The other day my fiance came home from work and was telling me about her day. She mentioned that toward of the day a coworker (floater) and herself were were talking and religion was alluded to slightly. That's when this conversation occurred...
Coworker: So, what would I need to do to get you back on our side? (Christian) You already know the Bible really well. (Fiance helped teach Sunday school years ago)
Fiance: Well, I'm really devoted to my God and Goddess and it… Continue
Added by James on July 4, 2009 at 12:44pm —
(Originally published in the February 2009 issue of American Atheist.)
Most days as I leave my house I take quick note of things such as the weather and the time. I might hum a song which is playing on a loop in my head or think about a loved one or some plans for the future. I never consider the possibility that I may have done something unlucky such as walking out the wrong door or under a ladder. I am in the habit of not worrying if a curse has been said against me or whether… Continue
Added by Greg Lammers on July 4, 2009 at 12:03pm —
So yeah... I'm on a lot of allergy medicine.. I mean a LOT. It's sort of a given when you're allergic to grass and peanuts on a lethal level.
After coming to the U.K, my medications were switched from the Thai variety that I've been on for three years to a nice ASDAs brand. The pharmacist was very helpful. I provided the full lab test of my blood work up and all the prescriptions I'd been on for the past 12 months. She consulted with another pharmacist for a while before giving me a… Continue
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on July 4, 2009 at 8:21am —
My pun muscles are letting me down if that's the best I can come up with. The New Humanist's "Zeal or no Zeal?"
is perfect, and there must be other religion/game-show wordplay possibilities out there. I'll keep trying.
The point is, people in Turkey are going to be trying to convert some atheists on a TV panel show, by the clever application of flawless logic and the careful presentation of substantial evidence… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on July 3, 2009 at 6:36pm —
Carl Worthington (center) confers with attorney Mark Cogan as Raylene Worthington listens to opening statements in their trial.
by Steve Mayes, The Oregonian
OREGON CITY -- Carl and Raylene Worthington told detectives that they never considered calling a doctor, even as their 15-month-old daughter deteriorated and died.
"I don't believe in them," Carl Worthington said of doctors. "I believe in faith… Continue
Added by Dan on July 3, 2009 at 1:00am —
In his blog today, "When Did Life Appear" , the Spiritual Mac and Cheese master continued his assault on non-believers with his take on science’s use of the word “probably” in reference to evolution and when life began on Earth. He seems to take issue with scientist’s use of such an indefinite word and “probably” thinks they should be as positive… Continue
Added by Chris on July 3, 2009 at 12:00am —
Atheism: Disbelief in or denial of the existence of God or gods.
Usually a taboo subject for mainstream media and general dinner-table talks, atheism has recently become somewhat of a comfortable stance for people as a way of life. A lot of closed-minded people consider Atheists and non-believers to be evil, often comparing them to the likes of people like Adolf Hitler and saying such things as “Hitler was an… Continue
Added by Dan on July 2, 2009 at 11:30pm —
I was looking around the great big Internet and was refreshed and pleased when I found Think Atheist. You guys really seem to be making a statement, and it's well appreciated, I'm sure.
I plan to update this blog weekly, if possible, and I hope everyone will visit and comment.
Added by Rhiannon Smith on July 2, 2009 at 8:01pm —
Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF.org
) recently put up a billboard near Pell City, Alabama
. One of their classics, pulling from a line in one of John Lennon's songs: "Imagine No Religion."
The sign is located on east-bound I-20 just past the Pell City exit. Atheist billboards really are nothing new, especially to… Continue
Added by Johnny on July 2, 2009 at 7:30pm —
There is an excellent article
on RichardDakwins.net written by Marshall Evans, about his travels from a deep fundamentalist family to atheism. I most heartily recommend that you read it.
Added by Dave G on July 2, 2009 at 6:40pm —
Until recently, I have not thought much about how pervasive religion is in today's society, and in my own life.
Every moment we are inundated with religious symbols, words and ideas.. and most of us never even notice. I think of how many times I refer to a religious symbol or deity during a day without thinking about it.
A week ago, I finally saw a coworkers new baby. This is the general gist of what we said to each other.
Me: Oh Jamie, your little girl is so… Continue
Added by Jen on July 2, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Any Warren Zevon fans here?
Long before I thought of such lofty concepts, I was a Warren fan. Now, even more than before, I listen to Warren.
Added by doubtingSteve on July 1, 2009 at 7:09am —