August 2010 Blog Posts (79)

The Loser Letters. By Mary Eberstadt (excerpt)

An open letter to those spokesmen for the New Atheism who have labored mightily these last few years to sweep aside religion’s paralytic webs of superstition and prejudice, and to liberate the rest of our Species via Science and Enlightenment:

Dear Sirs,

Speaking just for this Atheist convert, congratulations, Guys, You really did it! Thanks to all Your hard work, the rest of us know once and for all that the so-called “God” is everything You say he is: the biggest… Continue

Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on August 31, 2010 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Markella – Imaginary Friend



From the commencement of life

We're expected to pretend

We are taught to believe

Things we cannot… Continue

Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on August 31, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment


Why is it so hard to meet a woman that is a atheist, and if so does anyone know where they are at in the state of Louisiana

Added by RANDALL P GALLAND on August 31, 2010 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Religious Responsibility

This is an Op-Ed that I wrote for Monicks has been asking me to post it here, so I hope you all enjoy it...

Have you ever read your terms of use for Facebook? How about Google? If you did, there would be some phrases, if you can decipher them in the jargon, which you may find objectionable. However, they are tools for the modern world, and you would probably continue to utilize them anyway, knowing full well that they are, using… Continue

Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on August 31, 2010 at 9:30pm — 17 Comments

A Win for Science against Climate Change Denialists

One of the biggest Climate Change Denialists, Bjorn Lomborg, (well he wasn't a denialist per se because he admitted it was happening but he claimed there was nothing we could do about it) has changed his mind and is going to advocate that the world seriously invest billions of dollars per year to combat… Continue

Added by Rocio Hernandez on August 31, 2010 at 10:53am — No Comments

I'll create my own meaning, thanks.

A post written by me a few days ago. Original:



I'll create my own meaning, thanks.…


Added by Raithie on August 31, 2010 at 9:32am — No Comments

Boys names

I just found out I'm having another boy. I have a one year old named Xander, which I got from a show on adult swim. I want a name that's creative but not too weird. The only name I can think of that I really like is Holden and my boyfriend doesn't like it.

The lists online are terrible. They give me thousands of names and most of them I can't even figure out how to pronounce. So, I know this has nothing to do with atheism, science or anything else relevant but I'd appreciate suggestions.… Continue

Added by Chelsea Sherman on August 30, 2010 at 10:03pm — 2 Comments

International Freethought Film Festival Waives Student Film Submission Fees

International Freethought Film Festival Waives Student Film Submission Fees

For Immediate Release

(Tampa, August 30, 2010) To celebrate its one year anniversary as a non-profit organization, the Freethought Film Festival Foundation, has waived film submission fees to the International Freethought Film Festival for enrolled college students until November 1, 2010.

Promoting reason,…


Added by Andrea Steele on August 30, 2010 at 5:43pm — No Comments

The fastest growing religion in the world...? DERP

Im now sicked of hearing that X religion is the fastest growing one, people think that because his religion has more suscribers is better and more true than others? even when they dont have a clue about what they are talking? that they just hear their preacher said so, so is true and they swallow it up as if where extasis of their mind? an extasis of ignorance?

well see what i found out…


Added by Franco P on August 30, 2010 at 3:12am — No Comments

Gay Atheists = Adorable!

OK, so this is probably really old news to everyone else, but I just found out James Randi and Stephen Fry are gay (and that Fry is a humanist/atheist). I always think it is cool when people come out of the closet, but I have to say, I am a bit disappointed that Stephen Fry is gay. Why? Because he is totally sexy. As a heterosexual woman, I wish all handsome, witty, intelligent atheist men were in my dating pool. Oh, and Ricky Martin. How he could shake that perfect bon-bon! Rawr. I bet I was… Continue

Added by Brooke Bender on August 30, 2010 at 2:43am — 1 Comment

Religious Self-consciousness.

I am so sick of religious people being completely self conscious about their beliefs and claims that a calm conversation about religion is an attack on their belief, when the same people have no problem what so ever telling me how wrong I am and how I should go about finding truth in God's word.

It started out with a simple status update on facebook.

It said something along the lines of:

I wish more people posted their religious views in their profiles, I am curious how… Continue

Added by Jon Heim on August 30, 2010 at 2:27am — No Comments

Glen Beck, Liberation Theology, Social Justice and Christianity

It seems that Glen Beck is taking another crack at attacking "Social Justice". I always found it a bit curious that someone who preaches to Libertarian America would advocate for God and Christ.

Especially considering what is clearly Beck's version of Conservative Libertarianism, which seems to be based solely on selfishness and acquisition.

Which puts him in the curious position of interpreting the actions of what is written in the New Testament to NOT infer the "social… Continue

Added by TheTruePooka on August 30, 2010 at 12:49am — 1 Comment

Scribbles about first college days, tolerance, rape, and pregnancy

After a few rather busy days of orientation, I have found a little respite in this calm Sunday morning (of course, it was left free with the intent of letting church-goers attend their services).

It feels like nowadays my mind is so colored by the distinctions of religions. As I entered the campus, I noticed the numerous "Need a ride to church?" posters and the campus ministries' booths as some watchful parents ushered their half-caring eighteen year olds towards their displays.… Continue

Added by Olivia Kuo on August 29, 2010 at 4:56pm — 5 Comments


and want to adopt a dog??
I desperately need to find a home for her.
Please help! I can't afford to feed her

Added by Desirai on August 29, 2010 at 3:59pm — 2 Comments

Not an excuse, but an explanation and apology.

In my last blog, I updated that my life was settling down, and I would be back to contributing on my usual schedule.
I haven't lived up to that statement, and for that I apologize.
Life has become all at once much more relaxed, but much more frantic, too. I suppose that means that stress has just shifted into new areas of life.
In the last few months, we did manage to find our own place. It is beautiful and comforting and feels like a home. I moved from a graveyard job…

Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on August 29, 2010 at 3:56pm — 3 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 29AUG

Sunday Morning Service

29 AUG 2010

Links of Interest

Catholics and the Evolving Cosmos

Christian Extremist On 30 Days

- If you have Netflix,… Continue

Added by Johnny on August 29, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Black and White thinking; The Either/Or mindset.

I used to see this in different religious groups where people would become disatisfied with one group and then join another....but the only real difference in perspective was the change of allegiences, the 'mindset' was exactly the same. They would claim great change....but they really hadn't...not very much.

I've seen this with fundamentalist christians who quit christianity, join another religion and bring their fundy mindset right along with them. Everything is interpreted…


Added by Wesley on August 29, 2010 at 9:24am — No Comments

Ann Druyan talks on science, religion, wonder and awe.

"It is a great tragedy that science, this wonderful process for finding out what is true, has ceded the spiritual uplift of its central revelations: the vastness of the universe, the immensity of time, the relatedness of all life, and life’s preciousness on our tiny planet." Ann Druyan…


Added by Wesley on August 28, 2010 at 3:05pm — 3 Comments

The Business of Churches

So I work a business to business sales job that conducts full day job shadows as a second interview. More often than not I’ll have a recent graduate along for the ride so that they can get a feel for the job and I can decide if they are a good fit for the position.…

Added by Shayna Erickson on August 28, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment


I'm a blind man;

I can not see.

The floor is falling from underneath me;

Falling into unbelief.

Darkness floods this soul of mine,

Till no light can I find.

Close my eyes to the truth--

No to evidence,

Reason is cruel,

Blinded eyes this is the rule.

I pray to god yet he is silent.

I fear without him the world is violent

The angels … Continue

Added by Mark Strange on August 27, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

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