All Blog Posts Tagged 'atheism' (497)

Religious Propoganda In America

What is the difference between Islam's end times and that of…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 3, 2014 at 5:24pm — 2 Comments

Where the hell have I been?

Beats me.

Oh, well, yeah, I know.  But should I tell?  Mostly I've been running thither and yon, metaphorically speaking, and sinking into a morass of self pity and morose depression.  I have papers to prove it!  OK, not really, but sort'of.  I keep trying to shake off this damned sense of humor but it just won't go away.  I even quit taking my Happy Pills so freely give by the VA and the pissant thing sneaks up on me, like today.

I'm ok if I don't move.  If I take my Gabby and…

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Added by Ted Gresham on January 23, 2014 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Counter-Apologetic to:"You're not an atheist! You're agnostic because you're not certain."

Many Theists make this argument at some point, but it was Carl Sagan who said it with the most clarity:

“An atheist is someone who is certain that God does not exist, someone who has compelling evidence against the existence of God. I know of no such compelling evidence. Because God can be relegated to remote times and…

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Added by Kara Ward on December 28, 2013 at 1:09am — 29 Comments

Pot Stories Review

OK, I'll admit it; I was down about the apathy and indifference that greeted my Pot Stories. It was my magnum opus after a life of inescapable unconventionality.  Viet Nam, NYU, the ‘60s, New York City and a smorgasbord of pot and hash, pretty much blocked the straight and narrow path.  Studying social psych with Phil Zimbardo made it improbable I would allow myself to be drafted in 1966 when I graduated, just before the Tet Offensive. In my opinion, every new Army recruit…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on December 24, 2013 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

Why Identify as an Atheist when I'm More than Just my Lack of Belief?



Atheists are a diverse bunch of people. There's no single set of beliefs or ideas that unite all atheists under a single banner. In fact, the only thing they have in common is that they don't believe in any deities. 



This can make understanding the atheist community rather difficult for an outsider. Doesn't it make more sense to unite with people based on shared beliefs or identifying by what you are rather than what you are not? After all, it makes sense to start a…

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Added by Armin Navabi on December 8, 2013 at 4:30am — 12 Comments

Get God out of Government!

"Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."

-- Thomas Jefferson

 

Jesus H. Christ!!  I cannot believe that the Supreme Court is AGAIN about to debate the legitimacy of the spouting…

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Added by Alan Perlman on November 4, 2013 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

"Zeus might be Real!" And We Might Live in a Magical Fantasy World Too!

A few months ago, The New York Times published a bizarre opinion piece by philosopher Gary Gutting called Did Zeus Exist? With apparent earnestness, Gutting argues that not only did the ancient Greeks have good reason to believe in the existence of Zeus (and presumably their other gods) but that we should take seriously the possibility that they might just have been right. Not that they were right, but that…

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Added by Scott McGreal on October 10, 2013 at 2:53am — 5 Comments

What a Believer Should Know About an Atheist - Me

Since my wife and I moved here in 2009, we’ve been visited by Jehovah’s Witnesses and other religious representatives on multiple occasions.  On three of those incidences, I engaged my visitors and responded to statements or questions made by them regarding both religion and atheism.  While I will admit having no interest in actually inviting them into my home for a protracted conversation, there are certain things I wish they would learn and understand about me as an individual atheist and…

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Added by Loren Miller on October 7, 2013 at 7:03am — 21 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 374: MRA: Misogynistic Reprobate Assholes

I don't think I have anything to add to the idea of the MRA, so I figure they can do the talking themselves. If you can't figure out what's wrong with them, well, you don't listen to this podcast anyway, so you aren't reading this right now. That means I can call you a stinky-faced poo-poo heads who eats poo and writes with it.

Playlist

My Seed is Gold 1

Supermonsters

Alleee…

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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on October 1, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Categories of religious belief

In respose to a post about a pretty mediocre study of "types" of atheists (indeed all A/N belong to one of the six categories, antitheists," who regard religion as dangerous fantasy and warn of its many harms and evils), I posted the following categories of religous (non-)belief.  Readers are welcome to contribute/commment. 

My categories:

(1) atheist/antitheist/"ignostic" (doesn't care, doesn't worry about it)

(1a) work in progress - trying to free oneself from…

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Added by Alan Perlman on July 13, 2013 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Atheist Freedom LIVE Podcast / Radio Show!

Hey Everyone. I host a LIVE podcast/radio show called Atheist Freedom. The show is on Thursday nights at 7pm PST. It would be an honor to have you join us! PM with any questions and send a friend request too. See you then.... http://www.blogtalkradio.com/atheistfreedom…

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Added by Morgan Fleur De Lys on July 11, 2013 at 7:44am — No Comments

Finding Purpose Without Religion

A fellow Bunch member of mine, Ben Kervin, recently said he was "surprised" that he was feeling a lack of purpose thanks to his deconversion to atheism a couple years ago:

It's great to be free from the superstitious thinking I once had, but sometimes wonder how god belief gave me an overall…
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Added by Our Daily Train blog on July 7, 2013 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

The Battle for Zachary’s Brain, VII: Desecration

There is nothing that is too obvious of an absurdity to be firmly planted in the human head as long as you begin to instill before the age of five by constantly repeating it with an air of great seriousness. 

– Arthur Schopenhauer

 

Followers of the riveting “Zachary’s Brain” series of posts will know that the narrative is not a gothic horror tale…but something that is just as disturbing: resisting the religious programming of a child.

 His…

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Added by Alan Perlman on July 2, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Big weekend for USA and world considering... Atheist monument going up...

http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/faith-and-morals/item/15695-florida-county-to-host-nation-s-first-official-atheist-monument



Will Sexton, an attorney for the county, explained that neither the religious monument nor the atheist display implies that the county is either establishing a religion or denying one. In fact, he noted,…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 25, 2013 at 12:27pm — No Comments

I need to learn to write music, because I've got lyrics!

So a friend reminded me about how I rewrote the words to "Hail Mary" to her name. Most of which I remember and is a running joke. However, what she keeps forgetting was my lyrics to a musical number that I never wrote music for. I thought I'd share the lyrics.



It..just.. takes... just a little faith, just a little faith.

Grab some bread, get some juice, now you have what's for use for

Just a little faith, just a little faith

wear a robe, grow your hair, look like a mess?…

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Added by Rachel Riley on June 20, 2013 at 2:52pm — No Comments

A Compilation of Biblical Quotations by Barbara G. Walker

BIBLE MORALITY (compiled by Barbara Walker)*

Barbara gave me this list last year and said I could with it as I wish.  It’s copyrighted in the epilogue of Mirror Reversal, but I decided to share it with A/N friends and readers.  I love it because it’s so conspicuously “whacky and bizarre” that you can hit your religious antagonists in the head with their own beliefs.  After reading this list, the only rational conclusion, (I feel anyway) is that the…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on June 16, 2013 at 11:00am — 11 Comments

Coming to a Head?

This one waited in the wings for me at least 20 years, but it took a gift from a well meaning friend to make it into an issue. This past December a friend of my wife gave her a Christmas gift in the form of a plaque which ended with the word’s “God Bless the Barbera’s.”

It had some other ridiculous schlock…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on May 18, 2013 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

Why I went searching.

I came out as an Atheist around two years ago. I was very lucky that I didn't lose anything by coming out, I still have all my friends and family. I know that it confused some of my friends, and I have no idea what my family really thinks about it as we have an unannounced agreement that we just don't discuss religion. So I carried on, watching Atheist Experience, The Thinking Atheist,  and posting the occasional Facebook posts about some of the skeletons in Christanitys closet, so I should…

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Added by Rachel Riley on May 15, 2013 at 7:35pm — 11 Comments

Jewish Atheist spreads reason and heresy on the Net

I was contacted by www.askimo.com , a new internet portal featuring video interviews of experts talking on their field of expertise.  I decided that my field of expertise would be “what the Torah really says” (since I am one of the few laypeople who has actually bothered to find out), along with related questions about atheism, blasphemy and the “clear alternative to the Torah” (It's SCIENCE!). 

The questions were partly supplied by me, generally…

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Added by Alan Perlman on May 8, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Q&A: Jewish Atheist replies to Christian Atheist

In an email exchange, an old friend and fellow English-prof colleague wrote this:

"I know you're 'the Jewish atheist,' but don't you feel a strong sense of identification with the Jewish ethos, aside from religion? You've sought out Jewish wives, and friends to some degree could be, the way I might seek out writers as friends. I think of my former Catholicism not angrily but gratefully. When I grew up, I decided on my own that I didn't believe. But my Catholic education was excellent;…

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Added by Alan Perlman on May 2, 2013 at 12:23pm — 7 Comments

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