Dear Dr. Sadler,
First I would like to say that I love your teaching style, you are funny and approachable and you are one of my favorite professors. You are also a good man, I believe this because I have seen you react to stories of your wife and children and unless you are a fantastic actor I think you understand love, tremendous, wonderful and sometimes oh-so-painful love.
I’m writing this to you because of something you said on the second day…Continue
Another interesting day in my ethics class.
Question: Is it ever right to act immorally?
My answer: Yes, when your set of religious morals encourages you to do something to do something cruel it is better to abandon that set of rules and act "immorally."
Gave the biblical example of how we don't stone disobedient children to death.
Stupid classmate: In Matthew Jesus says that we are released from the covenant of the old testament.
Me: Actually he…Continue
I am a sophomore in college and taking summer courses to save money. I'm taking an ethics class and I swear today I wanted to flip my lid.
If I hear ONE more college educated person spout out "evolution is just a theory," I am going to fucking scream.
It ruined my day listening to one of my otherwise favorite professors.
I said nothing though, I can understand why the man may want to cling to the ideas of an afterlife, his wife (who he loves…Continue
I swear, I never see these stupid arguments coming, it's been almost a month since I last argued with my BFF about my atheism.
This one started when I said I thought that UAV's were unethical warfare. (If there is no life risked it isn't warfare, it's just murdering.)
Now I know that it is just my opinion, I'm anti-war in general but I always forget that Christians are tricky when it comes to who is acceptable to kill.
Anywho, I had just gotten the…Continue
For the life of me I have no idea if this* is already a thing,if it is then feel free to correct or educate me on what it is called, I wouldn't know what to type in Google to double check.
*What I am about to write, I do tend to write from the middle out sometimes.
As atheists we do not believe in gods or religion, therefore in any religion in which accepting a god is paramount to salvation, we are on the outside.
We take it as true when faced with…
It's an odd conversation to have, but there it is, would I rather live in a universe with the God of the Bible or The Doctor from Doctor Who?
It's the kind of argument I find myself getting into with nerds of the religious variety.
It's a Pros and Con's thing for me.
Changes faces so often you aren't sure who you are talking to.
Is occasionally moody and…Continue
I'm a mostly uncloseted atheist, my friends know, and my siblings know, as does my loving husband and my three year old son. They know that not only am I an ex-Christian atheist, I am an atheist who will openly argue against Christianity if asked.
Being an ex-Christian is a pain in the ass, because people are always asking you how you don't know god exists. I wonder if ex-Hindus have this problem. Do people demand that you prove that Shiva didn't stomp canyons into existence? Do…Continue
So, happy gay pride month to everyone, gay or not.
As I gear up for the Laramie Project (in rural Texas no less) this October I have to say my awareness of homosexual rights (or lack there of) has been weighing in heavily on my mind.
I tried to alleviate this with some humor and posted this video on my facebook:
Had another talk with my friend today...
Me: You know there is actually an unforgivable sin in the bible?
Him: What are you talking about?
Me: In the bible, it says if I deny the holy spirit I will go to hell. Do not pass go, do not collect forgiveness.
Him: Well of course! It's to deny the very nature of God, it's like spitting in his face--
Me: Well then you're off the hook for converting me.
This blog has so far been stories about my nonsensical encounters with my friend since the revelation of my atheism to him. So if you've enjoyed it so far here is some more garbage.
When my friend and I first started getting to know each other enough to claim "best" status we came across a very odd bit of commonality. Both my friend and I were prophesied over as children.
His came when he was just a newborn, one of the church elders came to his mother and said "His…Continue
Okay, this is something I am certain others have heard the faith-fools say: "If there is no god, then I should just do whatever the hell I want right? If there is no consequence..."
You know the drill, people who feel that there must be an external source of morality in order for it to be legitimate, that deep down inside the only reason we know right from wrong is because some dusty scroll told us so.
This conversation is one I have had with everyone privy to my atheism, but…Continue
Pardon my stream of consciousness rant for a moment here, there is a slight chance I may delve into cussing more than I intend to.
I am fucking sick of people saying that while they were skeptical that the world would end last Saturday that deep down they were hoping for it since heaven will be so much better than earth.
This rage has been boiling up for the past few weeks ever since I told my best friend that I am an atheist. He (a new earther Christian type-yeah I don't know…Continue