All Blog Posts Tagged 'children' (29)

Reality Isn't Up for Debate

John Zande wrote a fantastic post about why atheists care about religion. In it, he addressed the idea that a comfortable lie should take precedence over potentially uncomfortable truths.  I've written…

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Added by M.M.J. Gregory on December 6, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Working in the church as an undercover atheist

If you've read my earlier blog posts, you know that I don't believe in god, but one of my current jobs is directing music at a small Methodist church.  It's so interesting just how your perspective on a church service changes once you remove belief in god: things that previously seemed quite ordinary now seem absolutely ludicrous.  I mean, there are the obvious things: the Lord's Prayer, prayer in general, the scripture readings (yesterday, no joke, we actually read aloud Psalm 14, which…

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Added by A. T. Heist on September 16, 2013 at 11:15am — 3 Comments

Agape Love

Growing up, I was taught about the kind of love God the Father has for his children; it was called "agape love." I understood it as the kind of love that allows a parent to forgive their children for wrongdoing, and the sort of love that allows God to forgive humankind for sin. It was something to take comfort in. The message that we had "fallen short" was pounded into my head, and God's love had to be extremely powerful to…

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Added by CJoe on June 30, 2013 at 6:52pm — 46 Comments

"I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made." -Yahweh(?)/Moses(?)

I don't know about you, but that sure sounds like a guy I'd want to worship!

/sarcasm

No. My thoughts are more similar to this point of view:

noah

Really, it's more like a dad who drowned all of his children except for one kid and was like, "Don't worry. I won't murder you or any of the kids I have from here on out! Well, at least not by drowning all of them in a massive flood... You know I mean it too because I made you a pretty painting."

The truly…

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Added by M.M.J. Gregory on June 13, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Eggs for the Kids at Kasese Humanist Primary School Fundraiser

I've been working with Bwambale Robert, the project director of the Kasese Humanist Primary School in Uganda on a way to get more nutritious meals to their young students

I'm pleased to announce the launch of a two-phase project to get a large secure coop built on the school!  Chickens mean eggs.…

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Added by Godless Poutine on July 17, 2012 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Just A new one.

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…

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Added by masarumono duff on March 7, 2012 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Being snotty and being right, are two different things.

Somehow I feel priviliged when I read the stories here. I was brought up in a non religious household, I have never been inside a church unless it was a funeral or baptism. I didn't think it was odd as a child. My dad was a flaming communist, which also colored my oppinion on religion and politics. But that was really not the point of this blog entry, and yet it is.

I like any other parent, teaches my children what I believe to be the "truth", and my honest oppinion on Religion is,…

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Added by Rikke Petersen on February 13, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

My son debates the existence of God at school

School started back for my fourth grader last week, and I was taken aback when he came home and told me about a little playground debate he had with his classmates about the existence or nonexistence of God.

My son knows that I'm an atheist, while his mother is a God believer. We've had several, mostly, civil debates about God and religion, but I have never forced my views upon my children. And besides taking them to church on occasion, my wife doesn't push her beliefs onto them…

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Added by Bakari Chavanu on August 25, 2011 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Being raised christian with a rational mind

Ever since I was born my parents have always told me there was a god but no santa clause or tooth fairy. I didn't understand how they expected me to understand why god was invisible and never speaking up for himself. It was hard for me, but I believed with all my might and became what you'd call a hardcore christian. I feared for my soul and everyone else's and never wanted to be raptured because there was so much work to do with all these atheists and catholics.... Really funny now that I…

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Added by Vikki Garland on July 3, 2011 at 10:38pm — 3 Comments

A Tidbit about My 3-year old.

I love watching my kid grow. She's learning more and more each day and her imagination just amazes me. She has recently been wanting to learn about Earth and other planets. We look up at the stars at night and I try to explain how far away each star really is. I've also bought several science-themed booked for her and she loves them!



As she's been learning about about the Universe, she has began to create her own version of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." She now… Continue

Added by Scarlette Blues on June 24, 2011 at 11:34am — 6 Comments

Thoughts from an atheist

Do you feel yourself holding back in a conversation because you don't want to sound overly 'smart' or offending the opposing side? I sometimes find myself doing so. Sometimes, I have to watch my language because, let's face it, some people 'don't know them big words.' I also find myself holding back because I don't want to upset anyone or make anyone feel as if I'm picking on them. I see myself doing this all the time...

 

A friend of mine asked for facebook prayers [I have…

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Added by Scarlette Blues on May 19, 2011 at 8:57pm — 4 Comments

Camp Quest

Finally!

 

While reading "The God Delusion," Dawkins points out Camp Quest, a secular camp for children and adults. I immediately put the book down and searched for information. What do ya know! The first annual camp in SOUTH CAROLINA will be taking place this October. (There are others around the country and for those with children, I encourage you to take a look).

 

From their website:

 

"Camp…

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Added by Scarlette Blues on March 14, 2011 at 5:09pm — 2 Comments

"BORING!" - A short rant about what is wrong with American Education.

American education has a reputation for being abysmal for a developed country. There are many factors that go into this... but one that is not addressed enough is the problem of "parrot learning." In recent years american citizens, parents, and educators have started to learn about this deep problem [at least they have found the tip of the iceberg] - standardized tests. The SAT has come under fire - which it deserves - because it promotes parrot learning. It encourages children to memorize…

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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on March 13, 2011 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

In The Beginning Was The Herd...

Toda

y, my kid started in a new class room. He is nearing 3 years old in February and already he is ready to move to another class. Now if he can learn to dress and undress himself (besides fully achieving “pottiness”) like the other children he will be on his way. I was so worried about how to teach him to do certain things mainly the basics such as manners, dressing, socializing, but I'm discovering he is learning from the herd. Ah, yes, learning from the herd. The herd comes by any…

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Added by Shanna on January 4, 2011 at 10:13pm — 1 Comment

God and faith without parents.

If someone was brought up in a controlled environment where information was filtered and they were given zero information about god, what would their belief/value system become?



Does god have a way of communicating with people or has he devolved the spiritual continuence on the parents of the child to bring said child up in said faith?



I wonder how many children who are brought up in faith A, sudenly denounce it and adopt faith B? The lack of wholescale movement to the 'one… Continue

Added by Phil on July 26, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Let’s REGRESS…not PROGRESS!

I live in Texas.

I’ve always been an atheist.

All my life I’ve had to put up with these bible pounding clowns who think their “Manure” does not stink.

Well it does.

I’ve seen these clown just ruin a college.

At first there were no preachers on the Board of Regents.

Then one day there was one.

Then two.

The next thing you knew all the Regents were preachers.

That lead to the demise of the college.

It lost it’s… Continue

Added by Rick on May 25, 2010 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

The Massive Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Cover-up and the Silent Acceptance Through Participation





This week it came to light that the Boy Scouts of America have kept “Perversion Files”; thousands of files that outlined sexual abuse in the BSA and how they systematically covered it up. As the BSA propagated acts of prejudice against nearly a quarter of the country’s population by banning…

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Added by LaRae Meadows on March 24, 2010 at 12:33pm — 4 Comments

The Woman's Role in the Home

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…
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Added by Angie the Anti-Theist on January 27, 2010 at 8:14pm — 2 Comments

Facebook Debate: The Purpose of Sex

So, this discussion is still on-going (more or less) but I thought I'd post it here anyway for anyone who would like to read it.



It all started when one of my xtian friends posted this picture:

Along with the caption: "Seriously, do it for the kids. Doesn't get more Catholic/Pro Life than that."



It should be noted that he posted this in a folder labeled "Random/Funny/Sarcastic Humor/etc"

However, because… Continue

Added by Jake on November 16, 2009 at 2:33am — 6 Comments

Kids Teaching Us Who God Hates

According to a report on ireport.com the folks from Westboro Baptist Church (of godhatesfags.com fame) were in San Diego this weekend protesting--with their… Continue

Added by Nix Manes on October 19, 2009 at 7:09pm — 2 Comments

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