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Phoenix - the mythical bird

fawkes Most constellations are a Latin word that translates to some generic thing. But a few are their own translation such as a specific person's name. The Phoenix is a unique mythical bird that is pretty much only known as Phoenix, the bird that's hard to get rid of. As we all learned…

Added by Brad Snowder on December 18, 2016 at 11:39am — 3 Comments

Pictor - the painter's easel

puppyvangogh Pictor is part of the Lacaille Group, the handful of constellations named after a bunch of 18th century stuff by a 18th century French guy. In this case it is the easel which held the artist's canvas in the days before Photoshop. Fun fact, the word "easel" is the old german…

Added by Brad Snowder on December 11, 2016 at 10:07am — 6 Comments

PK661 & Desi Bedouins

Pakistan is a corrupt state where the heads of all institutions are morally corrupt & their moral values based on religion.

Big scams are routine matters when new projects are launched. Kickbacks are taken & this becomes a burden for the poor as inflation increases. Nobody cares about this & sometimes the consequences are that people pay with their lives.

Two days ago a flight PK661 crashed & a favourite singer of my childhood died with other 47 people…


Added by Noon Alif on December 9, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Catholic Vegetarians??

Before I get to the questions I would like to suggest that one of the biggest predictors of a person’s religion is geography. A person born and raised in Alabama is most likely to become a Christian while a person born and raised in Riyadh is most likely to become a Muslim and in India a 95% chance of being a Hindu.

I recently spoke with a Hindu who has very little knowledge of Christianity and even less of Catholicism. We were discussing religious beliefs and I was asked to explain…


Added by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on December 7, 2016 at 4:00pm — 16 Comments

An Election & Corruption

Few days ago there was a by-election in Jhang Pakistan. A banned terrorist organisation openly campaigned & won.

These terrorist organisation are having a hand of establishment on their back thats why they are openly allowed to run their campaign. Followers of such organisations openly campaign on social media for promoting their extremism. Cyber crime bill has been passed but nobody takes any action against them.

From my knowledge most of the religious countries… Continue

Added by Noon Alif on December 5, 2016 at 7:37pm — 4 Comments

Pisces - the fishes

gofish The Autumn constellation of Pisces is a good example of how a group of stars can get a name without being a connect-the-dots sort of thing. It appears to have been started in ancient Mesopotamia by astronomers in the easternmost region of the fertile crescent, or in biblical…

Added by Brad Snowder on December 3, 2016 at 2:07pm — 1 Comment

They're Here

Time of reckoning. Aliens have arrived. Superior beings are in charge. So much so that the cosmos is understood. All adults are compelled to take a stand as to whether god(s) exist(ed). Answer incorrectly and you are dispatched with extreme prejudice. 

Are you tied in knots and filled with fear? Or do you walk into the moment of truth confessional with aplomb?

Is the typical atheist as certain/carefree in giving her answer as the orthodox theist?

Added by Jake LaFort on November 29, 2016 at 11:54am — 20 Comments

Religion & Questions

It's a very old theocratic belief that there is someone in the skies who listens to our prayers & fulfills with his kindness. Every religion emphasis on its followers to pray more & more to get the happiness of God. Being a freethinker such ideas generated lot of questions in my mind but the answers of religious people never satisfied me.…


Added by Noon Alif on November 28, 2016 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Humanists of Westminster Meet Up

Howdy! Just wanted to post a link to my newly created MeetUp, Humanists of Westminster (

Anyone who lives in Carroll County, Maryland or is interested in this group and feels like driving, please hit me up! We will be having our first meeting before the holidays.

Stay tuned!


Added by Eric Smallwood on November 28, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Rabbit Trail That Leads to Nowhere

Over the past 4 years I have gone through a lot. I've lost everything and rebuilt from nothing and attempted to reclaim both my life and my sanity.

I parted ways with my old way of life and embraced a new one. Completely. I lived in a completely new way foreign to anything I had everything experienced before. Every decision I made was based on my new found philosophy of life. Decisions were made based on 'facts' and 'logic.' Never emotions or feelings. I spent hours upon hours trying… Continue

Added by Belle Rose on November 27, 2016 at 7:36am — 85 Comments

Piscis Austrinus - the southern fish

zatarains The autumn sky includes the constellation of Piscis Austrinus, which is currently distinguished from neighboring Pisces Not-Austrinus with the convenient moniker Austrinus which means "Southern." At one time many folks referred to these stars as being "The Great Fish" as…

Added by Brad Snowder on November 27, 2016 at 12:40am — No Comments

Puppis - the stern

poopdeck2 The constellation Puppis is part of a whole group of constellations that represents various parts of the good ship Argo, made famous by its crew, Jason and the Argonauts. These particular stars are the ass end of that ship, i.e. the poop deck. …


Added by Brad Snowder on November 20, 2016 at 12:47pm — 1 Comment



Added by Noon Alif on November 20, 2016 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Pakistani Atheists & Threats

There is always a big campaign against Atheist people in Muslim countries. For more than six years I have been tweeting against the corrupt political & religious elite in Pakistan. I discussed it many time in my previous blog posts.Few days back this page was shared on social media by different people against us.…


Added by Noon Alif on November 17, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Religious Bigots & American Election

Most of the Pakistani people still think that 9/11 was done by America & Osama Bin Ladan was not in AbbotAbad etc. If Osama was not in AbbotAbad then why Pakistani corrupt Army Generals did not raise their voice against Americans action on international level. In fact they did not have the moral courage.

Most of the Pakistani's abuse their liberal & secular voices. When Narendra Modi was elected in India they abused as Donald Trump won they did the…


Added by Noon Alif on November 17, 2016 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Pyxis - the compass box

130277 Pyxis is a constellation in the southern sky that honors the mariner's compass. Short of the Internet itself, few things have shrunk our world like a free-floating magnetized needle.

The constellation is basically just three stars in a line…

Added by Brad Snowder on November 12, 2016 at 2:02pm — No Comments


Religious sects are the very basic problem of a religious society as we know in Pakistan sectarian violence is at its peak. Every 2nd day people are being killed and kidnapped on sectarian grounds.

A religious state SaudiArabia which is unable to give equal right to other sects of Islam & same with Iran whether its Shia or Sunni, Islamic ideology spread barbarism & terrorism.
all the Islamic sects & religious organisations stand on the ground of…

Added by Noon Alif on November 7, 2016 at 9:14am — 3 Comments

Squeaky Bum Time

The term comes from the world of English soccer and refers to the final stages of a competition when it is still all to play for and the tension prevents anyone from relaxing in their seats.

I have followed the U.S. election…


Added by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on November 6, 2016 at 4:00pm — 23 Comments

Reticulum - the net

eyepiece2 The stars in the constellation Reticulum represent the tiny network of lines in a certain type of telescope eyepiece. They are usually etched into a lens element and are akin to the cross-hairs in a rifle scope. In this case they are not only used for aiming, but also for…

Added by Brad Snowder on November 5, 2016 at 11:01pm — 1 Comment


Memes have becomes memes.

When i first read Darrel Ray's God Virus I was confused as to whether he was positing a real phenomenon or was drawing an analogy. And when i hear or read others expand on or elaborate about some meme or other i am similarly unsure as to what is meant.

So for anybody who is a proponent of memes are you making a metaphor or do you mean that there is some observable and measurable phenomenon. Is there a change at the molecular level once a person has…


Added by Jake LaFort on November 5, 2016 at 11:26am — 1 Comment

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