I am a survivor of religious brainwashing and amplified abuse due to religious influences in my childhood household. Continue
I was trained from an early age that life was a constant battle between the divine and my imperfect flesh. I was…
Added by Amanda Ashcraft on January 15, 2015 at 7:42pm —
Notheist—(ˈno,-thē-ˌizt)—A person that believes gods are not relevant. As opposed to an atheist that believes there are no gods, the notheist believes that whether god or gods exist or not is of no importance. To notheists, gods are irrelevant to living and unworthy to… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on November 13, 2014 at 5:00am —
I started to dismiss this query immediately, but quick reflection prompted me to answer the question. However, the question took me aback not that I hadn't considered it, but because it was one of the few times, I've run into someone who in effect asked me if I was human.
Something that is unclear in the…
Added by Donald R Barbera on November 6, 2014 at 8:30am —
We’ve all been there at some point. You log onto your favorite social media website like Facebook, and as you scroll through the many status updates in your news feed with highlights about your Aunt Martha’s cat, or your friend’s son that lost a tooth, you see this:
If you are irreligious like myself, all you see is this:…
Added by Amanda Ashcraft on October 16, 2014 at 1:26pm —
Everywhere I scroll, I find many atheist and secular minded individuals with my same mindset. No God. No religion. Acceptance for all. On the television, it is always the same faces of Dawkins, Harris, Silverman, and occasionally Cupp. I run into the same issues on blog sites like Patheos, Freethought, Secular Coalition, and American Atheists. Same male faces and the dash of a female…
Added by Amanda Ashcraft on September 9, 2014 at 10:56am —
This is excerpt #11 from The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion, a short, FREE e-book available at Smashwords, Goodreads, and Amazon.
Readers are invited to post online reviews at the download site. … Continue
Added by DAN DANA on August 31, 2014 at 1:00pm —
In the general public, there is an expectation when discussing the infighting amongst atheists, that there will never be a concrete movement away from God due to lack of cohesion. That because of atheists' insistence on individualism and no clear rank and file, atheism in itself, is a flawed logic doomed to… Continue
Added by Amanda Ashcraft on August 12, 2014 at 8:00am —
"So, you're an atheist. What does that mean other than you think you are a gift to the world?"
"How can you call yourself an atheist and support abortion?"
"Atheist men tend to be misogynists."
"Where do you get the right to determine what is right or not? You're an… Continue
Added by Amanda Ashcraft on August 7, 2014 at 10:50am —
Peter Boghossian looks at the word faith.
These faith-based conclusions reflect knowledge claims. The individual professes to know something about the external world. These commonly heard expressions use the word "faith".
1. "My faith is beneficial for me."
Added by Joan Denoo on August 5, 2014 at 1:53pm —
There is nothing more aggravating than being in the middle of a discussion about the parameters of what constitutes a God, and another atheist in the discussion says to you,”You are being intellectually dishonest by saying deities absolutely do not exist.… Continue
Added by Amanda Ashcraft on August 1, 2014 at 6:11am —
What the hell, I have nothing better to do today than speak my mind a bit. I really haven't written anything at all anywhere in a very long time. So here goes...
The biggest problem with humans is that they're so godlessdamned chicken shit. I mean really. When human kind learned to think the first thing he did was recognize danger and he ran like hell. And people are still running. And hiding. It drives me nuts. This is the real reason I just quit and don't really give two… Continue
Added by Ted Gresham on January 24, 2014 at 12:03pm —
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on August 23, 2013 at 3:34am —
Apesar de estarmos em recesso, este que vos escreve, rompe excepcionalmente o seu descanso, pois não pode deixar de reproduzir aqui a mensagem de Bento XVI, no último dia 20, acerca da valorização da família tradicional e do combate à legalização do casamento gay. Isto porque ele convida os ateus a ingressarem numa aliança em favor da família.
Vossa Santidade, agradecemos a menção a nós, ateus! É isso mesmo. Estamos todos irmanados na luta… Continue
Added by Pereira on December 22, 2012 at 8:43am —
Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe hunts the elusive Yeti, and I go off on a feminist rant. So shrill. So goddamned shrill.
Yeti 1 Continue
Dionne Warwick * Message to Michael
Abdul Hassan Orchestra * Disco Arab
Bryan Fischer on Bi Pride Day
Mike Hadge * Nostalgia Makes Shitty Things Seem Good
Jackson * Gay Marriage will Open…
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on September 21, 2012 at 6:53pm —
“God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in His arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos: He will set them above their betters.”
“I find it necessary to wash my hands after I have come into contact with religious people.”
Recent A/N threads have generated much thoughtful… Continue
Added by Alan Perlman on August 25, 2012 at 5:02pm —
I really hope there's a good IronChariots article that addresses this, but not finding one I'm putting this here.
I'm not asking the question. Recently I've seen a number of good youtube atheists made awkward by arguments beginning along the lines of asking "Is it possible for a God to exist?". I believe this to be an excellent (from the apologists point of view) trick question. I saw several examples of an atheist responding with a very hesitant, guarded yes, and then I could not… Continue
Added by Space Sergeant 101 on April 11, 2012 at 5:22pm —
With the rise of Evangelical Christianity in the United States a corresponding increase in finger pointing and blame claiming that the country is in moral decline accompanied it. The usual culprits for the fingered for the alleged deterioration are liberals, non-Christians and unbelievers, but a look at the numbers show the source may be a closer to home.
Without a doubt Christianity is the dominant religion in the United States comprising 75 percent of the population. Christian… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on February 6, 2012 at 6:00am —
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 8, 2012 at 9:25pm —
Had a chat at lunch today. With my girlfriend who is my partner (we live together). She’s an atheist too….so I havent had to deal with any problems there. We talked about what people might think or say about us (especially here) and we also talked about people’s sexual preferences and how that is more accepted here than letting others know that you do not believe in God. Someone she knows is gay and is still somewhat “in the closet” and yet travels miles to be with someone. And it… Continue
Added by Starland Seay on January 5, 2012 at 1:54pm —
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