In today's installment of this new episodic essay, I harangue readers with some thoughts on what I'll call "existential anarchy" from an angry, atheistic point of view. I want to consider the roots of two ideas:
A-theos: without gods.
An-archos: without rules.
Both words are defined by what they lack. Without the missing subject, each object would be meaningless, just as "no-thing" is ill-defined without the implicit missing subject -- the…Continue
I know my intro post wasn't very clear. Let me start by laying out the scene a little better. About a month ago I moved from el Valle in Albuquerque, NM to a farm in the St. Francis Mountains (if they can be called that with a straight face) south of St. Louis, where I live with my GF and her grandma, who lost her husband a few months before. Oh yeah, plus our three dogs, three inside cats, three outside cats, and two inside birds. We don't count outside birds. :D
My GF -- let's call…Continue
Clips this week come to us from a sermon by Seattle Public Access favorite, the Reverend Bruce Howard.
Rev. Bruce Howard 1
Jimmy Scott * Exodus
DJ Shadow * Shadow Propaganda Mix
Rev. Bruce Howard 2
Pierre Doutour * High Tide
DJ Zebra & Bagad de Carhaix * The Imperial March
Rev. Bruce Howard 3
Como Carousel * Those Were the…
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on June 20, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments
Hello my friends on Atheist Nexus, am updating you on the progress of the school project.
Normal lessons are being conducted and towards the middle of May, we received a volunteer at the school to orientate both our teachers and the students on computer skills. The program is already in progress and our students are so excited and fully committed towards attaining these skills.
The Godless Poutine based in Canada is running a one o one interview of both the School Director, The…Continue
Added by Bwambale Robert on June 14, 2012 at 4:22am — No Comments
Kenji Yamada, 29.
This is the second post in a new series of personal profiles of Atheists, Agnostics and Humanists who are helping to make the world a better place.
Added by Godless Poutine on June 1, 2012 at 3:59pm — No Comments
Over the next few weeks I will focus on people who are making a difference for others. They are examples of…Continue
Added by Godless Poutine on May 22, 2012 at 3:53pm — No Comments
I need your help and advice.
Awhile ago I heard about Seth Andrews' $30,000 Atheist Charity Drive. Before that I had heard about the Foundation Beyond Belief and other pre-existing secular charities.
While thinking about this, an idea entered my mind. Why not reach out to…Continue
Added by Godless Poutine on May 8, 2012 at 6:06am — No Comments
Unlike the character I covered in the last instalment of this series,Homer's Thersites, Lucian was a real person who starred in his own satirical works, written in Greek for an…Continue
Added by Godless Poutine on May 5, 2012 at 1:46pm — No Comments
Religion Is Abomination
Preface: I’m not gay, but if I were I’d be pissed at some bronze-age fisherman or goat-herder declaring my genetic sexual proclivities to be “Abomination”—to be loathed or deplored. I have news for you, I’d say, the whole screwy religion has caused more misery and suffering than same-sex lovemaking ever could. At least nobody gets hurt when safely and consensually performed. It’s time we turn the tables…Continue
As an outlet for the repressed literature student in me, I'm starting up this new series that focuses on characters in ancient Western literature who show some sign of skepticism or freethinking. By extension I'll also show the quacks, charlatans or authorities they dare to annoy with their tiresome voices of…Continue
Added by Godless Poutine on April 28, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
This week is an extra-long treat, with the best bad calls to the Atheist Experience, which can be viewed or listened to at http://www.atheist-experience.com/ . I recommend listening on Ustream or Blip TV live. They've got quite a following on Youtube though, and one could watch clips from several years of shows for hours on end. And I've done…Continue
I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up—many people feel small, because they’re small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson
Recognize that the…Continue
There's a fundamental disconnect between atheists and the word "atheist". Part of this is because there isn't complete agreement on what the word means.
With a groan I realized I was wrong.
Read the rest of the post at: Long…Continue
We're Here! We're Godless!…Continue
His father was a venerable and respected police officer who never took a bribe except when he needed money.
“… mankind can be defined as ‘a peculiar ape infested by meme complexes!’”
‘Fifty dollars for fellatio and a hundred for coitus.’ I gotta write that down so I can use it on the muckety-mucks from Connecticut.”
“What’s a skinny ass like…Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on March 13, 2012 at 12:17pm — No Comments
Recently, a co-worker gave me a set of religious CDs on the topic of sin and morals. She is trying to convert me, and while that's never going to happen until she can prove there is a god, it gives me an excellent opportunity to check out the materials that Christians think are important in the discussion of religion. After listening to these CDs, I walked away with one truly over-powering observation:
Every shred of Christian morality are essentially Humanist concepts wrapped in…Continue
Added by The Antic Atheist on March 13, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments