Archive for March, 2008

Ignorant Education

The Daily Titan recently ran an editorial about homeschooling that starts by discussing “homeschooling advocates, headed mainly by Christian zealots” and ends with the statement, “Teaching ignorance is child abuse and it’s about time the state stops the practice.” Given that nobody thinks they are teaching their child ignorance, I can only conclude that the […]

Posted on March 11, 2008 at 6:51 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Misc

Why be deist?

I have been wondering about God’s existence for a while now, and been swapping between deism and atheism. The two opposing ideas, the atheist view that the universe either started for no reason or has always existed and the deist view of a God that exists to start the universe and create laws and constants […]

Posted on March 11, 2008 at 3:55 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Evidence

Religion and voting

I must admit that religion does make a difference in how I view a candidate. If a candidate makes an issue of being proud of his religious beliefs, then I will take that as prima facie evidence of thinking based in delusion. That automatically disqualifies that person from even being near the Oval Office. Are […]

Posted on March 11, 2008 at 2:26 am by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Politics

Unreasonable rights and responsibilities

I don’t think many of your rights and responsibilities for atheists are reasonable. Well, they’re not meant to be taken seriously, but I’d be interested to know which ones you don’t find reasonable.

Posted on March 10, 2008 at 3:54 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Criticism

God survey

I just found a service called BuzzDash that lets you put surveys into your blog. I thought I’d try it, just to see how many of you would be interested in giving feedback. If enough people participate, I’ll do more (and more interesting) ones of these in the future.

Posted on March 10, 2008 at 2:23 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Survey

Ex-Xian

Originally, I had been a strong Xian with faith in the Xian God. I was told to pray to God and repent to my sins, or I was going to spend eternal afterlife in Hell, suffering unimaginable torture. Imagine how that looks to a kid in elementary school. After discovering the wonders of the Internet, […]

Posted on March 9, 2008 at 3:54 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Personal account

A Christian laughs

I LOVED your site! I laughed SO HARD!!! Believe it or not, I hear many of the same things from people and I’m a Christian! Funny, huh? Well, *I* think I’m a Christian. But apparently I’m not the RIGHT kind of Christian. Or I believe in a different Jesus Christ, although I thought there was […]

Posted on March 8, 2008 at 3:53 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Compliment

Religion and politics

I couldn t wait for 2008, and according to the current administration s approval ratings, it seems I don t share these feelings in isolation. We can all remember vividly, the night, and the ensuing day — seemingly the dreariest day in America since September 11th, 2001 — the day that Mr. Bush was re-elected […]

Posted on March 7, 2008 at 3:53 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Politics

Absolute Agnosticism

Workability: When I say something supernatural has zero workability I mean simply that it does not provide me a tool for accomplishing anything or discovering other reliable information. A map of London may prove useful and workable. A map of heaven is not of much value that this feeble mind can imagine. Of course a […]

Posted on March 7, 2008 at 12:36 am by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Agnosticism

Hate mail: The boiler in hell

by visiting this site i have found another godless queer(s) im not an useless like an atheist well i take that back someones got to heat the boiler in hell (the basement) so the angels can stay warm have fun being stupid Thanks for being today’s example of mindless ignorance!

Posted on March 6, 2008 at 3:58 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 5 Comments
In: Hate mail