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Questions: Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?

Posted by illusion in illusion's Blog, 30 September 2014 - - - - - - · 0 views

Why does anything exist? I remember asking this question at a very young age. Of course, I was given the answer that God made everything. I remember sitting there thinking diligently, "What if God didn't exist?" Then nothing would have ever been made. That means for all eternity, there would just be nothing. The idea of non-existence was something that I...

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The Ugly Side Of Christianity

Posted by Storm in Storm's Blog, 30 September 2014 - - - - - - · 7 views

Over the weekend I had a lengthy conversation on Facebook with a Christian who was making the typical Christian responses regarding homosexuality and other related topics. (I want to note here that the original post was made by a friend of mine at my church who is a pretty popular Facebook celebrity within my church, so lots of people were following the c...

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Trying Not To Care...

Posted by seven77 in Introspective Shift, 29 September 2014 - - - - - - · 37 views

Last week, I finished reading "The Alphabet Vs. The Goddess" by Leonard Shlain. It was a very good book and it caused me to reconsider a lot of things about my journey away from the faith. I wrote an essay about my journey. I wanted to share it with my former mentor. She and I have had our falling outs over the past year or so. Last week she emailed me a...

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When Secular Children Fly Solo At Church

Posted by zomberina in Rotting Thoughts, 29 September 2014 - - - - - - · 51 views

When Secular Children Fly Solo At Church This weekend was a personal test for my parenting. As an atheist parent, I am pretty adamant in presenting both sides of an argument and using context when discussing religious belief with my kids. The only confirmation of how fair of a job I am doing is when the kids end up in awkward situations of religious types where I am not present. I eagerly wait t...

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Random Rant - Opinions

Posted by JadedAtheist in Yet another blog, 25 September 2014 - - - - - - · 61 views

I'm a very private person, and perhaps a bit of a sensitive one while I'm at it. I don't like telling people things because my thoughts, feelings and desires are precious to me and I don't appreciate it when people piss and shit all over them. You ever tell somebody you're doing some non standard hobby and their immediate reply is either "man, you got so...

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I Want To Silence The Songs And Shred The Hymnals

Posted by Human in Human's Blog, 20 September 2014 - - - - - - · 121 views

I Want to Silence the Songs and Shred the Hymnals

Now and then, I'll hear a Christian song or a hymn. Some of them don't bother me any longer. However, sometimes it will be a hymn I was very familiar with, one I'd sung often in church. Or I'll hear, or be reminded of lyrics from, a contemporary Christian music song (CCM). I was heavily into the CCM of th...

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Should I Avoid These Men?

Posted by rach in Rachel Truth Seeker, 10 September 2014 - - - - - - · 136 views

I am having trouble about knowing who to establish relationships with and who to avoid. I don't like having shallow relationships with people. I'd rather have a few, sincere friends rather than a lot of shallow friends. Anyway there are a couple of men that I am on the fence about.

On the one hand, that we have a lot in common and the potential for a...

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Sobriety Diary

Posted by SpiderMan in ShabbyMatty's Blog, 27 August 2014 - - - - - - · 243 views

Better part of the second day of sobriety is over. The depression and the nasty feeling in the pit of the stomach has come. The lack of appetite sucks. Excessive caffeine use just lead to more depression and anxiety.

Was gonna walk to the store to buy some headphones but chose not to because of the promise to stay sober for today which I may have vi...

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Reading List

Posted by Avandris in Little Blog of Doubt, 19 August 2014 - - - - - - · 134 views

I'm going to use this entry to keep track of the books/websites/youtube channels that have been recommended to me during my time here, those I've stumbled across myself in my search, and whether I have read/listened to them. As time goes on I plan to create at least an entry for each book I read, youtube series I watch or website I visit.

If you think th...

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Home With The Familia

Posted by TexasOtaku in Ad Astra Per Aspera, Luctor et Emergo, 13 August 2014 - - - - - - · 155 views

Yesterday, my family and I made the 600 mile journey across the state of Texas (note the changed location in my profile). It took 11 hours, but the trip was uneventful. I am also home with a very happy kitty who has missed me.

For the next 4 to 6 months, I have free reign to earn my CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certifications plus work on my Japanese....

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Atheism Thoughts

Posted by Orbit in Orbit's Blog, 31 July 2014 - - - - - - · 147 views

I joined American Atheists yesterday to support their legal work on the separation of church and state in the US. I'm still not comfortable with telling strangers or acquaintances who ask that I'm atheist, though. Well, that's the blog entry; I'm new to this and don't have much to say.

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The Girl That Shouldn't Be Here. A Rant From My Heart.

Posted by moanareina in moanareina's Blog, 17 June 2014 - * * * * * · 400 views

The Girl That Shouldn't Be Here

Into this world I came. Unexpected.
It was my grandpa's worst nightmare.
So bad, he told my mom to never come home pregnant.
And as you so often get what you fear most, thats what happened.
Because of the absence of love she saw no other way then to run away.
The only reason to go back home was, to give birth.
And then he...

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From Christianity To Another Part 1

Posted by Cianna200 in The truth about the church and hell, 11 June 2014 - - - - - - · 309 views

Many of you have left Christianity behind and turned to atheism or something else. Some of you may have some concerns or doubts about your abandonment of Christianity like:

What if I'm wrong and their right?
What if hell is real, and what if I'm going there for leaving my Christian life
I still want to believe there is a god without being religious.

Fir...

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Still Trying To Get To The Bottom Of It.....

Posted by Galien in Galien's Blog, 21 May 2014 - - - - - - · 293 views

When I was a kid I liked the song JOY JOY this must surely mean, jesus first and yourself last and others in between. That resonated with my natural propensity for looking after people, so I learned early to care deeply about everyone's needs. To me this has been the focus of my life, the way I thought we were meant to live to make the world a better plac...

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The Nightmare Of Discussing Feminism In General *sigh*

Posted by Thurisaz in Palace gossip from Fabled Carcosa, 11 May 2014 - - - - - - · 346 views

So alright. There's been a surge of forum threads in here recently that in one way or another dealt with feminism and/or related topics. And methinks there's some common mistakes made on both sides there... mistakes that grab a basically good discussion and toss it into the sewers. It may perhaps help if we all, should we ever touch that topic again, try...

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Where I'm At Now

Posted by Deva in DevaLight's Blog, 31 March 2014 - - - - - - · 158 views

I thought I had erased my blog, but glad I didn't because its interesting reading some of it a few years later.

My little journey into Tibetan Buddhism has taken a hiatus. I haven't been over to the dharma center in over two months, and the longer I am away, the more I really don't feel like returning. I see my involvement there as escapism from a diff...

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The Problem Of Free Will

Posted by MisterTwo in MisterTwo's Blog, 20 March 2014 - - - - - - · 408 views

In "The Case for Christianity" C.S. Lewis wrote:


Can you see the problem here? He says "God knew what would happen if they used their freedom the wrong way." According to the Bible, there was no "if." Jehovah purposed to send the redeemer before the foundation of the world. Ephesians 1:3-5 says:



Christians who don't believe that Jehovah predestined...

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Kings Kaleidoscope / Art And Religion

Posted by Ralet in Ralet's Blog, 18 March 2014 - - - - - - · 335 views

http://www.kingsklive.com/
"What a waste of talent" was the first thought that came to my mind-Typcial cheesy christian worship lyrics but great music and vocals. I hesitated to download the free album but in the end I thought "why not". I enjoy the music and lyrics are cheesy and senseless most of the time.
Art was a long time inspired by religion. All...

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Read This Blog's Jabberwocky: The Vorpal Blade Will Be Yours! ;)

Posted by Onyx in The Black Deafness, 01 March 2014 - - - - - - · 320 views

* Read some Iain Banks recently. It's Wasp Factory. Very sick, but it has a great sense of humour. Frankly, I'm looking forward to reading his Culture novels. If it's as funny as Wasp Factory, and as wonderfully written, then sign me up. Wasp Factory's very reminiscent of Ferdydurke by Witold Gombrowiscz, actually. They're both great but are pretty damn o...

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The Real Reason Jesus Is Mispronounced, ...

Posted by falemon in falemon's Blog, 03 February 2014 - - - - - - · 468 views

As we all know, Jesus (oft pronounced Gheezus) is actually meant to be pronounced, Yeshua.

The reasons of this are a combination of transliteration, as well as changes in the English language. But there's something that everyone's missed out.

If a priest pronounces it as Yeshua, then the congregation will also know that christ is called Yeshua, no matte...



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