Hi ThinkAtheist Universe!!!!!!
I'm the staff advisor for the Secular Student Alliance at Towson University. Although the group is small it is active and growing. We are hoping to bring Ed Brayton to campus for an event and the group is trying to raise funds to make it happen. As you can imagine, it is much harder for an atheist organization to raise money as opposed to other "traditional" groups on our campus. Thus…Continue
Added by Robert Karp on April 3, 2013 at 3:08pm — No Comments
I'm always on the lookout for new tattoo ideas but this has got to be one of the coolest I've seen. From the link: http://imgur.com/fFluPeb
It spells out neatly something many of us focus on when searching for meaning in a life without gods.…
Added by Robert Karp on February 20, 2013 at 9:06am — No Comments
Creationists remove evolution from text books. Sound familiar? You would think this is another news story from the good ol USA? Wrong. Turns out South Korea is moving up in the batshitcrazy category as well. Sad news for one of the world's leaders in scientific advancement.
Creationists in South Korea won a campaign to remove evolution from high school textbook
According to Nature.com, a group called the Society for Textbook Revise mounted an effective petition drive…
By NICHOLAS WADE
Published: February 20, 2012
Living plants have been generated from the fruit of a little arctic flower, the narrow-leafed campion, that died 32,000 years ago, a team of Russian scientists reports. The fruit was stored by an arctic ground squirrel in its burrow on the tundra…Continue
An undated file photo showing Italian teenager Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of a Vatican employee, believed to have been kidnapped after a music lesson in Rome on June…Continue
At least we don't live in Indonesia!
So maybe I'm spending too much of my life on atheism, Think Atheist, the National Atheist Party( shameless plug) etc..., or maybe I've become so aware of the nature, commonality and saturation of Christianity in this country that I cannot help it, but it's come to the point, where every time i see someone wearing a cross, regardless of how small or nondescript, it causes me to wince inside (one hell of a run-on sentance, my apologies to…Continue
In an article from the Examiner.com, the William Hamby explores the controversy surrounding Tim Minchin's song, "Fuck The Pope" that he performed at the Reason Rally. Catholic groups are raising hell (pun intended) and are saying it was blasphemy. Aside from that, people are also saying that the Rally was billed as family friendly and the cursing was too much.
My view is that both the organizers of the Rally and the people who…Continue
Reddit's subgroup r/atheism is currently trending a request made by one user entitled "Another face of r/atheism" which shows photos of every day atheists sharing something about themselves or their non-beliefs. It's amazing what is being posted. Some of my favorites are below.…Continue
Added by Robert Karp on March 2, 2012 at 2:48pm — No Comments
A list of Religious items, that were somehow lost...
The Ark of the Covenant
The Ten Commandments
The Garden of Eden
The Valley of Shadow and Death
The hand written originals of The Torah
The House of God
The Line of David
The Holy Grail
The Tower of Babel
Sodom and Gomorrah
The Temple of Solomon
Records of Jesus'…Continue
From Yahoo News, more BS from One Million Moms the offshoot of AMA. They're after JCPenny because of their new spokesperson Ellen. This has zero chance of success but if it does, I will be standing outside JCPenny's signs in hand. I hope Ellen says something.
After its recent victory against Planned Parenthood…Continue
I would call myself of average on the IQ/intellectual scale. Having said that I do have a very difficult time with complex ideas in terms of understanding and explaining them. So when little things like this pop-up and allow the light-bulb in my head to go on, I'm carefully optimistic in sharing it with others. So if you are a science buff and think this is accurate representation or if you think it is not accurate, please let me know!…Continue
Added by Robert Karp on January 24, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Every society has people that will not be silent. Such is the story of Iranian Actress Golshefteh Farahani. Farahani 28, who is also a musician, is one of Iran’s most popular actresses. The full story can be read here by the Daily Beast. Applaud her. Celebrate her. Support her.…Continue
Just when you think you've seen it all. Just when you think you've heard it all.
Please join me in a collective jaw-drop and facepalm to the extreme with this website which I'm pretty sure is legit.
The Prayer Company will pray for you if you pay them. That's right folks. The idea is simple yet brilliant yet more disgusting then anything I can imagine. I now give…Continue
Pretty relevant to the discussion we were just having on morality, Paula Kirby writes a great article in the "On Faith" section of the Washington Post online about atheists and the meaining of life. She writes
Life cannot be meaningless so long as we have the capacity to affect the well-being of ourselves and others. For true meaninglessness, we would…
Added by Robert Karp on January 19, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments
Everyone is aware of the tradition of the Boy Scouts of America to exclude the three Gs (Gays, Godless, Girls). I have person distaste for anything Boy Scout because of this and make sure I do not support them in any way. To my surprise and delight, the Girl Scouts have chosen a different route. Explained below in the blog by the Friendly Atheist, a former girl scout has come out publicly against the policy of the…Continue
Added by Robert Karp on January 14, 2012 at 10:21pm — No Comments