I type this entry as I sit on the runway at Boston-Logan Airport, about to take to the sky for a 6 hour journey to San Jose. I will be traversing a distance of almost Continue
2700 miles. If I were to go 600 miles farther, and in a different direction, I
could be in London, my hometown – this is a…
Added by James Croft on June 4, 2010 at 12:30pm —
I'm not sure if anyone here read it, but there was an essay over at First Things regarding the New Atheism. I posted the following in the comments. I thought you might like it.
I'm hardly surprised that a theist would prefer the agonized Atheism of Nietszche to that of Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, et al. But Nietszche had good… Continue
Added by Brian Dalton on April 27, 2010 at 1:30am —
This week's clips come courtesy of A Basement of Curiosities
, a cool blog that often offers Self-Help and How-to record sharities. This week, Dr. Joseph Murphy advises us how to please everyone in a proto New Age style.
Wonderful Personality 1
Mike Sammes * Surrey with the Fringe on Top
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on February 12, 2010 at 6:11am —
Best wishes and a Happy New Year / Happy Monkey to all of my atheist friends :-).
My wish for this year is that all of our atheist communities around the world continue their steady consolidation and growth.
This is a huge achievement for a community which holds no beliefs in common and is simply getting together on the grounds that we lack a belief in gods.
We're not sheep and so our biggest challenge will be to learn to not only accept and… Continue
Added by Trance Gemini on January 1, 2010 at 9:24am —
As far as the religious go, you could say that Frank Schaeffer is one of the good guys. He is the son of one of the first televangelists, Francis Schaeffer, and in his book, Crazy for God
, he did a great job explaining how he helped found the Religious Right, and why he now regretted it.
As being somewhat… Continue
Added by Richard Haynes on November 5, 2009 at 12:27pm —
I copied this from Victor J. Stenger's new book, The New Atheist, Taking a Stand for Science and Reason.
. The book is terrific. I am giving credit for everything but I also found the apparent entire works of Robert Ingersoll, on line, in toto. If anything ever described how I felt when I gave up magic, except for Buddha the Magician, of course, this is it. I love this quotation. Read the whole thing if you start.
When I became convinced that the Universe is natural-that… Continue
Added by Peter Cordel on October 28, 2009 at 12:00am —
Well I'd like to state first off that I am NOT
superman and am NOT
trying to lie about any of this. What would I gain from any of it anyways? However, a recent Blog/Forum post got me thinking and I guess I should share this with you all *at least*
because... well, I don't think anyone has seriously thought about this yet. I've kept this little talent of mine to myself ever since I learned I had it because I felt weird and personally thought it was stupid. However, after a… Continue
Added by Alex Tyler on September 30, 2009 at 5:00pm —
AN: Am I asking for it? Read this here or at Good Reason News
This is a little out of character for this blog, but this guy from the New American
, whatever that is, really needed a logical spanking. You can see several of my posts in the comments there, but I warn you, someone on there… Continue
Added by Billy Deaton on July 18, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Looks like the religious right is making a last ditch attempt to regroup, this time with newly converted catholic, permanent assface Newt Gingrich equating anything that isn't christian with paganism
Added by Billy Deaton on June 9, 2009 at 6:11pm —
Wow, Saturday night was a real trip. John Broughton, leader of the New York City Philosophy club and I debated the merits of the God Virus model of religion. It was a lively exchange and the audience was very involved, asking great questions and challenging John and I on a number of fronts. I would have to say it was one of the more fun things I have done lately. John was well prepared and had read The God Virus three times or more. I was impressed with his insights and challenges. The format… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on May 4, 2009 at 8:00pm —
I did a couple of interviews for the NY Atheist cable network Friday. Seemed to go well, we will see. Today I do a debate for the NY Philosophy club and CFI.
Added by Darrel Ray on May 2, 2009 at 4:54am —
Had a great group to speak to at NYC Atheists last night. Totally full room - no empty seats. This was a very curious group with lots of good questions at the end. We also announce Recovering from Religion and got some very quick response from people. There has been an effort to help people recover from religion her in NYC but they want to join their group with RR. As a result I am doing some video question/answer for them today and tomorrow some TV footage as well. It will be good to get some… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on May 1, 2009 at 10:19am —
Off to New York today to do some fun stuff and talk to a couple of groups about my book. See these links:
Next week we are making a big announcement about the new Recovering from Religion initiative. I think it is time we non-theists stepped out and helped those who are not totally infected with religion, find their way out. Help… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on April 29, 2009 at 7:22pm —
I just learned that I will be speaking at the NY City Center for Inquiry on May 2. I will also be speaking on April 30 to the NY City Atheists. If you live in NY City, I hope to see some of you there. If you want details, let me know and I can send you the links. If you attend, please introduce yourself and let me know you are on Atheist Nexus. I am loving this site. There are so many great people with so much talent and insight.
Added by Darrel Ray on March 26, 2009 at 9:58pm —
Bizarre secret cult ripping families apart
“About 20 people have become devotees of a New Age "healer'', Matthew Meinck, who owns a retreat property in Chittering Valley. Meinck, an Australian-born former monk, believes that people retain in their bodies memories of abuse that can be retrieved during intense deep-tissue massage, regressive therapy and gruelling meditation sessions lasting up to two weeks.”
However, “During long retreats at the property, they became… Continue
Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on January 21, 2009 at 9:30am —
When I first jump into the pool I take a moment to stretch out and enjoy the sudden cool embrace of the water. I let go of my mind, my worries, my neuroses, and just for that brief instant I feel completely calm and at peace with my existence.
I don't wonder, that when Virginia Woolf walked into the water, that she was seeking this same kind of release. I do wonder what drove her to seeking its permanence. Life is so precious.
Every once in a while, I'll approach this… Continue
Added by Your girl Friday on December 31, 2008 at 9:30am —