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Stem cell transplants repair heroin related brain damage in rodents.

To add to the growing body of evidence that stem cell research can be a boon to medicine and to our aging population, an article published today in Technology Review reports that "By injecting stem cells directly into the brain, scientists have successfully reversed neural birth defects in mice whose mothers were given heroin during pregnancy. Even though most of the transplanted cells did not survive, they induced the… Continue

Added by holysinecure on January 7, 2009 at 11:04am — 1 Comment

An atheist XMas greeting.

This is an atheist XMas greeting. Sorry it's in Spanish and kinda hard to translate. It can be found here:

Estimados Todos,

Como saben, mis saludos de fin de año suelen tener un estilo burlón y a menudo recurro a travesuras retóricas que terminan menospreciando a nuestras importadas celebraciones por el solsticio de invierno boreal.

Para bien o para mal, en estas fechas aproximadamente… Continue

Added by Retruco on January 7, 2009 at 6:19am — No Comments

My "Church"

So, putting my toe into the whole atheism thing, I really have to give props to I haven't read any of those fancy books like The God Delusion or End of Faith cuz I'z cain'ts readz and my adult on-set ADHD precludes me from any successful attempts at finishing a book. I was already a non-believer before putting a name to it, so, I saved myself $25.95 plus tax.

Hemant (aka friendlyatheist) once talked about altruism and how churches have a monopoly on… Continue

Added by Jay E on January 7, 2009 at 1:06am — 1 Comment

Just found out I'm ThinkAtheist #666!!!! woo hoo!!!

Where's my door prize? Is it the cruise to the Bahamas? Tickets to Disneyland? A goat's head, am I warm?

Added by Jay E on January 6, 2009 at 11:47pm — 1 Comment

My Interesting Family

Although I was raised without religion, I was also not raised to be against it. My parents let me find my own way based on my interactions with the world and the people I met in it. This said, my dad is very much an atheist. He and I love to watch Richard Dawkins videos together, read science books, and watch documentaries like Friends of God and Jesus Camp and just shake our always questioning heads.

Recently, something interesting has happened within my secular household. My sister… Continue

Added by Helen on January 6, 2009 at 11:30pm — 7 Comments


As I read all the people who join this forum, for me what really stands out are people who signed themselves as "never a part of a religion"

I find this painfully unfair and yes I am so unbelievably jealous. I didn't know such people existed. What kind of animals are you?

How do you go about being born into a family that doesn't shove mystical shit down your throat when you are 3 years old and helpless? Screw you up with logic like, if you don't go to church you're sinning… Continue

Added by Jay E on January 6, 2009 at 11:26pm — 2 Comments

Perspectives on the Israeli / Palestinian crisis

Given the increasingly deadly responses between Israel and the Palestinians, I’d like to get more perspectives from atheists about what the causes are, and how to, if possible, undo some of the damage done in their relationship.

Is the core of their issue religion? Land? Resources? Politics?

I won’t even pretend to be a scholar on the regional history but I know enough to say that there have been numerous injustices brought about by both sides; and their violence… Continue

Added by DJ on January 6, 2009 at 9:38pm — 2 Comments

Just on my way out

Believe in nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it. Unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.

Have a lovely life

Added by Ollie on January 6, 2009 at 8:48pm — 1 Comment

Confessions of a Former Jesus-Freak: The Beauty of Existence

So before I get to the real meat of this post, I need to give a bit of an intro and background. It's long, so bear with me.

Since becoming an atheist, I have realized that atheists can sort of be grouped into one of three catagories:

1. You were born into an atheist/non-religious family and have never held any religious beliefs.

2. You were raised in a "religion as tradition" type of family. Maybe you went to services, got first communion, etc, simply because it was a… Continue

Added by Sniz on January 6, 2009 at 5:06pm — 5 Comments

The Atheist Bus

The atheist bus journey

Thanks to you we raised enough money to put ads on 800 buses across the UK, and the campaign has gone global

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* Ariane Sherine


o Ariane Sherine

o, Tuesday 6 January 2009 12.00 GMT

o Article history

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Added by Mike on January 6, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

FOX News: Treat Atheists Like Trolls

Here's a fun video for you all. Fox And Friends' shit-for-brains hosts interview another ignorant shit-for-brains guest, and hilarity ensues. Hilarity of the sort that makes you want to scream.

Youtube Video: Treat Atheists Like Trolls

Watch it a second time, replacing "atheists" with "Jews" and you will see just how outrageous it is that shit like this is put on the air. Shameful.

Added by Andrew the Fluffer on January 6, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

It is rainy and cold, therefore, I'm alive!

My overall reaction after my first chat on this page was great, I don't think we got anywhere with a topic or understanding the different beliefs in the room, but it was thoroughly interesting and definitely a challenge.

I think where we left off was the matter of free will being in control, as it can only be controlled by you.

What I was trying to get at with this was how as humans, having faith is a channel which you choose to react through.

Faith being that my point of view…

Added by Ollie on January 6, 2009 at 11:57am — 3 Comments

Coming to Know My Father

I never quite fit in. I think most of us felt that way at some point in our life. Because I had been raised Christian, I was convinced it was because I was “not of this world”. For one thing, that sounded very romantic. My discontent had a source and it was Heaven… where, obviously, I belonged.

I thought this must be doubly true because I didn’t fit in with my family. They were everything I wasn’t. I had always been just a little bit more serious-minded while they were outgoing and… Continue

Added by CJoe on January 6, 2009 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

... and you thought there was only one bible!!!

Here is a collection of hilarious bible misprints over the years. Boy would I like to have one of these, ha ha ha ha!!!

(courtesy of wikipedia)

In various printings of the King James Version of the Bible, some of the more famous examples have been given their own names. Among them are:

The Blasphemous Comma Several editions: Part of Luke 23 reads "And there were also two other malefactors. [crucified with Jesus]" It should have read "And there were also two… Continue

Added by Fluther on January 6, 2009 at 5:19am — 3 Comments

Bible Timeline

I found this bible timeline on ...

... it seems to be scholarly. I don't know much about this subject and it doesn't really interest me (I'm not going to discuss the emperor's clothes if he's not wearing any clothes!!) but if anyone has anything to add or any observations to make, feel free. This is not my work and I think it can be amended by anyone, but let's not be trolls about it.

Added by Fluther on January 6, 2009 at 3:17am — 1 Comment

$700 billion, no, more like 7.36 trillion. CNBC

This makes me want to vomit!

So who else is really starting to wonder if there wont be a collapse of the U.S. in the near future. All im saying is that thankfully i'll still be living in the republic of California.

BTW, i'm still beating my shirt that massive inflation is going to hit sooner than we think.

Added by Mike on January 5, 2009 at 5:56pm — 1 Comment

Free 2009 Calendar!

Go to my website and download a free 2009 calendar!

Added by CoganBooks on January 5, 2009 at 5:46pm — 1 Comment

BART P.D. Shoots subdued unarmed man in the back.

Watch the story, tragic and graphic. I see so many stories about tazerings in situations that are unjustified. Some lead to deaths even though tazers are supposed to be non-lethal. It's obviously incorrect, they should be renamed sometimes-none-lethal. A Canadian news paper tested 45 tazers this year, 10% miss fired and produced far more voltage than was specified in the… Continue

Added by Mike on January 5, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

I'm a god-less heathen

I think what spurred me to really start thinking about what I believe is when I witnessed my sister telling my 5 year old niece that Santa wasn't real but Jesus was. What was worse, later my niece recited it back to me. I felt sad that her mind is so vulnerable and is being filled with the nonsense that her mom wanted to spill into it. I wanted to shake my sister and yell in her face that what she was doing was ridiculous! Neither Santa for God are real!

Uhg, so here I am on this quest to… Continue

Added by Erica on January 5, 2009 at 12:24pm — 11 Comments

I'm Gonna Miss You :'(

I'm going for a vacation to central java for 3-4 days... I'm going to miss coming to this site, and replying to discussion, photos, comments, videos and everything! :'( I guess I have to endure it for some days. Anyway I'll miss you so much Think Atheist!

Added by Dinah on January 5, 2009 at 11:21am — 5 Comments

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