Can everyone just stop being so disenfranchised and overly critical for just one day?
I’m a skeptic and probably a bit of a cynic, too, but I’m actually tired of hearing everyone’s moans of disapproval (said disapprovingly). PZ Myers and Chris Hitchens ripped the Rally to Restore Sanity Continue
to Shreds. It’s…
Added by Cara Coleen on November 1, 2010 at 3:00pm —
In the midst of our railing against religion, it can be easy to forget the human heart that lies within its crumbling machinery. I have long been a lover of traditional gospel music, particularly the kind that developed among African-American Protestantism. While I get nothing from the propaganda undercutting it, I am easily swept up in the emotion of the performance and those lyrics which speak of humanity's common longing for solace in this world of woe. Naturally, I am even more drawn to… Continue
Added by Buck O'Roon on October 11, 2010 at 5:30am —
When two adolescent owls are relocated, they are faced with a choice: go along with it, or do the right thing. Drawing from the great stories of yore, the animated Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is an aesthetic wonderment that captured my attention and used the occasional depth of plot to hold me tight.
The cynical Kludd (Ryan Kwanten), his cheerful brother Soren (Jim Sturgess), and their freakishly adorable little sister Egaltine (Adreinne DeFaria) live nestled safely… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on September 25, 2010 at 1:07pm —
The day the Church dies there will be no sounds of joy among the godless: Continue
No horns blown or parades thrown,
Rejoicing in the streets or marching to the beat,
No angels from Heaven to smite us down,
No Devil to laugh at our descent.
The end of the world will still belong to the sun,
When the Church takes its final breath
On a day no different than today
In a world with problems unfit for gods.
Where a frock is suitable only for Halloween;
A relic of a…
Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on September 22, 2010 at 4:43pm —
Of all the days of my 13th summer in Paskaloochee, none stands out so clearly as the day Bent Turner completely lost his mind. He had always been a little off; thus the name, Bent. What his true first name was I never bothered to ask. Bent he was to the town, the nomenclature applied with varying degrees of affection depending upon factors such as age, social status, or denominational affiliation. I say denominational rather than religious, for all in my hometown claimed kinship in the same… Continue
Added by Buck O'Roon on September 18, 2010 at 3:13am —
Well, the good thing is that my husband and I have been married for 6 years and we don't throw shit and scream at each other ;o). Today he felt the need to remind me of how good god is. I chose to ask him if he was talking about the same god that allows billions of his christians to suffer from diabetes, cancer and all kinds of diseases after he promised you guys he would heal you? I told him I dont believe or want to even acknowledeg a god like that.If his god is so real why doesn't he heal… Continue
Added by GodMockingBitch on September 12, 2010 at 5:30pm —
This article is found in my website, Uncompromising Rhetoric
Prelude: Are Atheists reluctant to confront Islam?
As I was reading about professor Hawking blasting his way onto headline news online, I stumbled on a quite astonishing website of an Islamic fundamentalist, Hamza Tzortzis, known to his fellow… Continue
Added by V John Merc on September 7, 2010 at 6:30pm —
So I work a business to business sales job that conducts full day job shadows as a second interview. More often than not I’ll have a recent graduate along for the ride so that they can get a feel for the job and I can decide if they are a good fit for the position.… Continue
Added by Shayna Erickson on August 28, 2010 at 11:30am —
There is an obvious error in the The Problem of Evil (aka Theodicy), and I'm surprised more philosophers and theologians don't point it out. I'm sure most people on this forum are familiar with it, but just in case, here's a thumbnail sketch:
God can't be all good, all powerful and all knowing at the same time because the world is full of suffering, and if he was all of those things he would stop it.
Actually, there is no contradiction. The error comes with the definition of… Continue
Added by Henry Ruddle on August 8, 2010 at 4:20pm —
Just some quick good news about Religion and Politics in Australia, which I also posted on our ThinkAtheist.com Facebook
At the upcoming 2010 Federal Election in Australia
. The Secular Party of Australia
will be fielding candidates in both the Senate and House of Representatives. This is a momentous occasion for… Continue
Added by Jin-oh Choi on July 31, 2010 at 11:11am —
Fortney Hillman "Pete" Stark, Jr
. (born November 11, 1931) is an American politician from the state of California. A Democrat, he has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1973 (37 years), currently representing California's 13th congressional district in southwestern Alameda County. Currently he is the sixth most senior Representative as well as 8th most… Continue
Added by Rick on June 20, 2010 at 5:39am —
I am an American.
On top of that I am also a Texan.
I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s.
Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Europe.
Some have been in the United States since the early 1700’s. Some fought in the American Revolution against England.
For what I can tell, they all were “Christians” of some sort or another.
I am an Atheist.
I’ve been an Atheist since the age of six.… Continue
Added by Rick on June 9, 2010 at 8:19am —
Today, the Texas State Board of Education voted on curriculum standards of social studies for the Texan public school system. As I am sure most of you are aware, these standards will affect many other states as publishers will often tailor textbooks specifically to meet Texan requirements. This vote followed several days of debate as final amendments were proposed.
Cynthia Dunbar, one of the strongest voices for the SBOE's conservative voting block, decided that a nice, long… Continue
Added by Shine on May 21, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Today, all around the Internet, especially on facebook and the like, there was a story moving with vicious veracity, that President Obama had canceled the National Day of Prayer. This, of course, is not true! It was cancelled by Judge Barbara Crabb from Wisconsin. She is the same judge that handed down the controversial Wisconsin Walleye War
ruling in 1987. But I am sure that she will be remembered for this instead. Since, no one outside of Wisconsin knows what the hell… Continue
Added by caleb daniel on May 5, 2010 at 2:16pm —
From Catholic News Service
Pope Benedict spent May 2 by visiting Turin, Italy, where he celebrated an outdoor mass and knelt in silent prayer before the Shroud of Turin
, which many Catholics still believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ despite mountains of evidence to the contrary
After spending time… Continue
Added by The God Critic on May 4, 2010 at 10:00pm —
If you were previously a believer in The Almighty, did you ever hear him speak to you?
I never did. At least, I don't think I did.
However, I know a few people to whom God did speak, and I was always envious because God always told them what they should do with their lives. He told them who to marry, which house to buy, and which career path to follow.
I remember, when I was trying real hard to be a good… Continue
Added by The God Critic on April 24, 2010 at 10:01am —
I can't understand why believers insist that you have to believe in something in order to have a good life.By something, of course, they mean a "higher power", something "higher than you". Smh. I just had a phone conversation with my aunt. I was speaking to her about an issue in my marriage that her and I had discussed earlier. She went on to advice that my husband and I believe in a higher power. I told her (again) that I don't believe in a deity or a higher power, nor do I subscribe to any… Continue
Added by Shanika on April 15, 2010 at 5:21pm —
I can't stand keeping this a secret anymore! My theist family has forbade me from talking about them on this site! They have accused me of being a traitor and "not telling the whole side of the story" when I rant about their attacks on my atheism! They have demanded that I be silent, and given that they and watch my activity online [the few times I've accidently forgotten to log out of this site] and offline like a bunch of crazy paranoids, I have decided that I will honor that request [for… Continue
Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on April 12, 2010 at 9:42am —
I caught this on NPR today.
Not only did I learn a new term, "Hapax Legomenon" (which means a word or phrase used only once in a written record or language) but about how the pledge of allegiance was meant as, according to the 9th circuit court of appeals, a
Added by Jake W. Andrews on March 30, 2010 at 9:11pm —
I have realized that god is just a bunch of statistics from the universe, and, our ignorance on it is called religion. If there is or is not a god, I am not interested in, because this is like chating about the gender of the cherubins. Yet, people kill and destroy in the name of a god, whatever it might be, thus it is necessary to understand the true nature of this thinking because this is what god for sure would be, just a mental creation, not something one could know of or… Continue
Added by GIFPES on March 19, 2010 at 5:03pm —