From a blog called "Deep Thoughts"
Toby Stangel went on a shooting spree in Hawaii, killing a mother of 10 and wounding several others. By all accounts, the shootings were the random acts of a troubled youth. Stangel’s father is the pastor of… Continue
Added by Heather Henderson on June 6, 2011 at 10:56pm —
In watching a few debates and documentaries concerning athiests such as Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins, I've found some of the athiest responses tend to miss the mark.
For example, there's the small clip of Richard Dawkins answering the question "What if you're wrong?" (link here). While he does make a valid point about your religion being a result of whatever culture and country you grew up in, one aspect…
Added by Discern on May 30, 2011 at 4:40am —
Has it ever occurred to apocalypse-eager Christians that spending 2000 years obsessively waiting and preparing for the end of the world is not just disturbing but a waste of the one life you do have?
Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on May 28, 2011 at 3:00pm —
I just read an LA Times article
about Obama and Immigration Reform. The whole article is quite sickening to the hardened non-believer like myself, but what's even more irking to me is how overdone he was at this "Latino Prayer Breakfast" with the scripture, the "morals", etc. I don't really have much of an end-note here for this blog, but I thought I would share because… Continue
Added by Justin P. on May 12, 2011 at 11:41am —
I decided to go ahead and formally introduce myself to the community-so, HEY everyone! Nice to be on here :) I'm 20 years old, and can honestly say that my life up until now with religion has been TERRIBLE. Until january of this year, I was a very convinced fundamentalist Christian (surprise-surprise ;). I was convinced that Jesus Christ was lord and savior, the earth was 6000 years old, and that the earth would be ending soon. I know, I know, foolishness. But I never actually asked myself the… Continue
Added by Shamari on May 7, 2011 at 8:30pm —
As an opener I'd like to state that my worldview has absolutely nothing to do with my atheism. I like to think that were I a theist I would still hold life, the universe, and everything in exactly the same regards. This post is not intended to answer any questions about nor explain my view on theism. Correlation does not imply causation. That being said, let us proceed.
Where did we… Continue
Added by A. Dave on May 1, 2011 at 11:42am —
Right, so... someone posted about their buddies being 'deeply hurt' about all the antitheist posts he was making on Facebook. Like Catholic Priests aren't FB fodder enough? :)
So hey man..I can't find your thread cus I'm reaaaaaaaalllly drunk right now, but I wanted to share this with you:
I've been 'out of the closet' to all of my friends and most of my relatives for like three years now. For the most part, the dust has settled and we are all begrudgingly on speaking terms… Continue
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on April 27, 2011 at 10:15pm —
I’ve always been one to let curiosity get the best of me. On the playground as a child, I refused to use the space as it was intended the way other children did. I played on the roof, I played on the outside of the walls, I climbed up the support beams. I wasn’t inclined to be restricted by the ‘right’ way to interact with the space set out for me. This trend of individualism marked many important decisions in my life, from being an exchange student… Continue
Added by Derek S Murphy on April 26, 2011 at 1:30am —
Hey there, any of you had this experience, uncomfortable... embarrassing... my folks are coming over for Easter Lunch tomorrow, getting Lamb, my Mum is cooking a special Symnal Cake in which bits of the cake represent different pieces of the Easter Story (in marzipan)... it's the most religios day of the year and my Fundie Mum and my Vicar Dad are spending it with us... any of youdoing anything similar?
Added by Chris Lambert on April 23, 2011 at 4:23am —
Does anyone else here feel like they wasted so much time when they were christians, that they could have used that time to actually do something with themselves? For example I love to play guitar and when I think back to all the time that I spent doing christian youth projects, spreading the "good" word, or what have you. I feel really cheated out of time well spent. Damn I could have been the next John Petrucci!
Added by Brandon Cure on April 22, 2011 at 12:49am —
I am a former Atheist. Oh, I grew up in the Church. My parents were Catholic, but that didn’t work for me – and sometime in junior high I told them I didn’t believe in God. That honestly may have been just a case of a teenager trying to get under his parent’s skin, but as time went on my doubt became real. In high school I started preparing for a career as a journalist – was trained to question everything. I spent my adult life in that line of work and saw and reported on a number of… Continue
Added by doug wahl on April 14, 2011 at 9:56am —
"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars..."
- Og Mandino
I try my best to conclude what drives a person's faith. The abstruseness of the universe -- its complexity and incomprehension -- seems to be a channeling element of the ignorance (and fear) that stops a person from looking up. I'll never come to a defining explanation, because the…
Added by Gaetano on April 11, 2011 at 12:45am —
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on April 8, 2011 at 8:33pm —
"HACKENSACK, N.J. --
Two Roman Catholic school workers from New Jersey have pleaded not guilty to charges of having sex with female students during a high school's class trip to Germany.
Thirty-one-year-old Artur Sopel was vice president of operations at Paramus Catholic High School and 27-year-old Michael Sumulikoski was a substitute teacher… Continue
Added by Scarlette Blues on April 8, 2011 at 7:54pm —
So, I just had a visit from my fundie grandmother and my little cousin who is the same age as my daughter [age 3]. I'm sure the mother of the little boy know I'm an atheist but not my grandmother (unless she's told her which is possible).
The visit was going good with no mention of god or the Bible. Then it came...
Grandma: Ok sweetie, now tell them Genesis 1:1
Cousin: In de beginin', god created de heavens n earf...
My daughter just stared at him… Continue
Added by Scarlette Blues on March 31, 2011 at 3:15pm —
A ran across a blog written by Benjamin Radford. According to a recent test conducted by "The Pew Forum" has shown that Atheists and Jews seem to know more about religion than others.
"The researchers polled nearly 3,500 Americans and asked them 32 basic questions about world religions, their texts, main figures, and tenets. Most respondents got about half the questions… Continue
Added by Scarlette Blues on March 21, 2011 at 8:06pm —
Due to the changing of forums, I have moved this post to my blog, at the request of mods.
Although Christians will vehemently deny it, they are actually polytheists. The claim of "multiple gods in one" is actually found in the widely recognized polytheistc religion of Hinduism.…
Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on March 12, 2011 at 12:01pm —
I've always felt nothing but disdain for the argument of "Well, at least religion keeps some people in line. It teaches good morals."
Mostly because that's bullshit. If you actually read and followed the Christian holy book, you'd see that the morality there is dubious at best, and bat-shit crazy at worst.
True, most Americans aren't so big on stoning other people now. They've instead evolved to support the death penalty and console themselves by pipe-bombing abortion clinics.… Continue
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on February 6, 2011 at 2:32pm —
Added by Matt Peters on December 14, 2010 at 3:46pm —
John Knudsen, a Danish pastor at the Løkken Free Church in Vendsyssel,
has dealt the first blow against an enemy that he believes to be one of
greatest threat to Christmas. It is, of course, the Elf.
Many people imagine elves as Santa's little helpers making toys for
children or magical folk from Germanic and Norse Folklore, but not John
Knudsen. He believes that they are "poltergeists that come from the devil and make children sick"
and that the decorating… Continue
Added by David Kenneth Craggs on December 8, 2010 at 6:30pm —