All Blog Posts Tagged 'atheist' (309)

14th March 2013: International Day to Defend Apostates and Blasphemers.

Under the Blasphemy Law in more than 30 countries and Apostasy Laws in more than 20, Apostates and Blasphemers rights to express their freedom of opinion, critique and speech is continuously silenced while at the same time threatened with execution or sentencing.



We, the undersigned, highlight 14th March 2013 as an International Day to Defend the victims of Apostasy and Blasphemy. 



The link I've posted below leads to the blogpost of a freethinking Honorary activist and…

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Added by Zohaib Javed on March 12, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

What does it mean to be an Atheist Pagan?

Hey all!

It's been a battle, having this as an identity. People think its a contradiction of terms. Atheist and Pagan, like the two can't coincide, like they are .... mutually  exclusive or something. Well, I'm here to say they are not. Cause first off, no one said that being a pagan required you be a polytheistic believer or a wiccan dual theistic believer. There is no template, there is no dogma, there is no book except what you claim as your own. For me, being a pagan is…

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Added by Ronni on February 25, 2013 at 7:58am — 7 Comments

Coming out as an Atheist to my mom.

Greetings fellow non-theists!

First thing you gotta understand about this coming out story is that BOTH of my parents are ordained Christian ministers. Second you gotta realize that I already came out to her as a bisexual, a bit before I was ready, but at least I'm out now, even though it felt wrong, because I feel more .... homosexual than bisexual, but that's beside the point.

I am friends with my mom on facebook, since she lives in a different state. And we…

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Added by Ronni on February 20, 2013 at 5:56am — 4 Comments

A very personal victory.

 As I write this, I am enjoying a nice ice cold cola. You might call it a victory cola. Let me tell you why.

This afternoon I got into a very heated argument with a member of the ODOH concerning my licensure. During this exchange I told him that " his program was unconstitutional because of its requirement for the teaching of"religious history" of tattooing".…

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Added by Joe Eversole on January 24, 2013 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Join us for Ardent Atheist's 100 episode Live from the Jon Lovitz Club!

This Wednesday, January 23rd, will be Ardent Atheist's 100th episode! Please join Emery Emery, Heather Henderson and guests for a live taping of Ardent Atheist at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club at Universal City Walk.

We really want to get as many people in seats so please come and pass this on to your like minded friends!

Guests on the show will be:

Paul Provenza…

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Added by Heather Henderson on January 19, 2013 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Ardent Atheist tonight at 7pm PST! Where reason reigns supreme!

Hey Everybunny!

Join us again for another live Ardent Atheist at 7pm PST at our new home GoCast Network!

Watch and listen at:

www.ArdentAtheist.com/live

OR www.GoCastNetwork.com

The following folks will be in the studio:…

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Added by Heather Henderson on January 16, 2013 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Merry Hitchmas!!!

As we enter the "myth" season of the year, its time to look at all the wonderful things that are going on in the secular movement.

 

First, the movement is going strong. A lot of new faces are showing up at secular "Meet-up" events all over the nation.

 

Second, There are a lot more "Camp Quests" opening all over the place. This is a great sign! Its important that we teach children that its "OK" not to believe in God.

 

Third, American Atheists is…

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Added by Joe Eversole on December 24, 2012 at 2:14pm — 4 Comments

New Novel with Atheist Theme

I'd like to share the news that my novel, "The Holy Family," is now available in paperback and digital editions.

Dale McGowan, author of the forthcoming "Atheism for Dummies," had this to say about "The Holy Family": "'The Holy Family' is a rich and engrossing story, elegant and moving. Though it…

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Added by Alan Michael Wilt on November 5, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments

A modinha adolescente do ateísmo e o ateísmo por conveniência:

Num fórum de discussão, no Yahoo! Respostas, um debate bastante pertinente foi levantado e quero destacar dois comentários feitos por ateus que me impressionaram pelo nível de realismo e franqueza de suas palavras. http://conservadoresateus.blogspot.com.br/2012/10/a-modinha-adolescente-do-ateismo-e-o.html

Added by Pereira on October 25, 2012 at 7:01am — No Comments

Am I the Only Single and Looking 30 Something Lesbian on the Nexus?

I came to Atheist Nexus for friends and community with fellow freethinkers. I have found some of the warmest, kindest, most understanding people here. They are like an internet family I sit with each night, and sometimes during the day while I work from home, and I could not be happier to have found them. However, something is missing.

I took three years off dating to get a degree, find myself, figure out what I want in a relationship. I've done that now, and I plan to leave the bible…

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Added by Shannon Equality Barber on August 27, 2012 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Intelligent Design vs. The Great Karnak!

Intelligent Design?

I did something I rarely do at a debate—I lost my temper. Normally, I can let ignorance roll like water from a duck’s back, but sometimes there are such stunning and dazzling displays of dunce-hood that make it hard to catch…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 23, 2012 at 8:56am — 7 Comments

Satan's A Slacker

Prince of Darkness revealed as just a goof-off.

http://www.richardcahill.net/1/post/2012/08/satan-is-a-slacker.html

Added by Richard Cahill on August 9, 2012 at 10:32am — 1 Comment

It's Just a Word

One of my kids asked me if I'm nonbeliever and of course, I asked, "A nonbeliever of what?" I wasn't trying to be flippant, but there are so many things not to believe in that it is difficult deciding where to start. Then I said, "I suppose you mean am I a nonbeliever in god?" That prompted a long discussion, but I think he understood when we finished talking.



He was trying to find a way of categorizing me to a few of his friends that read my books. I hadn't given it much thought,… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on July 25, 2012 at 9:08pm — 18 Comments

Moving Forward in a post-religious world

I want to thank everyone for their support.  I feel very welcome.  I am receiving a lot of support from new found friends as well.  Although I have not the courage to overtly state my opinion to everyone in my family, I also think it is not necessary that they all need to know right away.  I have been very open about it in public and most of those people are either indifferent, agnostic or atheist themselves.  I am a little shocked by this realization.  I was under the impression that so…

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Added by Jason Allen Skelton on July 14, 2012 at 8:46pm — 1 Comment

Believers and Nonbelivers

I know I'm behind the times but, I just saw the Debate(?) between Matt Slick and

Matt Dillahunty. I have to admit that Matt is Slick. I don't know about other people but,

their debate, to me, was weird. Slick appeared to try, exceptionally hard, to win the

debate through confusion and get Dillahunty to admit something. See I'm confused.

But, true to form, Dillahunty slammed Slick at every point.  But Slick seemed unable

to absorb the Logical, Rational and Common Sense…

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Added by Larry Smith on June 28, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Ten Reasons Not To Believe

There’re many more reasons not to believe in the doctrines of organized religion.  These are ten of my favorites, not necessarily in the order listed.  You can probably think of many more. 

 

1.  If God is all-knowing, he knows the future before an event happens.  So before a baby is born, God knows if it’s going to hell or not.  If the baby is predestined to go “there” and God allows it to happen, we have to question if the Divine One is all-good.  I wonder if anyone ever…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on June 26, 2012 at 6:30pm — 40 Comments

Atheists and Agnostics Making a Difference In the World IV: Raji C.

"I have always enjoyed volunteer work and I do feel that it is fundamentally important to care for one another."


This is the fourth post in a new series of personal profiles of Atheists, Agnostics and Humanists who are…
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Added by Godless Poutine on June 25, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Angry Atheist in MO - Morals and ethics in atheistic anarchy (2)

Last time: I blazed through the observation that a-theism and an-archy share certain similarities, both in how each word is defined, and how each idea is redefined by its critics in order to dismiss either without addressing the problems each poses for ethics. I concluded by mentioning that these redefinitions serve to cut each idea off from the moral center of the individual. This time, I'll clarify what I mean by that, and introduce my thesis - tentatively one could call this a theory of…

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Added by Joseph Edwards VIII on June 22, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Angry Atheist in Missouri goes to church for free food, tonight.

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…

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Added by Joseph Edwards VIII on June 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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