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 —
Greetings all. Welcome to my personal blog here at Atheist Nexus.
Apostacy is defined as a complete opposite change in ones beliefs, usually in politics or religon. This term really fits how my move to atheism came about. I started out a believer raised in a household with parents who believed in God but had fell out of belonging to an organized church. My mother was a baptized & confirmed catholic who attended mass every Sunday throughout her youth. Her first marriage was a… Continue
Added by Joe Eversole on September 9, 2009 at 9:29am —
Our view, non-theism, is growing in popularity
For me, I help people become enlightened by talking with them. It's pretty much common knowledge that I am an Atheist, but when i talk to those on the fence about the issue, I like to pretend that I too am a bit on the fence. It lets my friend or family member know that I don't have all the answers and that they should definitely do their own research...but, from this starting point I begin a conversation...not a debate. People see… Continue
Added by Diana Graves on August 29, 2009 at 5:06am —
Are there any Doctor Who
fans out there in Atheism-dom? I suspect there are. The BBC have released pics of the new Doctor (Matt Smith) and his pretty companion, and on Pink Triangle
my colleague Dean Braithwaite has posted an interesting article
about atheism in Doctor Who
, with one or two pertinent links.
– Andy, Pink…
Added by Andy Armitage on July 21, 2009 at 4:59am —
Okay... So.. I think Penn Jillette is one of the more brilliant people on this planet. I loved the Bullshit series.. and now he has a series on YouTube called "Penn Says"... you should check it out..
One of his "Penn Says" posts is about some Cardinal guy that insinuates "Atheists are less than human"... basically because they dont have god in their lives.
Their video debate has been posted.
Added by Woody Bass on June 4, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Added by God on June 3, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Trina Hoaks, the National Atheism Examiner (and Atheist Nexus member), has made available her 5 part video interview with Herb Silverman, President of the Secular Coalition of America. Trina's article about the interview is… Continue
Added by Richard Haynes on April 30, 2009 at 8:30am —
I actually wrote about it here: Mostraumbloggen
Added by Eva Mostraum on April 24, 2009 at 3:18am —
The no free-will bus campaign
is going international! Featuring, "There's probably no free-will, now stop worrying, as if you had a choice." advertised on the side of buses.
Added by TJMorgan on April 9, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Easter's right around the corner.
How do I, a snarky atheist, know this? Good question.
I know because I work at my local public library which is gearing up for the annual "Easter Egg Hunt". That's right ladies and gentlemen, you can put your minds at ease (as is so often the case with people of faith) knowing that your tax dollars are well spent... on candy filled plastic eggs.
Now before you get all pissy (atheists and theists alike) here's what I have to… Continue
Added by EnsignR on March 26, 2009 at 9:32pm —
This is something I came up with in an EX Jehovah's Witness support group...I sure needed some relief and thought others may too!
Blame and accountability...these are two things that I gave a lot of thought to one year when I attended AA meetings...I was never a real drinker but after tragedy struck my little family, I fell apart.
Being an atheist I had a little trouble with the Judeo-Christian terminology in the 12 steps but the steps themselves were very helpful. I carried a… Continue
Added by Ravenone on March 17, 2009 at 10:00pm —
America: Land of the Free, Home of the Brave; With Liberty and Justice for All.
America: Bastion and Protector of those great ideals that many hold dearly, such as Freedom of Belief, Freedom of Conscience, and Freedom of Speech.
America: The Great Republic, where the people are Sovereign.
That is, unless They
get control. They
hate freedom. They
America is under attack.
And America is in danger of being… Continue
Added by Stephen Moore on March 2, 2009 at 5:30pm —
In dubious honour of Darwin's birthday, Parade Magazine wrote a dreadful article
with an equally ridiculous poll
Obviously, that poll is just screaming to be crashed so go vote. Feel free to clear (or eat) your cookies and vote again.
The article irked me because it… Continue
Added by Tao Jones on February 11, 2009 at 8:30am —
Atheism asserts the independence of the individual. It denies the existence of a power, natural or supernatural, which determines human life. For a long time, people have been supposing that their lives are determined by god, fate or natural law. But the daily experience of free will, disproves the existence of any determining factor.
Yet people have believed in the existence of a god etc., on account of their slave-mindedness. Slave-mind seeks a prop, and an early prop it took to… Continue
Added by Deepak on January 28, 2009 at 8:10pm —
I recently went to see Prof. Myers speak in Calgary. It was quite interesting I think. There was the requisite YEC passing out misleading papers with "questions" that "Prove" that the universe is less than 10,000 years old. There was one young man who seemed to have taken some offence at Prof. Myers' treatment of religion, he stormed out at the beginning of the question period rather than voice is concerns in a rasonable matter.
These are some of the major points that I took away… Continue
Added by Nelson Milum on January 28, 2009 at 5:47pm —
There are two main approaches that Atheists take when trying to open a religious mind, and release the seed of reason trapped inside. One group, such as Dawkins, Harris, Dennet, use mainly their own reason as a pry bar to try and accomplish this, while another group, people such as Hitchens, Bill Mahr, or any number of other comics like Doug Stanhope, prefer to use the hammer of ridicule to bust the piggy bank wide open. Which method is best?
Most Atheists, I think can appreciate… Continue
Added by Kozz on January 26, 2009 at 9:58pm —
I just joined after finding the Nexus on the Atheist Blogroll. If anyone is interested in some regularly updated commentary on atheism, secularism, politics and world events, I write a blog called LibraryGrape at http://www.LibraryGrape.com
. I hope you'll consider checking it out.
Added by Library Grape on January 6, 2009 at 1:20pm —
After nearly 38 years of life... being born into a christian family, graduating nearly at the top of my class at a christian university (why christian? -because it was close), and being surrounded by "believers" at home, school, and work... the idea of the existance of a god to me has always seemed laughable. --Except for the fact that I was never allowed to laugh. And the idea of "creationism" would be totally hilarious if not for the fact that so many people actually buy it. I'd be glad to… Continue
Added by Jude Johnson on December 30, 2008 at 5:38pm —
[Cross-posted on Artificial Habitat
, including links (which I haven't embedded here) and a selection of photographs from the Natural History Museum]
Yesterday (Thursday 18th) was my birthday. What better way to celebrate than attending a godless Christmas show in London (along with a visit to the Natural History Museum and over 4 hours of walking around London)!
Comedian Robin Ince was inspired by an encounter with the… Continue
Added by Andrew on December 19, 2008 at 7:30pm —
To be non-confrontational or not to be confrontational, that is the question. Most every atheist I speak to is very lax in their atheism. I, however, am the atheist that makes others think there is fundamentalism in atheism. Not only am I open about it when it comes up, I carry a copy of The God Delusion
wherever I go, daring someone to ask about it.
When I moved to where I am now, I was still in the closet. The thing that caused me to 'come out' as I remember, is I found a… Continue
Added by D. E. Hall on December 18, 2008 at 10:45pm —