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Richard Dawkins Book Signing

Richard Dawkins is a well known atheist who has written many books, namely The God Delusion. So when he came to Atlanta this past Easter Sunday for a speech and book signing I knew I had to be there. It was the annual American Atheist National Convention that Richard Dawkins blessed us with his presence. His speech was exceptional.



Quote mining became a new topic of discussion this time around. A new term, the quote mining index, indicate how often a quote will be mined out of… Continue

Added by Frank Zappa on April 18, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

RR

We have two and maybe three groups forming for recovering from religion. We would like to spread the word and get at least a dozen groups going over the next month or so. If you are interested in facilitating a group in your area, take a look at the website, guidelines and other resources and let me know. I will help you get started. www.recoveringreligionists.com

Added by Darrel Ray on April 18, 2009 at 4:48pm — No Comments

10 Answers from an Atheist (Part 2/2) from Check Your Premises

Part 2



6. Meaning



In the atheist worldview we are products of time, chance, and blind forces - there is no objective meaning and value to our human existence. Yet our deepest longing is for our lives to count for something. We intuitively know that humans have rights and dignity.

Does life really have no point other than what you pretend for your…
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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 18, 2009 at 10:10am — No Comments

Rationalism

Rationalism- the practice and promotion of reason above all else;

rejection of religion on the grounds that it is illogical.


All over the world, people are seen chanting prayers, whispering pleas, joining their hands and staring up at the sky. They are against the realization of the futility of this act, of the actual waste of time. In all, an average god-fearing man probably wastes half his life just murmuring prayers. To turn to an illusion and live your life deluded is no… Continue

Added by Ananya Ray on April 18, 2009 at 9:32am — 5 Comments

America, Snake Oil and a Christian Nation? ... Hello??

Those who know me are aware I'm the creative type. I am a musician and composer but more over, a skeptic! I am a skeptic on paranormal and/or supernatural claims as I do not believe in psychics, ghosts, superstitions, medical quackery, the occult, witchcraft, voodoo, bigfoot, ufos' or any other such fraudulent bullshit! I am not buying snake oil from any snake oil salesman in the near or distant future.



I am also an atheist! I don't believe in gods of any kind… Continue

Added by Frank Stratton on April 18, 2009 at 7:48am — No Comments

Clarity

It has been said that “clarity is the enemy of wonder.”I disagree. In fact, I think just the opposite. Looking through the view finder of a camera causes you to scrutinize

the world around you in very small pieces. Do that long

enough and you begin to get a sense of how these pieces

fit together. There is a profound elegance to the simple logic

behind it all when seen through eyes unclouded by superstition and irrational “faith”.

Elaborate religious dogma and deep…
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Added by Stephen Van Tuyl on April 18, 2009 at 12:28am — 1 Comment

That Person Hates You!

If you think about it, you do know the people in your life who really like you. People who hate you will actually be nicer to you! For example, if you work with someone who really doesn't like you, and they don't want you to know it, they'll pour the bullshit on a little more. It's like "Hey! Did you get a hair cut? ... You look good! ... You look sharp!". They will always over compensate!



If you think about the people you secretly hate, but they don't know you hate… Continue

Added by Frank Stratton on April 17, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Post- American Atheists Convention 2009

One of the things that Dawkins spoke about at the convention (for those who weren't able to go) was the interview he had with Ben Stein and how he took what he said to falsely prove his point and hold it against him. A very small part of the interview appeared on Glenn Beck. Whether or not Glenn Beck knew about the true contents of the interview, Glenn Beck was still critical of atheists on his show and pretty much made fun of Dawkins.



My dad is a very avid listener of Glenn Beck and… Continue

Added by Gnome Magic on April 17, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Correcting Misperceptions About Libertarianism

As posted on the Richard Dawkins forums.
When I joined this "clear-thinking oasis" late last year, I was shocked to see such strong negative reactions to those of us advocating a libertarian position. The first couple incarnations of "How Bad is Socialism Anyway?" are rife with personal attacks triggered by nothing more than a statement of a political belief.



The more I involved myself in the… Continue

Added by Matthew Orlando on April 17, 2009 at 11:49am — 3 Comments

Introducing Atheist Nexus Member: Nate Phelps

westboro If you attended 2009 American Atheist Convention, you were obviously moved by the incredible speech of Nate Phelps. If you are not familiar with Nate, he is the estranged son of the Pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps (Godhatesfags.com).

I am honored to annouce that Nate has chosen…

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Added by Richard Haynes on April 17, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

President Barack Obama

Is President Barack Obama America's first Jewish President?
Is President Barack Obama America's first Pharaoh?
Will Barack Obama become the second coming of Osiris, the Egyptian Sun-God?
Could Barack Obama, as President of the United States become the reincarnated Osiris?

Added by Carrol Ray Pugh on April 17, 2009 at 3:27am — No Comments

My Blog

Hello guys, i wanna share my Blog where i discussed about God, Science, Happiness and money:

http://theven2.blogspot.com/search/label/INTRODUCTION

Added by edwin on April 17, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

My Introduction and History

Hello out there. I'm feeling a bit shy. Is it weird that I am actually more shy around atheists than christians?



Maybe it's because to me, other hardcore atheists are a bit of a rarity. Most of the people I know who are non christian are either pagan or agnostic. I'm not sure how I managed it but I have ended up with a boyfriend and a roommate who are both very strong atheists, though neither are what I would call "militant." I am probably the most dedicated of the three of us in… Continue

Added by Tak G. on April 16, 2009 at 10:06pm — 1 Comment

Recovering from Religion

I just announced today the Recovering from Religion initiative. See the video announcement on my channel on youtube (damon132) and this website. I had hardly posted the video and I had several people commenting and contacting me. That is so encouraging. What is needed are some people across the country (or world) to become facilitators of a group in your area. Here is the meetup page we… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on April 16, 2009 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Tonight @ 8PM ET. UFOs, Ghosts, and the Rising God with Chris Hallquist

Chris Hallquist will be our guest to discuss his book, UFOs, Ghosts, and the Rising God. Chris is a contributor at the Secular Web where he has written a critique of William Lane Craig's Reasonable Faith.

You can check out his work at http://www.uncrediblehallq.net or at the Secular Web.



Call in Toll Free: 888-503-0802 or

Visit blogtalkradio and click the push to talk button.



Click here to listen… Continue

Added by Reginald Finley Sr on April 16, 2009 at 6:24pm — No Comments

More christians trying to talk for everyone.

Obama's tries to include everyone, and once again christians think they are everyone. This is why I hate right-wing nut christians!

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The stupid, it's making my brain hurt!

Added by vivian on April 16, 2009 at 3:58pm — 1 Comment

Amazon Tribe is a True Atheist Society; No Gods, No Conversions

An Amazon tribe converts the missionary



Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle Daniel L. Everett Pantheon





The Pirahã are the "Show me!" tribe of the Brazilian Amazon. They don't bother with fiction or tall tales or even oral history. They have little art. They don't have a creation myth and don't want one. If they can't see it, hear it,…
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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 16, 2009 at 2:27pm — 4 Comments

Another Day in Small-town Arkansas

I just had an experience that I have a strong need to share with whomever feels like reading it. I manage a small business in a very small town. During the average day I deal with all sorts of people. Just a while ago, an older gentleman came in and obviously needed someone to talk to. He stood in my store and had a very normal conversation about his time in the Marine Corp and how different things are with the military today.



The conversation was going on just as any average… Continue

Added by Razrback11 on April 16, 2009 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Zion Births

[The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book Exodus from Zion. Once the manuscript is completed, I'll be making an announcement if anyone would like to purchase a copy of the published book.]



Each birth was different, but births were always the same. A phone call. A scramble to pack up Bible, oils, and grandkids. My older brother and sister were attending public school the year the baby ministry was at its zenith. So I would go with Giggy, with my coloring book… Continue

Added by Angie Jackson on April 16, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Jesus missing from Obamas Georgetown Speech

Here is the article

I think its good they did that there should be a separation of church and state and Obama clearly represents State and if there is a symbol there it will appear that he represents that and as a country where we can worship whomever throwing Jesus in everyones face is offensive

Added by Kianna on April 16, 2009 at 1:20pm — 11 Comments

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