If your the type of Star Trek fan that I am, then you have seen every episode of every series and the movies. The movies and many of the episodes I have seen many times. I have even read some of the books. If you feel the need to get a Star Trek fix, there is Star Trek content out there on the internet you might not have heard of. I stumbled upon some fan series a few years ago and continue to find more. Some are great, others are not. This is a list of my favorite ones.
Star Trek: Phase II (aka Star Trek: New Voyages). This series continues the five years mission of the original series. The writing is excellent and the special effects are too. The special effects are so much better than the original series. This show is a must see. There have been guest star appearances by Walter Koenig, George Takei, Denise Crosby, and others. http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/
Star Trek: Of Gods and Men is a great miniseries. This miniseries features many actors you will know. Just to name a few, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Alan Ruck, Garrett Wang, Gary Graham, and Tim Russ (who also is the director). Another must see for a Star Trek fan. http://startrekofgodsandmen.com
Star Trek: Outpost is audio theater. I am currently listening to this show and I love it. The writing is really good in this series also. Don’t skip this one because it is audio only. It’s about Deep Space 3 and the USS Chimera. http://www.giantgnome.com/our-shows/audio-drama/star-trek-outpost/
Star Trek: Hidden Frontier. On this site you will find several different shows. I have watched 3 of them. Their original show, Hidden Frontier, has great writters, but really lacks in in their special effects. Everything is green screen and it looks bad. I watched the series, even though it had it’s short comings and I enjoyed it. I really like two of it’s spin offs, Star Trek: The Helena Chronicles and Star Trek: Odyssey. In these shows the special effects have improved greatly. I guess you could watch the spin offs without watching the original, but you might not completely understand the story line. I plan to watch their others shows in the near future. http://www.hiddenfrontier.com/
There are other shows on the internets, but I just wanted to give you a sampling of my favorites. Here is a wiki with some more, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_fan_productions
On Easter 2009, I wrote this post. This seems to be my most popular post. Some found it offensive and others loved it. I find this very funny. The purpose of the this blog is for me to write whatever I want. I guess if you don’t like what I have to say, there are plenty of other blogs you can go read.
To celebrate today, I am going to watch a zombie movie. I don’t know which one I will choose. I have recently watched all the movies in the Night of the Living Dead series.
If you see Jesus today, be careful. He might just eat your brains. Below is a great song called “Re: Your Brains” by Jonathan Coulton.
I hope to write something soon………
…….but don’t count on it.
Lately I want to blog but I just don’t have a lot to say. I thought micro-blogging might be the answer. On the right side of this page you should see my twitter status. There you can see the infidel’s opinions and ideas. Check it out and stay tuned.
The title is a really good description of the link below. The former christian goes into detail about how she was a shit head. I know that most of the people reading my blog are non-believers, but I wish christians would read this. Enjoy the link!
Currently I have americaninfidel.com, american-infidel.com, american-infidel.org, american-infidel.net for you to reach my blog. Now that I have americaninfidel.com, the others just don’t seem necessary. I will be letting the other domain names expire. So update your bookmarks you can still read the blasphemy here at americaninfidel.com.
It’s the same site you have either come to love or hate, but I am no longer hosting it at home. If you came to this site often you might have noticed that it was getting slower and slower to load the page. I don’t know if that was because of the computer it was running on or my internet service provider. I suspect it was my provider, because my upload speed isn’t all that great. Sometimes the site would just stop working and I would have to restart the server. I don’t know what exactly was happening, but now the site is hosted at wordpress.com. Instead of having to maintain the server, now I can just update the site.
I know I haven’t written much in the last two years. I do come up with plenty of things to write. I just don’t have the time to spend writing like I used to. I have two children now and my passion for this topic has dwindled a little. I am still very much an atheist and my thoughts about christianity and the like are still the same. I am just not as “mad” about it like I was in the past.
I mentioned on the about page sometime ago that I wanted this site to still cover religion issues, but also cover other issues from this atheist’s point of view. From now on I might bash christianity, talk about linux, review a product I find interesting, or just suggest you visit a site I found. You never know what you might find at this site. If you are only interested in content about religion I am sure you will find that here also.
Anyways, welcome to the new site. Vote in the poll on the right side of the page and tell me what you think of my site.
Thanks for stopping by,
I subscribe to atheistcartoons.com. They have some really good cartoons for non-believers. This one was posted today about being born an atheist and since I have written about this lately I thought I should post it here. Enjoy and subscribe to their RSS feed.
On the day my daughter Allie was born I came home to find this letter. It was from Advance Memorial United Methodist Church. The wanted my family to attend church with them. I guess they didn’t know I am an infidel. Below you will first see the letter they sent me, then below that is my response. I don’t really want them to respond, but if they do you will find it here at americaninfidel.com.
Mr. James A Decker
1204 Some St
Ashland KY 41101
Welcome to the Flatwoods/Ashland Area!
We just learned that you moved into the neighborhood and we trust that you are being welcomed with open arms. It can be a difficult time moving into a new area, learning your way around, enrolling the kids in school, getting to know new people on the job, and a host of other inconveniences.
One of the greatest things that can take place in the life of a family moving into a new area, is to find a church that is warm and accepting. We believe that Advance Memorial United Methodist Church is the kid of church you would enjoy and we want to extend an invitation to you and your family to attend. We are located at 1007 Bellefonte Rd in Flatwoods Ky. (US 23 to Lowes and Hobby Lobby, turn onto the road between them and drive straight till you enter Flatwoods. We are on the right just before the Huddle House restaurant.)
As a church, we are committed to the person of Jesus Christ, and we base our teachings on God’s revealed word, the Bible. It is our desire that people come to place their trust in Christ Jesus to forgive and lead them, and that they grow in the relationship with Him. We seek to provide regular teaching and preaching of the Bible, meaningful times of worship, opportunities for fellowship, prayer, outreach, and numerous other ministries.
Traditional Sunday services are held at 8:30am and 11:00am and a contemporary service with more modern music, is offered at 10:45am. Sunday School begins at 9:30am. For more information about Advance Memorial United Methodist Church, we encourage you to visit http://www.advancechurch.net. We hope that you accept our invitation and come to visit our church, soon! And, if there is any way we can be of service to you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Rev. Phill Hogg, Pastor Dave King, Evangelism Chair
Here’s my response:
James A. Decker 1204 Some St Ashland, KY 41101 Rev. Phill Hogg Dave King 1007 Bellefonte Road Flatwoods, KY 41139-4003 Dear Phill and Dave: This letter is in response to the letter that you wrote me welcoming me to the Flatwoods/ Ashland area. I am surprised by the assumptions that you have made about me and my family. This seemed strange to me and I thought I should respond. This letter is not meant to offend you in anyway. I simply want you to understand that there are other points of view and that everyone you send this letter to may not agree with your ideas.
The first assumption you made was that I moved here from another town. We moved to Ashland in June 2007. The second assumption was that I have children old enough to go to school. My children will not be old enough to go to school for a few more years. The third was that I will be starting a new job. I have been at my current job for six months.
The fourth and most surprising assumption you made was that my family and I are Christian. My wife and I are non-believers. I am not sure why you think that finding a church is important to my family. I don’t think you would appreciate me attending your services. I am not a person who hides the fact that I do not believe. I am just as proud of not believing as other people are about believing.
I do not want you to think that I was offended by the letter you sent, but you should now understand why I found it a little strange. I think you should consider writing the letter somewhat differently or not send it at all.
I would like to thank you for your invitation even though we will not be attending your services. In reason, James A. Decker
On August 26, 2009 Allie Nicole Decker was born. Guess what?…she’s an atheist. She may not always be that way, but since we are born without the knowledge of anything supernatural, it’s her only option. I wrote about this before, when my son was born. You can read about that here. Here is a picture of my little girl.