Yesterday morning, representing the Houston Atheists, I joined roughly fifty other secular Houstonians for a freethought coffee social. The meetup was organized by the Houston Freethought Alliance, with a goal of bringing our groups together for secular fellowship.…
Added by Emilyhasbooks on February 6, 2012 at 2:07pm —
Ok, that sounds good. Thanks for the discussion so far. But real quick, may I ask you this question: What is the inverse of the statement "I don't believe in God?" Seems there should be an inversely logical conclusion. "I don't believe in God; therefore, inversely, I do believe there is no god." I don't believe x; therefore, I believe in the opposite of x. It sounds like a mathematical equation because it is.
Added by Nathan Hevenstone on September 16, 2011 at 12:21am —
I'm getting ready to "come out" to my family and church. I've written a letter to send to the church or any family member in the event that I cannot personally talk with them for fear of my own safety. I intend to go about this in the least dramatic way possible, and only use this letter if I have to. If there is any drama, it will be caused by the church or by my family- not by me. I played a very active role in the church (I'm their best worship leader, they keep saying), so I expect some… Continue
Added by Bryan Casey on August 11, 2011 at 12:02am —
I always was that guy who had a lot of dreams and obsessions ,but usually those were not productive obsessions since because I was a muslim nearly everything I wanted to do was considered a bad thing by my parents and society ,but now since I am an atheist I feel much more free and honest about my desires the issue is just is after a while these obsessions faded I now like a lot of stuff ,but there is really nothing I want to do other than chill around with people and have smart and fun… Continue
Added by Ahmed El-Sherif on June 12, 2011 at 10:24pm —
As an opener I'd like to state that my worldview has absolutely nothing to do with my atheism. I like to think that were I a theist I would still hold life, the universe, and everything in exactly the same regards. This post is not intended to answer any questions about nor explain my view on theism. Correlation does not imply causation. That being said, let us proceed.
Where did we… Continue
Added by A. Dave on May 1, 2011 at 11:42am —
Virtually every atheist/agnostic encounters those who would attempt to debate them on the merits of their religion, or theism in general.
We all face similar problems, and would like to represent ourselves and… Continue
Added by Kevin B on March 2, 2011 at 1:39pm —
I know, I know. The title is a bit misleading.
But lately, I've been seeing a growing trend of digging an imaginary trench between so-called atheists and so-called agnostics. What many people don't realize is that more often than not, they are one and the same.
We need to define both terms first. Theism and atheism are about belief vs. non-belief. Non-belief in a deity does not imply a belief in the non-existence of said… Continue
Added by Yet Another Atheist on September 23, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Ever since Richard Dawkins gave us his 7-point scale of God belief in The God Delusion, and positioned himself just shy of the strong atheist position, I have sensed a sort of orthodoxy develop around the defense to the accusations that atheists are arrogant and rely on faith just as much as believers. The common reply has been to cry foul ("atheism is merely a lack of belief in gods") and retreat into agnosticism ("I can't know with certainty there are no gods, I just find it highly… Continue
Added by Henry Ruddle on July 18, 2010 at 6:30pm —
I became an agnostic atheist when I embraced the power of reason and, more important, the power of nature in its astonishing complexity. If there is something I really believe in, it's that the world is too mysterious and complex for a mind as primitive as our own to fully understand. No supernatural explanation can ever be as beautiful and refreshing as the natural one.
Frater Ravus once said: "Faith does not give you the answers; it just stops you asking the questions.".… Continue
Added by Radu Andreiu on March 13, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Arguably the most nonreligious region in the world, Western Europe has been known for its large population of the self-described "none" when it comes to religion. The 2005 Eurobarometer Poll puts the number of atheists in the EU at 18% and the borderline spiritualists at 27% while only 52% said they believed in a god. According to a study done by USA Today back in early 2009 that compares religiosity in America at the present and in 1990, all religious denominations have seen a decline in… Continue
Added by Filippo on January 7, 2010 at 8:18pm —
I always read that agnosticism is philosophically the most logical position since one can never be sure that God does not exist. My question is: how impossible does something have to be before you can be sure it doesn't exist? Take the Flying Spaghetti Monster; does anyone seriously doubt for a second that such a being doesn't really exist? Isn't that the point of FSM? There are infinitely many things that I cannot prove do not exist, but at some point the improbability of something is… Continue
Added by Doug Reardon on November 4, 2009 at 10:10pm —