December 2010 Blog Posts (131)

How introducing 'doubt' might be a better strategy for Atheism than any billboard that says there is no god.

After looking back on my own deconversion from Christianity, I've realized that if someone approached me during the days that I still believed in the Christian faith and told me that there was no god, I would have balked at them and politely told them to go to hell. Now that I'm a devout Atheist, I often asked myself how did I go from being a Southern Baptist Christian to a rational, scientifically-minded Atheist.


It wasn't a billboard that converted me. It definitely…
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Added by Philip Laureano on December 3, 2010 at 1:54am — 6 Comments

diving right in...

So the post I made in the "Coming Out Godless" group got a lot of awesome feedback.... that's super cool. :) I feel like I've found a great place to talk to people about this stuff.


Since it's the beginning of the quarter and I'm not totally bogged down with schoolwork yet, I've started doing some pretty heavy research. It's kind of difficult to know where to begin, so I'm starting with some of the names/books/videos/etc that people mentioned in the comments on my first…
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Added by S.S. on December 2, 2010 at 1:55pm — 2 Comments

The fun of being a Filipino atheist

My family is a hardcore filipino catholic, which means mass on sundays, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, first fridays, fiestas,celebration of any kind, we even go to church at dawn (around 4:00am) starting december 16- 24 called misa de gallo. we practice all sort of catholic rituals such as the pabasa wherein for 3 straight days you read in a chanting manner an entire book about the sufferings of jesus, we usually do this on holy week, my family also have a flores de mayo (… Continue

Added by Jessica Arcega on December 2, 2010 at 11:57am — 5 Comments

Pompous theist meme - LOL

Stereotypical theist meme. Most of them were found by me or created by me. Here are the best that I have. Enjoy!



TIP - Try to count in your head how many times you have heard these arguments…





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Added by Loop Johnny on December 2, 2010 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Richard Dawkins Honors Christopher Hitchens

Penn Jillette posted this link on his twitter. Thought this was kind of cool to see one hero, of reason, honor another. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/dec/01/christopher-hitchens-richard-dawkins

Added by Jtrottier on December 2, 2010 at 7:42am — No Comments

A Declaration To The Conquistadores by Pope Julius II

Of all these nations God our Lord gave charge to one man, called St. Peter, that he should be Lord and Superior of all the men in the world, that all should obey him, and that he should be the head of the whole human race, wherever men should live, and under whatever law, sect, or belief they should be; and he gave him the world for his kingdom and jurisdiction.

And he commanded him to place his seat in Rome, as the spot most fitting…

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Added by Jason Paisley on December 1, 2010 at 8:33pm — 1 Comment

Funny line from last week's House

Patient: Faith is not a disease.

House: No. On the other hand it is communicable and kills a lot of people.

This was from last week's episode of House, s07:e08. He is quite the skeptic.

Added by Benjamin on December 1, 2010 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Harvey Milk Still Speaking to Me



This weekend I attended a Harvey Milk Vigil because I was in San Fransisco being a tourist. It sounded like an interesting event and it was. There were multiple speakers talking about different issues facing the Gay Community. Really, all of the issues face all of us in the fight for equality. But I did take issue with one of the speakers on one point. Gay or straight, I think that it would apply for many of us that are… Continue

Added by Gaytor on December 1, 2010 at 1:45pm — 6 Comments

My Route To Atheism Part II

When I was about 15 My Mum & I joined the Quakers, I think she needed the support of a structure, but the great thing about Quakers is they don't dictate what your beliefs must be. Mostly they are in fact Christian, but they focus on a moral code centred around being the best person you can be & making the world a better place. They reject the introspective nature of most religions & encourage members to live their faith by going out in to the world. There exists what is known as… Continue

Added by Martha Everett on December 1, 2010 at 12:43pm — No Comments

My Route To Atheism Part I

Recently I've watched a couple of really interesting conversion stories (here & here)



One is from a Pentecostal the & other just a very committed Christian! I thought it would be interesting to post my own deconversion story as I come from a very different background from these two & in some ways hippy… Continue

Added by Martha Everett on December 1, 2010 at 12:42pm — No Comments

"Therapy Session" NSFW

Afraid to ask why the struggle stays
Especially after the nights when tears went on parade
I used to beg my illusion for mercy
Its silence made me feel unworthy…
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Added by Edmond on December 1, 2010 at 11:27am — 4 Comments

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