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Saudi 'genie' sued for harassment

Saudi 'genie' sued for harassment



Not actual genie





A family in Saudi Arabia is taking a "genie" to court, accusing it of theft and harassment, reports say.



They accuse the spirit of threatening them, throwing stones and stealing mobile phones, Al Watan newspaper said.



The family have lived in the same house near the city of Medina for 15 years but say they only recently became… Continue

Added by Dan on July 11, 2009 at 5:02pm — 5 Comments

Something Nelson would post... :P

...And I mean that in a good way. Very informative.



Evolution



* Biological evolution does not address the origin of life; for that, see abiogenesis. The two are commonly and mistakenly conflated. Evolution describes (and through the theory of evolution, endeavors to explain) the changes in gene frequencies that occur in populations of living organisms over time, and thus, presupposes that life already exists. Evolution likewise says nothing about cosmology, the Big… Continue

Added by Dan on July 7, 2009 at 3:00am — 7 Comments

Coffee 'may reverse Alzheimer's'

Coffee 'may reverse Alzheimer's'







Drinking five cups of coffee a day could reverse memory problems seen in Alzheimer's disease, US scientists say.



The Florida research, carried out on mice, also suggested caffeine hampered the production of the protein plaques which are the hallmark of the disease.



Previous research has also suggested a protective effect from caffeine.



But British experts said the… Continue

Added by Dan on July 6, 2009 at 2:56am — 6 Comments

Irony

The story itself is a sad one, however the quote from our local Sheriff makes it worth reading....





LAKELAND | Lightning struck a festive church event Saturday, killing one and possibly injuring 18 others, the Sheriff's Office said.



About 100 members of the church were gathered at 4444 Viola Road about 4:40 p.m. when lightning struck near the soccer field in the midst of a game.



Benjamin Gonzalez, 30, of Lakeland… Continue

Added by Dan on July 5, 2009 at 8:34pm — 3 Comments

Parents in faith-healing case never considered calling a doctor

Carl Worthington (center) confers with attorney Mark Cogan as Raylene Worthington listens to opening statements in their trial.



by Steve Mayes, The Oregonian

OREGON CITY -- Carl and Raylene Worthington told detectives that they never considered calling a doctor, even as their 15-month-old daughter deteriorated and died.



"I don't believe in them," Carl Worthington said of doctors. "I believe in faith… Continue

Added by Dan on July 3, 2009 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

27 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Are Atheists

27 Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Are Atheists



Atheism: Disbelief in or denial of the existence of God or gods.

Usually a taboo subject for mainstream media and general dinner-table talks, atheism has recently become somewhat of a comfortable stance for people as a way of life. A lot of closed-minded people consider Atheists and non-believers to be evil, often comparing them to the likes of people like Adolf Hitler and saying such things as “Hitler was an…

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Added by Dan on July 2, 2009 at 11:30pm — 9 Comments

Ads for Atheism Appear on Manhattan Buses

Ads for Atheism Appear on Manhattan Buses

By Daniel E. Slotnik



BusTitan Worldwide Posters promoting atheism will appear on about 20 city buses in Manhattan.



Advertisements proselytizing toothpaste and jeans do not make us question our beliefs. But a series of posters on city buses promoting atheism is intended to do just that.



An Atheist Bus Campaign has arrived in New York. The ads, which say “You don’t have to… Continue

Added by Dan on June 29, 2009 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Billy Mays... Dead. Four "Celebrities" in a week WTF.

TV Pitchman Billy Mays Found Dead at Home

In this Dec. 6, 2002 file photo,TV pitchman Billy Mays poses with some of his cleaning products at his Palm Harbor, Fla., home. Tampa police say Mays, the television pitchman known for his boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean, has died. He was 50.



By MITCH STACY

The Associated Press



Published: Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 1:16 p.m.

Last Modified: Sunday,… Continue

Added by Dan on June 28, 2009 at 3:35pm — 10 Comments

There’ll be no tent for God at Camp Dawkins

Britain’s most prominent non-believer is backing its first atheist summer camp for children. Camp Quest



Camp Quest, which was founded as an alternative to Christian camps, will teach children about evolution

Lois Rogers

source: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6591231.ece



WHEN schoolchildren break up for their summer holidays at the end of next month, India Jago, aged 12, and her brother Peter, 11,… Continue

Added by Dan on June 28, 2009 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

'Silencing Christians' paid program draws protest calls, e-mails







'Silencing Christians' Web site



TAMPA - A flood of telephone calls and e-mails cascaded into WFLA News Channel 8 on Saturday afternoon and night over the airing of "Silencing Christians," a religious paid program that some say contained open hate speech against gays and lesbians.



Before the hourlong…

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Added by Dan on June 27, 2009 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

After a recent rash of Atheist Vs. Xtain posts....

I could no long hold back.





If it hasn't been flagged off already here is the link to the rant I posted on Craigslist.org http://lakeland.craigslist.org/rnr/1240797077.html. If you like it submit it for best of , heh.





The Rant:

Atheists (worldwide)


Reply to:… Continue

Added by Dan on June 26, 2009 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

Stoned wallabies make crop circles

'Stoned wallabies make crop circles'





Australian wallaby - file picture
Wallabies have been observed acting strangely in poppy fields




Australian wallabies are eating opium poppies and creating crop circles as they hop around "as high as a kite", a government official has said.

Lara…

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Added by Dan on June 25, 2009 at 2:31pm — 1 Comment

Evolution faster when it's warmer

Evolution faster when it's warmer

By Victoria Gill

Science reporter, BBC News



Rainforest

The results could help explain why the warm tropics are so species-rich



Climate could have a direct effect on the speed of "molecular evolution" in mammals, according to a study.



Researchers have found that, among pairs of mammals of the same species, the DNA of those living in warmer climates changes at a faster… Continue

Added by Dan on June 24, 2009 at 11:54am — 2 Comments

Conversed with a Priest at the gas pumps..

Today while getting gas at a 7-11, I had a nice Volvo 242 pull up at the pump next to me.





I am a Volvo fan so I started admiring it. When out steps the occupant... a Priest.



Now seeing a priest at a gas station in the northern states might be more common, but here in Florida it's rare. Especially in full black with the collar.



We make Eye contact and I say Nice car to break the awkwardness of the moment, and he said "Thanks". We make small talk… Continue

Added by Dan on May 27, 2009 at 9:11pm — 15 Comments

YAY! Next stop for the atheist bus: Chicago





Next stop for the atheist bus: Chicago (UPDATED)



May 21st, 2009



UPDATE: If you don’t believe we really have an ad this time, here’s a photo:…



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Added by Dan on May 23, 2009 at 1:27am — 1 Comment

Johann Hari: Dear God, stop brainwashing children

Johann Hari: Dear God, stop brainwashing children



Worship is forced on 99 per cent of children without even asking what they think



Friday, 8 May 2009



Let us now put our hands together and pray. O God, we gather here today to ask you to free our schoolchildren from being forced to go through this charade every day. As you know, O Lord, because You see all, British law requires every schoolchild to participate in "an act… Continue

Added by Dan on May 9, 2009 at 7:09am — 1 Comment

The Meteor Shower that Gave us Christianity (cracked.com)



The fact that there are two billion or so Christians in the world today is largely due to one guy: Constantine the Great. He's the Roman emperor who legalized Christianity, converted to Christianity himself and cleared the path for spreading the religion throughout Europe and then across the globe.



So go for it, atheists. Here's who you have to blame.







But Constantine wasn't always a…

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Added by Dan on May 5, 2009 at 1:15am — 2 Comments

Swine flu: How to Survive God’s Wrath Via Stumble upon

Swine flu: How to Survive God’s Wrath

Posted by Jesus on April 27, 2009



My children, I am truly sorry. I tried hard to convince Dad to show you some leniency, but it looks like He’s going to fuck up a whole bunch of you with swine flu in very short order. It’s not the end I would have chosen for any of you, but unfortunately I’m only the Planner’s son. Here’s what you need to know to survive the coming Wrath of God.



No… Continue

Added by Dan on April 29, 2009 at 3:02am — 2 Comments

Scientist Hawking ill in hospital

Scientist Hawking ill in hospital

Professor Stephen Hawking

Prof Hawking has cancelled an appearance in the US



Leading scientist Stephen Hawking is "very ill" in hospital, his employer Cambridge University has said.



A spokesman said Professor Hawking was undergoing tests at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.



The spokesman said the 67-year-old, who has motor neurone disease, had "been unwell for a couple… Continue

Added by Dan on April 20, 2009 at 1:26pm — 4 Comments

I have an Idea...

It's cool that you have a blog on a different site and all, I might even enjoy reading it.



What I don't like is seeing a blind link to a random site with a message saying "here's my blog" in a blog post.



How about posting what it's about, or an article from it?? I am not going to click on a link just because you say it's your blog.



It also clogs up our front page with what looks like spam links.



Content people! Make me want to… Continue

Added by Dan on April 19, 2009 at 3:54am — 3 Comments

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