Yesterday, we got news that my (ex) Aunt died unexpectedly. She was undergoing radiation for cancer and started feeling poorly. They took her to the hospital and within a few hours she was dead. They're not 100% certain of what killed her but doctors think it may have been a blood clot. She was in her 30s.
She is survived by a small, close-knit family, her ex-husband (my biological uncle), and my 7 year old cousin. Although divorced, my Uncle was still in love with her, so he is… Continue
Added by Kairan Nierde on October 4, 2013 at 3:15pm —
Recently, Representative Todd Aiken (R -- Missouri) caused a furor when he stated that victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant. Soon, he was on his heels, backtracking and trying to save his race for a senate seat. Sharon Barnes, a member of the Missouri Republican committee tried to explain his comment. Ms. Barnes "echoed Mr. Akin’s statement that very few rapes resulted in pregnancy, adding that 'at that point, if God has chosen to bless this person with a life, you don’t kill… Continue
Added by Thaddeus Dombrowski on August 22, 2012 at 4:00am —
This is a piece, roughly translated it and edited to point out this part, of a news article that appeared in a newspaper in my country:
In an alarming number of suicides committed by youngsters between 9 and 16 in Dominican Republic one raises the eyebrows. As Jiménez Páez, director of the National Institute of Forensic Pathology puts it. Several of this happenings have struck him very hard, as the one of this 9 year old that kill himself after arriving home from an evangelical mass… Continue
Added by Cesar Deicide on July 25, 2012 at 1:47am —
My first blog.. let's hope we don't get bored?
I have been working alongside people of whom moved to my country from India. When i started my job (my FIRST job at 16) I hoped i could be guided and helped along the way. Don't get me wrong- i was; by the owner. He (who came from KENYA and INDIA) left us in charge when he thought i was able to sustain the shop on my own (after three months) Which meant i was left to work around my manager and three colleagues (one of which no… Continue
Added by masarumono duff on March 7, 2012 at 4:19pm —
Added by Daniel on May 17, 2011 at 1:00pm —
About a year ago, my daughter who was two at the time found Veggie Tales. Fruits and vegetables that tell stories from the Bible using modern twists, including Indiana Jones and The Princess and the Pea. It does mention god and Jesus throughout the entire show. One episode later and my daughter was hooked. She completely fell in love the cucumber. She calls him "Pickle".
A few months ago, Veggie Tales Live! came… Continue
Added by Scarlette Blues on April 15, 2011 at 7:08pm —
For the very first time in my life, I am actually ashamed to be American.
Despite the overt disgust churning in my stomach right now, I'm hesitant to write this.
It goes against everything I stand for. I'm American. I love my country. After traveling the world, I know this is an amazing place. I'm patriotic and political. I believe in change from within.
But then this.…
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on December 17, 2010 at 8:00pm —
Added by The God Critic on April 21, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Gilbert Deya is a Evangelical Preacher in the UK with 36,000 followers. He's been performing modern day miracles. For his followers that are infertile or into menopause that want children, he's been using the power of the lord to deliver them a child. The power of the lord is undeniable! These women go into a room not even pregnant, go into labor and deliver a child. Hallelujah!
We all know right away, this must be a scam. This is a great demonstration of the ills of being… Continue
Added by Gaytor on April 1, 2010 at 12:09pm —
I've been writing this series over on my blog http://AngietheAntiTheist.blogspot.com I've put this passage in it's entirety here, and the links for comments on this post, and follow-up posts in the series, are provided at the end.
Looking at "The Woman's Role in the Home" by Christian homeschooling mother Rachel Harkins makes me want to wash out my eyes with bleach. Or acid.
I enjoy coming up with acrostics… Continue
Added by Angie the Anti-Theist on January 27, 2010 at 8:14pm —
From Not My God
Here in the Not My God penthouse, I’ve realized that I’ve been doing this blog for almost a year. Praise Darwin! I’m acknowledging the milestone a little early since I’ll be in Germany meeting my new nephew soon and probably away from the blog.
I’ve certainly learned a lot about the subject matter and gotten a lot to think about through this book project. I conceived Not My God in the first place… Continue
Added by Sarah Trachtenberg on October 8, 2009 at 2:23pm —
A new but predictable story out of Ireland was released today. The Irish institutions for juveniles (old tern for the jailing of juvenile criminals and incorrigibles) were often run by religious groups including the Catholic Chruch. It was announced that abuses had certainly occurred from 1940 to the mid 80's at "Endemic" rates.
The abuses ranged from emotional to physical beatings for no known reason to sexual abuse. The children lived in fear not knowing if the abuse was going to come… Continue
Added by Gaytor on May 21, 2009 at 1:01am —
In my work as an advocate for foster children in America, I’ve seen personally a level of abuse that might damage the psyche of an average person. I once saw a two year old child, with a face still so swollen he couldn’t open his eyes, returned to abusive home after two weeks in the hospital because “it was just the first time it happened.” So when I hear the abuse word thrown out willy-nilly, devaluing the plight of children who are actually abused, it makes me want to start a crusade.… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on May 4, 2009 at 9:00pm —