I was told to watch an interesting documentary called The Worlds Worst Place to be Gay with Scott Mills. Scott travels to Uganda to explore their views of homosexuality and discovers just how horrendous it is to be gay there. The media regularly prints headlines with gay men and women being outed and encouraging them to be hanged, beaten and murdered. This is seen as the norm in Uganda due to the deeply religious culture based on Christianity. Pastors are funded to keep promoting hate… Continue
Added by Paul Sheppard on March 8, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Perhaps one of the most pernicious doctrines of the Christian faith the the belief that pride is somehow an iniquitous trait, when in fact, this is not the case at all. Christians have it all wrong.
When speaking to Christians on the subject of pride, they tell me that pride is probably the most dangerous of sins, and it is pride which keeps them from… Continue
Added by Cathy Cooper on January 11, 2011 at 2:00pm —
I love Christmas time. The general kindness from people around me makes me feel all warm and fussy.
I'm the only atheist in my family, but it really hasn't bothered me, since they've never seemed fundamental or intrusive in any way. I announced my atheism about a year ago, and all I got was a "why", which I answered as well as I could, and then an "ok", and that was pretty much it. I've always lived a pretty secular life, so my lifestyle didn't change much, but my way of looking at… Continue
Added by Kris on December 22, 2010 at 1:00pm —
I have never researched this, but is it true that the slaves were given bibles but not education to keep them enslaved?
Added by GodMockingBitch on December 13, 2010 at 10:46am —
I'm so sick of hearing about "the war on christmas" and seeing any
non-christian (or anyone willing to stand up for any non-christian)
being vilified in the news. Tonight there was a segment on one of my local news affiliates (WTAE Pittsburgh) about a nativity scene being moved from in front of the borough building
in a local town after one woman (bravely) wrote in and asked that it be moved. It was moved a whole 20 yards from it's original… Continue
Added by Amanda Artman on December 8, 2010 at 6:56pm —
This piece was originally published on OpEdNews.com under the same title.
To borrow a line from John Lennon, "Imagine there's no heaven." Really, imagine it.
Now imagine you are Oscar Grant, lying on your stomach on the cold hard pavement of the subway platform. A knee, putting the weight of a two hundred pound man, descends on your neck like a wolverine's jaws, grinding… Continue
Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on November 6, 2010 at 3:00pm —
This is a fiction story I wrote that was originally featured on my fiction blog, http://pumpingkeys.blogspot.com, which features a new fiction story daily. Enjoy.
The painting of Jesus on a square eight by ten by half inch piece of ply wood looking out into the distance, with his hair in the wind, and love on his face; the only one he had ever seen where Jesus was portrayed as a real man, not like… Continue
Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on October 2, 2010 at 7:00pm —
i haven't written in the site for a really long time so now's a great time to start- and i've got some great links.
This 800 page book literally disassembales the new testament, going verse by verse, and critically… Continue
Added by Wassabi on September 16, 2010 at 7:30pm —
This is a chapter from my new book… Continue
Added by DrDee on September 1, 2010 at 8:29pm —
This is an Op-Ed that I wrote for OpEdnews.com. Monicks has been asking me to post it here, so I hope you all enjoy it...
Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on August 31, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Lately, I've noticed something. I occasionally come across people on twitter making homophobic comments. Of course, these people all tend to be on the nuttier side of christianity. No surprise there. And, of course, I often call them out on it using a sprinkling of profanity, blasphemy, and personal insults. What can I say? It is my way
Now, most of these people block me, but a few of them actually try to defend their nasty… Continue
Added by Todd on May 31, 2010 at 1:22am —
We have freedom of religion here in America, no one knows that better than us. However, my brain, which is constantly going through thoughts came up with something I felt I needed to ask here. There's a group out there that I was active with when I was a fundie called Voice of the Martyrs. I remember loving reading the stories and hearing of the testimonies of the people who were persecuted and killed for Christ and even wishing I was secure enough in my faith to do something like that. As a… Continue
Added by Beefaice on May 27, 2010 at 4:42am —
“If you don’t believe in God, then what keeps you from murdering people?”
This has probably been the most persistent question I’ve gotten since deconverting to atheism. The question is, essentially, how can one be a ‘good person’ (or act morally) if there is no deity in which morality inheres. Of course, belief in God, in itself, is not what is being questioned, but whether or not that entity exists
. None of the persons I have met would (as far as I know) claim that all… Continue
Added by Christopher Berman on May 23, 2010 at 4:30pm —
[THIS IS THE CONTINUATION OF THE PREVIOUS ARTICLE. THIS ONE IS MORE INTERESTING TO ME PERSONALLY BECAUSE IT'S MORE OF A ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE PAGE OWNER TOM]
Tom: Um no [ME], other way around. If either A or B, if not A, then B. That is sound tested philosophy. Thus, argumentally speaking, either side could prove one side right by proving the other side wrong. Besides, what person in the world would ever believe anything that they cannot see the evidence of? Totally ignorant from a… Continue
Added by G. Randall on May 11, 2010 at 4:30pm —
I was requested to post it, so why not? Here is the entire transcript from the facebook conversation I had with "the faithful" as was mentioned in my previous article. For anonymity I've chosen to use just first names for each person, if two people share the same first name I'll indicate with the name followed by 1 and 2. Continue
This conversation is still ongoing and contains 98 posts as of right now, some are quite lengthy. Where I…
Added by G. Randall on May 11, 2010 at 4:15pm —
Even though I don't live anywhere near the place I grew up, I still have many friendships and other connections to the people who are still there. Most of them I'm friends with on Facebook. I've gotten in the habit recently of just reading over peoples' status updates to see what's new with my old home.
One guy's updates over the past few months have almost driven me over the edge. Here's a sample:
"[name] Is wondering: who has more faith, the Atheist or the Christian?… Continue
Added by G. Randall on May 8, 2010 at 5:00pm —
I came across a comment by Eoganachta Mor on my last blog post that brought up some similar thoughts of my own. The original comment was as follows:
The irony is that people talk about 'coming out as an atheist' like they do with homosexuals admitting their nature to their parents and friends. It's like there is some great problem with these things. I cannot understand why people… Continue
Added by wisp on March 6, 2010 at 7:30am —
FIRST SHE SAID THIS:
i have taken note that all of your quotes are from the old testament. As stated earlier, you are not taking these quotes in context and balance. I can make the bible say that "there is no God" But, taken in context it states that "The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God". The one thing you didn't answer was what is love, truth, etc.…
Added by natheist on February 7, 2010 at 2:08pm —
Perhaps you have had the experience of discussing with a Christian how you became an atheist and were told that you weren't a true believer in the first place. If you are like me, you had a period in your life when your faith was very genuine. You share this with the Christian. But, most Christians cannot comprehend a person making a rational determination that god does not exist. In their mind, a true believer cannot know a better way because they have been raised to believe that their's is… Continue
Added by Thaddeus Dombrowski on February 2, 2010 at 3:00am —
I always stumble when I attempt to talk about things of a political nature. Politics are very complicated, and I think it's difficult to see all sides of a situation, even for those who are experts in political issues. Because of this I try not to touch on real-world politics too much, as I fear being proven wrong, and I sometimes worry I'm misunderstanding situations because I've not seen the whole picture. Even when I do understand the whole story, I can feel that I have nothing new to offer… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on December 27, 2009 at 5:23pm —