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 —
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 —
So, like usual on my downtime, I was Stumbling about the internet, and I came across this article. It talks about some Muslims in Britain that want to include certain religious laws in with British Law. In it, the author lists some of these Muslim laws. Some are pretty common sense, but others...
* the right shoe should be put on first, followed by the left;
* you should lie on your right when sleeping;
* you should sit down to eat.
Ok, so I know the focus of the… Continue
Added by Sniz on January 21, 2009 at 2:46pm —
In my previous post, I mentioned my issues regarding Jesus being "the way" and all the people who live(d) in countries where the Christian message is not heard. Here are some others:
1. If God created us in his image, and he is perfect, why are there so many genetic disorders?
2. We would generally consider a person who needed to be "praised" (beyond normal gratitude) as an egomaniac. If it's a personality flaw in a human being, why is it perfection in a supreme… Continue
Added by Karen Davis on January 19, 2009 at 1:24pm —
When and if you get into a civilized discussion with a theist, this question seldom fails to arise sooner or later: "What if you're wrong?"
This question always makes be smirk because of the condescending tone that usually accompanies the question; which to me implies “I know I’m right and you’re wrong.”So how do you handle this question?
My answer (more-or-less):… Continue
Added by Johnny on January 19, 2009 at 3:44pm —
Here are 120 things you can do starting today to help you think faster, improve memory, comprehend information better and unleash your brain’s full potential.
1. Solve puzzles and brainteasers.
2. Cultivate ambidexterity. Use your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth, comb your hair or use the mouse. Write with both hands simultaneously. Switch hands for knife and fork.
3. Embrace ambiguity. Learn to enjoy things like paradoxes and optical illusions.
4. Learn mind… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on August 27, 2008 at 4:27am —
I've always been afraid to voice out my opinions on religion and how i find them revolting and the people are barbarians, because im living in indonesia where it is a religion country and everyone has to own a religion no matter what. if they dun, they are considered a communist, and out of this country or get arrested. im especially afraid to share my feelings about the muslims (because the majority here is muslims). my friends are mostly christian fanatics who keep bothering me to go to… Continue
Added by Dinah on January 4, 2009 at 11:34pm —
I am a Skeptic. I give myself the label as proudly as one would if they were to call themselves a Saint or a Celebrity.
I will never stop doubting, either. Doubting has been given a rather bad rap over the course of history, but it is the stuff revolutions and emancipations are made of. Do I really need to elaborate on the ways in which doubt has been the savior of humans and humankind? Unfortunately, I think I do.
For starters, I think I shall rename… Continue
Added by Cara Coleen on January 3, 2009 at 10:22pm —
This will be my first blog on thinkatheist... and I'm not really sure what I want to write about, only that I want to write. I'm sitting in the office of one of my best friend's father and am thinking about the past year of my life (as it is the last day OF this year).
The year began in Pueblo, Colorado. I had moved away from Nashville the previous year (the end of May 2007) and was at the early stages of my transition from Christianity to Agnosticism/Atheism. Like Sam Harris, I… Continue
Added by Cara Coleen on December 31, 2008 at 4:59pm —
Hey guys! I am planning to have a contest on who can make the best atheist cake :) I just need some input what you guys would think would be good rules.
Prizes would be a free item from either the clothing stores or amazon store.
Help me flesh some ideas :) For example you could make the cake out of anything you can think of. It has to say "Think Atheist" some place on the… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on December 31, 2008 at 3:30pm —
by Richard Dawkins
The following article is from Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 21, Number 4.
Creation “scientists” have more need than most of us to parade their degrees and qualifications, but it pays to look closely at the institutions that awarded them and the subjects in which they were taken. Those vaunted Ph.D.s tend to be in subjects such as marine engineering or gas kinetics rather than in relevant disciplines like zoology or geology. And often they are earned not… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on December 30, 2008 at 6:18am —
There is something about the "I don't believe in God" definition of atheist that bothers me. Now maybe I am being too pedantic but doesn't that definition in some way implies there IS a God and I am just not believeing in it and that I am being stubborn?
I usually tell people I am an atheist because I believe there is NO God. I say as a skeptic and rational thinker, although I cannot say categorically that there actually is 100% NO God (as you can never prove the non-existance of… Continue
Added by Liam on December 21, 2008 at 2:30am —
I did this with a bunch of dollar bills, and they are now in circulation, maybe they'll bring some people in. According to Penn, it isn't illegal like many think. So hopefully he's right lol
Added by Atheist Ninja on November 29, 2008 at 11:20pm —
Atheists and agnostics are the only two groups of people in the US against whom discrimination is not only expected, but acceptable.
A black man may become president. A woman may become president. In short just about anybody may become president, but I guarantee that, in my lifetime, an person refuses to profess a faith in God will never achieve the nation's highest office.
As an atheist, I believe that a Muslim has a greater… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on November 10, 2008 at 8:30am —
This morning there was a knock at my door. When I answered the door I found a well-groomed, nicely dressed couple. The man spoke first.
John: "Hi! I'm John, and this is Mary."
Mary: "Hi! We're here to invite you to come kiss Hank's ass with us."
Me: "Pardon me?! What are you talking about? Who's Hank, and why would I want to kiss his ass?"
John: "If you kiss Hank's ass, he'll give you a million dollars; and if you don't, he'll kick the shit out of… Continue
Added by Atheist Ninja on November 5, 2008 at 3:38am —
The darkened day.
The time of midnight life.
A new universe creeps silently to the stage.
Another world to see.
Another life to live.
The sun is now the moon's shadow.
The white orb's reflection through a pool of black.
The creatures, fluid and fading in form.
This swift veil of drear fogs our virgin eyes.
A burst of light wakens the horizon.
A wave of sunny demise.
Another murder of the shadow… Continue
Added by Morticia on October 27, 2008 at 8:14pm —
1. Never ask a woman if she wants to have sex by asking her if she wants to have sex.
2. It is more important to have good health insurance than good health.
3. Don't bluff more than once in a poker game with friends.
4. When one of the big bosses at work unexpectedly says something really cheery and friendly to you, he means absolutely nothing by it. Not even if he's your father.
5. Wear as much black as you can. It makes you look slimmer and cooler.… Continue
Added by Kate on October 26, 2008 at 1:54am —
Due to a minor infraction at MySpace.com (ie. being an atheist and speaking out,) my account was deleted. I opened another account, just to keep in touch with old friends, and marked it 'private'.
So far only a few have accepted my friend request.
While this could be a coincidence, I can't help feeling that some of them just couldn't reconcile my beliefs .. or, non-beliefs. I was never critical of them directly, but I made quite a few anti-evangelical postings (usually… Continue
Added by Benji on October 23, 2008 at 12:12pm —
Believers sometimes struggle to explain exactly how miracles work to we atheists. This is understandable. Explaining something that doesn't exist can be tough. Fortunately, I found two Christians who were at least willing to try amidst a sad story from Florida. Maybe we can learn something about miracles together.
The driver of a tractor-trailer, talking on his cell phone while driving like virtually every bad driver I see on the road these days (can you tell this is a pet peeve?),… Continue
Added by Don Fox on October 8, 2008 at 12:06pm —
MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — The largest group of atheists and agnostics in the United States is suing President George W. Bush, the governor of Wisconsin and other officials over a federal law designating a National Day of Prayer.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation sued Friday in U.S. district court, arguing that the president's mandated proclamations calling on Americans to pray violates a constitutional ban on government officials… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on October 7, 2008 at 7:00pm —