This is not intended as a strict dichotomy -- grey area is just fine --, but do you view atheism or aspects of atheism as being defined individually or defined as a group? This is about personal…Continue
Can a universe exist which has no natural/ physical/ scientific laws?N.B. In using the term 'law', I am not talking about a formalized human definition of a physical relationship/ pattern/ property;…Continue
This is not a particularly deep thread, but it seems to me that the prevalence of 'Atheism' with a capital 'A' is growing. 'Atheism' is a common noun, not a proper noun, so in English it should not…Continue
California Prop. 8 and DoMA have found their way before the Supreme Court of the United States. Seems like they'd rather avoid making a ruling altogether at the moment.I've been gleaming bits and…Continue
This morning, during my morning routine (shower, dress, walk to work, coffee), my mind kept spinning over silly wordplay. Below are the products of boredom and insufficient sleep.
There once was a very bright girl
Who thought she'd give free thought a whirl.
Now her faith slowly dies
As she sees all the lies
Of religion begin to unfurl.
I learned before my chest grew hair
Nature's beauty is without compare.
To explain it with magic
Don't get me wrong, there are some cases where it does need to be said, but I feel people are too quick to level accusations of trolldom. Furthermore, there is an assumption that because a troll thread continues, the troll was successful, but it doesn't work that way. If the people in the thread are having fun, or are getting fulfillment out of the dialog the thread generates, it's not a very successful troll. No one really fell for anything.
Outside of fair warning for others in…Continue
source: BBC News (pictures and full story)
An Austrian atheist has won the right to be shown on his driving-licence photo wearing a pasta strainer as "religious headgear".
Niko Alm first applied for the licence three years ago after reading that headgear was allowed in official pictures only for confessional reasons.
Mr Alm said the sieve was a requirement of his…
(for context, the Vancouver riot after the final Cup game last night)
I made the mistake of looking at pictures of the riot before it was time to go to bed. I should have known better, as I always take these things to heart. It's well past any hour where I can still form coherent thoughts. It challenges my faith in people that so many were so weak-willed that they were readily swept up in such hate-filled hysteria. Apparently, there are two 'sapiens' too many in Homo sapiens…Continue