All Blog Posts Tagged 'atheism' (496)

De-Christianizing

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 — 2 Comments

Why I'm An Atheist, Not An Agnostic

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 — 4 Comments

The Problem With Atheism

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 — No Comments

Looking for my Blog(s)?

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 — No Comments

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Added by V1ktor on August 16, 2008 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Atheism Tapes - interviews





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 — No Comments

How about forming a Church of Atheism?

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 — 6 Comments

Reason, Truth and Polls

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 — No Comments

"Militant Atheists"

[From the GameSpot forums. You can read the thread I posted this in here.]



Read this.



Seriously, what is this? Militant atheists, eh? Where are they?



Here's a primer on… Continue

Added by Mark C. on August 12, 2008 at 9:37pm — 2 Comments

What Does Atheism Symbolize To You?

Please add your two cents. I'd rather do a poll but this will have to do.
What does Atheism mean to you?
How would you symbolize it? How does being an atheist affect you and your life?
If you could pick on thing to represent atheism, what would it be and why?

Looking forward to LOTS of answers! Please comment!

Added by Neece on August 11, 2008 at 11:10pm — 10 Comments

You're just an atheist because mommy and daddy never hugged you!!!

Of all the insults, of all the absurdities and smug assertions of superiority, this one will always have a special place in my memories. This post, my friends, takes the cake.



I was arguing with somebody on Facebook, and she got so fed up she left in a huff. As is sometimes the case with online debaters who get really worked up about a debate they're in, she set her husband on me.… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on August 11, 2008 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Stay Classy Juanell Garrett

You know what makes me mad? I know; there's a lot of things that make me upset. But one of the things that has the potential to send me to a fiery tirade is when people >cough, Christians, cough< feel the need to point out that we are a Christian nation founded by Christians. OK first, one needs to describe "founded" and "nation". Are you talking about when the pilgrims came to America to set up shop? Are you talking about Chris and his three boats in the Caribbean? Or are you speaking of… Continue

Added by Feminist Francophile on August 10, 2008 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Atheism, Politics and Friends

I’m reading a book that is so good, so interesting, that I’ve highlighted almost every sentence. It’s a gold mine of ideas and information, a real treat to read.



If you looked at my book list, you’ll notice that I haven’t read all the “traditional” books that all other atheists seem to love. That’s not to say that I won’t, but I became an atheist when most of those books didn’t exist.



Once I… Continue

Added by Neece on August 10, 2008 at 6:26pm — 4 Comments

Natural Design

Added by Mark Tiborsky on August 10, 2008 at 12:07pm — No Comments

To Clarify My Position

I had a discussion with a friend the other day about religion - surprise, eh? - and in the wake of that I should probably briefly clarify my views.



I would love religion to vanish, but that's not a reasonable thing to want or strive for. I really don't mind religion as long as it doesn't affect the outside world. My main issue, which I think a few people have misunderstood (probably because I ramble and rant) is that religion isn't open to question and criticism, seemingly because… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:59am — No Comments

Keep It Inside Your Head Or Your Head Is Forfeit (Bitch)

Further to my note of a few days ago, about the Sikh girl who managed to get her personal delusions championed over mere secular beliefs.



It occurs to me that the position religion occupies within the British judicial system – or seeks to occupy, with a great deal of success – is similar to the position it seeks to occupy in science. Fundamentalist religion challenges a varied range of scientific theories, but the alternative hypotheses supplied often function as refutations of… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:55am — No Comments

Religion: Removes 100% Of All Known Consequences

This just in: the world is stupid. Again.



A Sikh girl, attending a school with a no jewellery policy, was excluded for wearing a religious bracelet. The report on this, which was dripping with shots of the girl staring bleakly through windows, detailed how she was winning support and legal advice on the issue.



To me, it seems reasonably simple. No jewellery. Religious jewellery is still just jewellery, worn for entirely personal reasons. See my rant on Secular\Non Secular… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:53am — No Comments

Why Are Religious And Secular Fashions Different?

I’ve been thinking about some stuff recently. It’s sort of interesting, but hardly very original. Stick around, though – this will likely anger or confuse you.



I work in Vodafone now, which as you may know is a nest of fouls. My job so far has required me to stand at the door and apprehend all comers for the purposes of selling them a Nokia N95. This means I see a lot of people per day. Some of them are hilarious. Here’s some examples:



The utterly punked-up guy who had… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Top fundamentalist\creationist Christian responses to science, intellectualism, reason and empirical evidence. These are only common responses that have arisen within the short time I’ve really start…

Top fundamentalist\creationist Christian responses to science, intellectualism, reason and empirical evidence. These are only common responses that have arisen within the short time I’ve really started using the internet to rape fundamentalists; there are, of course, countless other hilarious things that come up in conversation, and countless other hilarious proofs against God. This is a very small starting point, but it amused me.



1. “Biological life cannot come into existence from… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:06am — No Comments

Atheism: more than a word in a dictionary.

New post up on my blog. One you're probably not going to like.



Here's a snippet:



"Many atheists fiercely argue against any suggestion that atheism is anything like religion. Not only that, many expressive posts have also been written about how atheism is most definitely not an ideology or a philosophy, only to then describe a common set of beliefs, similar… Continue

Added by Mark on August 6, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

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