I was recently diagnosed with stage III malignant Melanoma (it is in my lymph nodes) and yes it is difficult and of course I'm terrified that I might miss out on some amazing future events. The biggest problem I am having right now is dealing with people who want to "save" me and "pray" for me. I was actually told that without "god" I cannot be cured. I take solace in the fact that due to my belief system I live my life and fight to live rather than pray and hope for some imaginary…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
[Okay, I'm gonna try this again. The first time I did this post, everything disappeared except for the first paragraph.]
A couple days ago, a 7-year-old girl in Illinois went missing. Of course, a Facebook friend (a Christian) posted a plea for prayers for the missing girl. The next day, a body was found, and it turned out to be the murdered little girl. Her uncle is being held in custody, presumably as a suspect in her murder. So the Christian Facebook friend…Continue
On August 9th in Wayne county of Missouri, (My home town). Missouri voters approved prayer issue. I voted against this, and at least I tried to do something good in my state. But the majority has spoken, but I remember something that Bill Maher once said: "Just because the majority out weights the minority, doesn't mean the minority is wrong. The majority once thought that the world was flat, but that didn't make them right." It's tough to do something right, when everyone else is against…Continue
Added by Vince James Abernathy on August 14, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments
There’s an image floating around on Facebook of what appears to be an African man holding his emaciated son in his arms. The caption says something about God and prayers being unanswered, and how this is proof there is no god. It’s not the only image like it floating around, so I’m sure you get the gist. God answers the prayers of indulgent, greedy Americans yet ignores the pleading of starving children everywhere else in the world (well, and even right in the United States). Of course, a…Continue
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They have tried letter-writing, petitions and a lawsuit, all to no avail. So now the Christian congregations that are weeks away from…Continue
I have been trying to submit a complaint to the FL ACLU and need "witness (people who have heard the complaint)" which includes their full contact information. I'd also like your input, information from anyone who has dealt with the ACLU before, and contact information from anyone who…Continue
Added by Dan Z on November 6, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments
Prayer doesn't make sense. We Atheists know it doesn't work. But The thing is, it couldn't possibly work.
I'm going to be arguing as if the Christian god actually exists here. It's purely hypothetical, I'm not arguing for his existence, merely trying to refine how he could possibly exist. Before I begin, let me lay out a bit of the view of the traditional Christian god so you can see what exactly what I'm talking about. First, god is all knowing. Second, god has a plan. The second…Continue
This morning, as a serving member of my countrys' Navy, I participated in "Ceremonial Divisions", a formal parade where a visiting dignitary inspects the troops, medals are awarded, speeches are made. At one point during "Divvies", we are ordered to "Remove Headdress" while the School Chaplain recites a prayer.
Anyone have an opinion on what is essentially being ordered to participate in a prayer? While I direct this question to serving or former members of the Armed…Continue
This is a sample post from my blog: Foxhole Atheism
The Huffington Post currently has an article describing some controversy over the exclusion of religious clergy/material from the 9/11 memorial service. Bloomberg has pledged to maintain his position despite conservative religious group protests. A spokesperson for the…Continue
I was thinking about all the little prayers that religious families recite throughout the day, such as: "Praise the Lord!", "god is watching", "bless you" & etc. and how they offer comfort to each other. And, I realized that my family of ardent atheists, does pretty much the same. But we don't acknowledge some deity. Our prayer, nevertheless, is uttered to comfort each other in tough times, it's uttered when we're laughing, we say it when we're scared, and most times we just say it…Continue
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
The "I'll Pray for You" is the ultimate conversation ender, or useless phrase thrown in which can be used in a variety of variations: goodbye, you're a fool, oh you're sick that's so sad but I'm not going to do anything of value, (while struggling with demon inside the collar of your shirt) you're... threatening... me... with reason... and I need... a way... out, you're going to war and i'm your honey. It pisses me off. They use it for everything and then what is a normal non-believer…Continue
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??
And what’s with the shitty bombastic music?…Continue
Wow, I guess I haven't made it as "known" as I thought. I need to redo my whole profile on FB to exclaim my atheism. I'm getting really tired of having to deal with this constantly.
My aunt and her son (my cousin) are going through an extremely rough time in their lives. My cousin has been wrongly accused of child molestation. I've reviewed all the information I have been given and I have came to the conclusion that he really is being wrongly accused. (The…Continue
These are some really sweet people and some of them, I have known for a long time. It just makes me want to shake them and scream, "WAKE UP! It's has all been a lie!" I'm hesitant though because these are the type of people that their faith runs so deep, any deviance will send them crying and praying. I really wish that they would put this passion toward something productive for our society, instead of just wishful thinking.. which is what I'm doing too, when I say…Continue