Yesterday I attended the 2nd annual Philadelphia Coalition of Reason (PhillyCoR) Picnic. PhillyCoR is an umbrella organization which unites several freethought, Humanist, atheist, and secular organizations together. The picnic was a great way to mix all of our respective groups together and to engage in intellectual dialog, brainstorming, and just some pleasant conversation.
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Added by DangerousTalk on July 27, 2009 at 11:30am —
Saturday night, atheist evangelist Sam Singleton held congregation at the Philadelphia Ethical Society on Rittenhouse Square. His two act comedy show called “Patriarchs and Penises” was delivered in Sam’s signature old time preacher style with a modern flair.
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Added by DangerousTalk on July 19, 2009 at 5:18pm —
I went to my second atheist get-together this weekend. Found via MeetUp.com!
Had a great time hanging out with some like-minded people, and lots of interesting discussions.
I don't want to sound like an advertisement, but I'm just really excited about finding a group in my area. So felt the need to share; and to recommend MeetUp since it provided me that opportunity. If you're looking for a group in your area and haven't found one yet, you should check it… Continue
Added by Johnny on July 13, 2009 at 2:59pm —
If you wanted to go to TAM but couldn't make it (or would like to go to more free-thought conventions), there is also a convention held in Texas. This year it will be in San Antonio (it was in Austin last year...might be in Dallas next year).
I gave my flier away, but I think the cost was $25 for adults and children under 13 yrs are free. You don't have to be a Texan to come. They are also going to be trying to block off some hotels room to help on that cost. (Free drinks were also… Continue
Added by Whitney on July 7, 2009 at 3:37pm —
I was looking around the great big Internet and was refreshed and pleased when I found Think Atheist. You guys really seem to be making a statement, and it's well appreciated, I'm sure.
I plan to update this blog weekly, if possible, and I hope everyone will visit and comment.
Added by Rhiannon Smith on July 2, 2009 at 8:01pm —
I don't know how many people here follow a lot of blogs (I know Nelson does, and Syn, and some others), but for those who may not, I thought I'd point out a blogging event known as the Carnival of the Godless
The Carnival moves from blog to blog, being hosted at a different one each time. It consists of a collection of links to various blog posts, submitted by bloggers to the host. It servers a couple worthwhile… Continue
Added by Dave G on June 30, 2009 at 12:44pm —
I started a group for it here, if you are near the area and would like to meet likeminded people in person, come join us! They get together a couple of times a month to hang out and have great conversation. I met some wonderful and intelligent people.
Chattanooga Freethought Association
Added by jen o on June 29, 2009 at 7:00pm —
I have to say i have asked christians on what evidence they have that god exists and none of them can give me any factual avidence on the existence of their own beliefs, so why believe in them in the first place?
Also i just posted a video on the main page called changing the oil with jesus, it realy got me in stitches
If any of you have facebook then join my atheist group called... 100,000 atheist face bookers against religious nut cases
just copy and paste… Continue
Added by Shermon Burgess on June 6, 2009 at 11:32pm —
I have been verbally attacked on a number of occassions, i was yelled at by a christian who said i need to join a religion to be saved, i said saved for what and yep you guessed it my SINS.
I was told my cousin was going to hell because he is a homosexual and can only be saved if he accepts jesus and starts dating women lol.
I had a rip roarer argument with a 2 christians that said i believe in nothing because god is everything and cause i dont believe in him i believe in… Continue
Added by Shermon Burgess on June 2, 2009 at 1:54am —
Hey everyone i just joined up, someone on my atheist facebook group told me about this site, i gotta say it's a really good site, hope all who are here will join my group on facebook... 100,000 atheist face bookers against religious nut cases
just copy and paste it into your group search.
Added by Shermon Burgess on May 30, 2009 at 10:32pm —
I don't like the term "militant atheist". To me it's equivalent to "fanatical christians".
Now I don't like a lot of christians, but of course there are some that are nice and live a quiet and decent life, they believe in nonsense, but that just makes them nice plus ignorant.
A militant atheist to me conjures images of some person going around burning churches.
I don't think that is an image I want to portray as an atheist.
I think most atheists are peaceful and… Continue
Added by Terri~ on May 30, 2009 at 1:27am —
I re-enlisted this past Thursday (14May2009). I have been in the military for over 6 yrs now, so I know I had to have said the words before....I guess I didn't pay that much attention to the entire oath previously. Now it has just been eating away at me!! Everything was fine until the very last sentence "So help me God". I cringed at the thought of saying this, however, I was on a stage in front of my entire battery and chain-of-command. I paused briefly, glanced at my husband, and uttered the… Continue
Added by mrs kelligurl on May 16, 2009 at 2:30pm —
On March 9, 2009 the crazed Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) set their sights on the University of Chicago. In customary WBC fashion, the members displayed god related hate speech with unabashed delight. The event took on almost a festive atmosphere as counter protesters refused to take the fundamentalist wack-jobs seriously. Unwilling to go unnoticed amongst the roasting marshmallows and clever signs, the Chicago Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi launched… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on May 4, 2009 at 10:09pm —
At eleven years old, John Hunt refused to attend church because he no longer believed in god. Forty-five years later now Doctor John Hunt told the church he wanted his baptism record removed because as a baby, he could not consent. After a bit of a struggle, Dr. Hunt became the first person in England to have his baptism cancelled.
“It struck me there was a lot of hypocrisy around. One Sunday I came back home and said, "Mum, I'm not going to the class anymore,” said… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on May 4, 2009 at 9:59pm —
In my work as an advocate for foster children in America, I’ve seen personally a level of abuse that might damage the psyche of an average person. I once saw a two year old child, with a face still so swollen he couldn’t open his eyes, returned to abusive home after two weeks in the hospital because “it was just the first time it happened.” So when I hear the abuse word thrown out willy-nilly, devaluing the plight of children who are actually abused, it makes me want to start a crusade.… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on May 4, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Human beings have a powerful sense of free will
, and in at least one important sense, they are responsible for their actions. Despite this, however, the concept of free will
as it is commonly understood is baseless and incoherent. It is certainly true, of course, that when beings make choices, it feels to them as though a variety of outcomes are possible. In fact, however, only the actual outcome was ever really a possibility. For a different choice to have been… Continue
Added by Causal Crunch on April 21, 2009 at 1:30pm —
These are the basic premises intended to define Beingism. Beyond the content of the text here, Beingists may come to a variety of different conclusions. Other texts on this site, such as the essays
, blog posts
, and message board postings
, may contain ideas widely shared among Beingists, though this cannot necessarily be… Continue
Added by Causal Crunch on April 19, 2009 at 12:30pm —
I was recently introduced to Pat Condell's YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/patcondell), and have spent the last day or so nodding, laughing, and getting angry about religion. He is (as I understand it), a stage comedian who has gone to YouTube to rant about religion and why we're better off without it. I can't recommend any one video above all other because, honestly, I think they're all fantastic.
Anyway, take a look and enjoy :) I'm going to watch more videos there… Continue
Added by Richard Hall on March 19, 2009 at 9:26pm —
The Atheist's Prayer
Our brains, which art in our heads,
treasured be thy name. Thy reasoning
come. Thy best you can do be done
on earth as it is. Give us this day new
insight to help us resolve conflicts and
ease pain. And lead us not
into supernatural explanations;
deliver us from denial of logic.
For thine is the kingdom of reason,
and even though thy powers are limited,
and you're not always… Continue
Added by Johnny on March 13, 2009 at 4:55pm —
Before I post this link, I just want to reiterate that Think Atheist is the site I hit first every morning, camp way too much throughout the day, and typically check last before going to bed. Morgan has created something truly unique here, and it cannot be matched. (Ok, done kissing ass now) I'm sure most of you, like me, have a few other atheist bookmarks you like to check though (or a list of RSS feeds).
I just stumbled upon this… Continue
Added by Johnny on March 3, 2009 at 4:10pm —