I was dieheartend at atheistcon in Melbourne this year by a number of things: Hirsti Ali suggested that Islam was 'our' biggest concern, as did Harris; Mr Deity referenced our government before retracting in recognition of the fact he was speaking in Australia; Eugene Scott was introduced as representing the 'National Centre for Science Education (NCSE), we, in Australia don't have such a thing; Lesile Canold suggested that ' this is a numbers game' and that we, the atheists, should be good…Continue
Added by Colin Mackay on May 13, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Let's start of with a few basic identifying points: I am an anti-theist gnostic atheist. I understand what I am implying by claiming 'gnostic'. Imagine atheism is as the theory of gravity is. Would you contest someone stating gravity is a fact despite not knowing every tiny detail? If so, then nothing I am willing to expel energy saying will change your mind on my gnostic atheism. Some my wonder why I'm making a defense about this here. My point will be clear as I progress.
In my short time as an Atheist - less than a year now - I've heard lots of people talking about spirituality and how Atheists have none. This isn't just coming from believers either. Atheists, on several occasions, have contested it. I wasn't sure why, really. I consider myself a spiritual Atheist. I'll explain why later, but let's look at the word "spirit" and how it's used so that I can better define what I'm talking about here.
The word "spirit" comes from…
We are all aware of the bills being currently passed nationally such as ACTA or PIPA, or most notably the recent demise of SOPA, it is well noted in the press about how everyone of different creeds and backgrounds aligned with each other to fight the good fight, which of course it is, because why would we want to stop our freedom to say and do what we want?
Though recently one thing popped into my head the other day while surfing the net and researching…Continue
Added by Daniel Kane on April 12, 2012 at 7:12pm — No Comments
Hi all! I just joined and I'm glad to be part of the site. Recently (just a few days ago, actually), I started a blog to vent some of my frustrations about living in a deeply religious area of North Carolina, among other things. The following words are taken directly from my blog at sscottshores.wordpress.com (follow me if you want! I'm going to try to update that blog and this one both very frequently). Anyway, I just wanted to contribute something before I come back to comment on other…Continue
Added by S. Scott Shores on April 3, 2012 at 5:01pm — No Comments
I don't think many people believe in the devil. They'll go on and on and on about how great god is and how awesome heaven is going to be, but do they truly believe in hell? I don't think so.
You hear a story about a son coming out to his parents, either as gay or as an atheist. What's the first conclusion you're going to draw from the story before he gets into it? Probably that the parents cut off ties with them/want nothing to do with their son anymore.
Think about it.…
Of course, science is not the enemy of religious faith. Sanity is. (ichbindaswortistich)
Over the ages, all religious pretensions, regardless of the respective faith of which they may have originated, have been disproved beyond any reasonable doubt. The earth is not flat but a sphere. The earth revolves about the sun, not vice versa. The earth is not the centre of the universe but a tiny planet in only one of myriads…Continue
NOT SAFE FOR WORK.
In a press release today last week, Maryam Namazie formally announced the #nudephotorevolutionary calendar. As Aliaa Magda Elmahdy chose to stand up against female oppression, we too advocate for free-expression and women’s rights. This calendar features black and white nude photographs, and I’m Ms.…Continue
I was reading this article, and became curious about this statement:
'"To say something along the lines of 'I'm an atheist; I think religions are not all bad' has become a dramatically peculiar thing to say and if you do say it on the internet you will get savage messages calling you a fascist, an idiot or a fool. This is a very odd moment in our culture. Why has this happened?"'…Continue
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Added by Heather Henderson on February 29, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments
I am 21 years old, and I was not raised in a church, or told to say my prayers before I wen to bed at night. To be honest, you wouldn't have known god had a presence in my childhood home at all except for a small wooden cross on the wall. My father and step mother are by self declaration Catholic, though they have never attended Mass once in my life that I know of..now on the other side of the family my mother and step father are very religious; church every sunday, prayer, etc.
Somehow I feel priviliged when I read the stories here. I was brought up in a non religious household, I have never been inside a church unless it was a funeral or baptism. I didn't think it was odd as a child. My dad was a flaming communist, which also colored my oppinion on religion and politics. But that was really not the point of this blog entry, and yet it is.
I like any other parent, teaches my children what I believe to be the "truth", and my honest oppinion on Religion is,…Continue
Copy of my first entry at my personal blog: http://godlessgospel.blogspot.com
My name is Jack Lawrence. And I am an atheist.
People laugh at science and some of the theories that come out of it. They think they know all the answers because their holy books tell them what they want to know. The truth is modern science hasn't been around nearly long enough for this to be fair.
Religion is like the annoying big brother who has been playing a video game for the past three months without getting through level 3. Science would be the little brother who comes along and beats level 7 after a week of playing.…Continue
Added by JD Baggaley on February 10, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
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.…Continue
I will be attending the Reason Rally with a group of fellow atheists and free thinkers from Mississippi State University. If there is anyone in the north Mississippi/Alabama area that would like to travel with us let me know ASAP. We are considering renting a van and/or carpooling to Tuscaloosa to "get on the bus" with the group there. The more the merrier, especially when it comes to logic and reason!
Added by Sean Dyess on January 30, 2012 at 12:43pm — No Comments
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false and by the rulers as useful – Seneca
I’ve been asked several times to give a description of the economic situation in the world today and how the United States ended up where it is. For…
Added by Kir Komrik on January 15, 2012 at 12:26am — No Comments
Here is an executive summary of General Federalism, which can also be found here
On General Federalism
A Canonical, Executive Summary of the essentials of General Federalism
Cyrus “Kir” Komrik
I'm restoring a blog I previously deleted. Hope you enjoy!
The file is too large to insert all of it here, so I've provided an excerpt that should give you a feel for what it is about. You can download the entire document in word format here:
Added by Kir Komrik on January 9, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments