Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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figure out a single phrase which will convince those who hold religious beliefs to become atheists

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Dan D26,000 children die each day

26000 children die each day. Do you still believe in a good God?

The usual replies I get to this one:

  • it’s actually our fault that the children die, not God’s, because: we have freedom of choice / rich nations don’t help the poor children / etc.
  • we can never understand God / there is a reason for everything

Nobody, and I mean none of the religious people I’ve confronted with this sick truth even bother to say “Wow I had no idea about that” or “That’s really horrendous”. Nope. They all defended God in one way or another.

This just shows how brainwashed religious people are, and how beyond any hope of recovery. I’m thinking of giving up this goal.

4 years ago


Dan DSeatbelt

“If you believe death leads to eternal bliss, then why are you wearing a seat belt?”

—from Doug Stanhope – Fuck your God

6 years ago


Dan DA fool says in his heart: 'There is no God.'

A fool says in his heart: ‘There is no God.’ A wise man says it to everyone.

7 years ago


Dan DThank you, Lord, for protecting us from that big rock that you sent.

LONDON (AP) An asteroid the size of a football field hurtled past the Earth a week ago, missing what could have been a catastrophic collision by a mere 75,000 miles—less than a third of the distance to the moon.

Thank you, lord, for protecting us from that big rock that you sent.[1]

7 years ago


Dan DWe are both atheists

“I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”

—Stephen Henry Roberts

7 years ago


Dan DIf God is so smart, why do you fart?

Here’s a link to the origin of the question.

By the way, it’s getting momentum on Google. 9510 hits as of 2007-Jan-07. Two years ago there were less than 10 hits.

7 years ago


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