by Dale McGowan
Author/editor of Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion
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 —
Added by V1ktor on September 30, 2008 at 12:02am —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Sean the Blogonaut on September 19, 2008 at 12:31am —
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 —
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 —
I am sure we are all familiar with the vast array of scams on the internet but this, in particular, caught my eye.
When I opened my inbox this morning I was greeted with this:
Being an inquisitive sort, I went to visit their site and see what they are about. The first thing to strike me as odd was the lack of any link to tell you what this organization is about. They begin, immediately, asking for personal information without so much… Continue
Added by Rev. Mathew G. Thompson on August 30, 2008 at 8:00am —
I work at a little department store not too far away from my house and forgot to scan something that a lady was buying. Lucky for me, she caught my mistake and was really nice about correcting me. After I apologized, she waved it away and said "Don't worry about it.....God wouldn't have liked it"
I felt a rather large pang as I scanned and bagged her new purse. Then it hit me. When I bought "The Portable Atheist" I remembered that I hid it in its bag and covered the bag with my… Continue
Added by Jack on August 29, 2008 at 3:25am —
I am going to do this in 3 separate posts, because it is rather lengthy. it covers my 2 visits to a big 'ol church somewhere in the Western U.S. Out of respect for the pastor, who has been nothing but nice to me, I will let the church remain anonymous. Here goes....
I went to a big box church twice in February. I had never been to a church like this. It was, well, kind of surreal, a little bit disillusioning and quite a bit sad. The building is huge. I had expected this as I had seen… Continue
Added by 5ive on August 27, 2008 at 6:53pm —
I found this link
today while browsing Pharyngula. Good quick reference points for explaining atheism to theists. And this
is just incredible.
H/T to PZ Myers
Added by Brad Feaker on August 26, 2008 at 1:14pm —
Ranking 3rd on Adherants.com's list
of the world's Major "religions", you wouldn't think of Free Thinkers as a dying breed. But, I ask; What are we doing to grow?
If you look at the modern Christian evangelical movement, they are putting up quite a front for the hearts and minds of the world's population, and in particular, it's youth. See, for instance, some of the… Continue
Added by Tex on August 26, 2008 at 12:38pm —
Figured I would post this writing from college, since it kind of applies.
We live in an artificial reality. The world around us is the result of thousands of years of culture and beliefs being abstracted over generations. There is little we "believe" and "feel" that makes any rational sense, but our actions usually can be traced directly to our basic instincts of survival. We hunger for more, both in ways that are necessities to our success as… Continue
Added by Coyote on August 25, 2008 at 8:57pm —
Today I blogged about de-christianizing actions and thinking. Full post here
. I am curious as to how you feel about the need to remove religious expressions and actions from our lives as much as possible.
Do you think it's necessary? Do you have any suggestions for… Continue
Added by Neece on August 21, 2008 at 1:30pm —
Stumbling around the web, I came across a page at lukeprog.com titled The Arrogance of Atheism
. I almost moved on, but then I saw the subtitle: Why I’m an atheist, not an agnostic. Luke writes a page that is simple and concise, yet totally makes sense. I contacted him and asked him if I could share it with you. He said sure, so here it is in its entirety:
The Arrogance… Continue
Added by Neece on August 19, 2008 at 1:09pm —
Recently I've had a conversation with a friend of mine and admitted that I am an agnostic.
Really!?! You Ask.
Yes, but only in the singular and truest sense. Meaning this: I CAN NOT
know what happens after I die and whether there is a god awaiting or if
there is an afterlife at all. This does not define my outlook on
religion exclusively though. After all we are all agnostics whether we
like it or not. There's always that "question" though: What… Continue
Added by Larro on August 18, 2008 at 8:00pm —
I just joined Atheist Nexus today. I likely won't be blogging here too much, if ever, as I maintain my own blog and will be contributing to another.
So check out my other blogs:
My personal blogi
Added by Ian Bushfield on August 18, 2008 at 11:00am —
Visit my website for my writing and photography work.
Added by V1ktor on August 16, 2008 at 4:03pm —
In these off-the-record interviews, neurologist turned playwright, filmmaker and self-described atheist Jonathan Miller filmed conversations with six of today’s leading men of letters and science: biologist and New York Times best-selling author Richard Dawkins
, philosophers Daniel Dennett
and Colin McGinn
, distinguished… Continue
Added by V1ktor on August 14, 2008 at 5:02pm —
A half-serious question. Why not take advantage of the tax shelter and collect some of that "faith-based" money? Perhaps it could be diverted to some better causes. I don't know all the details of this, but would there be an advantage over simply creating a non-profit charity group? Hostile religious types like to accuse atheism of being a religion itself all the time. (of course, the fact that they consider this an insult is obviously self-defeating)
I can see the dangers in it too,… Continue
Added by MP Lockwood on August 14, 2008 at 9:38am —
It seems that every day 3 polls come out and the people who refer to them talk about the results as if the poll is solid gold fact. And most people just accept it as truth. Well, it's not.
Don't believe everything you read or hear. People have agendas and numbers are easily warped and skewed.
That leads me to Reason and a new project I've volunteered for. If you've ever seen the Skeptics Annotated Bible, this is a project to make it even better. I love having resources and… Continue
Added by Neece on August 13, 2008 at 12:00pm —