All Blog Posts Tagged 'atheism' (502)

Darwinian Natural Selection in Today's Society

(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.



Why?



To better survive in an ever changing… Continue

Added by George S. on December 13, 2008 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Why the label 'atheist' bothers me a little...

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 — 13 Comments

Addendum to Religiosis

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.



As Tristan notes, any discussion of religion and its role in… Continue

Added by Planetologist on December 1, 2008 at 7:03pm — 1 Comment

Drifting in and out...

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 — No Comments

There Probably Isn't!

Name: Travis Morgan

Location: Roscoe, Illinois

Age: 31



Biography:

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.



STORY:

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 — No Comments

Some Atheists are Taking Themselves a bit too Seriously..

from www.thegoodatheist.net



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 — 3 Comments

Tiana, Kate, Seattle, Skepticality!

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 — 1 Comment

Shy Atheists, Bashful Skeptics

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 — 4 Comments

The Great American God-Out Day!: 15th November 2008

This years Great American God-Out!–a newly established annual festivity will take place this year in San Francisco, CA on November 15, 2008. Mikey Weinstein, President and Founder of Military Religious Freedom Foundation, will be the guest speaker.



The purpose of the the Great American God-Out! (GAGO) is to encourage people to think about the possibility of morality existing independently of theology and abide by humanistic principles–live as if there is no god–even if only for one… Continue

Added by Crystal Shard on November 12, 2008 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

On The Need for a Strong Atheist Community

from my site, thegoodatheist.net



I’ve written on the subject of an organized atheist movement for years now. The responce so far, overwhelmingly from many atheists, is that such a movement would violate the notion that atheism is not a religion, but rather a particular viewpoint about the non existence God. Over this same period of time, however, a number of individuals have emailed me… Continue

Added by The Good Atheist on November 11, 2008 at 4:23pm — 3 Comments

My first appeal to a Christian

Today I made my first appeal to a Christian as an atheist and posted a comment on this blog,



http://thewomanofvirtue.blogspot.com/2008/10/four-year-old-who-knows-she-needs.html



which was flagged up by a commenter on Pharyngula and has now been picked up Richard Dawkins website and others. Up until now I have been something of a lurker :-) I have not been active, only an observer and have never jumped in at the deep end until now. I am a committed and convinced atheist, but… Continue

Added by Crystal Shard on November 10, 2008 at 6:57am — 5 Comments

The Metaphysical Naturalist

After my first posting the day I joined Nexus, someone asked, "What is a metaphysical naturalist?" He could as easily have asked, "What is a naturalist?"

There are many kinds of naturalists, which for almost 3000 years has meant that whether or not a god exists, everything in the world is natural and operates on natural laws.

But actual, true atheism was almost unheard of in ancient Greece. Atheism was the mere denial that the many thousands of gods that were believed to exist had… Continue

Added by Curtis Edward Clark on November 7, 2008 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

[A]gnostic [a]theists

Agnosticism is often used as a middle ground of sorts between theism and atheism. I think this is a misuse of the word -- regardless of Huxley's intentions when he coined it.



Agnostic comes from the Greek "gnosis", meaning "knowledge". Why this is ever applied to belief, I do not know.



Atheist comes from the Greek "theos", meaning "god". Literally, "atheos" means "godless".



In both situations, the a- prefix, of course means "without".… Continue

Added by AYFABTU on November 3, 2008 at 2:09am — 3 Comments

Introducing Me; Glad to be Aboard--I Hope

A Threaded Conversation with the Deity of Atheism, Austin Cline This was the title of one of my blogs. I am not a freshman at blogging--I am a sophmore given I'm only in my fourth month. But first, I didn't know this site existed until I just accidentally discovered it. So I never published anything…
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Added by Curtis Edward Clark on November 2, 2008 at 1:49pm — No Comments

The white-bearded red herring...or YES, I'm talking to YOU, Lisa Miller

by Dale McGowan

Author/editor of Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion



pythongod340909 The world is full of ignorant nonsense, and that's okay. Well, it's not okay, but it seems to be part of the unavoidable deal, what with unequal access to education and a thousand other things. What I've had quite enough of is ignorant nonsense from people who really have no… Continue

Added by Dale McGowan on October 14, 2008 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

AAI 2008 "Unsinkable Atheism" slide show

Added by V1ktor on September 30, 2008 at 12:02am — No Comments

I don't have enough brain for a title.

I've got to write it. It's been a full day since Saturday when I made a mistake. This isn't to imply that it's the only mistake I've made since then, this account is just the mistake at the forefront of my weekend.



I will let you guys know upfront that this isn't a complete record. The conversation lasted hours on and off. I'll just hit the highlights and give my thoughts.



It all began innocently enough Friday night. I also belong to another networking website called… Continue

Added by Roger Rotge on September 22, 2008 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Atheism is not the opposite of Christianity

though you could be forgiven for thinking so.

No the opposite of Atheism is Theism. Two different answers to the question - Do you believe in god (assuming of course their can be agreement on exactly what god is, but I digress)?

Now belief or disbelief in a god does not cause one to go out and commit acts of atrocity, or of loving kindness for that matter. No for that something extra has to be added.

Steven Weinberg, Nobel Laureate and Physicist is quoted as…

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Added by Sean the Blogonaut on September 19, 2008 at 12:31am — 2 Comments

Holy Money

The Following is a great satire by my good friend and mentor Riki Mathews







O come all Ye faithful

Joyful and triumphant

O come Ye, O come Ye to the altar,

of the al mighty dollar

O come let us adore it

O come let us adore it

O come let us adore it

Money, and, Our Lord





Let me preach it, brothers and sisters! Are we losing our faith? Have we forgotten the power of our joint saviors so intertwined that we have stamped "In… Continue

Added by Metro State Atheists on September 14, 2008 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Dubiosity

My blog is called Dubiosity, and you can find it at dubiosity.net.

On it, you'll find my writings about various topics, like atheism, religion, science, politics, medicine, space, and whatever else I find interesting.

Added by Bevans on September 3, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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