All Blog Posts Tagged 'death' (58)

Have you been harassed by Dave Mabus aka Dennis Markuze - Sign the petition to get him caught!

We've gotten the ear and the eye of the Montreal police. Send any police reports, documents, and photos to: relations.medias@spvm.qc.ca

 

ALSO - Please sign this very important petition and leave a comment. Mabus has already infiltrated the site.

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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…

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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? 

 

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Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on June 4, 2011 at 1:30pm — 31 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…

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

Dr. Jack Kevorkian

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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…

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Added by Doug Reardon on May 4, 2011 at 9:59pm — 6 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…

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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…

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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…

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Added by Rick on March 4, 2011 at 5:10pm — 7 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)…

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

Fear of death

Since the fear of death is the most primal fear that humans have, I have always thought that the major impetus for believing in Christianity and Islam, is that it helps to mollify this fear. If you have ever been in, or seen someone in, a full phobia induced panic attack, you know that reason and logic are worthless in alleviating that panic. May not, this explain the intractability of belief in the afterlife? Being an atheist I know that death is oblivion, and since I will not know anything… Continue

Added by Doug Reardon on October 23, 2010 at 3:06pm — 5 Comments

The Making of an Atheist

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…
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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on October 2, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

I fear nothingness

I fear nothingness





"After sleeping through a hundred million centuries, we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with

color, bountiful with life. Within decades, we must close our eyes

again." -
Richard Dawkins
Since I've entered the atheist blogosphere, I've come across a number of posts… Continue

Added by Raithie on September 19, 2010 at 1:10pm — 13 Comments

"Scared of Death" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber Blog



What happens when we die? Well I've thought over this one a few times and the conclusion is always the same. I am not afraid of the conclusion I reach.



The Horsehead Nebula



Don't worry, I'm not dying any time soon. What made me want to write about this was a FaceBook comment left for… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on August 9, 2010 at 10:41pm — 2 Comments

Death of an Atheist.

My grandmother, bless her tiny, uneducated, bigoted, soul, once told me that the most terrible (pronounced ter

- ible) thing she ever saw was the death of an atheist. My grandparents had a friend who was an atheist. When he was dying, in the hospital, they went and spent his last hours on earth, trying to save his soul from damnation in hell. They prayed, admonished, begged, pleaded, and cajoled him to accept Jesus Christ as his savior and lord. And I have always thought about this poor… Continue

Added by Doug Reardon on June 23, 2010 at 11:57pm — 16 Comments

1 VERY DEAD LITTLE BABY

Way back in the early 1900's when I worked on an ambulance as an EMT and was a newbee we delivered a Premie with very underdeveloped lungs. Kid was breathing but not to well. We hitem with some 0's and ran calling in a standby at the hosp. We get to the hospital hand off and report to the Nurse and leave. 15 minutes later we come back in to check on the Kid. The curtain is drawn. Maybe the kid bought it? I open the curtain and the baby is having agonal respirations with deep retractions and… Continue

Added by Nurse Reality on May 19, 2010 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

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