Understanding freedom has only come through the sum total of my entire life of learning crossed by meditation in which I can focus on a single idea and explore it from all sides.
I first learned of freedom through patriotic songs, but I didn’t understand it; I had only taken the first step.
I first declared atheism during my twelfth year of life which freed me from the god concept, but I still didn’t know freedom; I…Continue
Everyone had a story that made them change their ways of thinking,beliefs or general ideologies. The same obviously went the same with me.. So I said before that I was born in a Muslim country with a Muslim family that made me believe in their god and religion... I was like them in every way until the beginning of the second year of high school.
So I used to go to school,attend class and go back home and study and start all over the second day...I do not really deal with people due to…Continue
So basically 3 days ago in my country, there was a metal concert in a place near of me and the cops stopped the concert and arrested some fans and accused them of being "Devil Worshipers". No metal bands perform in the middle east but there are some local bands here that sing songs from famous bands. I really got pissed off from such news because I am a metal fan myself and I never even thought about worshiping Satan, I do not even believe in him damn it lol... anyway, the mass media kept…Continue
I do not remember when my parents explained to me that I had been adopted. I grew up always knowing that I was. I think when they first introduced the topic I was about my son’s age (5). Maybe sooner…There was never a doubt in anyone’s mind that someday I would search for my biological family.
I remember when I was a teenager, there was a stage at which every sing day I longed and wished to know my biological mother…well, both of my parents really, but especially my mother. I felts…Continue
Human Rights are not 'god given', if they were, we'd have a terrible time deciding what a human is. As an Atheist it's simple for me - all homo sapiens are human beings. No religion can change this! So, if you're reading this and are indeed of the homo genus, you are human; if you're not -…Continue
I recently watched a youtube post from Hemant Mehta, who I absolutely love by the way, where he spoke about "9 things Atheists should stop saying". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L9nuGVKdg0
It's a brilliant video and filled with lots of great tips. However, I had to take note with the point about calling Christians out on cherry-picking. Allow me to explain.
We have all accused believers…Continue
A bus driver for the Burnsville school district was fired last week for leading kids in Christian prayers on his bus, even after he was warned to stop — a move he considers a violation of his freedom of speech.
George Nathaniel, 49, of Richfield, who is also a pastor for a…Continue
I've had a relatively good life. I was never abused, impoverished or homeless. I was born with loving parents, who raised me in a Baptist household. They were missionaries for years and I was a child, impressionable and naive. I was raised on a diet of the usual well-minded christian brainwashing. But my story only becomes applicable 2009.
Till I was 15, I coasted. Sure I prayed occasionally, went to church with my parents, believed in Jesus as the lord and all that, but I…Continue
By: Kenneth Timmerman
It has taken nearly ten years, but the real story of Iran’s direct, material involvement in the 9/11 conspiracy is finally coming to light. And it’s being…Continue
What a lucky day. By chance i found something that obviously escaped my notice before and which i haven't found much reported in the media either.
Already last month the UN issued a statement concerning the freedom of speech in relation with the human rights convention.
Here is the good part (emphasis mine):
48. Prohibitions of displays of lack of respect for a…
Added by wazaghun on August 16, 2011 at 4:58am — No Comments
Damon Fowler, a high school senior at Bastrop High School in Louisiana, is being called an Atheist Hero in many forums and blogs this morning. Damon called for his school not to use a Christian prayer during their graduation ceremony, citing Louisiana law. Due to a threat of the ACLU, the school district decided to remove the prayer from their graduation program...but things only got worse for Damon. He has received death threats from other students, been slandered by his teacher, and has…Continue
On Thursday, March 24th, the following article was printed on YAHOO NEWS, via the Associated Press:
“Who's in hell? Pastor's book sparks eternal debate
By TOM BREEN, Associated Press Tom Breen, Associated Press”
YAHOO NEWS LINK:…Continue
Added by delapruch on March 27, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
Its been awhile since i blogged here but i had some thoughts on my head.
I think that religion (animism, poly, then monotheism) is so embedded in human history that its purpose was to articulate the chaos that makes up the natural world and also explains the suffering and frustration afflicted by human inhabitants. In other words, religion provided a method for the worlds madness.
Now here's my question do you think that if we had world peace,…Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on November 9, 2009 at 1:12am — No Comments