November 2018 Blog Posts (7)

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 Gervais

This galvanized the dormant muse in me & inspired me to type out the following free verse:

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OUR RAISON DETRE – A free verse

It’s a…

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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on November 19, 2018 at 12:46am — No Comments

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 would explain the missionary activities of various religions.

  There might be an additional grim aspect of the gods created by men:

   The believers who die in their name also increase…

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Added by Peter Kornis on November 16, 2018 at 8:56am — No Comments

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 night of the soul.” My dualistic battle became a daunting task to repeal-and-replace an obsolete worldview. My dualistic battlefield became a fierce insistent, persistent, consistent internal…

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Added by Al Wm Johnson on November 16, 2018 at 7:33am — No Comments

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWt25G7OqnA&lc=z23dtnpy5k30thmbc04t1aokgcpnpskls3li2f20qgvlbk0h00410  

Added by Compelledunbeliever on November 15, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

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 for loving other women, that it was somehow incumbent on them to attempt to correct this supposed flaw in their personalities. Also reminding me of this issue was…

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Added by Loren Miller on November 11, 2018 at 10:40am — 14 Comments

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfyIIngnMRQ&t=6s

Added by Compelledunbeliever on November 9, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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. Religions created farfetched opposing superbeings constantly in battle competing for the souls of us ordinary bone-blood humans. Unfortunately, many individuals pay homage to these outlandish…

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Added by Al Wm Johnson on November 2, 2018 at 7:05am — 3 Comments

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