Apostate Atheists

A group for brave atheists who have said NO and rejected; Atheists who have publicly renounced and criticised their religions.


 


 

  • Steph S.

    Thanks so much for inviting me! Looks like a wonderful group!
  • Joan Denoo

    Thank you for the invitation. I agree that Islam is a dangerous religion and I have read parts of the Koran, but not all. What can you tell me about the Golden Age of Islam, and when/if they welcomed knowledge from any and all sources? 

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson - The Islamic Golden Age: Naming Rights

     

     

  • Loren Miller

    Organized irrationality of ANY sort should be at least suspect, because that opens Pandora's Box.  It permits OTHER irrationalities to show themselves and have an influence on the culture that surrounds it.  I still think that individual irrationality is inevitable and, by and large, harmless.  However, when you have a large group of people indulging in irrational belief and behavior, THEN looking to promote, promulgate and proselytize that behavior on the grounds that EVERYONE must believe as they believe, the line has been crossed.

  • James M. Martin

    Whose Caliphate did Mansur al-Hallaj live under?

  • James M. Martin

    I want to know more about that period in Spanish history when all three monotheistic religions existed peacefully side by side.  Then I want to go back to the Alhambra by time machine.

  • James M. Martin

    I am also a great fan of Sufi folk tales, e.g. those of the Mullah Nasrudin.  Very, very funny stories.

  • James M. Martin

    What is the status of Sufism in a country like Iran?

  • James M. Martin

    The late Luis Bunuel would have loved the Nasrudin stories.  They are surreal.

  • Loren Miller

    Probably not much different from the status of Baha'i, which is denigrated, attacked and condemned in Iran, and has been practically since its inception.

  • James M. Martin

    I've always said that religions who most actively attack other religions and so-called spiritual movements are the ones most likely to doubt their own.

  • James M. Martin

    Well, I like Sufism.

  • James M. Martin

    Robert Anton Wilson said all Sufis are "clowns."  He must have had Nasrudin in mind.  Nasrudin went to the bank and asked to withdraw funds; when asked for some identification, he took out his I.D. card, looked at it, and put it back into his pocket.  "Yep. That's me."

    Of the one where a rich neighbor's servant answered the door and Nasrudin asked, "I'm collecting for charity, is the master home?"  The servant said, no sir.  Nasrudin said, "Then you better take his portrait out of the upstairs window."

  • Nayr Namel

    Eh i just hope there isn't another satanic panic from any theistic religions. For me that would be a pain in my ass, if i get in the Marines and start my life it won't be as much a pain but it'll still be a noticeable annoyance. Only reason i bring it up is the upcoming election, I think that if Romney gets elected there will be a higher morale for the mormon religion and i tend to worry a little when religious morale is high especially in an already powerful religion because thats when religious bias, persecutions, and signs of growing tensions tend to be more socially acceptable and sometimes rewarded socially of course. Although i doubt the election alone could start this higher degree of religious morale i think it does set a stage that would raise the possibility of such an event to happen (like bring back importance in what is and isn't the politically right way to act based on what is the religiously right way to act). Does anyone feel the same? or have we progressed so much it just wouldn't happen now
  • James M. Martin

    @ryan.  Don't worry, they have so marignalized the pagan faiths, including Luciferianism, that none of the evangelical theocrats is going to round them up and build a fire of faggot kindling.  No, it is the non-believers who will be victimized this time around.  We will be blamed for 9/11 and all manner of unfortunate events because the pols are dumbing down the electorate; one version of the GOP platform even includes a push to rid schools of "critical thinking" curricula.  That way, you can blame 9/11 on the non-believers "because" they represent just the sort of thing that would give the U.S. a bad press in places like Riyadh, Tehran, and other places, apostacy being the very worst of all possible crimes wherever Shariah prevails.

  • James M. Martin

    Hegel was channeling Santayana.

  • James M. Martin

    Nope.  In quantum theoretical space-time they both existed at exactly the same time.

  • Nayr Namel

    Well im Laveyan which is an atheist religion (we don't believe in any super natural deity) so when specificly atheist get slammed we tend to take a lesser hit from those who are smart enough in there research to understand that we are atheist. But even than if they don't know we are atheist than we are heretics so ether way we are hit with the only buffer to the young actual Laveyans who people think they are just rebelling (hence why i said "actual" because alot of morons get involved in the religion just to rebel which is annoying). So yah sadly when atheist suffer from popularized stupidity i suffer to, more or less depending on how specific there target is and even if its strictly specificly aimed at atheist we just get hit by the smarter religious individual but in most cases its not that specific to where we won't still be hit by apparently being direct evil "goooo satan" heretics.
  • Irrelevant People

    http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/new-atheists hey I agree and I love your group.You might also like my group in the link above.

  • Ruth Anthony-Gardner

    I got this from Atheist Humor. Thought it fit here too.

  • Loren Miller

    The look on that kid's face says it all!  "Man, what is up with all this kneeling shit?"