Hey guys, I'm Victoria, I'm an atheist, and here's my story-
I've been an atheist for a year now. If you've read the biography part of my profile, you'll see that I'm 13, almost 14. That's right, I've been an atheist since I was 12, almost 13. I found out about this website by Twitter, and quickly got addicted to reading other peoples stories, and reading discussions, and being recommended books. Before I go on, I need to warn you that this is probably going to be a really… Continue
Added by Victoria on July 10, 2011 at 11:30am —
On this 3H, I discuss giving religion respect. I was inspired to cover this topic by a discussion on Facebook with a friend of mine who accused me of being wrong because I don’t respect religion. I hunted and found an article (found here) that explained why ecumenical religious people… Continue
Added by Sean Fraser on July 10, 2011 at 6:13am —
Near the end of the first act of Kander and Ebb’s musical “Cabaret”, the character Herr Schultz observes, “How the world can change, it can change like that, due to one little word: ‘Married.’” Just a little over two weeks ago, on June 24, 2011, it seemed as if the world had changed “like that.” The State of New York extended the legal right to marry to same-sex couples—something it had declined to… Continue
Added by ProfMTH on July 10, 2011 at 6:00am —
**Update** Well ladies and gents, I have some pretty interesting news. The y.pastor hasn't even read the book yet. He was hoping that we would all read it at the same time & then discuss it. (It really silly to recommend a "good book" without actually reading it first-though, this is what they do with their Bible every day) He has also stated that his goal is not to convert me but to have an open discussion and that he does have questions for me (I'm assuming "how do you believe life got… Continue
Added by Scarlette Blues on July 8, 2011 at 9:00am —
In my case, not a bar but a park. I do a lot of mountain biking and in between laps is a rest area. Yesterday 2 men were sitting there for over 2 hours talking about how they KNEW they were going to heaven. I didn't listen to the whole conversation. Only the bits and pieces I was able to… Continue
Added by Moral Atheist on July 7, 2011 at 10:57am —
I am attacked regularly for the supposed oxymoron in the name @Moral_Atheist. The claims are often like the following all from this last weekend.
there IS NO logical basis for morals in an evolutionist-atheist viewpoint. Nature takes it's course, no?
& Moral Atheist IS AN OXYMORON
Added by Moral Atheist on July 5, 2011 at 2:34pm —
It's been an eventful couple of weeks. I've lived in or around Huntsville, AL for a large part of my life. I've lived in other places from time to time, but always seemed to find myself back there for some reason or another. The most recent stint in Huntsville began in October of 2009 and lasted until this past Friday. About two weeks ago, my apartment--which I'd had since March of '10--was condemned because a part of the walkway from the upstairs level fell through. Thankfully, no one was… Continue
Added by Eddie Smothers on July 5, 2011 at 1:16am —
6/29/11 on Ardent Atheist: Paul Provenza, Dave Foley, and Tim Minchin! 6pm PST one hour earlier than usual. http://tinyurl.com/3zc6zrm
Added by Heather Henderson on June 29, 2011 at 12:34am —
Gene Roddenberry [1921-1991] Creator of Star Trek
"I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take away the power of rational decision, to drain people of their free will--and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain. Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a…
Added by Kiamema on June 20, 2011 at 5:00pm —
My new episode of my podcast is up! You can listen to it at http://www.cowboyvoodooshow.com
, or subscribe to it on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cowboy-voodoo-show/id442053156
. Rate and review it on iTunes please! Thanks and I hope you enjoy the episode!
Added by Sean Fraser on June 20, 2011 at 11:20am —
I talk to Elaina Winter, an old friend from high school whom I haven't talked to in 10 years. We exchange stories about what we've been up to the past decade and what our families are up to. Elaina takes us on a journey through her experiences that include filming a behind the scenes documentary about a band touring strip clubs, her painful incident at Clemson while filming for the band Lifehouse, and her current day player gig as a set dresser on the Three Stooges movie.
Help support… Continue
Added by Sean Fraser on June 18, 2011 at 10:29am —
The original full version of this essay is located here:
Why I'm an American Atheist…
Added by Justin on June 17, 2011 at 1:30pm —
I am currently in graduate school and was taking a class called "Wellness in Counseling". As part of the class we had to take a Wellness Inventory to see where our wellness was. Along with Social Well Being, Physical Well Being, Spirituality is measured. My professor explained that you do not have to be religious to be spiritual (so I took her word for it).
So I took this inventory and was astounded by the questions they asked about spirituality and what makes one well in regards to… Continue
Added by Leslie S on June 17, 2011 at 12:57pm —
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 —
I just opened a new CafePress store catering to the fashion needs of the freethinking. It's called Heathen Tees. All the shirt designs are original and made my me. I encourage you to buy at least one! I'm trying to turn this into a small business, as I am unemployed at the moment. Thanks for checking it out and I hope to see people wearing them! http://www.cafepress.com/HeathenTees
Added by Sean Fraser on June 10, 2011 at 11:27pm —
The second episode of my podcast is up, and it is my atheist episode! Called The Heathen Half Hour, I talk about my journey into atheism after a life changing event made me doubt my faith. Go to http://www.cowboyvoodooshow.com
to listen! Thanks!
Added by Sean Fraser on June 9, 2011 at 3:52am —
From a blog called "Deep Thoughts"
Toby Stangel went on a shooting spree in Hawaii, killing a mother of 10 and wounding several others. By all accounts, the shootings were the random acts of a troubled youth. Stangel’s father is the pastor of… Continue
Added by Heather Henderson on June 6, 2011 at 10:56pm —
I host a podcast called The Cowboy Voodoo Show and I want to invite all of you to listen! On the show, my friends and I chat about current events, pop culture, and we share personal stories. There will be 2 shows a week, provided I can get guests lined up. One of the two episodes every week will be atheist related (working title "The Heathen Half Hour") where I'll talk about various religious and political topics and try to open peoples' eyes to the truth about atheism. The first episode is up… Continue
Added by Sean Fraser on June 5, 2011 at 3:14am —
...and other questions about Noah's flood for the layman. (posted @ atheistdave.wordpress.com)
What did the animals eat? Sure, Noah took two of every species on his ark. As if that's not believable enough, how did all the animals survive? Some animals have a very particular diet:… Continue
Added by A. Dave on May 31, 2011 at 12:33pm —
A few months ago my Grandfather attempted to try and get me to go to church with him and the rest of the family (This happens every few weeks). As usual I refused and told him that I was Atheist which meant that I don't go to church. Then he asked me something new, he asked me why I didn't believe in something that people had believed for thousands of years. After all, billions of people could not be wrong.
Instantly in my head I said "Wow... could you have come up with a stupider… Continue
Added by Katie Ernesto on May 30, 2011 at 9:25pm —