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Big Church Atheism

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.

http://www.boingboing.net/2009/03/02/big-tent-atheism.html

Added by Samantha on March 3, 2009 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

10 Ways to Beat the “Can’t Get No Satisfaction” Syndrome



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 — No Comments

On reading the bible

Here's an article written by a latent jew on his reading thru the old testament.



http://www.slate.com/id/2212616



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 — 5 Comments

Why You Should Think About Encouraging Others to Be Brilliant



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?



If… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on March 3, 2009 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Prayer Chain

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 — 7 Comments

Atheist Stereotype

Below I have provided what appear to be components of the atheist stereotype. Please feel free to add to the list.



Atheists:



* 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 — 10 Comments

Scientists' stem cell breakthrough ends ethical dilemma



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 — 5 Comments

Make War, Not Love: Violence, Sexuality, and Christianity.



"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 — 31 Comments

The Military, Schools, and Porn: New posts at my Examiner.com column!

Things are getting interesting at my Examiner.com column (the DC Secularism Examiner). But of course, aren't they always? :)



Experience the atheistic adventure as I...



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Added by Paul Fidalgo on March 2, 2009 at 12:29am — 3 Comments

Love

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 — 13 Comments

Response: Why Do Atheists Worry About God?

From The Montreal Gazette (Source):



Why do atheists worry about God?

The Gazette

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 — 2 Comments

The Religious Mindset

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 — 4 Comments

If there is a God...

Sometimes I wonder if i'm wrong. What if there IS a God? What would be his desires? What does he want from us?



The more I think about the question the more I realize the obvious answer is.....nothing.



An omnipotent being IS everything therefore he has no NEEDS or WANTS. A supreme being who manipulates the fabric of existence at will lacks nothing nor needs anything.



A God who desires worship, praise and submission is not a God at all. These are qualities of men.… Continue

Added by Art on February 28, 2009 at 10:58am — 2 Comments

Vatican Rejects Bishop's Apology..

If you haven't already; watch this douche then read the story.





Vatican rejects bishop's apology

Bishop Williamson in the UK

The bishop said he did not mean to cause offence

The Vatican has rejected an apology by a British bishop who denied the full extent of the Holocaust.



It said the bishop needed to "unequivocally and publicly" withdraw his comments.



Earlier, Jewish… Continue

Added by Dan on February 28, 2009 at 4:47am — No Comments

Dear people of differnt faiths.

Dear people of different faiths.



You are all apparently going to hell or where ever it is you believe the bad guys go.



According to the Christians if you don't follow the bible you will go to hell, according to Islam if you don't follow the Qur’an you will go to Jahannam; Jehovah's witnesses believe that if you are not a Jehovah's witness you will not gain entry to paradise therefore ceasing to be.



All religions believe in different ways of getting to 'Heaven'… Continue

Added by Scott Ferguson on February 28, 2009 at 3:13am — 2 Comments

Now this is a rant

Found On Craigslist...





Chance, randomness, and entropy (The Land Where Women Have No Teeth)

Reply to: pers-1050509897@craigslist.org

Date: 2009-02-25, 5:10PM EST





Life-Science has many meanings, one of which is the science and art of living. Yes Gertrude, there is a science behind this existence we experience, and an art form we practice that helps us enhance the science. We make decisions based on known repeatable outcomes: Science. When… Continue

Added by Dan on February 27, 2009 at 9:58pm — 2 Comments

Dear God - Song by XTC

Found this song online; I like the lyrics alot; download the song and sing along; the artist is XTC





hope you got the letter, and...

I pray you can make it better down here.

I don't mean a big reduction in the price of beer

but all the people that you made in your image, see

them starving on their feet 'cause they don't get

enough to eat from God, I can't believe in you



Dear God, sorry to disturb you, but... I feel that I should be… Continue

Added by Scott Ferguson on February 27, 2009 at 9:43pm — 3 Comments

Discovering the secularist cause (New article at Examiner)

Here's my latest at Examiner.com, under my new title, "DC Secularism Examiner." It's a brief history of what brought me to writing about atheist activism.



A taste:



As I put my career in professional theatre temporarily aside (populated by a generally liberal and socially tolerant demographic) and toward politics, I came to realize that while my own…
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Added by Paul Fidalgo on February 27, 2009 at 3:56pm — 3 Comments

The Facebook Debate

I know it has been a while since I posted on my blog. Sorry :S.



Unfortunately I am just too damn lazy and am so tired after work, that writing in my blog is more often than not the last thing I consider doing when I get home.



However, today I thought I would write a little, becuase I engaged in a very interesting facebook discussion with an old family friend from back home…



The whole thing started when I posted the following as my facebook… Continue

Added by 1azylizzie on February 27, 2009 at 3:45pm — 5 Comments

RIP ThinkAtheist.com Chat V1

You were the source of so much fun and debauchery, You will be missed.....…





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Added by Dan on February 27, 2009 at 1:56am — 14 Comments

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