I am 27 and from the Mid-West of the United States. I grew up 60 miles south of Chicago Illinois. I currently reside in North-Western Indiana, just outside of Chicago. I was raised Catholic. My…Continue
"This is something I've had in mind for a while, along with another member of the Atheist Meetup group I'm in here in London. We have also talked about an exhibition of blasphemy in art. The trouble is Islam isn't it? I wouldn't…"
"I don't think crosses really mean you are religious, but I do think if you wear one and aren't religious you might not really be thinking. But that is because I get people in my work all the time that want to get a tattoo of a cross or an…"
"You choose to believe what you want. But you make those choices based on either education on the subject, and what you feel. Some people make too many decisions based on what they "feel". To me Atheism wasn't a choice. It was a…"
"I know it sounds weird and 4 year old have limited understanding, but try not to dumb things down for them too much. Kids have a lot more understanding than you think. Even if they don't understand what you say today, they may have to take time…"
Before post modernism, modernism, cubism, impressionism, and a whole lot of other genres, there were masters. They painted a lot of subjects, and among the most famous of subjects, was religion. There are still people who paint religious subject matter, but what I really want to go to, is anti religion subject matter. I am calling for artists, to take a stand, let your atheism flag fly high, and find a way to express it threw art. I would really like to put together a show of Atheist Artists…See More
This is the place to post that hilarious irreligious YouTube video, an irreverent, anti-religious cartoon, or other humorous bit of media. Posts that do not reflect an atheist/irreligious theme will be deleted. (Don't make me go Old Testament.)See More
"Well, I usually stick to the amateur stuff. There have been like, two professional-type porn things I thought were good enough to pay for, and I did.
Frankly, my guess is that Mormons (and conservatives in general) are more likely not to know about…"
"Not that I've done extensive research, but the free porn sites I've been to have all tried to push malware onto my computer. The pay sites haven't; I see them as being more legit. Plus, there's the argument that you should pay…"
Melissa, I’m not the official welcome wagon, but I do spend a lot of time on A|N, so I’ll take the liberty to welcome you and tell you a little about the site.
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