I did not become an atheist because of what others said, I simply was an atheist. What I found interesting is that when I actually did find the atheist community, many of the arguments I had formed for myself had been formed by others. Reading what other non-theists had written was like a trip down memory lane, for I had reached the same conclusions, independently, many years before I ever read other non-theists thoughts. Like many I have read, they thought they were the only ones, a… Continue
Added by Doug Reardon on August 19, 2009 at 12:06am —
Recent conversation on here has caused me to write this blog. My apologies if someone has already covered this, but I haven't been on as much as I'd like lately.
Religious people often state that their religion gives their life a meaning. It is then the obvious counter claim that they say that we as Atheists must feel life is worthless since we don't have religion behind us. There is some truth there, but the answer is not what they claim it to be. I do in fact think that there is no… Continue
Added by James on August 18, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Monotheistic religions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, etc.) claim that a powerful omnipotent, omniscient God created us, our planet, the universe, and everything that exists.
Even while knowing the pain and suffering that would arise form His actions, He acted. He knew that His actions would result in every death, murder, abortion, war, torture, rape, genocide, abuse, deformity, malice, pain, suffering, and dare I say, sin for all of eternity.
If He had the… Continue
Added by Nivek on August 17, 2009 at 3:11pm —
Just a little something i have noticed lately.
To give you some back story she is Catholic. When I was born she attempted to have me baptized with out the permission of my father. she and my aunt went to do it with out him knowing and the church wouldn't do it with out the consent of my father, which i think is the only smart thing i can sat the church has done...
She does not attend church, but claims to pray nightly. she has a rosary in her car and one… Continue
Added by fixedentropy on August 8, 2009 at 1:00pm —
In much of the American South and Midwest church membership and religious faith are assumed. Not at Lake Hypatia
By Susan McCarthy guardian.co.uk
Tuesday 4 August 2009
At the Lake Hypatia Advance, a social gathering hosted by the Alabama Freethought Association, a frequent metaphor was "coming out" as an atheist. "I am out to my parents." "A few… Continue
Added by Reggie on August 5, 2009 at 12:07pm —
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 —