 at 7:15am — 6 Comments

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Angry Preacher is angry. The Preacher

Ecclesiastes 1:1 to 12:1



1:1 The words of the preacher, the son of King David in Jerusalem.



Everything is nothing, absolutely nothing. Everything is absolutely nothing. People live and people die but the Earth just keeps on keeping on. The sun rises and the sun sets.…

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Added by Brad Snowder on November 25, 2012 at 3:24am — No Comments

I Am Highly Pissed Off: Part Two

I Wrote A Blog About The Kentucky Law That States That A Person Can Be Imprisoned For 12 Months For Not Believing In God.

And Two Things Crossed My Mind.

1: If I Am Thrown In Jail For 12 Months (or for any amount of time for that matter) For Simply Being An Atheist, When I Get Released (or IF i get released) I Am Still Going To Be An Atheist When I Walk Out Those Doors. I Am Not Gonna Worship God Or Praise Jesus At All. So What Are They Going To Do. Turn Me Around And Lock Me…

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Added by Horacio Martinez on November 24, 2012 at 12:28pm — 8 Comments

The Satanic Bible.

I Was Just Curious If Anyone Has Ever Read Or Skimmed Over Some Of Its Pages.

Does Anyone Know What It Has To Say About Anything?

Does It Have A Ten Commandments?



What Sort Of Philosophical World View Does It Have?

I Would Get It And Read It Myself, But I Feel Like That Would Be A Sh*t Storm With My Family That I Do Not Want To Start.

Cause Being An Atheist Is One Thing.

I Don't Want To Give People, Especially Close Minded Idiots, A Reason To Think…

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Added by Horacio Martinez on November 22, 2012 at 3:55pm — 25 Comments

I Am Highly Pissed Off.

Kentucky Has A Law That Pretty Much Says That If You Don't Believe In God Then You Will Be Thrown In Jail For 12 Months Because If You Don't Believe In God Then You Are A Threat To The Commonwealth Of The State.

Essentially What That Is Saying Is "We Are Going To Put You In Jail, Even Though You Haven't Done Anything Wrong, Just So We Can Keep You From Doing Something Wrong."

And What Makes This Worse Is That Christians Want To Complain About Being Persecuted. But They Are Not…

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Added by Horacio Martinez on November 22, 2012 at 10:30am — 21 Comments

Seeking moose but finding ospreys

Last summer I camped in New Hampshire's Great North Woods with a friend for a couple of days.  We kayaked, hiked, and generally looked for moose.  We went very far into boggy inlets in the kayaks, we walked a ways down the Moose Alley Trail in the dark with our headlamps, and we drove up and down "Moose Alley" several times, hoping to have our lives graced with the presence of one of these immense, fearless creatures. From the top of Mt. Magalloway, I visualized the moose in the bog we…

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Added by Diane on November 22, 2012 at 6:19am — 4 Comments

A Babble of the Language of the Whole World!!!

My bible reading is going quite slowly, which means I am still at the interesting parts. I just read Genesis 10:11, three times in fact, to make sure I was reading correctly. Apparently all the world once spoke the same language, so God decided to give them all different languages to confuse them!?!?!

Genesis 10:11:

God said:

"Come, let us go down there and confuse their language, so that they will not understand what they say to one another." 

It then…

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Added by Angela Bradbury on November 21, 2012 at 11:34pm — 5 Comments

What Darwin Didn't Know

I watched an excellent show about evolution tonight on my local PBS station. The show was called "What Darwin Didn't Know". The show explains how the science of evolution has progressed over the last 200 years. I would highly recommend the show to everyone.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Darwin_Didn%27t_Know

Added by Tim on November 21, 2012 at 1:54am — No Comments

Words

I've become increasingly frustrated with people's insistence that words can mean whatever they want them to mean, and whatever is convenient for them to mean. Words are meant for one thing: communication. Once everyone personalizes words and definitions, we lose that ability. If "to you" a chair is what the rest of us consider a table, you're going to lose us when you start telling about setting the chair for dinner.

Even more frustrating is when people, or Bibles, make absolute…

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Added by Cara Coleen on November 20, 2012 at 8:09pm — 37 Comments

WIJD

I still see WWJD all around. I'd like to wear a bracelet with WIJD and every time I'm in a tough situation and I have to make a decision, I can ask myself "What IS Jesus Doing?" 

I can then remember that the choices I make are my own and I can take joy in the results knowing Jesus is doing nothing and I'm doing everything.

Added by David Tucker on November 20, 2012 at 7:14pm — No Comments

problematic

is there a problem?---one

wrong with the world

outside you?  is there

a problem?---

now

now

now,

sorry to interrupt,

didn’t mean to pause you

from stuffing food down your

fat american gullet---

didn’t mean to make you

think for a second,

when we all know

we all know,

you’d just rather

not.

 

now, let me ask you again…

is there a problem?

have ya heard…

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Added by delapruch on November 20, 2012 at 12:10pm — No Comments

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