Does atheism define you?
Absolutely not. Atheism doesn't reflect something you are, it reflects something you are not. It is of no substance by itself. Not believing in something doesn't define who you are, just like not believing in fairies doesn't define who you are. Most people are "afairiest," in that they don't believe in fairies. Does your afairiesm define you? Of course not. Have you even heard of the term? Probably not, because it is as meaningless as the term atheism. We can… Continue
Added by TJMorgan on January 5, 2009 at 12:04pm —
Today I wrote about 20 reasons I am godless
. I'm sure there are lots more than 20, but it was a good start. Suggestions and refinements to my list are most welcome. :)
Added by Neece on January 4, 2009 at 12:12am —
Happy New Year! As you may know, the Sc-Fi channel runs a Twilight Zone marathon on New Years's Eve and New Year's Day. It's fun to see all the old filmmaking techniques, the occasional bad acting, the weirdness of the stories and how freaky that narrator is (Futurama does a perfect parody called "The Scary Door".) But it's also fun to see American culture and weird beliefs in this era.
One episode called "The Obsolete Man" had this weird "git them godliss commies!" feel to it. A… Continue
Added by Becky Garcia on January 1, 2009 at 4:33pm —
Enter my blog's Festivus Contest and win a t-shirt! All you have to do is post your greatest feat of strength
and if it is decided your feat of strength out-does the other contestants' you could win a shirt with 'Made of Star Stuff' across the chest! As for my feat of strength? I can drink two martinis at the same time using only two hands!…
Added by Kate Holden on December 23, 2008 at 1:30pm —
A while back, some friends of mine and I went to see "Religulous" in Indianapolis with the Center for Inquiry. It was a great show, great conversation, and a great time over all.
On the way home, we were discussing the topic of "faith" and what that entails. Key players here were Margaret (sitting in the back seat) and Jon (driving), and myself (passenger seat).
The discussion was whether or not Atheism takes faith.
I have always been of the opinion that Atheism… Continue
Added by Aaron on December 21, 2008 at 8:00am —
Yeah, I finally gave in and did it. But if you want to read it, this time you're going to have to go to my personal blog
. I normally cross-post, but I don't have time right now!
Added by Andrew on December 20, 2008 at 2:42pm —
AAI is finally on myspace.
Please, add to your friends list and spread the word.
Added by V1ktor on December 19, 2008 at 8:50pm —
I look at my search engine results quite a bit and have noticed that several people find my blog by typing in the phrase, “How to come out as an atheist” so I’ve decided to write a bit from my own experience for those who are seeking inspiration.
Step One: Realize you’re an atheist. This may seem to be a given but for the longest time people will have the knowledge that they don’t believe in a god and still label themselves otherwise. You’re an atheist. If you can’t share this with… Continue
Added by Kate Holden on December 19, 2008 at 8:31pm —
I was never raised religious. My family was "officially" some kind of non-specific Christian though we never attended church and my mother subscribed more to a vague new-age type of spirituality. When I asked "why" questions, I was mostly given the actual, scientific answer.
So I have always held largely the same beliefs. When I was young I was very interested in stories of the supernatural and strange mysteries and perhaps even wished for such things to be real, but I've become much… Continue
Added by MP Lockwood on December 19, 2008 at 12:59pm —
Today I took the atheist survey
about coming out of the closet. It inspired me to talk about being a proud atheist. I think it's important that we show ourselves to everyone as ethical, intelligent people. Feel free to read more at Heaving Dead Cats
Added by Neece on December 15, 2008 at 6:12pm —
Added by Kate Holden on December 15, 2008 at 1:41pm —
Alternative titles: Door of the Imagination, and Threshold of the Twilight Zone...
"Do you know everything?"
"Do you know half of everything?"
"In the half of everything you don't know, could God exist?"
And why stop at God???
"Do you know everything?"
"Do you know half of everything?"
"In the half of everything you don't know, could leprechauns exist?"
Could you disprove leprechauns to someone who believes in… Continue
Added by j on December 15, 2008 at 11:00am —
(Originally posted on my personal blog, BrainlessGeorge.com
I stand firm with my thoughts on Darwinian Natural Selection. I’m quite sure that it has happened in humans in even recorded history. I think that the technological advances, and forms of entertainment, all have implications of evoluation. Since the dawn of man we’ve been evolving and furthering our thinking.
To better survive in an ever changing… Continue
Added by George S. on December 13, 2008 at 11:00am —
A while ago I was talking to some friends and the topic about my position came up and they asked me "What do you believe in?", to which I answered that I don't 'believe', but that I think that evidence should be evaluated and yadda, yadda, yadda (skepticism)... and then, they finished saying "So, you are atheist", to which I responded "I am skeptic, therefore I am atheist". A few months ago, there was a 'Atheist Pride March' (or something around that), and I was telling a contact on… Continue
Added by G.P.Plascencia on December 11, 2008 at 11:30am —
I received some comments on my earlier post
on religion and the Mumbai attacks, and rather than pour time into comment replies, I’ll publish my response here. It’s a good reason to talk about this stuff, and I plan to write much more about this topic as time permits.
notes, any discussion of religion and its role in… Continue
Added by Planetologist on December 1, 2008 at 7:03pm —
I tend to be a 'drifter' when it comes to social networking sites. For a while it'll be Facebook, or Blockles, or I'll be on Spogg.com, then I come back here.
I've realized that I don't realize
that I miss atheist solidarity and companionship until I come back and experience it again.
I've recently had the pleasure of conversing with a fellow atheist "irl" and just the fact that I can call someone my "atheist buddy" in a sea of the religious makes me smile. The… Continue
Added by Sondra on November 28, 2008 at 3:52pm —
Born and raised in Rockford IL, I was enlisted in the U.S. Marines from 1996-2000, I am a father or four, husband, poet, philosopher, music artist, graphic and web designer, and truth seeker.
I don’t believe there is a god or gods to believe in or to disbelieve in. It is because, for the most part,… Continue
Added by TJMorgan on November 25, 2008 at 9:21am —
Ggnothi seauton: It means know thyself, and it’s something I’ve always taken to heart.
I’m not always the most positive and easy going guy around. I’ve been known to kick some dust in the faces of my opposition. When you’re in a fight, particularly one for the hearts and minds of your fellow human beings, you can sometimes lose sight of how the conflict changes you.
When you have a website… Continue
Added by The Good Atheist on November 16, 2008 at 2:09pm —
So, gentle readers, this coming weekend I'm flying up to Seattle to see my fabulous friend Tiana. There shall be drinks. There shall be fun. There shall be ... doing an interview for a Skepticality podcast about our time at the Discovery Institute, what? Yes! Stay tuned for more information, but realize in the meantime that it shall be awesome. I only wish I was flying into Seattle on Friday so we could visit Casey Luskin and pals one last time so Tiana and I could test the theory that all… Continue
Added by Kate Holden on November 15, 2008 at 5:35pm —
I am sure you know or have met somebody who thinks like this. You may, in fact, be one of these people I'm about to describe. If you are, I strongly urge you to consider what I'm about to say.
You're an atheist, but you feel that too many hard-nosed vitriolic cynics have given the label a bad name so now you refuse to refer to yourself as what you truly are. And yet. Yet, you could always make an effort to proudly assert that yes, you are an atheist but that you're willing to discuss… Continue
Added by Kate Holden on November 15, 2008 at 9:23am —