Marriage is still viewed as a sacred institution in our society, although it has different meanings for many people. Christians view it as a "gift from god," or a"spiritual representation" of their relationship with God. Truth be told however, the institution of marriage came about for economic reasons, and not out of love for a god, or the love for a potential… Continue
Added by Cathy Cooper on May 17, 2013 at 10:00am —
So North Carolina decided that somehow it was a good idea to vote on a civil rights issue seeing how it all worked out so well the first time. This time it wasn’t some racist ideas but it was close enough. It was about gay people having the gall to demand fair treatment under law and be afforded a legal status that is for some reason given only to heterosexual couples. They want to get married. Continue
I’m sorry but there’s this thing called Article 6 of the United States Constitution and…
Added by Jason Paisley on May 14, 2012 at 5:00pm —
Well, I was trying to be nice and reason with them, but they didn't seem to want to...weird...lol
Anyways, here it is:
I'll be updating as it goes on… Continue
Added by Jeremy Jenkins on May 10, 2012 at 2:20pm —
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 —
1 Cor 5:10-13... I think I said it last time, but I'll say it again. Atheists need to know this passage. It severely restricts Christians from all sorts of undesirable behavior.
Our state senate voted to allow gays to marry yesterday. Finally. This caused a lot of facebook debate in the family and among friends. My take is that keeping Christians from judging anyone but their own is a very good restriction.…
Added by John Kelly on February 3, 2012 at 5:16pm —
Near the end of the first act of Kander and Ebb’s musical “Cabaret”, the character Herr Schultz observes, “How the world can change, it can change like that, due to one little word: ‘Married.’” Just a little over two weeks ago, on June 24, 2011, it seemed as if the world had changed “like that.” The State of New York extended the legal right to marry to same-sex couples—something it had declined to… Continue
Added by ProfMTH on July 10, 2011 at 6:00am —
Archbishop John C. Nienstedt: “The Minnesota Catholic Conference, made up of the seven Catholic bishops from the state, support this amendment not for prejudicial or political reasons, but rather for reasons that are theological, biological and pastoral.”
(Original news item.)
Lets assume for a second that the…
Added by robert mcbean on June 14, 2011 at 3:19pm —
Thousands of conservative Christian rallied in NC for a ban of gay marriage.
Carrying Christian and American flags, over 3500 Christians gathered in the streets of the capitol of NC. Why? So they could show the world just how many ignorant fools there are in the state of North Carolina.
The article from… Continue
Added by Scarlette Blues on May 17, 2011 at 4:30pm —
For the very first time in my life, I am actually ashamed to be American.
Despite the overt disgust churning in my stomach right now, I'm hesitant to write this.
It goes against everything I stand for. I'm American. I love my country. After traveling the world, I know this is an amazing place. I'm patriotic and political. I believe in change from within.
But then this.…
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on December 17, 2010 at 8:00pm —
I've seen discussions in the community about marriage among atheists. Some people don't feel that it is necessary to be married. That is totally up to the life style that you chose to live. There certainly are benefits that come from marriage, and there is nothing religious about it.
In these discussions, people were talking about our rights and benefits. I think that a lot were left out so I decided to make a list for myself.
On the order of 1,400 legal rights are conferred… Continue
Added by Jon Heim on October 2, 2010 at 8:13pm —
I am going to forcefully limit myself to a single post about Ray McCauley unless he does something this hypocritical or annoying again, otherwise I could continue ranting eternally.
Ray McCauley, popular South African televangelist, founder and leader of a 40 000 strong congregation and the Rhema Bible Church, which even has its own channel, is getting divorced for the second time.
Added by kelltrill on March 20, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Warning: the following is a giant rant about Christians in a community college philosophy class in central Texas. If you are not in the mood to be mired in a massive pile of negativity, you may want to click your browser's back button.
I just got back from Ethics class, where the question of the day was, "Should same-sex marriage be allowed?" I wrote… Continue
Added by Shine on March 4, 2010 at 4:00pm —
I've been writing this series over on my blog http://AngietheAntiTheist.blogspot.com I've put this passage in it's entirety here, and the links for comments on this post, and follow-up posts in the series, are provided at the end.
Looking at "The Woman's Role in the Home" by Christian homeschooling mother Rachel Harkins makes me want to wash out my eyes with bleach. Or acid.
I enjoy coming up with acrostics… Continue
Added by Angie the Anti-Theist on January 27, 2010 at 8:14pm —
While the battle to overturn Proposition 8 in California rages, Pres. Obama has remained silent on this obvious violation of human rights. His voice could hold tremendous sway in tipping the balance in our favor so it is of the utmost importance that we make our voices heard and demand true change. Please sign this petition, it will be delivered directly to the White House with all of your signatures. Even if you don't believe in internet petitions, it can't hurt to add your name.
Added by Filippo on January 14, 2010 at 11:07pm —
I really cannot understand it. Every day here in Texangelical Hell, I am surrounded by a constant and persistent undercurrent of homophobia. Often the gay-bashing is quite blatant as derogatory slurs and obscene references are casually tossed into conversation; these comments are usually fueled by a touted “disgust” for homosexual practices. This is irritating, but largely dismissive as I find that it only brands the speaker as childish and incapable of rational adult… Continue
Added by Shine on December 5, 2009 at 4:30pm —
So, this discussion is still on-going (more or less) but I thought I'd post it here anyway for anyone who would like to read it.
It all started when one of my xtian friends posted this picture:
Along with the caption: "Seriously, do it for the kids. Doesn't get more Catholic/Pro Life than that."
It should be noted that he posted this in a folder labeled "Random/Funny/Sarcastic Humor/etc
However, because… Continue
Added by Jake on November 16, 2009 at 2:33am —
Several friends and a number of my YouTube subscribers have asked me to weigh in on the electoral success of Proposition 1 in Maine, which repealed a statute enacted by the Maine legislature and signed into law by its governor that extended the legal right to marry to same-sex couples in the state. 53% voted to repeal the statute, 47% voted to retain it – a result similar to the 2008 vote for Proposition 8 in California (52% in favor, 48% against), but well short of the trouncing same-sex… Continue
Added by ProfMTH on November 5, 2009 at 5:14pm —
In a mass wedding that took place all over the world, 45,000 "Moonies" got married by the 89-year-old founder of the Unification Church, Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
Read it all here
Make your own comments. I'm going to take a shower.
Added by Nix Manes on October 14, 2009 at 6:12pm —
I was just thinking today about Prop 8
. I'm in Iowa but I was raised in Southern California. I was bewildered. I live in a state where gay marriage
has been ok'd, by courts, mind you, not the people. Oh no! The people of Iowa are mostly furious. Or should I say, the RELIGIOUS people of Iowa are furious. What a crock of… Continue
Added by Terri~ on May 27, 2009 at 3:40am —