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VIDEO: Hitler-The Atheist

Thanks to Whereami for that one.

From Missionary To Atheist Part 1

“An atheist?”, gasp some Jehovah’s Witnesses or even Ex-JW’s who I have revealed this to. “Haven’t you thrown out the baby with the bathwater?” they may protest using the worn-out cliché. Or “You must have rejected God so you can do whatever you want with your life. Well actually, no, neither of these statements adequately describes my journey. Permit me to explain. I would like to clarify what I mean by atheist. I do not deny that a god may exist. What I have concluded, after reviewing the evidence, is that neither the Bible-god nor any other god that humans have believed in throughout history has any basis in hard evidence. If there is a god, and he or she decides to break silence and demonstrate his or her existence, I would be happy to believe and even worship, if that is what the deity requires. At any rate, I hope that both believers and non-believers alike will find my experience to be interesting.

For many, the worst part of being an ex-Witness or an atheist is the assumptions people make. That, and their clumsy attempts to reconvert us. Part 2 can also be found here at Freeminds.

The Watchtower’s Shocking 2010 Elder’s Manual

This is almost a review of the manual as well as an outline.

Santa Wants To Die(!)

A Holiday Message From Ricky Gervais: Why I’m An Atheist

And then, in followup:

Does God Exist? Ricky Gervais Takes Your Questions

Thought I’d mention that I also made a few revisions to my essay. Download the PDF and let me know what you think. I’m also working on getting that podcast of it up and running, too. If you’re interested in getting involved with any future projects like that, you can email me (my email’s on the About page) or post your interest on this thread. Very special thanks to Edradour for the recordings he’s already sent!


Review: Tron Legacy

tron legacy siren posterThe reviews for Tron Legacy were pretty mixed, so I wasn’t sure if I wanted to see it in the theater or not. After reading this review at my beloved IO9, I almost didn’t see it at all. Yet there were reviews like this one, too. (The title didn’t piss me off at all, BTW.) Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes both gave Tron Legacy slightly less than 50% approval ratings. So I was all, like, “I dunno, man. Maybe I’ll just wait for the DVD.” But I had been off from work for a few days and being indoors makes my migraines go all nasty on me. Not the good kind of nasty, either. So when my wife expressed an interest to see Tron Legacy, I knew it was time to get in the car and drive.

So, of all the reviews for the movie, who was right? Did Tron Legacy shame it’s predecessor or not?

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(Warning: Cruel And Inane Humor To Follow) The 5 Kinds Of Elder Who Drove You Out Of The Kingdom Hall

We ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses are, of course, pure evil.1 Just ask one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. They’ll tell ya.2 Yeah, we lurk the Earth, hiding under their beds, whispering dark thoughts, like, “You don’t need to go out in field service today.” Or, “Maybe the Governing Body really is full of shit.” Or even, “Maybe you should buy that new P. Diddy album. Nobody’ll know, right?”3 Darn us all. You’d think we’d have jobs to go to or lives to get on with.4 Maybe the horns growing out of our heads force us on the Welfare, so we have all kinds of free time.5 Still, why are we so mean?6 I mean, those poor Witnesses never pick on us or demonize us in any way. Right?7 Or course not. Because that would be hypocritically effed up.8 Well, people at The World’s Totally Jealous of How Awesome Jehovah’s Witnesses Are, Inc., have finally come up with a solution.9 And it’s a shocker.10

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  1. Yep. It’s true.
  2. Don’t take it personally. They’re simply worried about you, as a person.
  3. Or even, “Maybe I’ll finally watch an episode of Mork and Mindy, despite the fact they’re living together without being married throughout most of the series.”
  4. Wait. We don’t?!?
  5. I spend mine writing shit like this. When I’m not surfing the web for porn, that is.
  6. Hey, those horns hurt. We gotta take it out on somebody.
  7. Does a bear wipe its ass with a rabbit when it craps in the woods?
  8. There. That makes up for all the other naughty words you’ll be encountering in this post.
  9. Two words: road trip!
  10. What generation change? Silly apostate. New light is for kids.

SyFy Is Canceling Stargate: Universe … Waaaah!

SGUThat’s right, Stargate: Universe fans. First … for me … there was Farscape. Then I discovered Firefly on the SciFi Channel (before they tweened up the name for copyright purposes) only to learn that it had already been canceled. Wha?! And now, to my abject horror, Stargate: Universe is going under. That’s right. This is the last season. SyFy, must you destroy everything that I love? What’s next? Chocolate cake and porn?

Curse you, SyFy Channel! A pox on you, I say!

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