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  • My maiden attempt at poetry

    Some time ago I saw this quote:"It’s a strange myth that atheists have nothing to live for. It’s the opposite. We have nothing to die for. We have everything to live for" --- Ricky GervaisThis galvanized the dormant muse in me & inspired me to type out the following free…

    By V.N.K.Kumar

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  • Gods created by man

    I first learned this idea from Neil Gaiman's books of which I am a fan. According to his books (see American Gods) , once a god loses his flock of believers, he (or she) loses his powers and then he vanishes. Following this logic, any deity is interested in growing its number of believers. This…

    By Peter Kornis

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  • Profound Belief

    In the Prologue of my book, I wrote in my mid-twenties there ignited in me an intense battle centered around a childhood supernatural worldview, and building a definitional worldview that I could live by. This dualistic battle amounted to my gethsemane, or my own noche oscura del alma ---> “dark…

    By Al Wm Johnson

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  • Hypnagogic Hallucinations and the Argument from personal experience.

    I hallucinate every day. This is a more interesting hallucination I had that reoccured. This is the reason that I do not buy into the argument from personal experience.…

    By Compelledunbeliever

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  • Conversion Therapy, Revisited

    I am FURIOUS … again. With the advent of the new film, Boy Erased, and renewed attention to the “business” of conversion therapy, I am reminded once again of the arrogance displayed by the evangelical Christian community in thinking that, because Yahweh condemned men for loving other men and women…

    By Loren Miller

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  • What happens when you come out and grow on <a href="http://atheistnexus.org">http://atheistnexus.org</a>.

     I would like to thank everyone here on Atheist Nexus! This was the first atheist community I felt comfortable with. As a result I have not only come out here but have grown into an activist. Here is a short intorduction to my YouTube channel that would not havve happened if it was not for YOU!…

    By Compelledunbeliever

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  • Saints vs. Sinners

    Dualistic religions preach about saints and sinners. We have sanctimonious preachers who appear to enjoy ranting about the raining down of fire from Heaven on us earthly sinners. Dualistic religions introduced the supernatural forces of saints and devils, and good angels competing with bad angels.…

    By Al Wm Johnson

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  • White Supremacism, Trump, and the Future of Civility

    The “new normal” becomes yet more virulent. On Saturday, 27 October, 2018, a gunman entered the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and opened fire, killing 11 of the congregants. Four police officers were also wounded when they responded to the incident before the assailant was…

    By Loren Miller

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  • In God's Image

    Religion's spirit-body split has produced many dualistic divivions like Hell and Heaven. Hell (fictional dystopia) is ostensibly the realm of the damned. Heaven (fictional utopia) is supposedly the realm of the saved. Many religions have their laudatory chosen few destined to go to Heaven (the…

    By Al Wm Johnson

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  • Bipolar God

    Gulley and Mulhollan refer to the dualistic "fear-based and heaven earning religions." (2004) Dualism has been involved in Abrahamic religions from the start and has led to a “theology of separation.” (Walsch, 2005) Propagandistic fear-based religions contribute to shame, guilt, anxiety, mistrust,…

    By Al Wm Johnson

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