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My last post here


As time moves on, people change. My interests have changed greatly in the past 3 months. I no longer feel the need to talk about atheism and religion. I constantly run into the exact same arguments made from both sides and I’ve come to be bored of the debate. The funniest thing is, neither side is correct since neither side can prove anything until death.

I’m living my life now. My atheism has become an every day thing and is nothing special to me any more. No, I obviously won’t switch to religion to make things feel special, especially since I am pretty positive that there is no god or gods. My own personal quest for happiness has begun. My days of depression, fear, and thoughts of suicide are lifting and giving me a more hope for accomplishment that doesn’t revolve around me curling up in a ball in my room hoping that things will just get better on their own and that time will fix everything. Life doesn’t work that way; whether you believe in a deity or not. The only thing that exists for sure is myself at this moment, nothing else. I am now dedicating my energy into living my life first and helping those around me as best as I can. I finally have a chance to do for myself and I’m not going to look back, especially since I know that every bit that I help myself, I help others along, too. We’re all connected in this world, some greater than others, and I want to be one of the great ones.

I have started up another blog. This one is both personal and follows my road to recovery from my depression and phobias. If you’re interested, please visit: http://chroniclesofphobia.wordpress.com

Thanks for visiting ~ David “Greateighthsin”

Post-Rapture


I woke up this morning to children playing in the streets, the hum of cars passing by, the sound of a jet above, and the over all workings of a modern society going through its every day routines. Once again, another viral end of the world prediction didn’t come to light.

Boy, my hole-in-the-wall blog definitely got a lot of attention during this week, though. I topped out at 89 hits in one day, and even 81 hits two days before. Absolutely crazy! I would like to thank everyone that visited, and even subscribed to this blog. Even a bigger thank you to those that posted my blog onto Digg, Reddit, and even Facebook.

So what does this mean, and what will happen next? My next prediction says that Harold Camping will apologize not to those people he had mistaken, but for his own personal misfortune of being wrong. I’m not sure if he will make another prediction or not, but if he gets the chance, I’m fairly sure he will squeeze one in before his death. As for Christians around the world who have mocked Camping and his followers, I want you to look a bit more introspectively. If you believe that the rapture will happen, then you’re not much farther than Camping and his followers. To mock and ridicule those people is to mock and ridicule a part of your beliefs, too. For those that are agnostic or atheistic and ridiculed Camping, then you’re doing nothing but kicking a dead horse. Best to leave the “I told you so” to yourself and use this as evidence that Christianity, and religion, can be false.

Now with 5/21/11 out of the way, expect to hear from end of the world believers again in 12/21/12; the Mayan end of the world believers.

Happy Easter!


Gotta be a little quick with this post since our internet is being highly unstable today. Happy Easter to everyone! I’ll be spending the day with family, dinner, and chocolate ❤ Of course, no church for my parents and me. Unsure about the rest of my family, but I don't think they will be attending any services, either.

Probably the biggest question I've ever had, though. Why the heck does Easter chocolates always taste the best!? Even the cheaper chocolates!

First year


So, this blog finally hit it’s first year while I move onto my second year of being an atheist. 777 hits right on the dot (midnight). Hmm.. math… 7 – 1 = 6. So, 777 – 111 = 666. OMG! It’s a sign! Haha, yea right.

Anyways, it’s been a decent year for this blog. Very few hits, very few regulars, but either way it doesn’t matter to me. Popularity has no bearing on me, probability does. That probability being the fact that this blog exists and has the opportunity to help the atheist community, and maybe help someone deconvert from their religion. There’s even the chance that this blog can bring religion and atheism closer together as partners, but I don’t see that chance happening at all since this is such a minor spot on the internet.

Either way, thanks for the year, and thanks for being patient with the slow times. Hope this next year is better not only for the blog, but for everyone else out there, too!

Update


Yes, I’m aware that I haven’t posted in almost a month. I’ve hit a bit of a slow spot. Not sure if this is a writer’s block or not, but basically I start a post and end up straying away from the topic because I have so much running through my mind all at once. I think I have my anti-depressants to blame for this. My depression keeps my thoughts occupied and helps me keep everything in line. When my depression goes down, my mind starts scrambling in multiple amounts of directions at the same time. So, this makes writing tough sometimes. I would love to not be on anti-depressants, but it is a must to control my handful of phobias that keep me locked up in my house.

Right now, I am working on a rebuttal towards an old classmate. I will be posting that onto here once I do finish my argument, but don’t expect it over night because of my writer’s block.

Further news, I have added a few more links onto the “links” page. I am also opening up my Skype name to the public for live messaging. Feel free to add: GreatEighthSin Finally, we’ve hit 700 hits on this site (yay?)

Merry Christmas


First off, some site news. I’ve been putting off posting lately because of the holiday season. I haven’t been feeling the need to really dive into religious or political topics this month and have been more delving into the greatness of the holidays. I have written a few posts, and will be posting them in January. I’ve got a long week ahead of me this week. New Years is a big time for my family’s business, and they need all the help they can get.

As for the holidays, I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas. As an atheist, I do celebrate Christmas. Yes, it does not hold any religious sentiment, but that is the great thing with any holiday, it doesn’t have to. I treat Christmas just like people treat the 4th of July; a great time to get together with family and friends and enjoy the day. Though, this holiday displays our only family religious heirloom. A ceramic nativity set with gold leaf on it.

Have a very Merry Christmas. If you don’t celebrate, happy holidays. If you don’t celebrate that, then I hope you have a warm winter in these tough times. If you are celebrating, remember to stay safe. Know when you’ve had too much of grandpa’s spiked eggnog and champagne before you go out driving. I would hate to know that someone somewhere ruined a good time for themselves and possibly others simply because they had too much of a good time and didn’t know their limits.

Best wishes and enjoy yourselves. See you all next year!

Happy Halloween!


Just  wishing everyone a happy Halloween! Whether you believe in haunted spirits or simply enjoy the spine tingles, sit back and have fun with the spooks, and then rake in the bountiful spoils!

Just remember to keep the festivities safe. No drinking and driving, and definitely don’t forget to light those trick-or-treaters up with glow sticks and flashlights!

Comment what you’re dressing up as for Halloween!