I have almost 700 Facebook freinds. Obviously, not all of them are Atheists, as I am. What I find most interesting (and maddening!) is that I can sift through my friends' posts every day and see at least 10 that contain some sort of pro-religious statement, or piece of scripture, or an invitation to 'like' some religious/faith based group (the 'Bring prayer back to public schools' group comes to mind here), and I don't feel the need to make any comment, derogatory or otherwise, about any of…Continue
Murphy's is a gas station chain owned by Walmart. Today I pulled up a local one to fill up my motosickle.
In addition to the annoying gas additive commercials they try to subject you to they also have other commercials. What blares out of the speaker?
"God bless America. Captain America that is......"; it was a promo for the new action hero movie.
It's not a big deal but a little poke in my atheistic belly nonetheless.
I wish more famous people would come out of the atheist closet. Maybe even at the very least spread the word of social tolerance. There are plenty of scientist, authors, and various scholars that are known atheist, but they aren’t relatable to most people. Once popular culture deems something socially acceptable it generally becomes accepted. Just think of how it once was not an issue to publicly bash gay people or use gay slurs. Where the hell is our no hate campaign? I wish someone with a…Continue
Some more great news for the atheist community. Seems like strides are being made so well done all you activist out there! The first ever academic journal on secularism and "nonreligion" will be coming out soon. Although I wish "atheism" was in the title, this is a good start. So for all you writers and academics in our community, get your fingers ready to type, I wanna see your articles in that journal soon! The full article is as follows:…Continue
Added by Robert Karp on August 1, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments
In an excellent article entitled "The ideology of thought control in Pakistan", an examination of contemporary Pakistan and its history in relation to religion is laid out in an incredibly detailed yet easy to read essay. The article is from Dawn.com which is a 24 hour news source located in Pakistan.
As I read through the article, I could not help but feeling a sense that much of what that country has gone through and is…Continue
Added by Robert Karp on August 1, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
Wow...starting jihad in China??