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The God of Abraham, Isaac and... Islam?

At one point in my life, I didn't give much thought to different details in the Bible... everyone else seemed to overlook them, so they weren't brought to my attention. I was in the middle of a Bible study one day and was reading Genesis. I absently scanned the story of Abraham and God's promise to give him a son from which many nations would be born. Well, as we all know, Abraham had some "faith" issues and took matters into his own hands; consequently, he slept with his wife's maidservant,… Continue

Added by CJoe on March 17, 2009 at 5:01pm — 4 Comments

Boom-years borrowing hits churches or PRAY IN ONE HAND AND PISS IN THE OTHER.....

By RACHEL ZOLL, AP Religion Writer Rachel Zoll, Ap Religion Writer – Sat Mar 14, 12:48 pm ET



Humm ya think prayer will help? Naww...who are we kiddin.....



Boom-years borrowing hits churches



Metropolitan Baptist Church was bursting out of its home.

From a group of freed slaves in Civil War-era Washington, Metropolitan Baptist had grown into a modern-day megachurch and community service powerhouse. In 2006, construction began on the congregation's… Continue

Added by Rick on March 17, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Truth About St. Patrick

St. Patrick is considered as the Patron Saint of Ireland. There are many, though, in Ireland that hold him in disdain. These people will never celebrate his legacy or life. It has been stated that St. Patrick rid Ireland of all of its snakes. Scientists have found that Ireland had not had snakes since icebergs surrounded the island. What could then be meant by the old legend?

Before Christianity began to spread into Ireland, the Druids were the leading…
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Added by Johnny on March 17, 2009 at 5:00am — 16 Comments

Autodidact

Anyone ever heard of this before? I came across it in an episode of Penn & Teller, Bullshit. Its means simply to educate yourself and there are a lot of resources out there to help with it. Pretty interesting.



http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/index.htm



http://lifehacker.com/software/education/technophilia-get-a-free-college-education-online-201979.php



http://education.jimmyr.com/



Here's a few interesting links if anyone is interested in… Continue

Added by MightyMateo on March 16, 2009 at 11:26pm — 6 Comments

Which Enemy of the Christian Church Are You?

I get a kick out of goofy questionnaires like these:
Which Enemy of the Christian Church Are You?…




































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Added by Johnny on March 16, 2009 at 1:21pm — 7 Comments

Dick Cheney Speaks On CNN's State Of The Union; Begins New Career As Stand Up Comedian

Sorry for my extended absence everyone, work has been quite busy lately and I recently moved into a new apartment, it's been a very hectic month for me thusfar. I am very happy though that former Vice President and future Last Comic Standing contestant gave me plenty of fodder for us to point and laugh at in my return to Think Atheist blogging. For those of you unfortunate enough to have missed Cheney's triumphant comedy act on CNN's State Of The Union you missed a real gem of an interview. It… Continue

Added by SabreNation on March 16, 2009 at 10:03am — 2 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 15MAR

Sunday Morning Service

15 MAR 2009



Links of Interest



'Rise of the Godless' from the March issue of the National Journal - "In the past, politicians in Washington and elsewhere could largely ignore the Godless. But those days are over. With their numbers growing, nonbelievers are intent… Continue

Added by Johnny on March 15, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Is Oklahoma Investigating Richard Dawkins Free Speech?

Oh, yes they are. THIS is why we fight.



http://richarddawkins.net/article,3656,n,n



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Is Oklahoma Investigating Richard Dawkins Free Speech?

by Greg Lukianoff

In a case that harkens back to the old-timey censorship of yesteryear, it appears that the Oklahoma legislature is pulling out the stops to oppose the University of Oklahoma's decision to host the Oxford evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins on its campus. Dawkins was invited to speak at… Continue

Added by chiz on March 15, 2009 at 3:10am — No Comments

why Hubbard Wrote and published science fiction after scientology.

Another Stumble upon Find.



I am going to explain this very slowly.

If you are a Scientologist I hope this posting wakes you up just a little to what has been done to you.



Hubbard was a paranoid Schizophrenic



He originally wrote Dianetics in 1950..

( Read the 1950 Scientific… Continue

Added by Dan on March 15, 2009 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

The Measure of an Atheist. (Related discussion in 'Ethics')

"Live and Let Live"

"The Golden Rule"

"Leave the World a Better Place"



Atheism and Morality



To say that a deity must be a moral compass is a fallen argument. Good does not become subjective without god, in fact the works of the Bible, Koran and multiple other religion's text make it clear that god's idea of 'good' is subjective when it comes to it versus evil. Murder, rape and slavery are easily rationalized, as is misogyny, bigotry and genocide.

Abraham… Continue

Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on March 14, 2009 at 6:17am — No Comments

Tell your Congressman to Audit the Federal Reserve.





Dear Friend of Liberty,



Support H.R. 1207 to Audit the Federal Reserve.



Click Here To Sign The Petition & Let Your Voices Be Heard.…



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Added by Rev. Tom Hicks, D.D. on March 13, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

The Atheist Prayer

The Atheist's Prayer



Our brains, which art in our heads,

treasured be thy name. Thy reasoning

come. Thy best you can do be done

on earth as it is. Give us this day new

insight to help us resolve conflicts and

ease pain. And lead us not

into supernatural explanations;

deliver us from denial of logic.

For thine is the kingdom of reason,

and even though thy powers are limited,

and you're not always…
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Added by Johnny on March 13, 2009 at 4:55pm — 4 Comments

Great Comparison

Religion is like a very large dog. Comforting when it's yours, terrifying when it's not, and absolutely must be kept away from the children.

Added by Philip Norton on March 13, 2009 at 4:05pm — 3 Comments

Potential

I actually have too many blog sites scattered annonymously throughout the World Wide Web, and there's one I visit on a semi-regular basis to write about more private matters. Ya know, the "Dear Diary" moments. I had a mild epiphany when writing in it last night, so I thought I'd share and expound a little... and then tie it to something else.



Well, I'll admit. I've had this on-and-off type deal going on with this guy who, frankly, doesn't deserve even a little of my attention. I… Continue

Added by CJoe on March 13, 2009 at 10:40am — 2 Comments

Christian Conservatism Offended by Penis

Conservative Christians are offended by lots of things: liberals, atheists, Harry Potter, Muslims, Jews, but they seem to be offended most by the human body, the penis in particular.



"Forget trying to maneuver your way through all the mixed reactions to Watchmen crowding the interweb today. There’s only one question you need to answer, apparently, in order to make up your mind whether or not to see the…

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Added by Pam on March 13, 2009 at 9:29am — 10 Comments

It takes a lot to piss Sniz off...







...but today I came across something that unleashed a rage in me like none other.



Part of my morning routine is to pop by one of the popular news sites to see what is going on.



This morning I found this:



http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/03/09/saudi.arabia.lashes/index.html



Take a few seconds to let that sink in. I know at first it was just "oh those crazy muslims..." but then, an image of… Continue

Added by Sniz on March 13, 2009 at 12:25am — 6 Comments

What is your key to happiness?

Happiness...



It can seem like such an elusive concept.



It flits through your life like a drunken butterfly, that try as you might.... you just cannot capture.



Take a deep breath.... because you are about to receive the key to the kingdom of happiness. And once you have it, you'll realize you don't have to clench it tightly in your hand to keep it, or camper after the butterfly anymore.



Happiness will seek you out, land gently on your shoulder, and… Continue

Added by Sophie on March 12, 2009 at 5:24pm — 12 Comments

Why do Athiests hate evangelical Christians? - A Christian's perspective. (bit of a read - but worth it.)



One of the first big splashes this blog made was when this post (2002!) made it into the atheist blogosphere. I got about a hundred notes from atheists saying “Thanks.” I’ve always agreed with what I wrote here, and I’ve always felt it was important. I also know that many culture-warring Christians will say this is a surrender document and I should join in the hatred of those who sometimes hate us. Check with Jesus on that one.



Here’s “Why Do They Hate Us?” from this… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on March 12, 2009 at 4:40am — 5 Comments

Sometimes I wonder.......(An amusing example of stupidity)

You know what? I like people, I really do. I strongly believe in humanity......But sometimes.......



People make my brain hurt.



Yesterday I was soundly asleep when I was jolted from the bed by violent pounding on my door. I jumped up and opened the door quickly, I was thinking that maybe some shit went down. You know those cop knocks? where the person uses their entire fist and arm to knock on the door and it shakes the whole house? It was one of those so I assumed it was… Continue

Added by MightyMateo on March 12, 2009 at 2:07am — 8 Comments

What's Good for the Goose is Apparently Not Good for the Gander

More and more we see religious groups trying to push their agenda into laws, politics, and the government. Too many in the general religious populous think God has been kicked out of government, and they want him back in there. But what happens when the roles are reversed, and government proposes to push its policy into religion?



The church cries 'foul' and sputters quotes about 'the separation of church and state' and then holds a rally to gather support to stop the… Continue

Added by Johnny on March 11, 2009 at 8:08pm — 2 Comments

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