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My Route To Atheism Part II

When I was about 15 My Mum & I joined the Quakers, I think she needed the support of a structure, but the great thing about Quakers is they don't dictate what your beliefs must be. Mostly they are in fact Christian, but they focus on a moral code centred around being the best person you can be & making the world a better place. They reject the introspective nature of most religions & encourage members to live their faith by going out in to the world. There exists what is known as… Continue

Added by Martha Everett on December 1, 2010 at 12:43pm — No Comments

My Route To Atheism Part I

Recently I've watched a couple of really interesting conversion stories (here & here)



One is from a Pentecostal the & other just a very committed Christian! I thought it would be interesting to post my own deconversion story as I come from a very different background from these two & in some ways hippy… Continue

Added by Martha Everett on December 1, 2010 at 12:42pm — No Comments

What Is More Important, Truth Or Meaning?

I'm sure you all heard the news that Stephen Hawking recently stated that new theories of the start of the universe leave no space in which to postulate a God. Now I haven't read his latest work & I'm not about to go in to scientific theory, what I'm interested in is the reaction of Christians & other religious people to this statement. Non surprisingly I heard an awful lot of very defensive statements on the radio, mostly rehashing old & long disproved arguments about… Continue

Added by Martha Everett on September 24, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Come On Atheists!

Recently I keep Stumbling Upon this graphic about how Christians fucked everything up for us. I mean, we could be flying to work by now if it wasn't for those delusional fools! As an Atheist I like to think that I am a rational person who weighs evidence & is fair & even handed in my denial of a god.







Unfortunately, as much as I love the sentiment of the graph, I just can't get behind such a spurious claim. How on earth… Continue

Added by Martha Everett on August 20, 2010 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

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