Blog Archive: January 2014

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A Scary Dilemma

Jan 27, 2014 8:58:55 AM
Jan 27, 2014 9:11:07 AM
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I recently saw a heartbreaking article on Ex-Christian.net titled, "My Scary Dilemma."  And unfortunately, it echoed much of what I see in my inbox.A young woman calling herself "Scaredy Kat," a 17-year-old in a Christian home, came to the realization that she could no longer accept the religious teachings of her family and church.  Terrified that the announcement of her apostasy might devastate her parents and potentially derail her future, she asked the online community for advice.  Many...

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Why Should Atheists Want "Community?"

Jan 18, 2014 10:58:53 AM
Jan 18, 2014 11:11:30 AM
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A question/comment emerged on the Facebook page, and I hear it echoed so often that I wanted to formally address it here.Why do we need community, as atheists? Why would we mirror the hideous gatherings of the fundementalist "thinkers"? The answer is simple: Human beings are relational creatures.  The church doesn't have a monopoly on community. The church didn't invent community. It just happens to do community really, really well. Gathering to share common interests and pursue common goal...

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Morality and the MPAA

Jan 14, 2014 11:14:09 AM
Jan 15, 2014 8:50:17 AM
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I saw an eye-opening documentary on Netflix recently called "This Film Is Not Yet Rated," which (finally!) asked the question: Who are those anonymous and unaccountable censors at the Motion Picture Association of America? Well, according to the findings of a tenacious private investigator, they're largely religious, and the MPAA appeals board includes 2 members of the clergy. {Sigh.} So essentially, we have a dozen unaccountable mystery men/women potentially basing a film's rating and releas...

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Bill Nye and the Creationist Guy

Jan 10, 2014 7:53:58 AM
Jan 10, 2014 8:01:26 AM
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In the matter of the upcoming debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye, my friend AronRa has absolutely nailed it in his short clip on the subject, stating:____"...debating Bill Nye lends him {Ken Ham} credibility, no matter what happens."Whoever wins or loses in public debates is decided by audience response, and Ham has the home field advantage. As long as he has control of censorship and editing, it doesn't matter how well “the science guy” does against him. The faithful flock will still c...

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Hate Can Make You Do Nice Things?

Jan 1, 2014 1:06:21 PM
Jan 1, 2014 3:51:15 PM
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I'm in conflict over this one. Doug Stanhope did something amazing by spearheading a campaign which raised over $126,000 to benefit Rebecca Vitsmun in the wake of her "I'm actually an atheist" interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN. His proactive effort is one of the main reasons Rebecca and her family have a new home and a bright new chapter. For this, Stanhope has my admiration. What grates on me is the acidic attitude (which may be part of his shtick, but still). In a recent video on his chan...

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