December 2010 Blog Posts (128)

How I became an Atheist.

My parents did not take me to church.  (THANK YOU MOM!)  I was not "indoctrinated" into any particular faith.  But when I was young, before I knew about the advances of science, the first story I heard about the origin of Earth and man was the creation version.  But my affiliation with religion was nonetheless, limited.

 

It all started when I was a metal-head, White Zombie t-shirt wearing, long haired high school teenager.  I was going to a school in southeast Georgia, where…

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Added by Jason D. Johnson on December 27, 2010 at 3:01am — 2 Comments

"Green Hill"

They make take everything we own

But they won’t get to take our lives

So tired of missing happy outcomes

All because we lack the…

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Added by Edmond on December 26, 2010 at 7:27pm — 4 Comments

So I have promised a few of you my story.

So the holidays are over, the kids are tired of feeding me green play dough pork chops and are off doing a little something of their own, so I thought now was a good time to bore those of you with why I am who I am. Why I am here. What changed my mind to choose logic and reasoning over religion.

 

Well lets see here these are the things that happened that had nothing to do with it.

-Both parents alcoholics, both abusive and angry individuals.

-causing me to live…

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Added by Jennifer Ulean Breedlove on December 26, 2010 at 6:53pm — 7 Comments

Undercover Bigots

Couldn't help but facepalm, cringe and die a little inside when I watched Prince Africa Zulu lecture Prince Manvendra Singh…
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Added by Jabu M on December 26, 2010 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Irony in christmas eve service & elephant poop

I attended a christmas eve service with my wife, daughter, son-in-law, and grand-daughter at their methodist church. This service was "child friendly" and children and audience all participated (made animal noises, etc). I found one part particularly interesting. At the beginning, the pastor was discussing the nativity scene and explained that no really knows what animals were there. She then plucked an elephant from the scene and explained that she particularly liked the elephant. "As…

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Added by Michael R on December 26, 2010 at 4:03pm — 3 Comments

The Jewish View of Creationism

"When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?" --John Maynard Keynes

Few adjectives produce more of an emotional charge than "fundamentalist." It conjures up images of unhinged radical mobs in neuvo-Klan attire (indiscriminately) firing their AK-47's in the air,

or of barefoot ignoramuses clutching their Bibles and getting excited

to head off to the town lynchin'. Regrettably, there are far too many

folks -- both inside and outside the…

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Added by Ariele on December 25, 2010 at 2:19am — 3 Comments

The Biblical God Has the Morals of a Serial Killer.

I often find myself explaining to believers why I'm incredibly glad that their God is not real. They seem surprised that I would not want their 'loving' God to be part of my life. I find that the story of Job is one of the best examples of the Biblical god's moral failing. The follow is my response the theists that believe they follow a benevolent…

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Added by Assassin Grrl on December 25, 2010 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Basically a church a mile.

Went back home (to the Bible Belt) with my wife and new-born for Christmas to visit my parents and my in-laws. They live 52 miles apart from each other. Today while traveling between the two, I decided to count all the churches that I saw while driving the 52 miles. I counted 48 churches. Basically a church a mile. The radio stations were filled with old men preaching about judgment day and the wrath of god. They spewed nonsense how this country (USA) is destined for failure and doomed unless… Continue

Added by Jason on December 24, 2010 at 11:04pm — 2 Comments

The original judaism- pure Mesopotamian myth

The Hebrew creation myth describes a world view completely fitting what you would expect of Bronze Age people.



The original Hebrew opens with: "in the beginning, god created the sky and land" (heaven and earth is a mistranslation).



 Yahweh places a barrier between the land and the sky, perceived as an ocean, in order to stop the water from falling. I should mention that the word… Continue

Added by Wassabi on December 24, 2010 at 8:21pm — 9 Comments

Update on "What if I prayed": A boy died today.

Some days ago I posted a case of a pastor friend of mine who had his son very sick.

 

Well, Today December 24 my friend the pastor had to see his son be disconnected from the machine that kept him alive. After many week of anguish and of seeing that…

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Added by Diego on December 24, 2010 at 5:51pm — 1 Comment

Pyongyang's Holy War (and the Misdeeds of Atheistic Tyrants)

This was in the news yesterday: …

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Added by Andrew Viceroy on December 24, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

I think I found Ned Flanders' daughter

Remember the Simpson's episode in which Homer finds out there is no God and when Flanders is shown proof of it, he dismisses it and prefers keep with his beliefs?



This episode:





Well, I think I found Flanders' daughter:

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Added by Diego on December 24, 2010 at 3:39pm — 2 Comments

Keeping your Holidays healthy and free from destructive behavior.

* ~ Originally posted on Examiner.com ~

 

Ever notice how upset people get around "The Holidays"...? So are many others and studies point to Christmas being the cause of many unnecessary stresses and unhealthy practices. Imaginary reasons for continuing the practice are leading some to reconsider this celebration of the new year as…

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Added by Melissa Montoya on December 23, 2010 at 10:35pm — No Comments

So, you wan't a war on Christmas...

(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN SU NOMBRE EN VANO)

 

In the United States there is a widespread idea that there is an ongoing "war on Christmas" waged by atheists and in general, people who prefer a secular government in which every person has the same rights. As usual, this idea is proposed by the whiny religious right (mainly conservative Christians).

Sometimes they will…

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Added by Diego on December 23, 2010 at 8:27pm — 2 Comments

Just a hello(formal introduction)

So I haven't done the formal introduction, and I will keep it short, since I know many of you have holidays to attend too.

I am one of the new kids on the block, I just kind of started out rudely and jumped into the conversation, with out introducing myself. I really could not help myself to be honest with you.

So here I am, I am an ATHEIST. that feels good to say. My story is long, I will not bore you with the details.

 

I wanted to pop in and say hello, formally…

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Added by Jennifer Ulean Breedlove on December 23, 2010 at 3:58pm — 31 Comments

Why Jesus gets a bad rap

This being Christmas time, it is typically open season for those who don't participate or believe in Christmas  to question the legitimacy of Jesus. I have seen arguments of people who obviously have read at least some of the Bible who use passages to prove that God doesn't exist and that Jesus doesn't love them.

There are many passages in the Bible that are not self evident, but require study. Those of us who have studied anything know that there are 2 ways to "pass the test" in…

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Added by Joe Serino on December 23, 2010 at 11:28am — 5 Comments

"Early Morning" NSFW

I need a break from everything

A break from everything I know

A sweet place of flowers and recovery

After all the negativity around us…

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Added by Edmond on December 23, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

I Like Christmas

I was sitting in my office today.  I was alone as almost everyone else has taken off for the holiday.  I had  Pandora on Christmas music.  I listen to a lot of Baroque, Renaissance, medieval, celtic and new age music anyhow and that was the flavor of my Christmas music.  I also had Trans-Sibrian Railway and Manheim Steamroller.  I really enjoyed it. 

 

I like Church.  I don't mean the religion.  Or The Church. 

 

I like the Christmas Service Happy Music…

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Added by Cathleen Sessions on December 22, 2010 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

"Silent Violins"

When my eyes begin to close

The answers that I have been looking for

Will be revealed without question

No more intersections…

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Added by Edmond on December 22, 2010 at 10:32pm — 1 Comment

Willful ignorance

I love Christmas time. The general kindness from people around me makes me feel all warm and fussy.

I'm the only atheist in my family, but it really hasn't bothered me, since they've never seemed fundamental or intrusive in any way. I announced my atheism about a year ago, and all I got was a "why", which I answered as well as I could, and then an "ok", and that was pretty much it. I've always lived a pretty secular life, so my lifestyle didn't change much, but my way of looking at…

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Added by Kris on December 22, 2010 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

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