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Poverty Trap

I feel like I’ve fallen into the poverty trap and I don’t see a way out any time soon….

Here’s how the math works:

I’ve managed to find the cheapest possible place to live on the East side of the Seattle area, where a typical one bedroom one bedroom hole costs $1,400 per month. I found a lady who was originally going to rent her upstairs haven for a bed and breakfast couple on their honeymoon.....somehow she agreed to rent her place to me and my son. She originally wasn’t going…


Added by Belle Rose on October 12, 2015 at 3:14am — 5 Comments

Omnia Mea Mecum Porto

All that is mine I carry with me

I am a minimalist. In every sense of the word, it is my philosophy on life. I've only recently found it, just as I've only recently found Atheism. Really when you think about it, I've only been an Atheist for just under 3 years, but prior to that I spent my entire young adult…


Added by Belle Rose on October 6, 2015 at 3:22am — 4 Comments

Justin Bieber shoots down the Big Bang Theory

It is typically intriguing of Justin Bieber to choose cosmology for his first foray into scientific debunking, when many feel he could…


Added by Davis Goodman on October 4, 2015 at 5:20pm — 29 Comments

Why would you want to be an atheist?

My mom is genuinely bewildered that I would "choose" to be atheist. I remember when I was a believer just pitying atheists, because they didn't "know the lord" as I did. It was an egocentric thinking error to assume that the atheist hadn't experienced what I had. In truth, I had never experienced the myriad joys of being a free thinker. Here's my article: Why would you want…


Added by Edward Teach on September 30, 2015 at 8:36am — 5 Comments

Redundent Department of Redundancy: Fundamental Atheism

It's been a while since I last blogged. I stepped out of the atheist forums because - wow - the drama and infighting got to be too much. I think it's all cooled down a bit (or maybe I'm just too out of touch haha). Plus, after being an atheist for seven years, atheism is just a passive part of me and I don't think about it much. I got through all the stages of deconversion. There are some lingering issues caused by a life of indoctrination, but none that debilitate me or even concern me at…


Added by CJoe on September 23, 2015 at 1:45pm — 15 Comments

Politics of Racism

Okay here's Brad's take. Following the Civil War, i.e. reconstruction, the south was all totally controlled by the democrats. After all Lincoln was a republican. The republicans stood for…


Added by Brad Snowder on September 19, 2015 at 11:30pm — 18 Comments

zeitgeist: Moving forward.

I found this program to be accurate in its description of our society today and it explains why we think the way we do in first world nations and why we are doomed to fail if we do not change the way we live we must change to a resource based economy for mankind to survive thank you for your time and please do watch this program.

Added by Ralph Wright Jr on September 12, 2015 at 7:51pm — 3 Comments

A conversation I wasn't ready to have

So I went to pick up my 6 year old son from school today....

When I got into the gym, all of the kids were sitting in a circle as their "group time." My son usually is glad to see me and runs towards me regardless of the topic or what he is doing when I come to pick him up. Today he didn't. All of the kids had their hands raised and were eager to ask questions.

I sat down and listened to the discussion. The YMCA instructor called on my son, and the questions he asked was, "Did…


Added by Belle Rose on September 12, 2015 at 1:49am — 18 Comments

the rollercoaster of life

In 2012 I joined thank atheist, at the time life was going good and then I lost my job too cheap foreign labor, like six out of 10 plant workers in North Carolina. Anyway I could not find a job and ended up losing our pontoon, Jeep, two cars, my motorcycle, almost lost our home and had to file Chapter 7. Finally after a year of struggling waiting for our youngest to graduate high school, at last my wife and I were free to become a husband and wife truck driving team and now we are on our way…


Added by Ralph Wright Jr on September 5, 2015 at 4:18pm — 5 Comments

One's Growth of Consciousness with Empathy

I think it's more fruitful to consider consciousness and empathy (among other things) as scalar and variable, not as a binary all or nothing. So we can include observations and study of variations of consciousness and Empathy of animals, one's lifespan (e.g. from womb to tomb), or even daily variations (e.g. mind-altered by sickness or drugs, sleep vs wake vs trance, and so on).

Consciousness "with" empathy has ambiguity; is consciousness merely affected by empathy, or perhaps not…


Added by Pope Beanie on September 4, 2015 at 6:55pm — 15 Comments

Toxification Methods of Abrahamic Religions

Added by Amenofis on July 15, 2015 at 6:28pm — No Comments

My Purity Ring

I got my first purity ring on my own, when I was still a Christian, in 2010. I understood the basics of the pledge involved---no sex before marriage, basically. I didn't take any classes, as I was away from both home a church to call home at the time, but I still wanted a purity ring. So one Farmer's Market outing later, I found a ring that was perfect---a plain band with a design on it (I later figured out that it was of elephants following each other). I printed out a Purity Pledge, and…


Added by Michelle Varni on July 5, 2015 at 7:18pm — 6 Comments

The Return of The Classy Bastard!

Two years almost to the day!  I thought I'd drop by, do some house cleaning, add some photos and an RSS feed to my magnificent music journal, and bring the freethinking world up to speed!

The short of it -

The Lair has been retired and I now command The Manor.  (See the album for a few shots.)  

I'm working as a music journalist and app developer in Buffalo, NY and having the time of my life!

Oh yes, and I'm to be wed to a beautiful author, gamer,…


Added by innerspaceboy on July 2, 2015 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments


FINALLY as the dominoes started falling one after a state can no longer claim that their religious based or homophobia based prejudice trumps the…


Added by Davis Goodman on June 26, 2015 at 11:20am — 9 Comments

Can we prove Aristotle’s “Prime Mover”:Everything that happens is caused by something else?Then what caused the first cause?

The cause of the universe might be eternal, thus eliminating the need for a cause. As people have accepted the Big Bang Theory, so this objection has fallen out of favor.

It is worth pointing out that time is an aspect of the universe,without the universe, there is no time. It has existed at every point in time and that at no point in time has there been no universe.

1.Everything that exists or begins to exist has a cause?

2. Universe began to exist therefore it has a… Continue

Added by Pakistani Murtad (Atheist) on June 23, 2015 at 10:23pm — 2 Comments

My first post, discussion with my believer husband.

Yesterday I told my husband he does not look at both sides of issues.  He gives money to a group that "helps Christians who have been hurt by other people".  He gets requests for money for Christian Martyrs all over the World.  I told him there are Christians killing others, recently in Africa.  Our news  seems to never cover it if Christians are doing the looting and killing.  He told me they "are not true Christians".  I told him "the KKK say they are true Christians."  Some White…


Added by Judi S. on June 21, 2015 at 2:00pm — 13 Comments

Orphan White

Rachel Dolezal, the white-black woman, is rather interesting. When I was young, people had to be gay to be that interesting. Now when someone comes out as…

Added by Brad Snowder on June 15, 2015 at 11:15pm — 3 Comments

Should I be this frustrated?

As I've said in a previous blog post, I have yet to come out to my parents as atheist. That being said, that setting on Facebook has been set to "Atheist" from "Christian" for quite a while. Of course, the change is hidden from my family lists, but it's visible to everyone else. Now, this is not going to be a post about my feeling entitled for personal catering when it comes to what I see on my Wall or anything, but sometimes, things just get a bit frustrating.

I still have several…


Added by Michelle Varni on June 15, 2015 at 7:47pm — 10 Comments

A Recent Find Online

I haven't called myself a true Christian for a long while. In fact, it shouldn't have been surprising to me when watching an online documentary, that I was no longer of the Christian mindset. However, I was proved wrong today.

There are YouTube sprees that begin with cute kittens and end with tear-worthy proposal videos, and then there is the internet-wide search that I underwent. I got it in my head, and I'm unsure as to how it started, but I started browsing for any literature or…


Added by Michelle Varni on June 14, 2015 at 8:57pm — 3 Comments

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