Faith is Dangerous

Checking in... I've had many an argument with a believer as to the veracity of their beliefs and it always ALWAYS boils down to one thing once the validity of the accuracy of said belief has been trampled upon by my arguments. Now, I'm not the greatest debater in the world and I make great errors in my attempts to enlighten people but I never present a talking point or a rebuttal without having a reference based upon fact. My opponents on the other hand have the luxury of being able to ignore … [Read more...]

Handfuls of twinkling stars

Beautiful. You might have to 'subscribe' to me on Facebook to get this thing to play - not sure. Totally worth it though. … [Read more...]

Taking a break

Thanks for all the support. I'll be back shortly. School is demanding as hell. Politics are crazy. Here's the best song ever written. Synthetic World (Swamp Dogg Does Moon Dogg) It sums up my position about, well, everything. It's a shame that these two sets of musicians (Swamp Dogg and Moon Dogg) only recorded one song together for an obscure compilation. That's just my luck... my favorite band only has one song. … [Read more...]

Weird personality test for Army Recruiters

Apparently, I'm an extroverted introvert and I speak with authority while I question it. Neat. At least this personality test completely left off religion/spirituality. They were also spot-on about my ADD. I'm medicated though, so maybe I should have answered differently (I'm actually a little 'too' hyper-focused when medicated). It got weird near the end. The test started flashing words like "SUICIDE" "ME" "THRIVE" "THEM" "HANGING" "BREATHING" "LIVE" "MYSELF", and you had to rapidly … [Read more...]

Secret society FAIL

Royal Order of the OPSEC Violation Service members are not permitted to transmit certain details about their deployments over unsecured lines. This includes data on major troop movements. Potentially, this information can be pieced together by enemies to predict upcoming operational maneuvers. The military jargon is 'OPSEC' - for Operational Security. "Loose lips, sink ships," etc. Indiana Freemasons have an embarassingly ironic OPSEC violation on their hands from a 2005 publication. The … [Read more...]

A Wild Mabus Appears

What the hell is going on in this comment from Dave 'Johnson'? His 'triumphant' link against me is simply a collection of youtube hyperlinks, dozens of entry's long. BEST CLIPS ON ATHEIST: link 1 link 2 link 3 link 4 link 5 *SNIP - 50 videos later* we don't care about the atheist, either!  WTF, over? He is linking to a post on a conspiracy nut website. Dave Mabus can be seen there pretending not to be Dave Mabus / Dennis Markuze. Rather, he's 'just a fan'! … [Read more...]

Did a 2-star general just violate that many regs in 30 seconds?

I discovered a video that is probably about to be deleted. The video features a 2-star general stumping for Centurion's Watch - a traveling bible-based marriage retreat aimed at military members. "Centurions Watch is a wonderful way that you can help. Any donation or resource that you can give this organization - it's faith-based. It's wanting to keep families together with the stresses and strains of being apart, being in harm's way, risking their … [Read more...]

Why I’m leaving Rock Beyond Belief

^that guy^ Dubble yew Tee Eff!! I've been absent for awhile and I wish it were under better conditions that I was able to make another post. Unforunately, I will be leaving Rock Beyond Belief 2. My efforts to get this movement off the ground running have taken me on a short journey I thought I would never be a part of. I have been fortunate enough to meet so many amazing people within the freethought movement and learn about a community that I previously was unaware of. A community of … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia protests ‘.gay’ TLD, protester registers

According to the BBC, .gay is not the only new Top Level Domain (TLD) that Saudi Arabia opposes: The country has also objected to: .sex on the grounds it would increase the proliferation of pornographic material on the web. .virgin, .sucks, .dating and .baby because they might also be used by pornographic sites. .tattoo because the practice is contrary to religions "such as Islam and Judaism". .wine and .vodka since they could glamourise the consumption of alcohol. .africamagic because it … [Read more...]

Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘Pantheist’ WWII Dog Tags

Arthur C. Clarke was one of my favorite authors growing up. I never read his war-themed 'Glide Path', but I was aware that he had served in WWII. I had no idea that he rebelled against the RAF's liberal application of the "Church of England" on its service members. Clarke demanded that the RAF reprint his dog tags with 'pantheist' instead of 'Church of England'. He said that organized religion was basically antithetical to the scientific method. Personally, I don't see how 'pantheist' escapes … [Read more...]