December 2009 Blog Posts (197)

Facebook Mistake...Christmas :-(

So forgetting my dad had a Facebook account, I listed myself as atheist on my account. I am 23 and live with my boyfriend a town away from them. I thought nothing of it until my parents said it was their greatest disappointment seeing me listed as atheist. Now it's almost Christmas. I want to hang out with them and have fun. And I like going to church just for the music only at Christmastime although they would hate that reason. They say they may confront me and boyfriend about our atheism. We… Continue

Added by Ashley Will on December 22, 2009 at 3:49pm — 6 Comments

It's almost Christmas...

It's almost Christmas. I think it's time to think what christmas is really about. I found this really contemplative video on youtube. Ok, maybe it's about Easter, but hey, it's the same actor.

Added by Fabian Kupferschmid on December 22, 2009 at 3:31pm — No Comments

ZeitGeist the Movie, Facts about religion and government ties

http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/dloads.htm



You can TORRENT FOR FREE the torrent link is provided right on the site for the movie- provided above.



OR stream it from here http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-594683847743189197#



From the site:

Welcome to the Official Site for 'Zeitgeist, the Movie' (2007) & its… Continue

Added by Zero One on December 22, 2009 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Five Ways to Geek it Up This Holiday Season

The general idea might apply more to the geek crowd, but really all the ideas here throw in non-religious things to add to your holiday tradition. Enjoy!



Happy Holidays Think Atheist!


Five Ways to Geek it Up This Holiday Season

December 22, 2009 by… Continue

Added by Johnny on December 22, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

SINFUL SALTINE RECIPE

This is a great candy recipe...I know it sounds strange using saltines, but give it a try, it's a great combination of Sweet and salty.





Things you will need:



Cookie sheet



Foil



Saltine crackers



1 cup or 2 sticks of butter (has to be REAL butter)



1 cup of sugar



1 package of chocolate morsels



2 cups of nuts (your choice)







preheat oven to 350 degrees.



Line cookie sheet with… Continue

Added by ANGEL TAFOYA on December 22, 2009 at 2:28am — 2 Comments

Happy Winter Solstice!


I made a wallpaper for the occasion.

Added by AJComix on December 22, 2009 at 1:46am — 1 Comment

Atheist author Philip Pullman 'disgusted' over claim Catholics blocked films



Sam Elliott, the American actor, has depressed Philip Pullman, the atheist author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, with his claim that a group of Roman Catholics managed to browbeat Hollywood producers into abandoning plans to film any more of his books.



"It's disgusting, but only the sort of behaviour I expect of these people," the best-selling author says of the campaign Catholics in America waged against The Golden Compass, the… Continue

Added by Dan on December 22, 2009 at 1:39am — 6 Comments

muslims Threaten To Kill Priest Over Swiss Minaret Vote...

muslims Threaten To Kill Priest Over Swiss Minaret Vote...



Slap to religious freedom in Switzerland leads to threat over church bell tower in Turkey.





ISTANBUL, December 15 (CDN) — In response to a Swiss vote banning the construction of new mosque minarets, a group of Muslims this month went into a church building in eastern Turkey and threatened to kill a priest unless he tore down its bell tower, according to an advocacy group.



Three Muslims on More..Dec.… Continue

Added by Dan on December 22, 2009 at 12:49am — No Comments

Obits

I came across these two obituaries in the local newspaper today:

"Uncle Jack" age 94, traveled many miles during his career and lifetime. On December 8, 2009 he took his final "road trip" and is now in heaven playing baseball with his friends.

"Auntie Gay Nell" moved into a new home and embarked on a new adventure December 7, 2009. She was joyfully received there by her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ and her mother and father.

I can't believe I actually read the obituaries, (I… Continue

Added by Doug Reardon on December 21, 2009 at 9:06pm — 3 Comments

Grrr...Insurance

I'm on break from work and I"m just irritated that I didn't tell my dentist that I should look at my insurance manual first to find out there is a six month waiting period for a crown before I allowed him to drill my tooth for a crown. Now to pay for it myself. I'm just glad I have a credit card so I can pay a little off each month. My partner needs wisdom teeth extraction and his insurance won't cover that. Grrr...I"m just annoyed.

Added by Ashley Will on December 21, 2009 at 8:44pm — 2 Comments

Elders with Andrew Denton - episode 6: Richard Dawkins (interview)

This program aired last night in Australia on the ABC. Andrew Denton is a great interviewer and asks some quite probing questions of Richard Dawkins. I highly suggest you watch the video. Unfortunately I couldn't work out how to embed it here.



Link to the article Transcript…

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Added by Martin Pribble on December 21, 2009 at 5:28pm — 1 Comment

very interesting Interview with Richard Dawkins.

Im not sure if this has been posted here before. If so then I apologize but its interesting to hear allitle background of his life as i have never heard some of this before. This is a 3 part interview so just follow the link on the side for the next 2… Continue

Added by Jim Stachowski on December 21, 2009 at 1:22pm — 1 Comment

Scary YouTube Messages

So first off, apparently a group of Internet Christians have been trying to get people on YouTube to... well what they're trying to do is actually my first question. I don't know what their intent is. Some of my vidder friends (we all are the vidding community because we all make fanvideos - music videos using clips from our favorite movies and TV shows) said they had received similar messages in the past. I talk to many of these vidder friends of mine on twitter, so to share my extreme… Continue

Added by luvtheheaven on December 21, 2009 at 5:00am — 13 Comments

New Book!

The bookstore in the mall was going out of business; I bought The Greatest Show on Earth! Excited to read it on breaks at work!

Added by Ashley Will on December 20, 2009 at 11:59pm — 2 Comments

An article from the Sydney Morning Herald by LESLIE CANNOLD A reader asks, "Can you be good without God?" The question arose when a Christian friend's reasons for doing charitable works ("impacting …

An article from the Sydney Morning Herald by LESLIE CANNOLD



A reader asks, "Can you be good without God?" The question arose when a Christian friend's reasons for doing charitable works ("impacting someone's life with a kind, inspired gesture from God") made her feel her own reasons for undertaking the same activities (that she both enjoyed them and… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on December 20, 2009 at 8:46pm — 4 Comments

no christmas this year..

hi. this year sucked. hah.

our family is poor working class and we got hit terrible by the economy this year.



did you know that christmas is in 5 days? I didn't... I've been working so hard to make money to pay january rent..



my family isn't even celebrating christmas this year.



we don't have money for decorations or gifts, we don't even have money to be together.

I moved to georgia last year to attend college, and I recently found a job after losing… Continue

Added by Desirai on December 20, 2009 at 8:26pm — 4 Comments

Tony Abbott wants students to read the bible.

This article is from the breakfast show called "Sunrise" in Australia. It's the most popular breakfast show in the nation. The host of the show, David Koch is generally a fairly level headed guy, but his views on religion are obviously coming from a strong Christian background.



This article was related to a debate between a Christian Minister and an…
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Added by Martin Pribble on December 20, 2009 at 5:11pm — 1 Comment

"Why did God take all the celebs in 2009? Celebs are supposed to be immune to death"

Somebody ACTUALLY said this on a messageboard. I didn't take it as sarcasm I read it as some religious nut really believing this.

Because we all KNOW that if you star in a movie,put a ball through a hoop/field goal or make a few hit records "GOD" will spare you from death. If you work a regular 9 to 5 you're just shit out luck.


P.S. My FAVORITE silly ass supersition is "Celebs die in 3's"

Added by Lord Atheist on December 20, 2009 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Found this little gem via stumble upon: The True Origin of Christmas



Every year after Thanksgiving, most people’s thoughts turn to Christmas. It is the time when professing Christians are supposed to focus on Jesus Christ. After all, it is the “Christ-mass” season!



Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, holly wreaths, decorated trees, mistletoe, season’s greetings, seasonal music, “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” and Santa Claus are all associated with this holiday. These all bring warm feelings to those… Continue

Added by Dan on December 20, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

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