Hey guys, thanks for stopping in for another Sunday wrap up! You know how it goes... Let's get some Show announcements out of the way and then we'll get to the links!
I'm sure by now you've seen that The Think Atheist Radio Show has been named a finalist in the About.com Favorite Agnosticism/Atheism Podcast of 2011 category, and in our very first year! We're thrilled to be distinguished in this way. It means a lot that everyone would have nominated us and then voted for us to… Continue
Added by Nelson on February 26, 2012 at 4:18am —
Hey guys! Hope you all had a great week! Radio Show stuff first and then we'll get to some links!
But first! I trickle out Sunday School links throughout the week on Google+. No reason to wait to read all the fascinating stuff! There's a great community of people I share the links and interact with. And on… Continue
Added by Nelson on February 19, 2012 at 3:30am —
I'm restoring a blog I previously deleted. Hope you enjoy!
The file is too large to insert all of it here, so I've provided an excerpt that should give you a feel for what it is about. You can download the entire document in word format here:
You can… Continue
Added by Kir Komrik on January 9, 2012 at 12:54pm —
Well.......... HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! :)
2011 was a great year for Think Atheist! Running it all down quickly now we have: 8,000 forum discussions, 6,000 blog posts, 5,000 videos, 18,000 photos, and 14,000 members! But we also saw massive growth in traffic to our community! 3 million 5 hundred thousand unique visitors found their way here and viewed 6 million 7 hundred 50 thousand pages in 2011! This was truly the year Think Atheist came into its own!
It was a great year for… Continue
Added by Nelson on January 1, 2012 at 3:03am —
Sunday just sneaks up you! Welcome back! Thanks to everyone for your FB LIKE's, your +1's and shares on Google+, your thumbs up on StumbleUpon, and your tweets on Twitter. 'Preciate you sharing Sunday School with others. It makes the time spent on putting each edition together absolutely worth it! Thank you! Spread the word. The information is out there. Let's get it into people's hands, and into their minds.
First, let's see... On this week's episode of the Think Atheist… Continue
Added by Nelson on November 13, 2011 at 3:56am —
It's the end of another week! Thanks to everyone for your FB LIKE's, your +1's and shares on Google+, your thumbs up on StumbleUpon, and your tweets on Twitter. So glad you all find Sunday School valuable enough that you would want to share it with others. It makes the time spent on putting each edition together absolutely worth it! Thank you! Spread the word. The information is out there. Let's get it into people's hands, and into their minds.
Before we go ANY further, make… Continue
Added by Nelson on November 6, 2011 at 3:28am —
I fear for our progress as Americans. Even though we believe that once a civil right's victory has been accomplished we will never look back, the sad truth of it is that countries can devolve.
Look at Iran. True, it was never exactly a shinning beacon of hope and equality for anyone, but before their revolution, there were a lot more clits around.
I'm not even kidding.
Sexual mutilation INCREASED after the people "got their voice." So did the average beard length, the… Continue
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on February 3, 2011 at 8:40pm —
This TSA bullshit is just the latest in a long line of attacks on our civil liberties, but it's really pissing me off. I wonder what it will take to finally push a thorough backlash against all of our stupid policies (formal and informal)? Seatbelt laws, helmet laws, mandatory insurance, gay military service bans, gay marriage bans, gay adoption bans, anti-prostitution laws, anti-gambling laws, the war on crime, the war on drugs, the war on terror, unfounded and illegal undeclared wars, corrupt… Continue
Added by Garrison on November 21, 2010 at 9:37pm —
I ran across this (rather long) public domain essay by Robert Ingersoll (a 19th century atheist) and found that it's still contemporaneous. I kept thinking of Islam as I read this, even though it's really directed at Christians. There are some really good points covered: particularly the secular nature of our constitution and the the break it represents from the divine authority previously assumed…
Added by Atheist Exile on July 23, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Fortney Hillman "Pete" Stark, Jr
. (born November 11, 1931) is an American politician from the state of California. A Democrat, he has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1973 (37 years), currently representing California's 13th congressional district in southwestern Alameda County. Currently he is the sixth most senior Representative as well as 8th most… Continue
Added by Rick on June 20, 2010 at 5:39am —
There is a national group called the National Council On Bible Curriculum In Public Schools that is pushing for what they call "secular" bible classes for our nation's public schools as an elective. There are several stories in recent months about these classes being approved. (A recent one can be found here.)
However, a look at… Continue
Added by Nix Manes on February 7, 2010 at 8:00pm —
In a story from The MailOnline
, a group of British MPs is pushing to remove references to Christianty from the constitutions of its territories.
For example, the constitution of the Cayman Islands makes the assertion in its preamble that it is a "God-fearing country based on traditional Christian values, tolerant of other religions and… Continue
Added by Nix Manes on October 18, 2009 at 8:03pm —
There are few things that can get under my skin like the education system in America. We do not do enough to teach our kids about the real wonders in the world through logical inspection and we fail miserably to teach them to respect or understand history. Schools that respect the secular requirements of our government fail to impart the importance of these subjects. What education are we denying children when they are educated by a school district that makes “belief in god” a goal in their… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on August 29, 2009 at 5:59pm —
Oh what a mistake it was adding 'In God We Trust'
to the United States currency.
It started with coins in 1864, gained new legs with the motto in 1956, then made its debut on paper currency in 1957.
Isn't is about time we think about updating our currency? And while we are at it, shouldn't we drop this blatant violation of the first… Continue
Added by Johnny on August 6, 2009 at 12:30pm —
City Commission of Kissimmee, Florida, will vote to modify its city logo to include "In God We Trust" to voice objection to the “socialist” leadership of the country.
Commissioner Art Otero recommended this affront to the American Constitution. "This nation has been moving toward more liberal postures such as homosexuality, gay marriage, abortion and the legalization of marijuana. I'm against that way of thinking. Those are not the… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on July 28, 2009 at 5:54pm —
Yesterday I attended a lecture by Ed Buckner, President of American Atheists. His lecture, titled "This Is a Free Country, Not a Christian Nation: In Freedom We Trust", was informative and provoked a few thoughtful questions from the audience.
Basically, Buckner discussed why the United States is not a Christian nation. He challenged other freethinkers to ask people who make this claim to explain what they mean by it. One could certainly argue that America has a Christian majority,… Continue
Added by Pam on May 4, 2009 at 3:21pm —
[From Bloc Raisonneur
Radley Balko at the Agitator and Jason Kuznicki at Positive Liberty wonder at the wisdom of Michael Newdow and other atheists' attempts to strike "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. Their beef? Per Balko
Seems to me that the real problem here—whether you’re atheist, agnostic, or devout—is the idea that we’re forcing school… Continue
Added by Paul Fidalgo on January 12, 2009 at 10:00am —
The founding fathers made it a priority to make sure religion didn’t make its way into our politics and justice system. They knew that if an individual received their morals and lived their life according to a faith based system, they would allow that influence to spill over into the way they govern their population.
I never paid attention to the inauguration of any president to date, so finding out that this phrase has been added by every president since Roosevelt struck me as sort… Continue
Added by JJ on January 4, 2009 at 11:05pm —