So I open my digital copy of the Cleveland Plain Dealer the other day (3 July, 2019), and after passing the first couple pages, what do I get confronted with on Page A5 but the following:
The text that followed was pretty predictable: quotes from founding fathers, congressmen (no congresswomen, I noted!), Supreme Court justices and some other…
The Universities and Colleges I am going to list here are actually Buddhist. I did a little investigating and turns out that Buddhism is Atheistic! The only problem is that there aren’t that many out there in the United States. But other than that let me start listing them and I will put locations and links next to them and so here they are!
Dharma Realm Buddhist University- California - https://www.drbu.edu
13 June, 2019
Congresswoman Nancy Patricia Pelosi
Longworth House Office Building
15 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Congresswoman Pelosi:
For the past not quite two and one half years, we have watched the presidency of Donald Trump unfold, entirely too often with the pattern of undoing, controverting or negating standards of operation or behavior which virtually any other occupant of the Oval Office would treat as sacrosanct. He…
Samwell Tarly: Why just us? We represent all the great houses, but whoever we choose, he won't just rule over lords and ladies. Maybe the decision about what's best for everyone should be left to ... well ... everyone.
The war in Westeros is over. King’s Landing has been wrested from the hands of House Lannister. As Game of Thrones wound down toward its end and a council is assembled to choose a new king or queen, perhaps the saddest part of this…
This one is for you, ladies. You know all those years you have struggled to become equal in the world. Voting, wages, and so on... well, you were going against God's word. So if you are Christian, and believe in the Bible, either get out of the church or become…Continue
Ever hear the one about the Arab and the camel? Well, the short version goes like this:
An Arab is in his tiny tent in the desert while his camel is tethered outside. It's a cold night and the camel asks the Arab if he can stick his nose in the tent to warm it. The Arab assents ... but then the camel's ears are cold, and then his neck, then his hump ... and the next thing you know, the camel is in the tent and the Arab is out in the cold.
I submit that something…
Today is another National Day of Prayer, a day when all Americans are supposed to talk to their imaginary friend (who never answers). The President, like his predecessors, shamelessly merges church and state and reaffirms, for the world to see, that we are still a nation awash in religiosity, still clinging to the notion that our imaginary friend hears it all, will somehow will be affected by the prayers, and change his immutable plan to grant every one of the zillion wishes that come his…Continue
Happy Birthday '19
You can't Print that I AM the Creator you Bloody dumb Fucks
Oy! the CIA leaked to MI6 where Baptist JOHN and Christ JESUS hid...…
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[I thought this was worth re-posting on this very special day, especially since some fellow heretics may not have seen it. Hope you agree.]
“In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade…
On the Avenue, Fifth Avenue, photographers will snap us
And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure…”
“They tried to nail him down, but he…Continue
It took a while after The Thinking Atheist premiered on the internet before its host, Seth Andrews, was willing to talk about the impact that his atheism had on his family and his relationship with them. His parents, being theologians and deeply rooted in their belief, were never going to take the news well, but what made it worse for Seth was their apparently unceasing attempts to woo him back to the fold. What I suspect they have no understanding of is that, once the blinkers have been…Continue
The other day I went to my daughter’s mechatronics engineering lecture (ok, I do weird things to pass the time). I wanted to see what changes there have been over the years and to recapture some of my youthful memories. The lecture was about electrical engineering techniques for analysing circuits (eg Thevenin & Norton equivalent circuits, substitution, mesh analysis, etc) – memories flowed back like there was no tomorrow. And I realised, nothing had changed. The ratio of 4 females in a…Continue
Over the years I have had to unlearn a lot of things I had learnt and relearn ways of making my life meaningful in this godless universe. From being a theist to becoming an atheist and morphing into a secular humanist, I gained a lot of self-reliance and self-confidence, but there is that lurking feeling of missing something that was once so satisfying.
1. I MISS BELIEVING THAT SOMEONE IS ALWAYS THERE
Loneliness is probably the most central struggle of human…Continue
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Friendly Helpers For Those Expatriating?
If anyone outside the USA has possible job leads for persons wanting to expatriate, I would be grateful for friendly voices and tips.
I don’t mean to “cry wolf” because it is not literally bad enough here in the US to need the protection of legal sanctuary.
But some folk (I’m one of them) have a suspicion it will become quite bad in upcoming years. I can speak some Spanish, German, and French, but not yet…Continue
The Word ‘Truth’
Has the word ‘truth’ been fully and completely co-opted? In my view the answer is yes. Words such as accuracy and correctness must be used now to convey something the word truth used to still convey as recently as 30 years ago.
It seems the word truth was being corrupted and co-opted generations earlier however. Superman fought “for truth, justice, and the American way” as though a non-earth-born life form would,…Continue
[Quick edit: my blog could make it seem I recently became an atheist. Really it's been somewhere between 7 and 20 years. The lower number reflects how long I've said "I'm an atheist." The higher number reflects how long I've said, "by nearly every definition I'm an atheist, so I'm probably an atheist."
I think the hedging language tends to be a normal part of the development of an overt atheist from a covert atheist.]
Atheism to me is more of a beginning than an…Continue
Here is an outline of my religious history, to give some background to my blog posts for anyone who wants it:
I was born in 1970 in Western New York and baptized Catholic as an infant. My mother was Catholic and wanted everyone in the family to be baptized into that church. I never liked it or believed in it much, and by age twelve I told her, "Mom, there is no god. I am an atheist." She accepted it kindly.
In 1996, a non-denominational church full of people who…Continue
I have been a member of Atheist Nexus for a few years now, but have never posted a blog post until now. I joined several atheist forums and groups around the same time back when I joined this one, and have not gone back to them all to follow up.
I have always wanted to reach believers, especially since being a devoted Christian for 12 years myself and realizing the damage it did, as well as how easy it was to fall for it, even for someone like me who considers himself…Continue
The Bonobo and the Atheist - https://theautarkist.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/the-bonobo-and-the-atheist-book-review/
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Living in Bedford Heights has been markedly enjoyable for the nine years since my wife and I moved here. It’s quiet, the neighbors are terrific, the town is well kept with excellent city services, and I really can’t think of a single negative to register. I doubt it would rate as a utopia, but it’ll do until utopia comes along.
One of the items we get from the city on a yearly basis is a calendar, which mostly outlines city events, council meetings and the like. Up until this…