Laura's Blog (13)

Brad Cecil, the Apprehensive Agnostic

Think Atheist, meet Brad Cecil, who's "pretty much a heathen, a skeptic, [and] an agnostic" from North Carolina. Nothing out of the ordinary here.



Now, Think Atheist, I would like to introduce you to Brad Cecil, the agnostic who wants to observe the power of prayer. He is asking 1,000,000 people on Facebook to pray for him, so he can see if prayer actually works. So far, there are only 81… Continue

Added by Laura on March 9, 2010 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Internship Seminar Comments and Suggestions!

Hello my lovely heathens!



I wanted to open up a space here to get some constructive criticism and suggestions on internship positions at Think Atheist. For those of you who don't yet know, I have become the first official Think Atheist intern, and have been helping Morgan out behind the scenes getting a lot of grunt work off the ground for the website. However, one of the goals I assigned to myself as a part of my work here was to help design a more dedicated internship program to… Continue

Added by Laura on February 25, 2010 at 12:25am — 2 Comments

TA Bracelet ordering update

Hello Everyone!

I just want to issue a quick notice to anyone who submitted an order for a Think Atheist Bracelet on or after 2/12/10. I have your bracelets and have received notification of payment, but I am waiting on a new shipment of stamps before I can send them out! So sorry for those of you who are waiting, I just wanted to keep everyone updated.

Laura

Added by Laura on February 22, 2010 at 6:26pm — 5 Comments

WHDH Boston Make Fools of Themselves about Atheist Ad Campaign

Here's the article and a link to the website, where you can also watch the newscast which aired last night:

Atheist group releases ad campaign on Boston subways:





"BOSTON -- A controversial new ad campaign hitting "The Hub" is encouraging people to "stop believing."



Ads promoting atheism are showing up on many Boston MBTA trains and some commuters are wondering if they go too far.



"It's not my viewpoint but it sounds like it's the viewpoint of others,"… Continue

Added by Laura on October 30, 2009 at 1:32am — 10 Comments

Merry Winter Festivities! Or, keeping the "Christ" out of Christmas

Halloween is upon us, my fellow atheists, which can only mean one thing: the holiday season is about to open up, leaving us with packed malls, congested highways, and perhaps a few more notches loosened on our belts. Being atheists, however, this can present a problem for us. Whether it's Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, Diwali (which I know has passed, but is in the same time period and will fall on Nov 5 next year), Yule, or whatever obscure winter holiday your family or friends may observe, this… Continue

Added by Laura on October 30, 2009 at 1:12am — 2 Comments

I'm coming back, just like Jesus will one day, too!

Hello my fellow Atheists!



I hope you all are doing well. I don't want to make this seem as if everyone was mourning my absence from the site for the past few months, but I did want to apologize from falling off the face of the planet for a while. Life gets in the way of plans, sometimes, and I had some things to deal with outside of the internet, and as a result my work on the site and with Morgan, Chelsea, Cara, and the rest of the team came to a standstill. I'm just writing a… Continue

Added by Laura on July 15, 2009 at 3:21pm — 5 Comments

Regina Spektor "Laughing With" as Lead Single

Ok, I admit it. I have a problem. A problem which makes me completely sucked in by female, piano-brandishing musicians. Tori Amos. Fiona Apple. Regina Spektor. It's kind of my thing.



One thing about the former and later of those three songstresses, though, is that they often (especially Tori) talk about religion in their lyrics. Regina uses it more for story-telling, as that's more her lyrical style in general, while Tori uses her songs as a way to criticize religion (all of you… Continue

Added by Laura on May 21, 2009 at 11:30pm — 5 Comments

Atheist Delivering Post-Rapture Messages for Christians

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orl-rapture-postman-joshua-witter-05142009,0,1981214.story



Is it just me, or is this kind of a low thing to do?



Think about it. As an atheist, you're already making it publicly known that you don't believe the rapture is going to happen. Yet, here you are, taking these people's money anyway, for an event you know will never happen. Granted, we could say the Christians shouldn't be paying him for this service in the first place, but… Continue

Added by Laura on May 18, 2009 at 8:51pm — 6 Comments

Make War, Not Love: Violence, Sexuality, and Christianity.



"Could you read the back of this box and tell me if there's any sexual content in this movie?"



The woman across the counter from me holds out the DVD expectantly, and I take it. It's Saw II, part of the now 5-movie franchise which makes a point of being unnecessarily gory. I locate the rating so lovingly bestowed upon the film by the MPAA.



"It's rated R, for gore, violence, and language mostly."



"But no sex,… Continue

Added by Laura on March 2, 2009 at 1:30am — 31 Comments

Every Atheist Quote Your Heart Could Ever Desire

Because a good quote is never a bad thing to have handy =). All posts are in alphabetical order by last name.



Here is just a collection of quote regarding atheism, agnosticism, religion, God, and whatever else falls in between. Feel free to add or to correct any mistakes you see! Most quotes taken from this page. Thanks =)







John Adams



"Where do we find a precept in the Bible for… Continue

Added by Laura on February 10, 2009 at 5:29am — 6 Comments

Don't Serve the Christians on a Sunday

Link to the article here.



This is unbelievable. They believe that the Sabbath should be kept holy and won't pay these people to work, yet expect service from them anyway? I wish they could have been kicked out, but hat probably only would have brought on a law suit. I wonder is the Christians would have made an attempt to contact their lawyer on Sunday, too, but tell him he would only receive… Continue

Added by Laura on February 1, 2009 at 3:09pm — 1 Comment

Parents Let Child Die Waiting for God to Save Her

Taken from Intolerant Faith, posted by Joe McCraw



"Negligent Fundie Parents Deny Life-saving Treatment To Daughter.



Kara Neumann, the victim of negligence by her wack-job Christian fundamentalist parents, was denied treatment by her parents, ended up dying from juvenille diabetes complications. She could have survived the ordeal, had she been taken to the hospital, yet her parents, justified in their belief that god… Continue

Added by Laura on January 23, 2009 at 3:46am — 3 Comments

  

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