*For the protection of my family members and friends, I have changed their names.*
I am an atheist.
In the simplest terms this means that I don’t believe in God.
However, it wasn’t always this way.
It was the early winter of 1988. Christmas… Continue
Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on February 28, 2011 at 9:31pm —
Hey Kids! It's the birthday gift you've all been waiting for... The Intelligent Design Coloring Book, and (according to the cover) it's 100% Fact free! YEY!!! Check out the description:
A child’s life is full of both joys and challenges—the infinite wonder of learning, the literal and figurative scraped knees of everyday…
Added by David Kenneth Craggs on February 28, 2011 at 2:49pm —
Tickets for the inaugural International Freethought Film Festival go on sale on Thursday, March 3rd! They can be purchased directly from the Tampa Theatre box office, or on their Website: http://www.tampatheatre.org/
Prices are as follows:
-Opening night admission: $13.00
-General Admission to all other screenings: $10.50
*Discussions/QAs are included in the price of the admission of the films they follow… Continue
Added by Andrea Steele on February 28, 2011 at 8:40am —
From my blog:
During my adventures through the mysterious evo-devo circus freakshow known as childhood, I found myself encountering a lot of science fiction stories and art from 1950s-1970s. Old issues of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction that I recovered from the dump were just as interesting to my larval mind as pornography. Continue
The one cover that I…
Added by Samuel H. Kenyon on February 28, 2011 at 3:46am —
Placed on your head… Continue
Added by Edmond on February 27, 2011 at 11:05pm —
Recently I've been hearing the Tea Party speak of a bloated Department of Education. There are complaints that students are not performing as well. Questions are raised about how the Catholic Schools are performing better than public schools and for less money. So of course the Department of Education and Big Government are the problems. This, and homeschooling in general, is about religion.
By the numbers, Catholic schools appear to cost less and get better results than… Continue
Added by Gaytor on February 27, 2011 at 12:59pm —
The Ancestor's Trail http://www.ancestorstrail.net/ (see also the Think Atheist events page) was inspired by Richard Dawkins’ book the 'Ancestor's Tale' and combines atheism, biodiversity, walking and evolution. Effectively it is a secular pilgrimage celebrating our shared ancestry with all life. This is the second Trail but the event remains at a vulnerable stage. Currently the event is 'booking'… Continue
Added by Chris Jenord on February 27, 2011 at 9:00am —
It amazing how organized religion and conservatives use the words that don't serve their purpose like
- "Pro Life": Real word should be "Anti womens reproductive rights movement" because this movement focuses on taking away the rights of the women.
- "Pro Family": This movement should be probably renamed "Anti gay movement" because of the constant clamoring on their part to deny the LGBT community to marry to stop them from adopting kids
- "Pro Second Amendment":…
Added by atheistrising on February 27, 2011 at 2:47am —
Other Values Besides Religion Unite These Political Idealists
YANA PASKOVA | THE NEW YORK TIMES
Added by Dan on February 26, 2011 at 9:00pm —
Added by Julien on February 26, 2011 at 12:00pm —
A friend of mine recently turned me on to this incredible site, Primordial Soop. Its hosts, Deon Barnard, Suzanne Patterson, Basil Polydorou, and Brian Coughlan are all intelligent, well-spoken, and well-read South Africans or former South Africans who hold biweekly debates around South African… Continue
Added by kelltrill on February 25, 2011 at 5:59am —
- In taking oath for public office in the name of God?
- In federal governments faith based partnerships?
- In making churches pay no taxes?
- In having a national day of prayer?
- In taking away the choice of women to get an abortion?
- In creating laws against women who want to get abortion, by denying them any financial help, forcing them to get ultrasound scans before abortion?
- In blocking of teaching of evolution in schools?
Added by atheistrising on February 24, 2011 at 11:16pm —
It never ceases to amaze me how much believers want to convince me that they are not “blind followers”, that they have come to their religious beliefs through reason, just like me. No, I’m not going to refute the claim that atheism is a religion here. That will have to be another blog. What I want to address here is that people want me to believe that they have used reason, not “blind faith”, to come to religion. They say that they use logic and find Christ.
Now, I should start… Continue
Added by Andrew on February 24, 2011 at 10:31pm —
One thing I didn't realise when I moved away from traditional Christianity was that I was moving away from one punishment and reward system to another one which is actually even worse despite how it's cunningly disguised.
Spiritualist have mixed views of hell, some say it exists, some day it doesn't and others say we are here already. Even the ones who say it doesn't exist still have rewards and punishments filtered in their belief systems, sometimes they just don't realise… Continue
Added by Paul Sheppard on February 24, 2011 at 6:05pm —
First of all, I'm not anti-semitic nor anti-jew.. I'm just an arab.…
Added by Hope on February 24, 2011 at 12:47pm —
She thinks everything will work out fine
If she prays on time
While every thing around her is falling
She rather pray instead of get to safety
The opportunities come and leave
And I am so tired of watching
Our lives turn into nothing
I always ask for her hand
But find they are folded again
Five minutes and she has done her part
While I am actually at the start
Working to understand while she's thanking god for some supernatural… Continue
Added by Edmond on February 24, 2011 at 12:40pm —
Holding every pain in
That's how it feels
When my thoughts are broken
So I came to you
Peace to end the fires
Only to understand
That your name means nothing
What about all of the prayers
The private tears
The feelings that I had are worthless
What does the mean
It means that instead of rolling the dice
Hoping for a miracle
Like these dreamers talk about
I will have to solve… Continue
Added by Edmond on February 24, 2011 at 12:21pm —
Last night whilst soaking in a hot bath I was contemplating the journey so far from spiritualist to atheist and I had this gnawing feeling in my stomach which I realised was guilt.
So why the guilt?
I suppose what I am annoyed at is how gullible I have been, instead of researching possible causes for the experiences I had, instead I was lazy and just accepted them at face value. From the age of 20 I might as well had been in a cult as the group I was in were very… Continue
Added by Paul Sheppard on February 24, 2011 at 11:10am —
John Moore: Atheism and the irrational mind
Comments Twitter LinkedIn Email .John Moore December 22, 2010 – 9:17 am
A letter to Charles Lewis
I have read your last two letters in Holy Post about faith as well as Father Tim Moyle’s. Technically they weren’t addressed to me because I am an agnostic and not an atheist but I felt the need to respond nonetheless.
Your first letter was titled “Dear Atheists: No-one Cares What You Think”. To be… Continue
Added by Alayna on February 23, 2011 at 10:03pm —
A friend of mine gave me a box full of "The Sudbury Star" WEEKEND MAGAZINE from 1970 to 1979. I came across this article. I'll just give some of the juicier aspects of it, since it's several pages long.
Resignations from the priesthood have become epidemic. Paul.... (I won't give his last name)..., a former Basilian Father, today is married and a father of three. " The Church is not a spiritual institution" he told Stephen ..........., "it's a multinational corporation."… Continue
Added by Richard Raymond on February 23, 2011 at 2:28pm —