~Dark Atheists~

Do you consider yourself to be a little more on the dark side. Do you feel alone in a world full of positive thinkers? Welcome all Goths, Punks, Atheistic Satanists and Freethinkers! For once dont be afraid to be you.

Location: Detroit,Michigan
Members: 42
Latest Activity: Apr 18

Welcome to Dark Atheists

I started this group because I was looking for a similar one and same as GOD it does not exist here on A/N lol. If you are sick of feeling left out for being dark and moody or hardcore and brash-then guess what your my new friend. I want this group to be one big place to vent about how annoying society is. Basically anything that expresses yourself like, darkness, things that are creepy, fav rock bands, poetry, vampires, movies, TV shows-whatevs. Just share- if it's interesting.  And Welcome!

Discussion Forum

Vindictive Obstructionism

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 2. 2 Replies

Paul Ryan assures his audience, “We’re not going to give up on destroying the healthcare system for the American people.”…Continue

Tags: government by vindictive obstructionism, slip of the tongue

Arch Villain Rise

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 23. 0 Replies

Alternate Facts? <sigh>  Yes, Folks we seem to have slipped into a flatland universe where an arch villain takes power. <Crazy Laughter>…Continue

Tags: Donald Trump as The Joker incarnate

Creative Coping with Climate Dread

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 13, 2016. 0 Replies

Davy Slenderass posted a song on Facebook, expressing himself on Climate Change. The refrain's main…Continue

Tags: song of climate despair

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 18, 2017 at 10:50pm

It's 11:33PM and I should have been asleep half a hour ago. But my head swirls with anger over politics. Read GOP Targets Trillion-Dollar Tax Break for Democratic States before coming to bed. Ryan wants us to pay federal taxes on the state taxes and local taxes we've already paid. So the billionaires can get even more tax breaks, those parasites who already send most of their income to tax shelters or use loopholes. Ever since the election I've felt attacked, and attacked and attacked, every damned day. I've struggled to write coherent letters to legislators this past week or more. My anger can not be contained in polite coherent  requests to the mostly-assholes who are destroying everything. Ryan wants to withhold federal funding and the PA GOP also wants to withhold state funding for sanctuary cities. Hey, they must have said, let's kill the most productive part of our economy because they're not mean enough. Let's deconstruct destroy our government and our cities, and create a US failed state, "It'll be great!"

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 19, 2017 at 9:17am

Trumpism is merely capitalism in its purest, most virulent form, signifying the collapse of all distinctions between life and death, between persons and things.  The millionaires and billionaires serving in Trump's Cabinet share his vision of the total dominion of capital over workers, animals, and the natural world.  That is why they want to obliterate the EPA and to deregulate Wall Street.  Like capitalism itself, which has no allegiances or values of its own, they are fundamentally nihilists. [emphasis mine]

Death Eaters Not Only Walk Among Us—Now They Occupy the White House

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 26, 2016 at 10:35am

Time to Get Crazy

Civilizations in the final stages of decay are dominated by elites out of touch with reality. Societies strain harder and harder to sustain the decadent opulence of the ruling class, even as it destroys the foundations of productivity and wealth.

Collective suicide is never factored into quarterly profit reports.

Chris Hedges

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 31, 2016 at 6:00pm

I agree, James, that our religious perspectives remain in layers. I've found introspection helpful when something like this bubbles to the surface. I'm keenly aware of human limits, particularly in interpreting reality through reason rather than out-of-control primitive brain responses. Thanks for your articulate and thoughtful comments.

To diverge ...

from a Robert Scribbler blog comment

Comment by James on August 16, 2016 at 8:56am

Even our religious past and superstitious beliefs and perspectives remain in some of the layers. While I think it is important to recognize the errors in religious thinking, it is important to keep in mind when dealing with the religious that you were once religious too and not fall into the trap of thinking all atheists were born being highly logical, rational beings. This is something we much learn to be and value. But let us not forget our humanness, what makes us vulnerable, prone to error. There is no reason why we cannot value reason and personal sentiment as long as they are in a healthy relation with one another. It's okay to be dark, but not lost in the dark. 

Comment by James on August 16, 2016 at 8:46am

I just wanted to comment that this is an interesting group to have here on Atheist Nexus. I think many individuals who come to conclude that atheism is for them have come from a long, difficult path, filled with a variety of experiences and emotions that have become an integral part of one's consciousness and concept of self. Each of us probably realize that we have layers in our mind that have been build up, layers that will always be there. We need to only understand them and integrate them into a better understanding of life, of what being human is, and move forward to a more integrated way of life. It is mostly about acceptance and understanding and not indulgence, which most people mistakenly assume, when they see "brooding". Emotion is an objective part of the human experience, and to ignore that is to be less knowledgeable about people. However, it is not at the top of my value system. But at the same I cannot ignore that they exist, that they are a part of my existence, and that they sometimes like to bubble up from where they normally dwell  Where it is cold and dark, within the depths of the abyss. One cannot simply wish them away or pretend they don't exist. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 12, 2016 at 11:55am

Thanks, Idaho Spud.  Nice to see you here.

Powerful music, James.

Comment by Idaho Spud on August 12, 2016 at 11:00am

Ruth, I like your cat that used to talk to itself, and the "Thank you for smoking" picture.  Funny stuff.

Comment by James on August 6, 2016 at 3:26pm
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