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 —
Well hello hello hello...
I was, at first, hesitant to do a blog post here, as I already run a separate blog (1azylizzie.wordpress.com) which I have enough trouble maintaining as it is.. However, my 'home page' i guess looked a little sad with no blog posts added, so I decided I might as well add an entry....
I don't usually spend too much time on social networking sites, but I thought that I would give this one a go, because unlike Facebook, here I can remain as anonymous… Continue
Added by 1azylizzie on February 8, 2009 at 5:08am —
In Texas, a teacher has just been suspended for being an atheist and a liberal. Just one more reason why we unbelievers need to step up our presence in America. The link to the article is below:
Added by Andrew the Fluffer on February 6, 2009 at 12:00am —
professor Daniel Dennett
compares “religious ideas to viruses, which thrive by replicating and passing themselves from one generation to the next.”
Dennett is the co-director of Tufts’ Center for Cognitive Studies. On Tuesday he lectured at Dartmouth Hall on his recent study: Religion as a “Natural Phenomenon.” He… Continue
Added by Johnny on January 22, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Atheism featured twice on Australian TV tonight.
First on the ABC nightly news where they discussed the UK Atheist Bus Campaign, and how the Australian one had been knocked back [by the advertising company, they could end up with heaps of flack because of this].
Secondly on SBS RocKwiz program, contestants reason he didn't guess "The Lords Prayer" by Sister Janet Mead - "atheist".
I've put the links to the on-line vids on my blog (shameless blog promotion)
Added by Oz Atheist on January 10, 2009 at 7:39am —
I'm going for a vacation to central java for 3-4 days... I'm going to miss coming to this site, and replying to discussion, photos, comments, videos and everything! :'( I guess I have to endure it for some days. Anyway I'll miss you so much Think Atheist!
Added by Dinah on January 5, 2009 at 11:21am —
A atheist friend brought this up and I thought I would share it. "Atheists need to come up with a fake religion and convince hundreds of thousands of people to join it. When we gain hundreds of religious members, we pull the curtain and let everyone that joined know that it was all made up, and show people how easy it is to be convinced to live a certain reality, even if that reality is not real. Just a thought."
Added by Morgan Matthew on November 6, 2008 at 8:00am —
MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) — The largest group of atheists and agnostics in the United States is suing President George W. Bush, the governor of Wisconsin and other officials over a federal law designating a National Day of Prayer.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation sued Friday in U.S. district court, arguing that the president's mandated proclamations calling on Americans to pray violates a constitutional ban on government officials… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on October 7, 2008 at 7:00pm —
Last fall I went on a "LifeCrest VisionQuest"
, which included a stop-over in Groom, TX.
Here, some "fellow travelers" (although far more faithful than I) asked me to take their picture in front of the 20-story cross at the foot of the stairs. I said, "Only if I can video tape it and post it on YouTube." They said,… Continue
Added by Paul Tourville on October 1, 2008 at 11:00am —