I'm sure they will get hate mail, but it sounds like this city council wants to do the right thing.
In an email between the invocation coordinator and the atheist leader, the coordinator says, "We recognize that your drawing from the Free Thought Tradition will mean there will be no references to God, but in your own words, 'will offer some inspiration, ethical principles/norms, challenges for civic virtue, wisdom, and/or something else that will help those present…
This is a nice little gem on Uncyclopedia
Check out the full Children's book…Continue
My family and I left Christianity for 4 years ago. The main reason was/is the hatred being constantly on display at our church. This hatred wasn't visible to us before Barack Obama was President, but now it's evident in so many other areas besides politics.
My wife and kids are doing well as Atheists. I, on the other hand, am probably not. I find myself constantly dealing with anger issues.
I'm angry that my family had to go through this rejection by the people we…Continue
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Solid light could compute previously unsolvable problems Date: September 9, 2014 Source: Princeton University, Engineering School Summary: Researchers have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter. As part of an effort to develop exotic materials such as room-temperature superconductor http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140909130810.htm
HubPages has a selection of 20 films and docs with a synopsis and explanation why an atheist will appreciate the…Continue
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Deadatnoon.com is a website created by Gillian Bennett, 84, diagnosed with dementia (Alzheimer's) three years ago. Her disposition about choosing the right time to terminate is both admirable and sobering. I truly hope her blog can be an inspiration to others who feel it important to die with a morsel of dignity.
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Until October 30 of last year there was an option to omit the words "so help me God" from the enlistment oath required by recruits/re-enlisting veterans of the USAF. Now they have dropped this option and made it statutory to pay homage to a god during enlistment/re-enlistment.
Two steps forward, one step…Continue
On having a Bible Club at our High School.
"We've got all kinds of religions that want a bible club! We're very diverse! We've got Methodists, Pentecostals, Baptists, Catholics... and more I am probably missing! You'll find all those religions in the club."
That was the argument supporting the club against anyone who might think we're only serving one religion. The thing that get's my goat was that he didn't say that as an excuse or alternate way to see diversity, the guy…Continue
The tale of the Twelve Officers by Mark Vuletik:
It was, of course, sad to hear that Ms. K had been slowly raped and murdered by a common thug over the course of one hour and fifty-five minutes; but when I found out that the ordeal had taken place in plain sight of twelve fully-armed off-duty police officers, who ignored her terrified cries for help, and instead just watched…Continue
My birthday is coming up very soon and my parents usually send me a little something every year. This year is a bit different. I received my new testament bible from 1995 (when I was 9) that I purposely boxed up with the rest of my parents bibles as they moved out of state. My father left a note saying he found it and wanted to return it to me, also saying, "Always remember your mom and I pray for you and I hope you find comfort in these pages of the bible and the knowledge of god who…Continue
A recent discussion here made me think of something I learned from American Atheist president David Silverman a few months ago. At the beginning of a discussion in a Church, with a veteran Christian apologist (I wish I could find a link) he ask the mostly Christian crowd to think about something. He asked them to think about what it would take for them to change their mind and decide there was no God. This was Dave's ace in the hole.
A little later in the discussion, Dave asked the…Continue
Today I learned something. It's about something that happened to me about 40 years ago. I was 18 and went to see my dad. He was in his barn, tending to his favorite cow. I said I was planning to go to college. He said if I went to Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville,…
I'd like to share a little more about my history, to elucidate some of the reasons why I remain a closet atheist, besides the financial and familial reasons I've already described on this blog.
I was raised Lutheran, but my parents were not very regular church-goers. I went through Confirmation, and was a regular church attender and choir member as a teenager. Then I went to college, and immediately stopped attending church. So when I got out on my own in my early 20s, I continued…Continue
I was at the library the other day, and decided to check out a book that I had skimmed through several years ago: Carl Sagan's The Varieties of Scientific Experience. The book, published a decade after Sagan's death in 1996, are taken from a series of lectures he gave in 1985, the Gifford Lectures in Natural Theology at the University of Glasgow. For any theists who accuse atheists of being unable to speak eloquently about matters of "spirituality," I would challenge them to read…Continue
Upon reviewing some of my old content posted on Yahoo! News. I came upon an article I read some time ago about a restaurant who chickened out of the Bring your Own…Continue