Our numbers are so few! Even though I hear "more people are 'coming out' all the time," there's still a very tiny number of us. Why is it that we have such a hard time finding people willing to admit to being atheist even when statistics indicate there are millions of us in this country? I have an idea.
Atheism has nothing to offer. We can get all freaky over reason, science, common sense. We can prove religion is wrong all day long. We can invalidate religion until we're blue…Continue
The prominent names well known to this community like Dawkins and Hitchens are preceded by Madalyn Murray O'Hair. I wonder if she is as well known to the younger atheists.
It takes some courage to confront the majority like Dawkins and Hitchens have - was it tougher to be an outspoken atheist in the 1960's?
Today after going through my deceased father's letters (he died in 1994) I saw some correspondence and magazines from an organization he belonged run by Madalyn Murray…
It seems inevitable. Discussion in a large group about the obvious falsity of certain beliefs brings forth someone to say “I'm not one of the people who believes that.”
Aside from my gut reaction (“then what the hell are you doing interrupting our fight against those people listening that DO have this delusion?”) I think I'd like to know all the groups, categories, and populations of beliefs. Actually I'd like to have these categories and my gut…Continue
Added by bpansky25 on March 2, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
I've been reading a series of books by David Weber called the Safehold series. Weber is an interesting writer. I'm not really a "fan" as in I adore his works and all that but his books do keep one busy. The plot of Safehold is complicated. It begins eight hundred years before the main part of the story gets underway at a time the human race was at war with a race called the Gbaba that was determined to extinguish humanity from the universe. Humanity was loosing the war. As a last ditch…Continue
Added by Ted Gresham on March 2, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments
Anonymous attacks a lot of things that they find wrong with the world: corporations, governments and other groups that they feel threaten the freedom of the people. On Friday, they attacked what may be their most controversial target yet – religion.
I'll start off by admitting that I don't know how "new" this trend is, hence the reason I did not give it that qualifier in my title; however, it is something that has recently begun to stand out to me.
I've noticed a disturbing trend in politics of restating or informing people that alternate opinions or concerns exist, while at the same time saying and doing absolutely nothing to actually address them.
Example: Fill out, create or sign any given petition on Whitehouse.gov…Continue
Added by Jas Brimstone on March 2, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
I've been spending part of this morning perusing the history of "Atheist Eve," Tracie Harris's marvelously satirical cartoon which can be found over at Atheist-Community.org. A number of them have provoked a good laugh out of me (not an easy trick these days!), but THIS one in particular I thought was Just ... Plain ... PRECIOUS!
Off to Dallas today to speak at Collin College on "Genes in Your Jeans: How much is our sexuality governed by genetics and how does that related to the way religion's try to program us?" Then a leadership workshop on Sat. and speak at Southern METHODIST University on "Sexy Evolution or What the Pope Does Not Know About Human Sexuality." Gotta love those Methodists. I got my MA at a Methodist Seminary.
Added by Darrel Ray on March 2, 2012 at 8:24am — No Comments
When a man marries a woman, often, she takes on his last name or more recently a combination of his and her last names or in rarer instances, she keeps her own last name.
My idea fits man-woman, man-man, and woman-woman marriages.
Would you agree that a marriage is a sort of joining of two lives?
That thought led me to my crazy idea. In honor of the love shared and the long term commitment to each other, why not both partners take a completely new name that…Continue
Hi all--I have seen a lot of talk regarding sexism recently in the atheist blogosphere. Here is my stab at it. Is Sexism Subjective?
In my latest blog post I touch a little on the state of state-church separation here in Canada. Also included is an introduction to the ultra-conservative bible-based Christian Heritage Party and one of their videos that infuriates me.
Thank you so much if you drop by:
Added by Godless Poutine on March 1, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments