So, last weekend, I went to this giant conference in Anaheim, CA called RE Congress (http://www.recongress.org
) It for Catholic Religious Educators. As I've said before, I still spend a good part of my time helping my mom out in the church, and this including going to conferences such as these.
To tell the truth, I had a great time. Of course, it was only a five day trip, with 1.5 days spent at the conference, 1.5 days spent sight seeing in and around… Continue
Added by Jake on March 25, 2010 at 3:25am —
It is difficult to talk on the subject of religion without sounding, to some, like a fanatic. Some people I have encountered in life think I am as fanatical in my disbelief as a fundamentalist Christian might be in theirs. Some even say that my Atheism is a religion in itself, or at least that my fervour for atheism is on par…
Added by Martin Pribble on March 23, 2010 at 1:24am —
There has been a lot of writing about the “Global Atheist Convention – The Rise Of Atheism” since its completion on Sunday afternoon, so most things that can be said have already been said. There were some good reports in the… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on March 21, 2010 at 6:00pm —
I've sort of talked about this before, but it seems to be a subject I just can't seem to escape: The ever-present allure of 'Liberal' Christians. Namely, the one's who accept (or, at least, don't outright reject) gays and lesbians, evolution, and have more lax policies on things like Reconciliation (Confession) and the ultimate, unquestioning power of the Vatican (they tend to question it).
I have heard some different ideas on why it's so easy for some people to be 'sucked… Continue
Added by Jake on March 8, 2010 at 2:17am —
If you don't know what Fan Fiction is, read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_fiction
Anyone a Gilmore Girls fan? More specifically a Jess/Rory fan? If you are like those of us who think Literati (Jess & Rory) were definitely one of the most amazing TV ships ever, you probably would LOVE this fanfic by MissGoalie75 on fanfiction.net. It's called "Footnotes and Annotations" and she has taken a bunch of scenes from the show… Continue
Added by luvtheheaven on February 23, 2010 at 6:09pm —
When I became interested in The Big Bang Theory, at some point it occurred to me that if there was one Big Bang, why couldn't there have been more, in the past, at this instant for all we know, and indefinitely into the future? Then I came across the multiverse hypothesis. I have two issues with this idea, first officially coined by William James in 1895. My first question is whether alternate hypothetical universes would really qualify as other universes. Whatever the origin of… Continue
Added by Mike Donohoe on February 12, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Our universe is a place of massive physical forces, and given the microscopic size of humanity in the scale of it all, it’s not surprising that we get caught up in the midst of these forces. And when we do, lives and infrastructure are lost on a relatively massive scale.
In 2004, the Indian Ocean Tsunami, caused by a massive earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra, causing massive devastation of homes and communities, and taking more than 230,000 lives in Indonesia, Sri Lanka,… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on January 21, 2010 at 12:06am —
Added by Monica Salcedo (Monicks) on January 17, 2010 at 5:25pm —
It the Never ending stooooooooorrryyyyyyyy!!!! (And for those of you who have not seen the movie, Don't Watch It!)
Atheism Vs Theism is an old debate, a long and old debate.
I am a dedicated Atheist, I will fight with Theism on every front, but this old tired process of Atheism being the minority is getting on my Nerves!
Why must Atheism continue to be the minority?
The Debate reminds me of an analogy: Two kids are sitting in a sandbox, pulling on a… Continue
Added by Andrew Lafont on January 15, 2010 at 9:57pm —
Theism (As per Dictonary.com) is “the belief in one God as the creator and ruler of the universe, without rejection of revelation”. Those who follow this age old belief are, as I call them, 'Theists'. What good has 'Theists' offered to the world? Well, they have offered only destruction to this world. They have killed MILLIONS over petty, 'Religious Wars'. They stoop to under-handed attempts to block out any thought that goes against anything they say, under their false banner of… Continue
Added by Andrew Lafont on January 14, 2010 at 8:04pm —
This isn't a confliction that is tearing me apart by any means. I have a terrific relationship with my family, they all know I'm atheist...even though I never really have had a direct conversation. They never push their views on me. Everything works. But...
To set it up...My mother and sisters are Catholic. I went to church with them until I was 13, but I never believed.(I even tried out other churches after that..but still never believed). They've all gone their whole lives, but… Continue
Added by Neil on January 8, 2010 at 4:35pm —
From Atheist Climber blog
Logic. Reason. Rationality.
These are the 3 tools I use on a daily basis to make sense of the world. Without these tools, the world decays into a mess of suppositions and superstitions.
This means that whenever I look at the world, I have a lifetime's worth of knowledge by which I can make assessments on what is… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on January 2, 2010 at 6:23pm —
Best wishes and a Happy New Year / Happy Monkey to all of my atheist friends :-).
My wish for this year is that all of our atheist communities around the world continue their steady consolidation and growth.
This is a huge achievement for a community which holds no beliefs in common and is simply getting together on the grounds that we lack a belief in gods.
We're not sheep and so our biggest challenge will be to learn to not only accept and… Continue
Added by Trance Gemini on January 1, 2010 at 10:28am —
Added by Monica Salcedo (Monicks) on December 26, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Added by Monica Salcedo (Monicks) on December 23, 2009 at 1:00pm —
No, seriously! I was dead, just for a few minutes, but dead nonetheless. Long story short, on Sept. 25th an allergic reaction to a supposedly innocuous pill, caused my throat to close, shutting off my breathing and within minutes I was dead, literally.
But this rant is not about my ordeal from that night, which I can’t deny, was scary and surreal, and ultimately ended up with me waking up in the hospital, incredibly tired, with a sore throat and an extremely bruised chest, after 7… Continue
Added by Monica Salcedo (Monicks) on December 22, 2009 at 5:35pm —
If you haven't watched the debate, it is available here
in a series of Youtube videos. Speaking for the motion was Richard Harries and Charles Moore, against it, A.C. Grayling and Richard Dawkins.
The two speaking for the motion were quite useless, while Grayling and Dawkins were eloquent, amusing and on point. At one stage I wondered to myself whether this could possibly… Continue
Added by Prazzie on December 16, 2009 at 6:28pm —
We've all heard about the Founders (US) and their Deism. It's such a mystical word to us today. I don't know any Deists. A two sentence description of what Deists believe...
1. The Creator was a watchmaker God.
2. That means he built the world then went about his business of building worlds and had no further influence here.
I was thinking today that Deists are nothing but Atheists who lack information. So in my ever scientific manner, I look up Atheism in Wiki. Under… Continue
Added by Gaytor on December 16, 2009 at 12:30am —
“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.” - Frank Lloyd Wright
Every year at around this time I feel the need to reflect on the year passed, and be thankful. While this may be trite, I do see the end of years celebrations as an important time, a time for reflection. We all feel it to some degree.
Why is it that we feel the need to reflect and be thankful? It's a weird sensation, because I don't have a God to thank for my existence. I don't believe in a… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on December 14, 2009 at 8:33pm —
Added by Monica Salcedo (Monicks) on December 11, 2009 at 12:11pm —