Doug Reardon's Blog – June 2010 Archive (3)

Death of an Atheist.

My grandmother, bless her tiny, uneducated, bigoted, soul, once told me that the most terrible (pronounced ter

- ible) thing she ever saw was the death of an atheist. My grandparents had a friend who was an atheist. When he was dying, in the hospital, they went and spent his last hours on earth, trying to save his soul from damnation in hell. They prayed, admonished, begged, pleaded, and cajoled him to accept Jesus Christ as his savior and lord. And I have always thought about this poor… Continue

Added by Doug Reardon on June 23, 2010 at 11:57pm — 16 Comments

Family rejection

I was lucky, my family would never put religious belief before family, I'm the only heathen, but there is one Wiccan among us. But I have noted how many atheist have lost all ties with family because of religion. Now, I wonder, have any atheists rejected their family because they believe? I don't mean those family who make your lives a living hell by trying to constantly convert you, but have you or do you know of any atheists that have rejected family members simply because they choose to… Continue

Added by Doug Reardon on June 16, 2010 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

Fundie sports fanatics

I was watching a clip about two wrestling fanatics who injured a two year old girl while practicing wrestling moves on her. And the question came to mind, to wit: are fanatical sports fans, and religious fundamentalists suffering from different manifestations of the same aberrant mental state? My curiosity was especially aroused since I seem to lack the "sports gene", I find gods and sports equally boring. So, I'm asking the TA community, are there as many sports fanatics among us as in the… Continue

Added by Doug Reardon on June 12, 2010 at 7:05pm — 4 Comments

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