I was recently interviewed by the Secular Student Alliance podcast host, Allison Bates. I was asked to appear to speak about FreethinkingTeens.com, you'll find this short 20 minute interview informative.
Pass it on to a teen or something.
Right on !
Thanks for the reply.
I just hope the world lands in
a better place somehow soon;
I write my thoughts and feelings
so that………maybe it can help.
I'm not in the least bit religious
because of the nasty stuff that
I got home from out of town late,
(or should I say early in the morning)
turned on the TV. and watched Sunday
I tune in every now and again to see
what new from of junk there spreading.
Today, (funny enough) was outright gay
bashing, and right after that was the typical
"If you don't believe in Jesus then your
One of my friends on myspace (yes real friend know her in real life an everything) had a picture of her holding a puppet dog thing with the caption "Bogart and Me!!!! My affair with a puppet everyone..."
I left the comment "I don't know why, but the name bogart sounds like some dude that would get drunk; something like "I'm Bogart and I'm sooooo shit faced! WHAT?!?! YOUR MOTHER!!!" :: starts hitting people ::"
I thought it is was funny, but I guess she didn't think so... she left this on my page "Stevie[thats me]...that puppet is for LITTLE children at CHURCH! He's not gonna be a drunk and try to hit people!!!!!!"
In ancient times, the pantheons of gods allowed members of a populace the ability to chose lifestyle modes that suited them. If you chose not to follow the dictates of Zeus, for instance, you could always move to paying homage to Poseidon. It was merely a matter of moving from one temple to another.
The rise of Christianity in the west changed all that. No longer was there a choice between what lifestyle or ideology one could follow. Suddenly, there was but one value-laden system, and you had to follow it or die.
By the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when the protestant church had successfully broke off from it's catholic forebear and lead the way for the rise of deism and atheism, alternative schools of thought on many subjects began to proliferate. Thus began the battles over values and ideals.
Jesus escaped Jerusalem where He made His way across Russia and Siberia to Aomori in the far north of Japan and then He became a rice farmer, married, had a family and died peacefully at the age of 114. A monument there known as the Grave of Christ attracts curious visitors from all over the world.
You know, honestly, there is equally as much evidence for this as there is that Jesus walked the earth. And hey, Muslims, Baha'i, Mandeans and Nestorians have each written some "Jesus" story into their own religious books so why not the Japanese as well?
Must, you keep looking at me, before you read your fucking bible.
Must, you keep reading it to me, I know you think you're smart.
And think you're doing something.
You waist your time with me.
Cause I know I know something.
You're full of shit.
You owe me,
I like to give back.
All of your shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttttttttttttttt....................................................
Someone at VCU is obviously watching what I write on here. Don't know how they found it, but....I just thought I'd say hi, oh and join RRS, it's a great place to learn. Keep smilin'. No need to hide in anonymity.
HEY WAZ UP.
I wrote this a couple of years ago, it's a small
part of a bigger page.
I read archeology up dates on the web.
It's nice to know the truth about this planet.
Religion suppresses that knowledge, and
archeological digs are being shut down because of it.
Maybe some day if truth has a chance to prevail peace
can finally fill the minds of this world.
I think there’s an old saying that goes something like;
“Rumor will circle the earth a half dozen times,
while the truth is still buckling its shoes”.
This is what I wrote:
I cannot get enough of this show. Here's a convo from the show I just watched:
Ali G: What was the constitution?
Gore Vidal (Historian): It was a written document, outlining how the government of a new country should be governed.
Ali G: So why did day decide to write the constitution on those two tablets?
Gore Vidal: They’re not on tablets, they’re on paper.
Ali G: Didn’t day ‘old up the...them two…
Gore Vidal: No that’s Moses.
Ali G: So alright, so how involved was Moses in the constitution?
Gore Vidal: He had nothing to do with the constitution.
My favorite episode was when Ali G was interviewing different religious representatives and he made the claim that most nuns are also strippers, and the Catholic priest got really upset and said his claim was absurd because he had no proof to back that up.
I'm sure this has been brought up before, but I started thinking about it today when I was watching a show from the History Channel called the 'Apostles Collections'.
1. The Apostles needed proof that Jesus came back from the dead before they'd believe it. (Thomas said that he had to put his fingers inside the wound on Jesus' side before he'd believe)
a. Why are the apostles given a free pass while everyone else is not? The apostles actually knew Jesus and saw him perform miracles, and Jesus still appeared before them to prove this divinity. Why hasn't Jesus showed himself to us, as he did to the apostles, if he knew that as humans we tend to need proof to believe something?