I'll be attending the NDOR events in Raleigh, NC with some of my friends from our local Coalition of Reason group in the Piedmont Triad, NC. Greta Christina, Dan Barker, Todd Stiefel and more will be there. Continue
For any reading this who feel that they are the "only non-believer I know", they should check to see what events will be taking place in their home towns, or…
Added by Richard ∑wald on May 2, 2012 at 5:01pm —
Non-believers need parables too...here's one I posted on my blog http://richardcahill.net a few months ago.
A man had owned a seaside bar in a harbor town for many years. Most of those years had been prosperous; his bar's deck was the widest and his beer was the coldest and his waitresses the most nubile of any bar in the town. Tourists and locals alike flocked to his club to drink and… Continue
Added by Richard Cahill on March 9, 2012 at 6:18pm —
"With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil — that takes religion."
As an agnostic, I have to admit that I have no way of putting myself in the cultural shoes or the socialized mindsets of individuals so obsessed with, and so fanatically devoted to their religious beliefs that they often engage in behavior which—contradictorily—turns the very precepts of their beliefs on their heads. The only… Continue
Added by J. Sims on March 9, 2012 at 2:00pm —
"Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis. The whole thing is so patently infantile, so foreign to reality, that to anyone with a friendly attitude to humanity it is painful to think that the great majority of mortals will never be able to rise above this view of life." – Sigmund Freud
Professing dogmatic faith in popular superstitions and ancient myths handed down by our primal… Continue
Added by Adebowale Ojowuro on March 14, 2011 at 4:29pm —
Agnosticism privileges the religious argument. It says that the religious argument is, at least, as likely as the Atheist argument. However, while the Atheist argument actually has supporting evidence (take a key feature of that argument: "The Universe requires no gods to exist." Then, Occam's Razor.) the religious argument rests on assumptions that rest on other assumptions- turtles all the way down.
It's not that lack of evidence is evidence against the religious… Continue
Added by Tom on February 24, 2011 at 3:03pm —
Many theists say that with out god life has no meaning and purpose, we atheists say that with out an afterlife life has more meaning and we make out own purpose, they reply with "but its not objective", we point out that objective meaning and purpose are impossible
. Well here is a new question: Whats the meaning and purpose of meaning and purpose? Do happy people give a shit… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on August 28, 2010 at 5:00am —
Copied from my blog
This is an extinction to a comment (3 actually due to the 500 character comment limitation) I am made to this video
(under the name "thenamelessone83"). It is not a Christian video about some cosmic meaning (which is what it would seem like from my comment) it is an atheist video… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on August 21, 2010 at 2:46pm —
Before you read this: if you have an allergy to stupidity don't read this.
"Journalist" Ron Rosenbaum
has written an article for Slate Magazien called An Agnostic Manifesto
. In the article he takes the agnostic fence sitting
to its illogical conclusion. He has taken his misunderstanding of agnosticism, and mixed it with the holier than thou attitude of a religious… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on August 16, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Its a question that people have grappled with for millennia: Where did the universe come from? People came up with creation myths to answer it but didn’t have any concrete answers and its still the same today. While we have strong and well supported theories to explain things all the way back to 10-34 seconds after the big bang but from before moment zero to then is still a mystery.
So the question still remains but that doesn’t mean there are not possible answers.
But wait,… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on August 16, 2010 at 1:06am —
I was originally going to publish this at Associated Content but they don't give up front payments for opinion articles so I published it there under a non-exclusive license and will publish it else where including my blog
Beliefs in gods is as old as civilization as is religion. But is the belief in god(s) and religion necessary? Does it benefit society or does it harm society? It is my belief that a belief in god(s)… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on February 1, 2010 at 4:44pm —
I ran across this essay in the April/May 2009 issue of Free Inquiry
and it impressed the hell out of me. After showing it to some friends, 80% of them now say "I think I'm an Aweist." The other two were impressed as well but didn't make a commitment. After a lifetime of uncertainty about what to call my brand of nonbelief, I now consider myself an Aweist. I'd love to hear what the A/N community thinks of this new nomenclature.
So here, reprinted with the kind permission of the… Continue
Added by jrfrog on September 18, 2009 at 6:00pm —