Only something as actively ignorant as religion could come up with the concept of men giving birth to women. It takes a keenly stupid mind to look upon the biology of mammals across the globe and come to the conclusion that in the instance of humanity above all other creatures, man came first, birthed women into existence and then passed the buck on to her along with the pain of childbirth. Mixed in with this slight, also comes the dominion over women because of the belief that gods created…Continue
I'm not usually one to burden a stranger with my problems. Nor am I keen on sharing personal information with, anyone really. But it was suggested to me by an associate of a colleague to start a blog. I think my life is fairly interesting. I do not however think it a good use of another's life to read about my own unless there is some point to it. I kept a journal once, long ago. However, once I looked back on any previous entry I was incredibly disappointed with my past self and dearly…Continue
It's been months since I posted here but now that my personal life has reached a sort of equilibrium again, I have more mental energy. I hope things haven't changed that much on TA. TA is six years old!? Woot, woot!!
I'm currently in a sociology class and have chosen to do a report on Atheism and was wondering if anyone who is one and knows a ton about it could help me out?
Thank you to anyone that replies
I work in a very religious, but also very geek-friendly, area. Bad-with-the-good. While troubleshooting an issue today in a superior's office (whom I do not directly report to) religion somehow came up. I must point out that this guy is awesome, energetic, friendly, intelligent, but also very... well... conservative and "local". That's just what it is. So I respect him but at the same time, it's like every other religious conversation at work: I want to show my atheist colors, perhaps…Continue
Added by Chuck C on October 7, 2014 at 12:57am — No Comments
So, just to give you a little background on where I'm at in life, I am currently staying at a Christian-based homeless shelter in Washington Pennsylvania. I was arrested at the end of October 2013 for violating probation with drug charges that included a felony. I spent just over 9 months in the Washington County Correctional Facility and was released at the end of July of this year. Being that I burned all bridges in my addiction to heroin, I had no where to reside and the Washington City…Continue
|What is the nature of interstellar dust? How does it affect the starlight that passes through it? What can be done to locate and catalog the numerous, small, tenuous dust clouds that populate our galaxy at the higher latitudes? Is it possible to somehow vacuum under my refrigerator without moving the damn…|
I'm sure they will get hate mail, but it sounds like this city council wants to do the right thing.
In an email between the invocation coordinator and the atheist leader, the coordinator says, "We recognize that your drawing from the Free Thought Tradition will mean there will be no references to God, but in your own words, 'will offer some inspiration, ethical principles/norms, challenges for civic virtue, wisdom, and/or something else that will help those present…
This is a nice little gem on Uncyclopedia
Check out the full Children's book…Continue
My family and I left Christianity for 4 years ago. The main reason was/is the hatred being constantly on display at our church. This hatred wasn't visible to us before Barack Obama was President, but now it's evident in so many other areas besides politics.
My wife and kids are doing well as Atheists. I, on the other hand, am probably not. I find myself constantly dealing with anger issues.
I'm angry that my family had to go through this rejection by the people we…Continue
Added by Marinda on September 11, 2014 at 4:08pm — No Comments
Solid light could compute previously unsolvable problems Date: September 9, 2014 Source: Princeton University, Engineering School Summary: Researchers have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter. As part of an effort to develop exotic materials such as room-temperature superconductor http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140909130810.htm
HubPages has a selection of 20 films and docs with a synopsis and explanation why an atheist will appreciate the…Continue
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Deadatnoon.com is a website created by Gillian Bennett, 84, diagnosed with dementia (Alzheimer's) three years ago. Her disposition about choosing the right time to terminate is both admirable and sobering. I truly hope her blog can be an inspiration to others who feel it important to die with a morsel of dignity.
Added by Ed on September 9, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Until October 30 of last year there was an option to omit the words "so help me God" from the enlistment oath required by recruits/re-enlisting veterans of the USAF. Now they have dropped this option and made it statutory to pay homage to a god during enlistment/re-enlistment.
Two steps forward, one step…Continue
On having a Bible Club at our High School.
"We've got all kinds of religions that want a bible club! We're very diverse! We've got Methodists, Pentecostals, Baptists, Catholics... and more I am probably missing! You'll find all those religions in the club."
That was the argument supporting the club against anyone who might think we're only serving one religion. The thing that get's my goat was that he didn't say that as an excuse or alternate way to see diversity, the guy…Continue
The tale of the Twelve Officers by Mark Vuletik:
It was, of course, sad to hear that Ms. K had been slowly raped and murdered by a common thug over the course of one hour and fifty-five minutes; but when I found out that the ordeal had taken place in plain sight of twelve fully-armed off-duty police officers, who ignored her terrified cries for help, and instead just watched…Continue