Anyone go through a similar process?
Growing up, I was never forced by my parents to attend church, so organized religion was never an issue I spent much time thinking about. What really sparked my curiosity about Christianity was a conversation I had with my best friend of 22 years when we first moved to Arlington; he basically told me that he had an 'awakening' while abroad in London and that he was ready to rededicate himself to the faith. I was interested to see what could… Continue
Added by Brian Hoover on January 28, 2009 at 3:49pm —
When you make a mistake, big or small, cherish it like it’s the most precious thing in the world. Because in some ways, it is.
Most of us feel bad when we make mistakes, beat ourselves up about it, feel like failures, get mad at ourselves.
And that’s only natural: most of us have been taught from a young age that mistakes are bad, that we should try to avoid mistakes. We’ve been scolded when we make mistakes — at home,… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on January 28, 2009 at 6:56am —
Conservation, Laws of Physical -laws stating that some property of a closed system is unaltered by change in the system; it is conserved. The most important are the laws of conservation of matter and energy. Mass and energy are interconvertible according to the equation E = mc2; what is conserved is the total mass and its equivalent in energy.
((Matter/Energy cannot be lost or destroyed. It is simply converted)
I've always figured that even if there was a god, he'd have to work… Continue
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on January 28, 2009 at 2:27am —
This blog is entitiled, "Love Me, Love My Atheism, or, Yet Another Reason Why I Hate Religion."
Dear reader, please allow me this one blog post to wallow in my own self-pity.
I think I have mentioned this before, but I was dating a devout Lutheran and pastor's son (ahhhhhh). We knew our religious differences going in, but I guess not to the extent they actually were. It never was a problem because it never came up. Or perhaps we made sure it wasn't a problem because we… Continue
Added by Sniz on January 28, 2009 at 1:33am —
This came up in chat the other day and I wanted to add a couple things.
Oh, and before you both replying with "it's not that easy", I'll go ahead and tell you that I know it's not this easy. This is my argument for an ideal world. We don't live in that place yet; so, just let me bitch and complain about it... thanks.
It started with me accusing Obama of being "like the rest of them".
I'll go ahead and clear up a couple things. I know Obama has only been in office for… Continue
Added by chiz on January 28, 2009 at 12:30am —
Hey all, I've been kicking around the idea of posting this short story for a bit now and have decided this is the just the place for it to work it's magik. Let me first give cred where cred is due; this is no work of mine, I personally haven't written anything 'fictionally' noteworthy since middle school but at the same time Stottle has informed a lot of my thinking about god and well, fuck, everything else too, for a number of years now...you can find the entire work of his peculiarly… Continue
Added by Ellimist on January 28, 2009 at 12:00am —
This is a re-post from my other blog
where I do most of my writing (mostly aimed directly at some of my Christian friends), but I wanted to share it here to get some other thoughts on its subject matter. Here it is.
I need to take a moment of silence in honor of StumbleUpon
for guiding me toward a website that encapsulates the problem with… Continue
Added by Kevin on January 27, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Added by Pam on January 27, 2009 at 9:35am —
Attenborough reveals creationist hate mail for not crediting God
* Riazat Butt, religious affairs correspondent
* The Guardian, Tuesday 27 January 2009
David Attenborough in a still from his forthcoming television series 'Life In Cold Blood'
David Attenborough in a still from his series 'Life In Cold Blood'. Photograph: BBC/PA
Sir David Attenborough has revealed that he receives hate mail from viewers for failing to credit God in his… Continue
Added by Frank on January 27, 2009 at 6:56am —
Lauruhhpalooza posted the article a few days ago
about the parents who killed their daughter because their religious beliefs prevented them from seeking medical help. The brief recap: Kara Neumann died of diabetic ketoacidosis on Easter Sunday 2008; she could have been easily saved by known medical procedures but her parents let her die because of their religious beliefs. They killed their child for fear of… Continue
Added by Johnny on January 26, 2009 at 10:15pm —
You gotta love the Vatican. All in one weekend they've lifted the excommunication of a bishop that denies the Holocaust ever happened (http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/01/26/pope.holocaust.denial/index.html) and slammed President Barack Obama for lifting the ban on U.S. funding for foreign family planning groups because some of those groups support abortion (http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1873904,00.html).
So what's the message here? Killing babies is evil - unless… Continue
Added by SabreNation on January 26, 2009 at 12:20pm —
Not an action packed blockbuster and no Oscar winner either; but a very compelling thought provoker. The Man from Earth
) is the last work of writer Jerome Bixby
(of Twilight Zone
and Star Trek
fame); and it is… Continue
Added by Johnny on January 25, 2009 at 1:30pm —
This site answers just about all of xtian arguments, definately worth a visit. http://www.godisimaginary.com/
Added by CunningLingus on January 25, 2009 at 10:00am —
Found this appalling enough to want to share. Isn't it lovely sharing a country with these cretins? (those of us who are Americans). p
Added by Samantha on January 24, 2009 at 8:32pm —
In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama celebrated America as a "nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers." Some Christians are taking issue with the approach to inclusiveness, saying the president misrepresented America's culture and heritage. Continue
By mentioning, for the first time in an inaugural address, the 16.1…
Added by Johnny on January 24, 2009 at 12:43pm —
This isn't my first blog...and it probably won't be my last.
I admit that I've had dalliances in other places. There was even a long term affair with myspace, but as my life progressed past what I wanted family members to browse, the entries there became less and less sincere.
There is an anonymity to the internet. A sense of honesty that can be scrutinized by a thousand people (and as long as none of them are blood related, it's perfectly free.) There isn't much of a chance of… Continue
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on January 23, 2009 at 10:19pm —
If anyone is interested, here's a link to skepitc.com. They have some really interesting, demystifying articles and videos. You can subscribe to the e-mail newsletter or the magazine itself. This is a great way of building your arsenol of defense against superstitious fanatics!
Added by CJoe on January 23, 2009 at 10:57am —
I grew up going to Pentecostal churches. The earliest church I remember from my childhood burned to the ground sometime around the age of 5 or 6. I don’t really remember too much about it; but the next church was a Church of God. For anyone who is not familiar, this was one of those churches where all the women wore their hair in huge “beehive” hairdos and were not allowed to wear pants, or makeup, or jewelry (not even wedding rings, but my mom did put her foot down about that one, lol). I… Continue
Added by Pixy Giggles on January 23, 2009 at 7:52am —
Taken from Intolerant Faith
, posted by Joe McCraw
"Negligent Fundie Parents Deny Life-saving Treatment To Daughter.
Kara Neumann, the victim of negligence by her wack-job Christian fundamentalist parents, was denied treatment by her parents, ended up dying from juvenille diabetes complications. She could have survived the ordeal, had she been taken to the hospital, yet her parents, justified in their belief that god… Continue
Added by Laura on January 23, 2009 at 3:46am —
First off, modern religion has become something of a monster. The problem I have with religion is that it is a delusion. Yes I said it a DELUSION (youre all CRAZY). To believe that a man in the sky hears all your thoughts, listens to your prayers, and talks to you telepathically is absolutely ludicrous, and it is mind-blowing to me how the majority of our society believes all of this. Do you people really think a guy who apparently has a “divine plan” for the world is going to change that… Continue
Added by Audio on January 22, 2009 at 11:48pm —