This post is prepared specifically for political candidates concerning their positions on policy issues related to church-state separation. It is adapted from The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion, a short, free e-book available at dandana.us/atheism
The number of nontheistic Americans is now about 20% of the general population (higher among those with college degrees), and is… Continue
Added by DAN DANA on September 17, 2014 at 3:00pm —
I’m at that point with the Middle East where honestly, I feel the ISIS issue is, well, their issue.
I also get the impression from the Arab League that they are just going to sit on their bottoms, sip tea and wait for the west, or NATO or the US to handle the situation. But this seems the norm over there.
As one person pointed out they (the Arabs) don’t or won’t attack another because they want to be “friend” and not upset anyone.
Well maybe it is time… Continue
Added by Rick on September 17, 2014 at 3:33am —
I am offended
There is a peculiar phenomenon going around that I want to address.
I feel deeply rooted offense when I see a person insult another, or belittle them, or assault another physically, mentally and emotionally.
I am offended by parents who deliberately do not educate their children claiming they prepare their children for 21st… Continue
Added by Joan Denoo on September 16, 2014 at 10:35pm —
I'm in discussions with Theists who are in constant denial of Science that goes anywhere near not supporting their Faith.
They claim to understand science and the findings of scientists, accept health warnings and findings in Cosmology and Geology, but only up to where the sciences don't interfere with their faith.
Once there is conflict with faith, they completely deny and deride scientific findings.
Now we know that Genesis and the… Continue
Added by Dyslexic's DOG on September 16, 2014 at 10:24pm —
For many, many years, I have always found an unending fount of devilish giggles whenever I read sappy church signs. You know, the ones that are thought up by the honorary witty member of the church congregation that plays on puns, abuses homophones, and loves to dabble in sappy poetry attempts. What better way to market a deity than… Continue
Added by Amanda Ashcraft on September 15, 2014 at 11:04pm —
Each one of you, Loren, Pat, Bertold, and Daniel, and others on this Atheist Nexus site are such decent men and women, full of experiences from life, and a healthy quality of skepticism. You see the cons of religious dogma and the terrible things people do in the name of their gods. We all know the good that religion has done, however, that does not mitigate the injury that is made possible through dogma. I feel distress when moderate religious remain silent in the face of atrocities done in… Continue
Added by Joan Denoo on September 15, 2014 at 2:26pm —
History repeats itself, over and over and over again. This is why I think there is no such thing as a god, jesus, salvation, redemption, or any of the other claims people who act as if they know make. If there were a god, there would be a universal god, one who empowered all people around the Earth to flourish, they would know how to solve problems and resolve conflict. No, the gods that exist in the minds of Homo sapiens are constructs created in the mind of humans to explain things they do… Continue
Added by Joan Denoo on September 15, 2014 at 11:01am —
The Sunday Assembly is coming to Seattle on the 28th, and I'm going to be there. It's a church without religion, if that makes any sense. Here's my blog post about it.
Added by Jonathan Tweet on September 15, 2014 at 12:34am —
Added by Raymond Betancourt on September 14, 2014 at 6:57am —
atheist coming out Continue
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Added by Maciej Matiaszowski on September 14, 2014 at 5:30am —
Ive been sick at home with pneumonia. My mind is going all sorts of strange places, including conversations I've never known what to do with.
It just popped into my mind. A few years back 5? 7? I was on the phone with my aunt. She was my dad's brother's wife. My family was highly puritanical - no mention of anything sexual, in any context, ever. No cursing, no smoking, no drinking, but especially, what seemed to be absolute sexual innocence.
I had planned a visit to… Continue
Added by Sentient Biped on September 12, 2014 at 9:30pm —
The religious South persists in maintaining the U.S.A. in some kind of 1860s time warp. The 1860s was an extremely turbulent decade. Many economic, cultural, social, and political disturbances occurred in Europe and U.S.A. Unrest occurred with people advocating for fundamental changes in power. This was a time… Continue
Added by Joan Denoo on September 12, 2014 at 9:29pm —
Without a doubt, some animals have an awareness of life and death. One obvious example is the elephant. Even dogs and monkeys are known to grieve. There is something in the brain that registers those realities and humans are the only ones with verbal language to express their feelings of loss and grief. However, there are other languages, i.e. holding and carrying a dead baby, laying on a grave, touching the dead body. It is only recently that humans came to… Continue
Added by Joan Denoo on September 12, 2014 at 10:23am —
I have been getting allergy shots at a local group allergy practice, headed by Dr. R.
I actually have an ugly history with this place.
In 2002, I got allergy shots for awhile from Dr. T. I get somewhat sick for several days after each shot, but Dr. T finagled me up to concentrate on my non-molds vial - the one with dog in it. He felt that people tend to have worse reactions to the shots with mold allergens, so he was keeping the doses from the molds… Continue
Added by Luara on September 11, 2014 at 4:00pm —
I am dismayed by the joy with what I hear coming from the mouths of my religious, believing family and friends for the End Times, as though it will bring them eternal happiness. Little thought of the lives harmed and destroyed by current events, the ruin of homes, buildings, and infrastructures of whole communities, and the hatreds that continue to build between combatants.
The cause of much of this current turmoil is religious dogma. Why don't we say it out loud, religions cause… Continue
Added by Joan Denoo on September 11, 2014 at 11:41am —
Well according to Jason Lisle, an Answers in Genesis stooge, an atheist is somebody who does not believe in gods, but does really believe in gods. Or at least, of all the gods that they could choose to believe in, they all believe in just one god. Strangely enough, it's exactly the god he believes in.
Anyhow, there is something that appears recently on the Answers in Genesis website. I'm not going to bother directing you to it because this is what it really says.
God Doesn’t… Continue
Added by Dave Godfrey on September 11, 2014 at 4:38am —
Let me begin by saying there are many blogs on this site that deal with the topics of religion and atheism in a serious and insightful manner...this is not one of those blogs.
When it comes to art, literature and music I have no problem with the idea of poetic license. Metaphors, symbolism and wild flights of fancy...no problem..in art. However, when someone claims that the story they are telling me is historic fact, then the literal and practical… Continue
Added by Raymond Betancourt on September 10, 2014 at 5:50pm —
This is excerpt #16 from The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion, a short, FREE e-book available at Smashwords, Goodreads, and Amazon.
Readers are invited to post online reviews at the download… Continue
Added by DAN DANA on September 10, 2014 at 10:05am —
Everywhere I scroll, I find many atheist and secular minded individuals with my same mindset. No God. No religion. Acceptance for all. On the television, it is always the same faces of Dawkins, Harris, Silverman, and occasionally Cupp. I run into the same issues on blog sites like Patheos, Freethought, Secular Coalition, and American Atheists. Same male faces and the dash of a female…
Added by Amanda Ashcraft on September 9, 2014 at 10:56am —
Here we go again. Got 24 hours of sobriety. Thought I was done playing this game.
why must you run away from reality. The more you do,the harder it is to face the world sober. Eventually we all have to.
A walk to the liquor store can make this pain go away. Then what? Bad judgment, acting idiotic, annoying people, then waking up hungover and worse than before.
Facing the pain and feeling it will help you grow and learn how to deal with it. Facing the pain will increase… Continue
Added by MattyLJ on September 8, 2014 at 5:28pm —