I am closer than I ever have been to disassociating with anyone supporting or endorsing Conservative Christians... and that's significant because most of my family is exactly that. I am disgusted and horrified by these anti-woman bills that are being passed, and the asinine arguments being made to strip of us of our medical privacy and bodily autonomy. I am terrified that these unethical laws will affect me someday... it makes me want to have all my "lady parts" surgically removed just so I…Continue
It’s that time of the year again, when About.com hold the annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and our community Think Atheist deserves to be on the top 5 nominated as we were last year.
So, do me guys a super special personal favor and nominate Think Atheist for…Continue
|At a very early age I began questioning the logic of my parent’s faith. The answers weren’t what I expected. For instance, why did Jesus absolutely have to be tortured to death? Why did our sins have to be paid for and couldn’t there at least be a better way to pay? The souls of humans belong to Satan because of Adam and Eve and they had…|
One week ago today after getting home from work I decided to take care a few things around the yard followed by wrestling the spare tire from under the minivan to change a flat. Then it hit, my chest hurt rapid heart rate shortness of breath so I went into the the house. I sat in a the chair while my family asked I I thought I was having a heart attack? I said I don't know, this wasn't passing quickly like a few other times I had simular but not as strong feelings. After 20 minutes I…Continue
From exmocaptainmoroni on r/atheism some good ammo, common knowledge, and easy to understand material to use in our all-but-pointless-debates with theists! Enjoy:
As the rest of the westernized world progresses along in 21st century, America, it seems, is going in reverse. From the awesome website of Clergy Gone Wild, David Edwards bring us this beaut.
This is a link to Top Ten Things Believers Say When They mean “I don’t know”. Most unbelievers have heard all of these at one time or another. I really don’t understand why anyone would be afraid of ‘I don’t know’. Here is a list of 5 reasons why “I don’t know “ is liberating and…Continue
According to a series of recent studies reported in the National Post, it turns out that we atheists are among the least trusted people around, with religious people ranking us along with rapists as the least trusted groups. This doesn't seem very shocking for anyone who has ever expressed their views to someone of faith and why many of us,…Continue
DISCLAIMER: It may not be what you’re expecting—it may even upset you—but it’s the truth, and that is truly what matters to me.
“I once was lost, but now am found... was blind, but now I see.”
The meaning of those words has changed dramatically for me in the last several years.
I was born and raised in the Christian faith. When I was a little girl, we attended a Presbyterian church.…Continue
The decision by the Australian government to ditch the Christian calendar in school history books has been met by anger.
Instead of BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini), the curriculum will use BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era) instead.
The change in abbreviations does not equate to a change in dates, but the Archbishop of Sydney the Most Rev Peter Jensen has described BCE and CE as “meaningless”.
He said the move yesterday was an “intellectually…
A brief history of religion
CONSOLATION TWENTY-EIGHT: POKER
Always a favorite hobby, poker has become something more to me now that I'm in my late seventies. It's the one competitive activity I can still do with men and women a third my age. Can't do it in sports -- in golf, the only sport I can still play without tearing myself apart, I have to use the senior tees. Can't do it professionally -- I'm retired from all that. Only in poker can I still sit down with 20-, 30-,…Continue
This small denomination of the great web of Christianity is not known of by many people. This is due mostly to the inherent qualities of the religion itself. The men must keep their hair short and keep their faces shaven. The women can not cut their hair, nor wear makeup or jewelry of any kind. They must only wear ankle-length skirts/dresses and cover their arms at least to the elbow at all times. Though they do not have to wear bonnets (one of the only differences between them and…