All Blog Posts Tagged 'death' (64)

My brother's friend's wake.

Yesterday, I went to a wake who is a close friend of my brother's and he's sort of my friend I guess but he's closer to my brother then me because they are closer ages. I'm ten years apart from them. Anyway, when I was growing up with them and hanging out whenever I could, I got to know his family. His mom used to be a teacher aid at school, and she helped me out whenever I had trouble during studies. His brother and I used to play NES when he was baby sitting me. When I got coughed smoking,…


Added by Vince James Abernathy on October 22, 2012 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

A Student of Behavioral Neuroscience Reviews “My Proof of Heaven” in the October 15, 2012 issue of Newsweek

DISCLAIMER: The usage of material from the original article in this blog post is legal under the Fair Use Clause of the US Copyright Act! It falls under Fair Use in the category of “commentary and review.” This is NOT copyright infringement!

As a…


Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on October 14, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments

Common sense ideas to make our lives better

Have been compiling the list of ideas to make the world a better place. Here are some of them 


Added by atheistrising on September 23, 2012 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

after life or no after life ??

hi, i am a new member to this site and have some questions about after life.

it all started  a year a ago and accumilited over time and lots of thinking. over the time of a year my grandfater had part of his right ear cut off, found meloma in his lungs, colon cancer and also 7 brain turmors. one night really stood out, when he said " well at least i know that when i die i will go to heave with my brother who was killed in an airplane accedent and to see my parents again. its helpfull…


Added by John Jon on April 24, 2012 at 8:31pm — 48 Comments

My Heart Attack

   One week ago today after getting home from work I decided to take care a few things around the yard followed by wrestling the spare tire from under the minivan to change a flat. Then it hit, my chest hurt rapid heart rate shortness of breath so I went into the the house. I sat in a the chair while my family asked I I thought I was having a heart attack? I said I don't know, this wasn't passing quickly like a few other times I had simular but not as strong feelings. After 20 minutes I…


Added by Walter Maki on January 21, 2012 at 9:50pm — 11 Comments

Life is More Precious than I Could have Ever Imagined

My grandfather is one of the most beloved people in my life. He has his endearing quirks, such as his strange hobbies of collecting chess boards [never seen him play them, lol] and making up wild stories about "his adventures in the land of the Pigmys." He once rented half a bee-farm on a whim and his entire house is basically a library, there isn't a single room without books in it. Some of the most bizarre books and knick-knacks I had ever seen were in his house. I had found a copy of "The… Continue

Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on August 13, 2011 at 12:03pm — 4 Comments

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Added by Heather Henderson on August 10, 2011 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

What happens when we die?

A few months ago, my mother's dog died.  He was 16 years old, blind, senile, and incontinent with such bad arthritis that some days he couldn't walk, so as an adult looking at the situation, I was comforted by the fact that he wasn't suffering anymore.

My four year old daughter, however, was not.

"What's going to happen to him?" she asked me as we were at the emergency veterinary clinic (he just happened to take his turn for the worst while my mother was on vacation and I…


Added by Sara Howe on August 9, 2011 at 10:07pm — 1 Comment

"Scared? Fear the Maker" - Outreach Media

There's one thing I can never understand, and it's the perceived dichotomy between the "all-loving God" and the "vengeful God". Apparently God is to be feared, because he is all-powerful and could exact all sorts of damages upon us and our souls if he so chose to. But on the other hand he loves us with a more pure and generous love than anything else can offer. It doesn't sound like a very nice relationship to enter into willingly.

This month, Outreach Media have gone with this… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on July 4, 2011 at 11:07pm — No Comments

New here! First blog post: nothing to do with atheism. :D

Money. Relationship-splintering, friendship-rending, a societal construct of sorts, that, for better or worse, is probably here to stay. No one ever has enough of it, but in the end, when the lights go down and you make your peace with everyone important to you, you can't take it with you.


I bet it would make a good fire-starter, though.

Added by Marcus Orlyus on June 9, 2011 at 6:04pm — 7 Comments

The most horrifying thing I've seen in my generation. Abortion.

Wow. This is crazy. This is shit my grandmother had to face. Are we devolving? Is this what Iran looked like before the revolution? 




Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on June 4, 2011 at 1:30pm — 30 Comments

A Question of Life or Death

This blog post stems from a reply I made to a T|A discussion about death.

The prospect of death doesn't worry me.  But the prospect of physical suffering and pain certainly does.  When I die, I just hope it's as painless as possible.  The brevity of life doesn't bother me either.  It's nature's way of telling me to enjoy myself or achieve something or help somebody in need.

The way I see it, it took hundreds of millions of years before the first stars died; coughing up…


Added by Atheist Exile on June 4, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Dr. Jack Kevorkian


Added by Emmy Ellison on June 3, 2011 at 11:03am — 2 Comments

Saying goodbye

My wife, like me, is an atheist (thank god!).  When her dad was dying the last thing he asked her was to accept jesus and go back to church.  She told him she couldn't do that (my wife is a stickler for the truth).  My reaction was to say: you should have just agreed, it would have pleased him, comforted him, made him happy, and done no harm, since when he was dead he'd never know anyway.  She said that if she had done that she'd feel guilty, and would feel compelled to at least try, though…


Added by Doug Reardon on May 4, 2011 at 9:59pm — 5 Comments

The Bravery

I've been soaking up every interview and article about Hitch ever since he announced his grave state of health.

Let me be frank here. I have, ever since I was a little boy, had a terrible fear of death.

It has been my biggest struggle ever since I left the faith of… Continue

Added by Daniel Van Nice on April 30, 2011 at 6:05am — 5 Comments

Why Jesus Never Rose from Death, Science FTW

We all know the story of Jesus and his resurrection. Woo Hoo! It's a miracle! Well, it would have to be. And not just that he rose, but that other biological processes didn't happen. So let's talk about death and what happens from the moment of death. Fair warning, this won't be pretty. 


At the nearly the moment of death, Flies are attracted to your body. Shortly after death they will lay eggs in the openings of the body so that their larva can feed on the body tissues. Fly…


Added by Gaytor on April 25, 2011 at 2:30pm — 24 Comments

Death Penalty

I'm writing this post after overhearing a conversation between two psychologists on the train today. They were talking about how frustrated they are with the Israeli justice system, with its extremely lax penalties towards sex offenders.


the story one of them told was about a patient of her's -  a girl, raped by her father from the age of 4 to 17. Since she was 12, the dad used to bring friends over, and gang rape her. she was afraid to testefy, but when a friend found out…


Added by Wassabi on April 22, 2011 at 8:36am — 2 Comments

My Father's Funeneral, An Atheists's Funeral...

   A few weeks ago my father passed away. Like me he was an Atheist. Like me he had been one since he was a young man. I was six when I “became” one, or rather realized, like with Santa, the Easter Bunny,

ghosts and all, it was all made up.

  So in keeping with my father’s wishes we had a non-religious funeral.  I gave the eulogy. I spoke about his life.  What he had…


Added by Rick on March 4, 2011 at 5:10pm — 6 Comments

Beyond Death

Title maybe misleading like everything else I always write because my English is not so god. My vocabulary is excellent but the way I use it is problematic. In this blog I will not talk about life after death.

Now, on to the topic.

I've been watching Real Time with Bill Maher's episode with Seth MacFarlane because I'm a big fan and I watch everything with him in it. But at the beginning of the episode (the episode in question is 2010 09 24)…


Added by Gregor Basić on February 13, 2011 at 8:59pm — 1 Comment

Things I Learned From a Christian at a Funeral

  • Death is not natural
  • Death is the punishment for sins and everybody sins
  • Einstein wasn't Christian but he said something about God doesn't do random things, and that is relevant for some reason.
  • The laws of thermodynamics prove that only God can create new matter or energy.
  • My dead grandmother would not tell us to worry about taxes or vacations.
  • My dead grandmother would not tell us to worry about retirement, she would tell us she has met…

Added by Samuel H. Kenyon on November 27, 2010 at 8:49pm — 4 Comments

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