Let me tell you a story.
A youth, full of exuberance and vitality, comes across a bully. The bully forces the youth into situations which cause anger and resentment.
The youth, unable to best the bully, recedes and contracts inward. Afraid of the bully, decisions are made, paths taken.
The youth reads and tries to understand the bully, but is unable. The youth knows the bully is strong and the youth is not. What does he do?
The youth witnesses Boxing. Two strong…Continue
I see ‘enlightenment’ as understanding all things in existence are kin. We all have the same basis for existing and owe all of our consciousness to the massive, complicated, mash up of evolved forms from atoms to chemicals to cells to organs which create a path for our entire body to work together. Quantum soup creates atomic building blocks which create atoms which create molecules which create DNA which instructs…Continue
By Andrew Brown; AndrewBrownDD@gmail.com
BIG SPOILER ALERT. TO EXPLAIN EXISTENCE WITH PROPER CONTEXT, I AM FORCED TO REVEAL MANY DETAILS OF THE ROGUE ONE STORY AND THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE.
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Well this story starts around a year before the 2014 World Cup, a small TV channel interviewed a seer and, on this interview(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1RtVDNsQ9g), he claimed that Brazil would lose the world cup, that Germany would be…Continue
I'm not sure you are all aware of this, but the UK recently legalised same sex marriage and good for them.
But of course the religious organisations are usually the main groups that always have an objection to equal marriage rights. Except this time they are turning on one other own. The first Church of England priest has married his same sex partner and suffice…Continue
How did it happen?
I live alone on 10 acres and I have lots of time to think and weigh out how the world got so crazy. I watch news and when I see people who are in the highest positions of power talking about "God" and how he influences their decisions my stomach churns and I go into a cold sweat. I don't know about you but to me its scary, real scary, Its to the point where I don't want to even go out of the property unless its a absolute necessity. Why are people who seem to have…Continue
Just why can’t we let some things go? Why do some things bother us more than others? Why do some things bother some people more than other people? These are things about which I deem myself to have some insight; hopefully more than some, since I’m a therapist working somewhere within the psychotherapy field.
Let’s break it down: put very simply, there are three types of recognised personalities within psychology. One is a very sensitive type, prone to traits of emotional delicateness,…Continue
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AN ATHEIST IN THE WOODS
An atheist was walking through the woods.
'What majestic trees!'
'What powerful rivers!'
'What beautiful animals!'
He said to himself.
As he was walking alongside the river, he heard
a rustling in the bushes behind him.
He turned to look. He saw a…
I remember summers on the beach in Daytona, sea-foam on the night-shore, wind on my cheeks. I can remember the taste of those days, sweet, bitter. I can never forget the salty-smell of the water lapping on the shore, the waves crashing, redoubling, riding forth again into the barren desert of abandoned coolers, umbrellas, and towels. Those were the days you could drift out to sea, forget your name, start over as you baked in the warm sun, enveloped in the sweet scent of sun-tan lotion, the…Continue
Added by Molly Brown-Fuller on October 14, 2012 at 11:17am — No Comments
Okay.. This will sound like a silly story for kids.. It's the Islamic version of the story of Adam..
In the Garden of Eden, and that was long time ago, God created Adam in his image! He ordered all his angels to bow to Adam.
But,,,, there is a jealous guy who refused to bow to Adam...Haha
That jealous guy named Satan and that guy was smart BTW, he always like to destroy God's plan… Allah says, O Satan, why you didn't do what I…Continue
Is it just me, or does everybody on here sound like pathetic politicians, just trying to make themselves sound more believable putting others down than proving themselves? Has anybody heard of the phrase, "You catch more flies with honey than vinegar?," or has the complex design of human intelligence been reduced to stupidity?
I've seen so many groups get all upset over different issues ranging from the Occupy Wall Street movement to anti-war protesters to Creationist propaganda. I also see from time to time the hate spewed by the Westboro Baptist Church and I cringe each time. I've seen people accuse and believe political propaganda and spout off repeated twists of the truth to serve their own agenda knowing its a lie. I've seen people con others into scams, political ideology and all around social nonsense. But…Continue
Added by JustNorrik on August 8, 2012 at 4:29pm — No Comments
New Book Announcement (full disclosure here - I had a hand in publishing this)
The Blasphemy Tour, by Jass Richards
Two Canadian atheists go on a cross-country speaking tour of American Bible Colleges... Irreverent. Definitely irreverent.
The Blasphemy Tour — where philosophy essay meets stand-up comedy.
(In The Road Trip Dialogues, the prequel, Rev and Dylan are charged with blasphemy for adding “‘Blessed are they that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the…Continue
Added by p tittle on June 24, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments
The Bible is not a book of science, though the first Chapter of Genesis, as the nineteenth-century sociologist Max Weber points out, is the necessary prelude to science. It represents the first time people saw the universe as the product of a single creative will, and therefore as intelligible rather than capricious and mysterious.
Nature has no divinity. Indeed, in the Hebrew Bible, it became “undeified” as G. W. F. Hegel put it. Hegel observed (in lectures notes his students…Continue
What most Christians believe is that the Antichrist is supposed to be a political/religious leader of our times, and once he shows up Jesus will (finally) return.
If they would study a little bit of history outside of the bible they would have figured out that the 666 man-beast lived and died many years ago, and of course Jesus didn't return.
But who was this personification of evil made man?
His name was Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, a roman…Continue
Up From the Bottom of the Gene Pool,
Describing a unique living anthropology of people from all over the world that met online to discover we might have done the impossible.
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"In what has become one of the greatest deceptions of our day, radical environmentalism…Continue
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