When I first had my big de-conversion moment in November 2010, I began writing a journal full of thoughts I might share on a blog someday. One thing I wrote was a series of atheist parables. I found that explaining just why something didn't make sense, or why some part of Christianity was problematic, was much clearer if I put it into story form. You can make quite a bit of headway through metaphor and example.
I'd like to share those stories here, if you guys are interested in…Continue
Let me say straight away, this is not the blog post I wanted to make as my first. However, I find myself in an unusual position.
Today, I went to the pub. While there I got talking to a lovely couple with two children about their gorgeous puppy bitch (that fell asleep in my arms). The conversation moved on to my family and to my father's (and my) atheism, my mother career as a nurse and my vast array of siblings. I also mentioned that one of my father's…Continue
Does anyone know if there are any Al-Anon meetings for an Atheist? Or at least an alternative to Al-Anon? I really want/need help and i dont know where to turn to. I am in the Orange County, Ca area
Added by Jen on February 17, 2013 at 2:55am — No Comments
Gday from Australia , awesome to find such a site which I stumbled upon on twitter.
I am fortunate to come from a country where our Prime minister is a woman and an Atheist and a community of mateship in the land downunder.
Where although ever present Religion vs Atheism is neither here nor there, It's rare that the topic comes up to be honest.
I work with a Hindu, a couple of Christians about 3 Atheists a Witch a Self professed Psychic and some undisclosed lol, and…Continue
Added by Peta M on January 27, 2013 at 9:26pm — No Comments
AN ATHEIST IN THE WOODS
An atheist was walking through the woods.
'What majestic trees!'
'What powerful rivers!'
'What beautiful animals!'
He said to himself.
As he was walking alongside the river, he heard
a rustling in the bushes behind him.
He turned to look. He saw a…
This is from Ricky Gervais' interview with Richard Dawkins. It PERFECTLY describes how I feel:
"I hate being labeled an Atheist because it's not how I live my life. I don't live my life going around going "I'm an Atheist, I'm an Atheist..." There's billions of other aspects to my life, why I do things. It's just when God's put into the equation, I don't take that on board. I don't do anything because a god's watching me, or because I feel God owns anything, or God's driving me. It's a…Continue
Added by Stephy on January 25, 2013 at 9:35pm — No Comments
This is just a little paper I put together. Hope you all enjoy it & please feel free to share =)
Added by Chris Leuschen on August 13, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments
I know we don't have too many from MN here, but I have to share this..
By Jonathan Terbush
Saturday, July 14, 2012 20:35 EDT
For one night, Minnesota’s St. Paul Saints will become the St. Paul Aints as the independent league baseball team celebrates atheism and other assorted skepticism with their Night of Unbelievable…Continue
Added by Rob Klaers on July 19, 2012 at 2:31pm — No Comments
Published On Sun May 13 2012
Some years ago I attended a meeting in the home of a prominent Toronto businessman. Probably because he recognized me as he let me in, he felt compelled to warn me that he was a devout atheist.
by BARBARA BRADLEY HAGERTY (NPR)
This is the first in a series of stories on losing faith.
Teresa MacBain has a secret, one she's terrified to reveal.
Thank you for sending me 27 tweets trying to save my soul, which i don't have from hell which does not exist upon being judged by a god that isn't there. Wanting me to go to a heaven, which does not exist is a nice though. It still bewilders me what i would do with 72 virgins, and would they stay virgins afterwards? How long would it be before all 73 of us would be bored by each other? Eternity can be a very long time you know.…Continue
Added by _7654_ on April 30, 2012 at 9:19am — No Comments
By David Edwards
Sunday, April 8, 2012 14:14 EDT
The daughter of televangelist Rev. Billy Graham says that it’s important to discriminate against candidates who are atheists because politicians “should have a fear for almighty God.”
In an interview with Ann Graham Lotz on Sunday, NBC host David Gregory noted that her father had advocated using…Continue
I recently found out my daughter's High School "science teacher" is unwilling to teach 'conventional evolution' based on her reservations about teaching a theory she doesn't believe in. I guess this is one of those things you say you saw coming but never thought would happen to you (your family). I am wondering about how best to pursue this issue. My first inclination is a scorched earth take no prisoners assault on the principals office…Continue
I replied to a thread a bit ago and told a story about my experience in the late 1970s/early 1980s in dealing with aggressive xians from penecostal megachurches - both adults and teens. Here's the story I told...
I became an "out of the closet atheist" in High School, in suburban/rural GA (well, at the time it was ;) ). There was a group of us "geeks" who were into politics, heavy…
You'll have to bear with me on this, I'm not very good at writing.. And even worse with putting my thoughts and ideas into writing, but I'll give it a go.
In a recent argument/discussion with a Christian about morality, I suddenly realized I hadn't given it much thought! I've always just.. Been moral, I've never had to think about why, or how I should be moral.. But then I thought about it more, and it seems I DO think about why and how.. I seem to base my morality on the idea…Continue
Added by Steven Killerma on December 4, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Cross yourself and speak unto Jesus
And hope for the species that the people deceased
Are released from the pain and the suffering
Your faith is decreasing, the pages are creasing
In the only book you've been reading.
The idea is appealing, but somehow revealing
Of the fear that you're breeding.
And you're left needing...
You're only human.
A part of this species that does as it pleases.
If you do what they tell you then you will be…
Added by Martin Pribble on November 27, 2011 at 7:13pm — No Comments
On September 19 2011, the Telegraph website published an article titled "Atheism is cool, says Archbishop Rowan Williams". In the article the Archbishop claims the apparent rise in atheism due to it's "cool" factor, and that refutations of authors such as Richard Dawkins don't get the attention they "deserve" because atheism is the latest fad, not…Continue
Growing up the phrase preached regardless of religion is, "Listen to your elders." While it make sense in a control of the masses perspective while kids are going to school, I don't find in retrospect that it was the best advice. Currently, it's severely inadequate as a method of seeking truth or as a method of learning. When I think back to my Grandmother telling me to put on a hat because I'll catch a cold, I can't help by think, "Derp!" My mother told me to buy a house, you'll never lose…Continue