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Intellectual Dishonesty And Being Certain Gods Do Not Exist

There is nothing more aggravating than being in the middle of a discussion about the parameters of what constitutes a God, and another atheist in the discussion says to you,"You are being intellectually dishonest by saying deities absolutely do not exist. You cannot know 100% for sure if a god exists or not. You're making our cause look as stupid as that twat you are talking to."   This is a frequent sticking point betwixt the religious and atheists, as well as between atheists and their fello

TheBluegrassSkeptic

TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

The Divine Emotional Guilt Trip Of Suffering

"Well aren't you just a big boy!"   I'd just rang the door bell of the rather palatial corner lot's brick coated home a few seconds previous when I heard an elderly voice sounding rather enigmatic and enthusiastic, about what I had no idea, from the other side of the large front door I was waiting patiently in front of. A few more moments pass and a rather stout woman, probably in her mid 60's judging by her short cropped silver hair and slowly sagging face, answered the door with a smile. She

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He Died Without A Chance For Resurrection

Oh Heavenly Father, his bones are cold, His skin is stretched tight across his skull, Thin golden locks of hair have fallen onto the cream colored silk pillow of his eternal bed no longer rooted in his scalp.   He rots in festered enzymatic fluids and mold, Consumed by the biological processes of decomposition, All the while trapped inside his tight little box six feet underneath the grassy turf of the family cemetery.   He succumbed to death's shadow six years ago, Peacefully sleepin

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TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

It's Primary Voting Day In Kentucky --- Get Off Your Butt!

KENTUCKIANS IT IS VOTING DAY! GET OFF YOUR ASS!!!!   If you are not sure if you are currently registered, please go to the link below. Kentucky.gov's site will let you know if you are registered and where to vote. Polls opened at 6 a.m. and run till 6 p.m.   IF YOU ARE IN LINE BY 6 P.M. YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO VOTE TODAY.   DO NOT WASTE YOUR RIGHT OR DUTY TO BE HEARD!   This is the primaries election, as well as county attorneys and commissioners. This is important! November we can DITCH
 

The Irony Of Tragedy

This past Sunday, Frazier Glen Cross, a founder and former leader of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Patriot Party, gunned down three people in front of Jewish centers in Kansas this past Sunday. This is a significant day in the Jewish calendar as celebrations for Passover are in full swing.   On a humanist level, I find it upsetting that this 70+ year old man felt it was necessary to gun down bystanders in Jewish communities to satisfy his hate filled urgings. At the sa

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TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

It Isn't The Federal Level You Need To Worry About

The midterm elections are here, and this is something I am passionate about, probably more so than the presidential elections.   One of my favorite political discussions is: Do you know what your State legislators are up to?   If you haven't noticed yet, many conservative game players like Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Mitch Mc-cunt-el, and the forever orange John Boehner, have all but given up their push for more conservative policies regarding women's health and classroom religious studies. Instea

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TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

Desperately Yours, Lucifer

Today's little blog entry is a deep one. It speaks to the effects of a religious upbringing on children's sexuality, focusing in particular on the children who don't receive the necessary confirmation within their flock and start looking for it anywhere they can.   Specifically, I wanted to share a story I'd heard from a close friend who suffered a lot of rejection from her parents and the majority of fellow peers within her church class. It is astounding how she, and several others, shared a

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TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

Pretty Hypocritical Advice From Someone Who Was Happy To Throw His Daughter Away

Wow.   Just. Wow.   You know, I find it funny how he had the nerve to speak on people just throwing away others. That's exactly what he did to me after abusing me for years. What a pos. Hopefully my daughter (my youngest daughter who is 17), will keep a realistic perspective on what he is advising.   There are days I feel like this man is daring me to call him out. Why poke a hornet's nest?   It also killed me how he made it clear "shacking up with the opposite gender". This man has had

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TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

Refresher Course In Work Place Prosyletizing

Over the course of the past two weeks, I have undergone training courses at my new employer's office. Typically, you get to meet everyone you will be working with, and I had a couple days of shadow training. Essentially, I was riding along side my trainer, watching how she did her job, and unfortunately, received more than an earful about the importance of God in her life, how awesome her brother is (a good God fearing man), how she dislikes President Obama, and thinks it is horrible how the "In

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TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

The Dark Days

The hard realities that come with a life not spilling over with delusion seems so cold and heartless at times doesn't it?   Everyone has their cushy comforts of eternal bliss and like minded friendships to rely upon when in the faithful flock. I have days where I am so pissed that I don't get to have all the answers like they think they do. Others, where I envy the communities that the faithful have built for themselves. Admittedly, I try to look down upon what they are doing with some level o

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TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

Purposeful Childhoods

Some days, I sit by and physically go out and watch the world, and other days I watch the television. Both provide me with flashes of childhood and adulthood, insight and regret. I might catch a glimpse of small child, say about three, struggling with a parent, unsure of where they were going, but having some unknown blind intent declaring not to go the way of urging. The parent, in the midst of trying to reason with the child, is sure of where they are headed, a clear purpose in mind.   This

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TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

In Case You Didn't Know It

There is more than one way to live your life. There is more than one way to find peace. There is more than one way to form a family. There is more than one way to show respect to fellow man. There is more than one way to be successful. There is more than one way to be happy. There is more than one way to raise a child. There is more than one way to learn. There is more than one way to comprehend. There is more than one way to share your views. There is more than one way to engage discu

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TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

Why You Can Be Certain Deities Do Not Exist

Whether you used to believe in Jesus or Yahweh, Muhammed or Allah, Krishna or Zeus, I can assure you that none exist. I will even take you further than that and guarantee they do not exist. It is all about your perception of the concept what a god/goddess is. Not a definition, but the concept.   Most folks I meet agree on the following traits about their preferred deity (these are just the bare bones basics):   1. The deity is an actual being. 2. The deity has supernatural powers that influ

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TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

#shitmas - A Remembering Of Holidays Past

It had been hours since I had left my home, children in tow and my boyfriend behind the wheel of our once gently used 2004 Subaru Forrester. As we seemed to run into endless red lights, street lanes filled with like minded holiday shoppers and travelers waiting for the red glow of waiting to become an emerald hue of continued lack of turn signals, ballet circles between lanes and generally frustrated driving attitudes, I wanted to say the hell with all of it and just go home.   This notion was

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TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

I Wish As A Child I Was As Brave As My 7 Year Old Son Was Against My Father's Lies And Manipulation

The title of this entry says it all, doesn't it?   Yes, my youngest son stood up to my father regarding some background religious insults that were being thrown at me when on a visit.   The situation when down as such (according to my son):   Grandpa (my father), went to pick up my youngest son to go out to dinner one evening. At some point, going from pick up back to my parents' home, Brett said that I don't love God. Grandpa then said that is sad, and that I love the devil.   Yeah, not

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TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

Just.... A#*()*(Piehfiuw(#&&*)~~!#(*$&@(*#$~!

I think the picture says it all. I know this person (father) and it just angers me to no end when folks share stories of "miraculous" recoveries and leave out all the background detail. In this case it would the medical community, and all the hard work he put into his health to get where he is now.   This type of testimony gives a false sense of hope to those who read it. At the very least he could say the fruits of his labors were rewarded with a stellar recovery. By only discussing what God

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TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

New Year's 2014 -- I Return To What I Prefer

You know, I do hate the term atheist.   I really hate it as much as the term religious, Christian, Muslim, black, white, Caucasian, Indian, Democrat, Republican, Liberal, Conservative. I find though that if I don't apply a label (and in the past I have not), everyone else always does it for me. EVERYONE. It disenfranchises who I am, and also disenfranchises who they are. I am not saying we should ignore what makes us who we are, but need to accept what we are, and not redefine other people's i

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TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

Christian Parenting Of The Disabled: Faith Doesn't Save Them All From Hell

I can firsthand express disdain at religious parenting, especially Christian based parenting. Not because of just the emotional abuse inflicted with a child's first initial programming of fearing all things to do with Satan, his demons, and the fiery pit, but because of the lack of necessary care for a child's mental health in general. A large majority of Christian parents see issues like constant lying, theft, irrational fear, and even mental handicaps as something that requires more prayer and

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TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

The Last Time I Visited A Church

I was perusing through many of my essays, rants, and memes on here, realizing that I have spoken a lot about my experiences within a religious family. I've spoken only a few times on religious experiences at a church. Seems I am overdue for a lascivious story of scandal in a small 42 member church in the southwestern town in Ohio called Monterey.   Grace Bible Baptist Church had a holy roller of a pastor with a compassionate flair of theatrics for discussions about Hell and Israel. Be sure he

TheBluegrassSkeptic

TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

We Are Just Animated Pieces Of Meat

If you haven’t read the recent Daily Mail piece by A.N. Wilson, I would recommend you do so to follow along with what I am about to go on about. Some of you might already be familiar with his emotional appeal drivel for Christ and might be able to save yourself the agony of reading more of his blatantly misleading depictions of atheism.   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1169145/Religion-hatred-Why-longer-cowed-secular-zealots.html   With that said, he likes to akin atheists belief th

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TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

An Exercise In Hypothetical Vengeance

Edited because I did a shite job at writing it the first time:   Many of us who have been subject to the fanciful hopes and malicious hate of the religious world enjoy many conversations where we describe what we would like to do the church we once belonged to or how we would like to turn the tables on those pesky Jehova's Witnesses knocking at our doors at 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning with the intention of getting us interested in gawd again. Those conversations are always so satisfying and

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TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

The Holiday Culture Impact On My Atheistic Life

An atheist mother and her two younger, impressionable kids, walk into a Family Dollar store in a city in Kentucky. It's October 19th, and in just twelve days, their favorite holiday will arrive. Yes, Halloween! So the trio eagerly makes their way through the usual malfunctioning door of the converted mini-mart and excitedly round a few aisles to check out any last minute decorations that might be for sale. Then the unthinkable happens as they find the decked out orange and black aisles of Hallow

TheBluegrassSkeptic

TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

Zomberina's Flick Schtick Review - This Is The End (2013)

Who is up for a comedy filled with demon spawn, demon dong, demon molestation, and tons of elite Hollywood stars? This girl was, and I lived to tell the tale!     Welcome to Hollywood! Where, just like we suspected, A-Listers like to party, sing about taking off panties, and live in excess. This tale is spun around two longtime Hollywood friends Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express) and Jay Baruchel (Million Dollar Baby). The latter of which doesn't really care for the mainstream life and is st

TheBluegrassSkeptic

TheBluegrassSkeptic

 

Off The Cuff Thoughts On Politics Lately

Man, this is really spur of the moment. I've only about 10 minutes to write, so if there are way too many grammatical errors to stomach, please feel free to NOT point them out, because I will not give a flying shit.   Some close to me know that I have taken a break from the boards on here, and several other places for that matter, due to the constant same old fat being chewed everyday. I wonder at times when folks are ready to quit purposely frothing at the mouth and actual do something about

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