ozatheist on December 16th, 2007

First off, let me just say that I am very happy that Hannah has survived her cancer and am glad that she will be home for Christmas. However, it was not how HeraldSun reported “…a true Christmas miracle.” it was exactly how they reported it further down the article Hannah, 7, was saved by pioneering [...]

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ozatheist on December 16th, 2007

According to ABC news: Italian film and opera legend Franco Zeffirelli says he has agreed to become an image consultant to Pope Benedict XVI. the story then goes on to say: The pope does not have a “happy image” Well a lot of people don’t have a happy image of the pope, but for very [...]

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ozatheist on December 15th, 2007

Evolution vs creation row ends in stabbing This is a rather sad story how an argument and a few drinks can turn very sour. Two guys start arguing about evolution versus creationism and one guy stabs the other after being attacked by the other. The somewhat aptly named Alexander Christian York, who was arguing for [...]

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ozatheist on December 14th, 2007

Not much to say about last night’s episode, it was just good gripping police drama. Still some of the racist overtones. This is done in a good way; in that a character will be racist, or use racial stereotypes, but that character will be corrected and/or made to look stupid or outdated. They are getting [...]

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ozatheist on December 13th, 2007

A good dose of Christianity on TV last night (ABC). First up – Vicar of Dibley – I love this show and had a good laugh last night, some memorable lines (not verbatim): When the Vicar asks the new guy in town if he reads the Bible “I don’t read fiction.” When the Vicar prays [...]

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ozatheist on December 12th, 2007

Just spotted this page from a link on Greta Christina’s blog. It’s a list of “… notable individuals who have been public about their lack of belief in deities”. There’s all the usual suspects, plus many others, including Linus Torvalds (I thought he was a god!). It would be nice to see this list grow, [...]

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ozatheist on December 12th, 2007

I just knew they’d come out of the woodwork eventually. You blow someone away and then you thank God? Jeanne Assam who has several years experience in law enforcement and carried her personal weapon when working as a plain-clothes security volunteer at the Sunday service, had this to say: “I give credit to God,” Assam, [...]

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ozatheist on December 11th, 2007

Want something different in the way of Christmas cards to send to friends and family? Then print your own from these ready made cards featuring Hubble telescope photos. Most of them just say ‘Seasons Greetings’ or ‘Happy Holidays’ so are ideal if you want to avoid religious overtones in your Christmas giving. Technorati tags: atheism, [...]

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ozatheist on December 11th, 2007

A recent study has determined that the process of human evolution has sped up. From news.com.au a team of scientists has shown that Contrary to conventional wisdom, which holds that human evolution has slowed to a crawl or even stopped in modern humans, the researchers’ analysis suggested that the process of natural selection has sped [...]

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ozatheist on December 10th, 2007

Whilst trawling the atheosphere today, I came across a few good quotes. I particularly liked this one about prayer and forgiveness of sins: When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bike. Then I realised that The Lord doesn’t work that way, so I stole one and asked him [...]

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