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~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: Jul 31

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!

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Us in Cars - Swallowed by Fire

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Sean Murphy Jun 20. 4 Replies

My iconic Anthropocene forest fire nightmare image had been those videos of people seeing fire all around the road as they drove frantically through smoke and shooting embers to escape. Like…Continue

Tags: entrapment, horror, forest fire, Climate Destabilization, Anthropocene

Us in Cars - Swallowed by Fire

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 20. 1 Reply

My iconic Anthropocene forest fire nightmare image had been those videos of people seeing fire all around the road as they drove frantically through smoke and shooting embers to escape. Like…Continue

Tags: entrapment, horror, forest fire, Climate Destabilization, Anthropocene

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

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 31, 2017 at 10:55am

Quiet, sunshine, and green tea

Not quite enough

today

to reassemble the jangling harsh fragments

of another Chaos President day

into some semblance of meaning.

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on July 10, 2017 at 8:18am
Over the past decades, our culture has gone apocalyptic with zombie movies and Mad Max dystopias, perhaps the collective result of displaced climate anxiety, and yet when it comes to contemplating real-world warming dangers, we suffer from an incredible failure of imagination. 

David Wallace-Wells

The Uninhabitable Earth

Comment by Grinning Cat on June 14, 2017 at 4:03pm

That's an important message: tRump isn't an aberration but an apotheosis... and there are more shocks to come in this corporate capture of our government and institutions.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 14, 2017 at 3:40pm

Shock Doctrine author Naomi Klein on constant-source-of-shock Trump :

So maybe the emotion beneath what some have been calling “shock” is really, more accurately, horror. Specifically, the horror of recognition that we feel when we read effective dystopian fiction or watch good dystopian films. All stories of this genre take current trends and follow them to their obvious conclusion—and then use that conclusion to hold up a mirror and ask: Do you like what you see? Do you really want to continue down this road? These nightmare futures are horrifying precisely because they’re not shocking—not a break with our underlying stories, but their fulfillment. I’ve come to believe that we should see America’s first nuclear-armed reality-TV president in a similar fashion: as dystopian fiction come to life. [emphasis mine]

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. 

 

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