The above post from Patheos.com got me thinking: I know most atheists probably don't care to attend church, for obvious reasons. But how many non-believers DO attend church regularly, to support a spouse or friend, for social benefits, or just because they still haven't "come out of…Continue
I will preface this question with a statement of my own ignorance. My formal education was in the field of graphic design and my independent study is primarily centered around music history and the sociological impact of music on global culture. As such I have not explored economics or social classism and have little knowledge of economic history or contemporary trends.
However, recently I have been considering my place in the socio-economic system…
God seems to be the only reason people claim to be socially loving and caring, without god do we really revert to lonesome creatures?
I don't think it's in human nature to be individually separated from everyone, the way churches do and claim otherwise. uniting few and only separating them from the world. But even if the argument was made that men have moved forward through centuries of social stigmas and hundreds of religions. From a "barbaric" alpha dominated, kill or be killed…Continue
As an opener I'd like to state that my worldview has absolutely nothing to do with my atheism. I like to think that were I a theist I would still hold life, the universe, and everything in exactly the same regards. This post is not intended to answer any questions about nor explain my view on theism. Correlation does not imply causation. That being said, let us proceed.
Where did we…Continue
(But I'm thinking of starting a brand name. :)
I participate in more than a few news sites. In fact, my cousin owns one of my favorites (No, I'm not telling which one.)
I stay as publicly active on TA as possible.
I vote in EVERY government election.
We have come a long way.
We are quite possibly living in one of the most significant times in modern…Continue
A lot of atheists in the United States come from religious families and communities. Coming from that kind of situation, we have to deal with just about everyone around us telling us our way of viewing the world is bad and evil. If religion is very important to us, as it was to me, we also deal with our own internalized indoctrination.…Continue