Saturday, April 14, 2012

Doing Good Without God

It's been a long time since I've posted anything to the blog, but I thought this video from The Thinking Atheist was definitely a worthwhile reason to fire up the computer and get back on.

Monday, October 3, 2011

A True Bible Beater

A Florida woman faces a charge of battery causing bodily harm after breaking the eleventh commandment: Thou shalt not throw thy Bible at thy son's girlfriend. She is literally a Bible beater.
And also a bauble beater, because the fight erupted once she suspected the girlfriend of breaking the seventh commandment—"thou shall not steal my boyfriend's mother's jewelry." The Northwest Florida Daily News reports that she used the Bible to smite the girlfriend in the eye, causing a bleeding wound. The son, who witnessed the conflict, seemingly did nothing to stop it. Perhaps he was being attacked by locusts and got distracted.

The Bible seems to address situations like these in Exodus 21:26, which says: "If a man strikes his servant's eye, or his maid's eye, and destroys it, he shall let him go free for his eye's sake." Because the girlfriend's eye was only injured and not destroyed, she should still be on the hook for the missing jewelry.

Story borrowed from [NWFDN. Image Mrbill/Flickr]

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Atheist Humor Part 7

The website is chock full of terrific cartoon commentary about the incongruities, absurdities, and just plain silliness related to religion in America and abroad. I enjoy scrolling through the site and have purloined some of my favorites for use on the blog. If you need a good laugh, check out the website. The cartoonist also has some animated cartoons on there that are pretty funny. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

If It's Tax-Free, It's For Me!

This is a very interesting little article from the Freedom From Religion Foundation and makes me wonder just how much money in taxes our local, state and federal governments (not to mention non-exempt taxpayers) are getting cheated out of by these bastions of morality. I think some in-depth investigation might expose this as a bigger problem than many people would like to believe.

Billboard scrutiny leads tax man to Ohio church - Freedom From Religion Foundation -

I had planned to also post a link to an article from a Christian site about this same issue--('Atheists forced to take down billboard' is the tagline)--as a bit of counterpoint to the above story, but every time I opened the damn page, my computer would freeze up. Could it be a bit of divine intervention, perhaps?? LOL 

Borrowed from

Quote of the Day:

"It has even been said that the greatest praise of God lies in the negation of the atheist, who considers creation sufficiently perfect to dispense with a creator."

--Marcel Proust

Saturday, June 4, 2011

After the Rapture

OK....I know it's been a really long time since I've updated my blog, but life has a way of getting in the way of other things sometimes. As a matter of fact, for many devoted Christians, life apparently got in the way of the afterlife...or rapture, at any rate.

I just came across this video from The Thinking Atheist and had to share it, as it is definitely one of his best. Enjoy!!

Quote of the Day:

"Immortality is a belief grounded upon other men's sayings, that they knew it supernaturally; or that they knew those who knew them that knew others that knew it supernaturally."

--Thomas Hobbes

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Will Science Be the Big Loser in New Congressional Budget Cuts?

Nature News online recently published an article on the possible effects on science and research-based funding of a Republican-led House of Representatives entitled "US Science Faces Big Chill." Despite some bright spots (i.e. increasing funding for the National Science Foundation), it looks as though science and technology researchers and agencies in general will be fighting an uphill and potentially losing battle against House committees and sub-committees chaired by skeptical fundamentalists who are unwilling to fund research that could, or already does, fly in the face of their religious beliefs.

Of course, as the article points out, this is not completely new. What would be new and more valuable, in this godless heathen's humble opinion, is if Congress would cut out funding to "Faith-based initiatives" first, and start taxing churches and other religious organizations, just like other businesses next, rather than reducing funding for useful, real-world improving, scientific research.

To view the original article, click the link here.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Top 10 Evolution Stories of 2010

The National Center for Science Education published its list of the top 10 evolution stories for the 2010 year. Several of them were big enough issues to have made national/international news. Others I was not aware of. Most of them had positive outcomes. A couple did not. Overall, it appears to have been a busy year for the NCSE.

To read the complete article, click on the link below.
NCSE's Top 10 Evolution Stories of 2010