I know boring and quite overused title but my limited imagination at this time is not allowing for creativity. I can totally identify with the cultures and peoples who were approached by the missionaries in the past and unfortunately in the present. It is clear that we all experience a need to create meaning and to also move beyond this life into another more pleasant life beyond our death. For myself I have come to the conclusion this it is highly unlikely that my spirit will remain intact…Continue
Added by Aimee Eisiminger on June 7, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments
A young girl inside of Iran (this happened recently but I do not have exact date) was arrested for "bad hijab" or headscarf and was forced into the car and kicked by the cop as a sign of disrespect that she is "trash" in their minds. We can only hope that this poor sister was also not raped and we can only imagine worse...the brutal Islamic Republic of Terror…Continue
Theatre of Blood is the first horror flick I recall ever seeing.
I saw this film in the early 70’s when a network station broadcast it edited for television. I was 7 or 8 and my older cousins were all hanging out in the dark with the eerie glow of the…Continue
Added by Ezra T. Klatt on May 26, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Thanks to Derek M for posting the link to the video below of Christopher Hitchens exploring in much more cogent fashion my problems with C.S. Lewis argument for the divinity of Christ, CS Lewis: The Nonesensical Argument for Christ's Divinity.
Added by Ezra T. Klatt on May 24, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments
Read this article by Janet Heimlich. Good stuff.
I am one of the many people who chuckled at news stories about Harold Camping’s prediction that the world was going to end on May 21st. I heard about the rapture parties and the planned celebratory… Continue
So I was out walking the dog and noticed some stuff lying around and took some pictures. found them humorous.
feel free to add any of your own.
Added by Kai on May 22, 2011 at 12:40am — No Comments
Originally posted @ Atheist Dave on 21 April, 2011
May 21st of this year is thought by quite a few religious crazies (sometimes ad hominem attacks really are all they deserve)…Continue
Added by A. Dave on May 21, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
It's Draw Muhammed Day meets "The Rapture", coincidence?... I don't think so.
I predict this wouldn't set well over where Muslim extremists' at, raging all fury, and, perhaps, furry wrath. That will, subsequently, draw a snowball effect, rekindling the horror of both The Crusade/The Inquisition, in which they(fundies of the Abrahamic faith), all gather near the holy lands, in a vicious holywar that would end in killing them…Continue
So I posted this on Tumblr and it's received a few notes in the past few days:
The response that caused me to retort was the view "back the fuck off, I'll believe what I want" meaning the message in the picture has either been completely ignored or went totally over their head.
HAHAHAHAA wow. I “must” - huh?
My boyfriend the philosopher always suggests that science is just a series of theories. For example, we don’t know…
Last night I posted a video of an interview with Dr. Matt McCormick that argues against the reliability for the evidence of Jesus’ resurrection by comparing it to the Salem Witch Trials. The argument is amusing and reasonably makes sense, although in an interview he had on Think Atheist Radio, May, 8th, he admitted he didn’t think anyone would really bite on the bullet, so to speak. It turns out that there exist those who have.
One of the people commenting on the…Continue
As an opener I'd like to state that my worldview has absolutely nothing to do with my atheism. I like to think that were I a theist I would still hold life, the universe, and everything in exactly the same regards. This post is not intended to answer any questions about nor explain my view on theism. Correlation does not imply causation. That being said, let us proceed.
Where did we…Continue
This article is inspired by Diane Benscoter TED talk about how cults rewire the brain. Its an awesome talk I recommend everyone to check it out. Here is summary of her conclusions why people follow cults
Unbelievable...the governor of Texas, Rick Perry openly did a "rain prayer"....where the hell is this world coming to when the governor of one of the most powerful states in the union does a "rain prayer"....does this violate the 1st amendment?? What the hell is going on with our country??
For years now, I have struggled with the idea that I may loose friends and family because of my beliefs, or lack thereof. I've sat on the sidelines while people speak of their god, usually just nodding along in agreement. In the recent months, I've noticed that I have been unable to hold onto this mask. I no longer held my head down in prayer, just waiting for it to be over. I hold my head up and do not acknowledge the ritual. Some may feel that this is disrespectful. I do not feel this way…Continue
Billy Graham and many, many other Christian people get together to host "Rock The Fort." A convention full of Jesus-lovers that takes place on America's military bases. Now, you would think that the separation of church and state would apply here but good 'ol America ignored that part and funded the event.
From Rock Beyond Belief…Continue
This is a part of my memoire, and one of my most powerful personal arguments against the existence of God. It details a newborn infant fighting desperately for her life and her victory, not through a god, but through humanity and lucky chance.
That night of November 20th, my grandmother made dinner and Rob and Grampa and I sat down anxiously awaiting news. The news came late into the night. I wasn’t…Continue
Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on March 19, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments