Matthew's Blog (21)

Seen a FB about Tornados today in KS and OK.

"Over 20 people killed but THANK GOD my family was spared!"....So what about the other families? Should they also thank god to have family members killed by violent storms? DOES NOT make any sense to me!

Added by Matthew on May 20, 2013 at 8:14pm — 10 Comments

this should be fun

tonight is my 20 year high school reunion and when I joined fb about a year ago i didnt post alot of atheist stuff on it. then this past april, i along with many other atheists joined "Zombie Jebus" week and posted something Athiest in the status every day. i changed mine every few hours with "thought provoking things". this just pissed off alot of people and many people from hs (about 60 or so) defriended me. i even had a few block me. my own first cousin defriended me for a while. which i… Continue

Added by Matthew on October 16, 2010 at 10:19am — 14 Comments

another convestion with someone i knew when i was a fundie.

this is a conversation between myself and someone i knew when i was a fundamentailst christian. i wasnt even trying to piss this guy off or even have a religious based conversation with him. it just kind of happened that way. tbh i miss my friends that i had when i was a christian. some of them…

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Added by Matthew on October 7, 2010 at 10:38pm — 5 Comments

Essay for Com101

I am now a full time college student and its been radically differant from the military to say the least. I was given a an assignment for my comopsition class in what was the biggest influence in your life. I would have to say was my deconversion. I wrote this essay and the first whole rough draft is due on wed. I was wondering what you all thought of it? I am looking for content criticism in this, but any constructive crit is good.…

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Added by Matthew on September 28, 2010 at 1:35am — 1 Comment

my retirement

My retirement from the military is coming soon. I have been studiously removing all mentions of god from everything that i can, no chaplain (been asked several times in that). I am only trying to keep it as military as possible without the relgious clap trap that is infused with EVERYTHING in our fucking culture.

Which brings me to my point of this blog. I am writting my speech and I have few things that I am writting about. I first off want to bring this…

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Added by Matthew on June 5, 2010 at 9:56pm — 3 Comments

Owned somene...

I have been having some running thiestic arguments with this guy in Aus on a FB page for the last 2 days now. In some ways its been really fun and its good to sharpen the wit a bit and refine my arguments as I go along.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?v=wall&gid=361482908246

This page "Rise of Theism" got taken over by Atheists and just took these people to task. I am one of…

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Added by Matthew on March 26, 2010 at 12:49am — 4 Comments

Stuff in my life and FB discussions.

The stuff I get once I came out as Atheist.

Ok, since I came out as Atheist about 2 years ago, I keep getting emails and stuff from like my mom either picking on Atheists or begging me to "Come back to God". I am seriously getting tired of this shit. I know that once you pick your fight that you need to fight it, and as the person that I am, I cant stand back and watch these people try to change the US into a theocracy and destroy the best idea that man has so far come up with…

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Added by Matthew on March 22, 2010 at 3:11am — 8 Comments

Why do they always think that we are disrespecting thier point of view?

An old friend from HS and have gotten into a bit a message convo on FB. She had posted a Bible verse and I commented on it and this is the exchange between us.

Her: Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Me: " Proverbs 31:3 Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyed kings."

So your saying then that God wants women to be weak, unpleasing in personality, ugly…

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Added by Matthew on March 8, 2010 at 2:20am — 8 Comments

Well they figured it out finally!

For those that have me on thier Facebook you might already know some of this story. Right before the holidays, I hurt my back and went into the ER (As there is no Sick Call on shoreduty), and told that I just hurt my back in muscle strain and gave me a muscle relaxant shot and sent me home. They made an appointment for me to get an xray done of my back to see if there was any problems. In the xray they said that they saw something there. It looked to be about 3-5cm in diameter but couldnt tell… Continue

Added by Matthew on January 25, 2010 at 9:52pm — 8 Comments

i need computer help..like seriously!

ok all,

one of the reasons that i have been kind of absent over the last few weeks other than beign on vacation, is that i have been having computer problems. I have a vista vaio laptop thats about 2 years old. i wasnt having major problems with it before. i took the upgrade to windows7 as it was released. i had a problem loading it in and had to wipe the OS before i could try to reinstall (my computer guy did that anyway and i paid him 150 to do it.). Any way ever since then, my messenger… Continue

Added by Matthew on January 19, 2010 at 2:57am — 5 Comments

A Christmas card from my fundie mother

I have only been deconverted a few years and last year I told my mother to stop sending me things from her church as I am now Athiest and dont believe.



I checked my mail today and had a Christmas card from my mother.



Right side:



The git of love,

the givt of peace,

and the gift of joy:

May these be yours at Christmas

and all through the year.



Love, Kathy (my mother)



The Left side handwritten:

Matt and Sasha (my… Continue

Added by Matthew on December 23, 2009 at 9:58pm — 10 Comments

Watch the title change.....

This will fallow a chain of events leading to me sending this email to my people. Keep an eye on the subject line. I have edited the email for names.





-----Original Message-----

From: *********, ******* *. CMDCM USN ****

Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 12:19 PM

To: *******-------(Lots of people)

Subject: Christmas Caroling



Leaders,



Everyone is invited to join in a Christmas carol gathering tomorrow, 17 Dec 09, from 1730-1930, at the… Continue

Added by Matthew on December 16, 2009 at 5:45pm — 4 Comments

Its just not worth it sometimes to continue the argument.

This is a facebook "Arguement" that I had and just stopped answering on. I get tired of the same arguments all the time.



This will be my friends posting and my response....



Him-What does an atheist extremist yell durring a suicide bombing?



Me-there has never been to the best of my knowledge an atheist suicide bomber.



Him-Meant to be a joke. But using logic, 98% of mankind believes in a higher power. That means 1 out of 50 suicide bombers was atheist.… Continue

Added by Matthew on December 13, 2009 at 4:26am — 13 Comments

Scapegoating

Christopher Hitchens described in a debate what "Scapegoating" is. Starting about 10:00-11:38


And I pose the question that Christopher says in the affirmative, why do religions really allow you to not take personal responsibility for your actions? IE, The devil made me do it or other such nonsense because of the notion that you get another life after death in heaven?

Added by Matthew on November 28, 2009 at 8:43am — 3 Comments

Found Kirk Cameron's "Crockaduck"

Any one else want to tell Kirk or Ray?.....





http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/dinosaurs/6609636/Fossils-of-dinosaur-era-crocodiles-found-in-Sahara.html







Fossils of dinosaur-era crocodiles found in Sahara

Five exotic crocodiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs 100 million years ago, including one sporting boar-like tusks and… Continue

Added by Matthew on November 22, 2009 at 10:36pm — 3 Comments

This conversation just ended

I sent my former coworker another email today in response to the one that he sent me yesterday that i posted here as well. I will just copy and paste the email. The comments in the * are mine and added when i sent the email.



Hi Tony,

Of course I posted this thread here:

http://www.thinkatheist.com/profiles/blogs/another-discussion-with and these

were the comments that I… Continue

Added by Matthew on November 19, 2009 at 8:44pm — 1 Comment

Another discussion with coworkers (over email and maybe still ongoing)

I had these 2 coworkers that I worked with in my last work center who one is fundamentalist and the other is only slightly less so. Of couse me as the athiest, I was regularly engaged in theological debates. When I moved work centers, they basicly stopped talking to me, but I would keep sending them things. Most of the time, I would get back deleted responces from my Microsoft Outlook email. Today I got a responce back from the fundie. This will be what I sent, his responce and my reply back.… Continue

Added by Matthew on November 18, 2009 at 11:38pm — 5 Comments

11 Things The Bible Bans, But You Do Anyway (I am sure it has been posted before, but its funny and informative)

http://www.11points.com/Books/11_Things_The_Bible_Bans,_But_You_Do_Anyway





11 Things The Bible Bans, But You Do Anyway



1. Round haircuts. See you in Hell, Beatles. and/or kids with bowl cuts,

surfer cuts or (my favorite) butt cuts. Leviticus 19:27 reads "You shall not

round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard."



2. Football. At… Continue

Added by Matthew on November 18, 2009 at 8:31pm — 7 Comments

A convo with my supervisior about the "Curse Jar".

Ok let me a do a little story from something that happened yesterday. The last few times we have had large get together for the division. Someone, usually the director or the chief here has done a prayer, and this is where I hit "Stage left exit". Over the last few weeks there has been some pressure on me from the other first classes and chief to add to the curse jar. Let me tell you what I think of the curse jar as this relates (at least to me one is direct result of the other because of… Continue

Added by Matthew on October 3, 2009 at 1:23pm — 7 Comments

Wars over The Reformation in Europe

A while ago I mentioned for someone to read up on the wars between the Caths and Prods during The Reformation and while I knew the 30 Year War was part of it, I myself didnt realize the depth of it.



http://atheism.about.com/library/FAQs/christian/blfaq_viol_reformation.htm



The Catholic Church was obviously corrupt throughout the middle ages - and this corruption resulted in regular calls for reform and improvement. Pope John XII had open love affairs. Urban VI tortured and… Continue

Added by Matthew on September 29, 2009 at 1:13am — No Comments

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