By Stephen D. Foster Jr.
Religious freedom is being killed in Mississippi. It has been for a few years now. And Christian fundamentalism is the murderer.
Mississippi is ground zero for religious anti-abortion fanatics. They’ve literally nearly… Continue
Added by Rob Klaers on April 26, 2013 at 10:00pm —
Yep! Here we are!
Remember to follow the Think Atheist Radio Show on Twitter and Facebook for show news and features plus Sunday School links throughout the week! I've started a feature called Bookmarks on the Think Atheist Radio Show Blog, posting some thoughts on all… Continue
Added by Nelson on March 25, 2012 at 3:27am —
New York Times
Published: January 11, 2012
They have tried letter-writing, petitions and a lawsuit, all to no avail. So now the Christian congregations that are weeks away from… Continue
Added by Rob Klaers on March 19, 2012 at 2:48pm —
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) has proposed a 2012-2013 budget that includes heavy cuts to some key departments while giving a $43 million tax break to a massive creationist theme park.
In his plan, Beshear calls for a 6.4 percent cut to Kentucky's higher education department, a… Continue
Added by sjtoupin on January 23, 2012 at 4:11pm —
I've never posted a blog before, but I recently came across and only diary entry from when I was eighteen and just in between leaving my church life and non church life. I was pretty sure at this point I was a non believer. I didn't call myself an atheist. I didn't even know what an atheist was, but I was one.
This page was provoked by a debate I got into with another youth of the church. It was about words… Continue
Added by Natalie on May 31, 2011 at 10:27am —
So, my father just told me that I was the Second in the entire church that we go to, to ever turn out an atheist. A long time ago in 1988 there was a kid who was an atheist. And the funny thing is, is that the kid kid was actually somewhat of a child prodigy. Incredibly smart, He grew up and turned out to be a Nuclear Physicist. But theres a twist, When he he got into his early thirties, his girlfriend shot and killed him. This happened fairly recently, maybe a few years ago. Of course my dad… Continue
Added by Noah Cameron on April 19, 2011 at 6:23pm —
So confirmation is coming up soon and I was thinking how kick-ass it would be to go anyways, but when he asks in front of the entire church if I profess Lutheran beliefs, to say NO. Right there. With anyone expecting anything. It would a great edgy coming out strategy, and I Think I'v worked up enough Confidence to go threw with it. How I would love to see all those people's faces flash with shock at the person They have know for years and years, saying no at the ceremony. Although I'm not sure… Continue
Added by Noah Cameron on April 9, 2011 at 4:00pm —
Book Review of “Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars”
By Don Barbera
Sometimes, preaching to the choir is necessary to make it aware they may be singing in the wrong key, from the wrong hymnal and in the wrong church. Black atheist author Siviku… Continue
Added by DrDee on April 1, 2011 at 3:39pm —
I had no reason to believe that my dad's funeral wouldn't be religious. It was at the church where my parents were married and so my mom chose the very same Calvary Temple to have his service. I was asked to read from the bible, if either I or my half sister would read it. Since she made all sorts of excuses not to read it, I ended up doing it. Am I going against my belief or rather non-belief? Yes. Am I being there for my family, especially my newly-widowed mom? Yes. Would I do it again at… Continue
Added by Venus Lovejam on March 24, 2011 at 9:23pm —
World's Oldest "Standing" Church is in Saudi Arabia - 4th Century Assyrian Church with PICS
Jubail Church is the oldest still remaining church in the world, located in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. It dates to the 4th century. It was discovered in 1986. The government hides it from locals and… Continue
Added by Hope on March 24, 2011 at 6:43pm —
Last night I watched a fascinating show on the Smithsonian Channel about the (alleged) events that the movie The Excorcist
is loosely based on. In case you are not familiar with the story, a thirteen year old boy appeared to slowly become possessed by a demon. The event happened not longer after the unexpected death of his aunt. Weird things are said to have happened in the house and marks started showing up on the boy's body. The family took him to… Continue
Added by Pesci on October 28, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Of all the days of my 13th summer in Paskaloochee, none stands out so clearly as the day Bent Turner completely lost his mind. He had always been a little off; thus the name, Bent. What his true first name was I never bothered to ask. Bent he was to the town, the nomenclature applied with varying degrees of affection depending upon factors such as age, social status, or denominational affiliation. I say denominational rather than religious, for all in my hometown claimed kinship in the same… Continue
Added by Buck O'Roon on September 18, 2010 at 3:13am —
Just sharing it, don't even really know what to think of it. Can't really give advice on it. All it does is anger me, and push me away in a familial sense. I can't get any further in any other sense.
Hands...Who goes to church just to satisfy family, who don't know about your non-belief?… Continue
Added by Mrs. Jones on September 4, 2010 at 2:00pm —
So I work a business to business sales job that conducts full day job shadows as a second interview. More often than not I’ll have a recent graduate along for the ride so that they can get a feel for the job and I can decide if they are a good fit for the position.… Continue
Added by Shayna Erickson on August 28, 2010 at 11:30am —
Okay let me rephrase the question so that maybe someone can understand how I hear it better: Continue
"Should black people be allowed to marry?"
"Should people with blond hair be allowed to marry?"
"Should Christians be allowed to marry?"
This is what I'm hearing and it's not right - not right at all! It should not even be a discussion - It's silly to the even ask; yet, it seems to be one of the top discussions of all time.
We Americans have a…
Added by Mark Strange on August 25, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Dear Mr. Pope!
You're full of it! Another show of crocodile tears and
empty promises that something will be done to give the illusion of
caring! Another call for prayers, as if THAT will get results!
Honestly, I don't expect ANYTHING to be done! You hide behind opulent
walls and wear threads of gold while you send your minions to starving
third world countries to preach the evils of birth control! When are
you going stop acting like putting two hands together… Continue
Added by Mario Rodgers on April 19, 2010 at 12:39am —
Below are some examples of money, or a pledge that illustrate how explicitly unconstitutional the current state of each is. Imagine the outrage if the pledge or money were adorned suddenly with new wording.
In Allah we trust.
In Buddha we trust.
We trust that gods don't exist.
I pledge allegiance to the flag... one nation, without gods, indivisible...
... one nation, bless'ed be, indivisible...
... one… Continue
Added by Velogiraptor on March 5, 2010 at 10:56pm —
Well! How to begin.
I guess I'll start with my motivation
When I was a kid, I'd gone to my local Church every Sunday. I didn't know why I went, I wasn't all to sure that there was a god- even at that time, but I did believe in the history
that the Bible claimed to have happened and so I divulged myself into that.
Growing up, I had always been alone and felt a little isolated, so I felt comforted by the warmth I felt from the Church every day I… Continue
Added by Ryu Oni on January 21, 2010 at 5:36am —
This last weekend my wife and I spent 5 days in Arizona staying in Scottsdale for the most part. We traveled p to Sedona just for fun because we had heard how beautiful it was. It's a tourist trap and the day was not unlike any other long weekend when you have long lines getting into town and crowds everywhere. The natural beauty is pretty hard to rival. I've done more travelling at 35 than most Americans do in a lifetime. I travel for both work… Continue
Added by Gaytor on September 10, 2009 at 4:35am —
(previously posted on FB, resulting from this article
about the Catholic Church excommunicating people involved with helping a 9-year old rape victim obtain an abortion, and a debate
I had recently with an in-law. I thought you all might enjoy.… Continue
Added by Dave Nichols on July 22, 2009 at 7:30pm —