Archives for January 2012

Short Stack #10

Wise Old Saying I Just Made Up:We get a first life, which is Life. And we get this second life, which is the memory of us that remains in the minds of those who knew us. There is no other.So do everything you can to really LIVE in your lifetime, and to leave behind the memory of intelligence and optimism, of strength and persistence, and especially of warmth and caring. … [Read more...]

Give ‘Em a Million Years and They’ll Have Their Own Space Program

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Are You Doing Your Part to Kill God?

Had a thought last night:Those of us who are atheists, we all came from somewhere. And it's not such a reach to think that somewhere in our back trails, there are others who might appreciate a hand, in order to get where we got.I grew up in Houston, Texas, went to a high school with shitkickers and country people. Good enough people, but also people mired in religion. I keep in touch with a few of them, and unfortunately, they've gotten MORE goddy rather than less, over the years.I think … [Read more...]

SF Fan All My Life

... And now someone I know has written an SF novel.Jim Downey, former co-blogger on Unscrewing the Inscrutable, that historic godless blog created by Brent Rasmussen, is the author of Communion of Dreams. The year is 2052, and the human race is still struggling to recover from a massive pandemic flu some 40 years previously.  When an independent prospector on Saturn’s moon Titan discovers an alien artifact, assumptions that we are alone in the universe are called into question.  Knowing that ne … [Read more...]

Reader Question: Atheist Blood Drive

I willing to bleed for my fellow man (and woman).I used to donate blood fairly often, when I lived in Houston. I got my gallon pin and then donated a few more times before I moved to a little mountain town in California and it became much less convenient.I've been thinking for years I should get back into it.But the way I imagine it happening is through an atheist blood drive. I did a little research and found that freethought/atheist groups all over the U.S., possibly the world, have … [Read more...]

Shameless Attack on the Atheist Food Supply

KeeeRYST, now what?It's not enough that they want to keep us out of public office, or force us to touch Bibles in court, now they want to interfere with our tasty atheist snacks.Oklahoma state senator Ralph Shortey (he of the snappy, cutting-edge web page) seems convinced that some food coming into his state contains portions of human fetuses. And he wants to ban it. He has introduced Senate Bill 1418, "An act relating to food; prohibiting the manufacture or sale of food or products which … [Read more...]