hellfiend666's picture

new to atheist the e-scene

Hello all,
My name is Jack Wynne, and I have been an atheist my whole life, i just didn't know it the whole time. You see, i was raised by parents that never even brought up religion or atheism, or going to church, or even the bible. I was left to figure it out on my own, and I'm glad it was that way. As such, I was an outsider looking in on the Christian church, and therefore saw it with absolutely no bias. My whole life I have been reading everything I could find on "the Big Bang Theory" and Darwinian Evolution. At one point, in grade school, I brought a National Geographic in to school, (my parents had me subscribed to it if that tells you about my hunger for scientific knowledge), it dealt with the evolution of man, and I was virtually laughed out of the room. No one wanted to hear rationality, not even the teacher. I knew this stuff made sense, I knew there was solid scientific evidence behind it, and I just didn't understand why no one else could see that! So from then on, I kept my endevours in that realm, for the most part, to myself. I was encouraged to go to Sunday School with my best friend when I was 10, but I got half way there and decided not to, it just didn't "feel" right to me, even then. I did, however, feel a strong pull toward the sciences, and aspired t be an icthyologist from very early on.

adaypastdead's picture

A slip of tounge or a confession of belief?

Dissident1's picture

You have failed us all!

The government of the United States of America was founded with one principle. In the Declaration of Independence, the principle is stated, “with liberty, and justice, for all”.

The government has failed us all. By declaring war against segments of the population, promoting ideological persecution, they have failed to fulfill the principle of liberty and justice for all.

No matter how many signatures are placed on a petition, it is the duty of the government to protect the interest of all people. They must be willing to allow all people the freedom to run their own lives. They must allow citizens the ability to make their own choices, and protect all citizens from those who would force opinions and ideals on them.

Dissident1's picture

Fear and respect

Parents often teach their children to respect them through fear and intimidation. They scream, "you will respect me" as they chase them around the room with a belt.

We have even created gods that demand respect in the same fashion. Fear of retribution supposedly leads to respect.

Truly, however, when someone fears you, they do not necessarily respect you. They may have respect for the power you seem to weld, but when the illusion breaks down, the respect is not there.

The idea that a child must "behave" in accordance with the dictatorial standards of the adults around them, is the problem. Children are taught that they must "respect their elders", but adults supposedly do not have to respect their children.

berlandk's picture

Going to Hell in a bucket, babe, but at least I'll enjoy the ride.

Ok, because I'm an attention-whore, I cut and pasted this blog that I posted a couple nights ago on MySpace. Will anyone read it? I don't know. You tell me. Here it is:

Even though I've been openly Atheist for the past decade, I decided it was time to go public, by which I mean, posting it up on YouTube. I'm participating in the Rational Response Squad's "Blasphemy Challenge", where they send you a free movie if you say "I deny the Holy Spirit" and post it on YouTube. I've watched the movie, and I thought it was well-intentioned but poorly executed, deteriorating into one ex-Catholic using the medium to exorcise his own personal childhood demons. I felt it asked the wrong questions. Ultimately, it doesn't matter whether or not Jesus actually existed. Yes, it's always good to point out how most of the key events of Jesus' life were "borrowed" from other contemporary or past mythologies and try to educate people so they see that the mythos of Christianity is heavily influenced by everything else that came before it (and since). But trying to bash people over the head with "Religion dumb! Jesus not exist!" doesn't really make an honest attempt at dialogue that might sway hearts and minds.

fact or faith

I have spent the last few hours reading varies debates on diffrent sites - some asserting that Darwinism is faith based and that people need to see this.

It dawned on me - I am not a scientist - I have only basic knowledge of science and I am not inteligant enough ( or is it that I dont have enough time ) to fully grasp many of the concepts.

It also was countered with - I have never read the bible - why - well because it boores the hell out of me and I think its a waste of time.

If I were to assert at this moment - I believe evoltion is a valid scientific therory - I would indeed be making this statement of faith - because I have never read it - I have never educated myself on this subject more than reading cliff notes are getting the gist of it. Or just listening to some one else tell me.

Not sure what I believe

Alright so possibly a blog to introduce myself.

I am not an athiest but I am also not sure I am a christian any more. So I am caught some where in the middle. So I guess you could say I am agnostic ( I had to look that up ).

I had long ago decided organized religian was a bad thing. I had long ago decided that the bible was not to be taken littrally but as a guide line. Mind you I had never read the bible. I had however read the little children version front to back. The one full of great stories of moral high ground. I always questioned that was in my nature.

I came from a religiouse house hold but my parents were by no means model citizens. My dad would go out drinking and doing drugs friday night and saturday night and beat up my mom and then sunday we went to church. The older I got the more rediculouse this seemed. One day our pastor was arrested for molesting a child. I think that might have been the day I decided organized religian wasnt for me.

pinoy atheist's picture

Look what they do to a child’s mind.

I saw this article from pro-Life Philippines. It has something to do on how an 8 year old kid explains God. Well, for believers this article is kind of cute, but for critical analysis, it’s quite dangerous.

In the article the kid said “If you don’t believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can’t go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He’s around you when you’re scared in the dark or when you can’t swim and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids.”

Well how nice, but does that make a kid too dependent and does that make him too irresponsible?

pinoy atheist's picture

Not another Catholic Propaganda...

It’s funny how people rely on blatant propaganda to insist something. Some even have to twist facts in order to inject to dull minds their dull ideas. Just as example, a Catholic friend of mine handed me this article from a certain Fr. Roy Cimagala. I think it’s some kind of propaganda against communism. Come on, does Cimagala have to inject atheism in his show? Or maybe, just maybe, Cimagala doesn’t even know what he’s talking about.

So let’s see what he’s up to.

According to this Cimalaga,

“It's when they are wrongly inspired, or when they overstep their limits, oversimplifying or exaggerating things, absolutizing the

Welcome distration

This weekend, the Jehovah's Witnesses were out in my neighborhood, full force. The problem, I live in a private neighborhood, where it clearly says "No Solicitations" at all entrances.

So, I had my boyfriend, a former JW himself go out and distract them while I called security to have them removed.

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