Looks like the Mormon church is on the warpath again
, this time its off to Illinois. The Civil Union Bill (HB 2234) was scheduled to go before a comity this morning (Thursday 05MAR09 in Springfield). The Mormon church sent out this email in opposition:
From: Kristy Combs <firstname.lastname@example.org> Continue
Date: March 3, 2009 12:27:59…
Added by Johnny on March 5, 2009 at 1:30pm —
It’s hard, from within the storm of every day life, to see things with real perspective, to know what’s important and what’s simply pressing on our consciousness right now, demanding attention.
We have people emailing us for information and requesting action, we have phone calls and visitors and a long to-do list and a million chores and errands to run and all of the slings and arrows of our daily reality … and yet, what is… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on March 5, 2009 at 11:30am —
Twice a year since I have stopped being christian, I face a dilemma. Being the daughter of two christian/ex-catholic parents, the you can probably guess what two days those are: Easter and Christmas. Since I am still at the age where I spend my holidays with my family, and my parents feel it is necessary to go to church on these days, I usually get dragged along. Every holiday I am torn: do I go or not? And with Easter just around the bend, this question is once again on my mind. Oh yeah, keep… Continue
Added by Sniz on March 4, 2009 at 10:51pm —
A lot of us get stuck in inaction –procrastinating, doing a lot of unimportant tasks to avoid the important stuff, worrying about failing or about being perfect, having a hard time starting, getting distracted, and so on.
It’s time to start forming the Action Habit instead.
And it’s really not that hard if you focus on it for a little while. Like any other habit, start in small doses, little tasks, just short bursts, and then… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on March 4, 2009 at 10:00pm —
When humans take neurons place
A god's mind arises of our own sake
And just like cortices battle within the brain
Humanity shows bloody indifference
to individual pain
so who's in charge and who's at the head?
who provides glucose, who bakes the bread?
he who severs his synapses will wither away
but he who connects will through them have say
and yet her scream still rings true
how can humans be so cruel?
and she pours out a glass of… Continue
Added by Ellimist on March 4, 2009 at 7:24pm —
**updated the letter**
You should know that we do love you and care about you; this is why I am sending you this email; please do read it all the way through.
I remember chatting to you in 2002 on yahoo messenger and remember one of the very few discussions we had and that was religion; at this time I thought I was christian and you claimed to be Atheist; what could have made you change from being an Atheist to believing in the teachings of… Continue
Added by Scott Ferguson on March 4, 2009 at 4:30am —
Thanks for all the replys whether they were nice or not :) first I would like to address the fact that 1 of you said you dont need my sympathy. Well you dont have my sympathy. Im not saying that as if I was angry or spiteful; it is only true. Me having love for you is not out of sympathy it is out of my heart. If having love for someone can only come out of sympathy... well that breaks my heart. Anyways to the next thing. someone said I should show that I can listen before I start talking...… Continue
Added by Travis on March 3, 2009 at 11:01pm —
Before I post this link, I just want to reiterate that Think Atheist is the site I hit first every morning, camp way too much throughout the day, and typically check last before going to bed. Morgan has created something truly unique here, and it cannot be matched. (Ok, done kissing ass now) I'm sure most of you, like me, have a few other atheist bookmarks you like to check though (or a list of RSS feeds).
I just stumbled upon this… Continue
Added by Johnny on March 3, 2009 at 4:10pm —
According to this BoingBoing.net guest blogger, closeted atheists who go to church and pretend to be like all their fellow churchgoers are the "future of atheism." Its a little shocking to see this garbage on BB, which usually espouses openmindedness, tolerance and freedom.
Added by Samantha on March 3, 2009 at 11:16am —
Are you feeling like life isn’t exciting enough? That maybe you’re missing out on something because you just can’t get motivated for anything? Turns out you’re not alone.
“In a population of 6 billion+ people globally, it is hard not to feel like another number. I find life so disenchanting the more I pursue things I though were my dreams. I am at possibly the top university in the world getting my masters to make the world a… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on March 3, 2009 at 9:00am —
Here's an article written by a latent jew on his reading thru the old testament.
The author makes an interesting point:
"If God made me, He made me rational and quizzical
. He has given me the tools to think about Him
. So I must submit Him to rational and moral inquiry. And He fails that examination. Why would anyone want to be ruled by a God who's so unmerciful, unjust,… Continue
Added by evoLverR on March 3, 2009 at 4:00am —
It is a beautiful thing to create, to produce, to go out there in the world and make a contribution.
But it is just as important, if not more so, that we help others to do the same — that we teach others to create and produce, that we encourage them, that we support them and help them to succeed.
Why? Why not just worry about our own creations and productions? What’s so important about helping others to succeed?
Added by Morgan Matthew on March 3, 2009 at 12:30am —
I've come to the conclusion that it doesn't matter if what you're saying makes sense.
Example #1: One evening I was watching Extreme Home Make Over. (I know, bad idea.) An entire city was devastated by a horrible tornado. One part of the show centered around this old woman whose house had been completely demolished but the heart warming part was that God spared her rose garden. Really? That line of thinking seems a little backwards to me. Ok, so God was like, "I need to destroy this… Continue
Added by Erica on March 2, 2009 at 11:05pm —
Below I have provided what appear to be components of the atheist stereotype. Please feel free to add to the list.
* are politically liberal (e.g., support gay rights and abortion)
* hate Christianity
* trample people's rights of free religious expression
* are always depressed, sad, or grumpy
* lack hope
* are immoral
* are uncivil and do not respect others
* are prideful and lack humility
* are angry
* are… Continue
Added by MightyMateo on March 2, 2009 at 6:42pm —
Experts in Britain and Canada find way to make stem cells without destroying embryos
Stem cells have the potential to be turned into any tissue, including heart cells, making the growth of 'spare parts' a possibility. Photograph: Science photo library
Scientists have found a way to make an almost limitless supply of stem cells that could safely be used in patients while avoiding the ethical dilemma of destroying… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on March 2, 2009 at 3:31am —
"Could you read the back of this box and tell me if there's any sexual content in this movie?"
The woman across the counter from me holds out the DVD expectantly, and I take it. It's Saw II, part of the now 5-movie franchise which makes a point of being unnecessarily gory. I locate the rating so lovingly bestowed upon the film by the MPAA.
"It's rated R, for gore, violence, and language mostly."
"But no sex,… Continue
Added by Laura on March 2, 2009 at 1:30am —
Things are getting interesting at my Examiner.com column (the DC Secularism Examiner
). But of course, aren't they always? :)
the atheistic adventure as I...
Added by Paul Fidalgo on March 2, 2009 at 12:29am —
ok im a disciple of Christ before anything. I bet i just lost half of the people that were reading this with that first sentence :/ well i would like to let everyone on this site know i LOVE them no less than my own mother. I bet the Atheists on this site or the ones reading this have been hated, talked about, and made fun of by alot of Christians... it makes me sick! I dont do that matter of fact one of my good friends is agnostic :) Well im open for questions and everything… Continue
Added by Travis on March 1, 2009 at 11:28pm —
From The Montreal Gazette (Source
Why do atheists worry about God?
Published: 7 hours ago
Ads from the Quebec Humanist Society reading "There's probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life" will be slapped on 10 Montreal city buses next month.
Why are people who proclaim they do not believe… Continue
Added by Dan Snell on March 1, 2009 at 10:00am —
What makes the "hardcore" religious so... "hard headed"?
I remember not too long ago watching a news clip that showed two people talking about political parties. No matter how one of them tried to proclaim that either party can be wrong at any time and asked if the other person would side with the right party if the time came, the other kept saying that she would never change her party affiliation, she is a democrat and will be a democrat never a republican.
And i… Continue
Added by Krysis on February 28, 2009 at 11:00am —