I am finally getting around to telling of how my atheism came to be. I guess it really did begin as a child. I must admit though that I have grown up in church surroundings and have not been an atheist all my life (or maybe I subconciously have been). I was christened as an infant in to the Catholic church, attended pre-school at a church, and have attended many churches growing up. I think I was more in love with the buildings and the architecture than god, or the idea of god. I think I just… Continue
In the movie Serenity, the preacher Shepherd Book asks the doubter Captain Reynolds:
"Why when I talk about faith, do you always assume I'm talking about God? "
I met a pair of singers recently who pulled a bait-and-switch on me, with the result that for the first time in my life, I have some sense of the positive value of faith. They started their set with songs from their youth on the usual song topics, romance and heartbreak. By the end of the set, their songs were… Continue
The purpose of this email is to make certain accusations against the Chinese government and my cry for help. Thank you for your time and your help will be highly appreciated.
Are you aware that the news you are watching is interlaced with Communist China's propaganda,as Communist China maps a realm of news with innocent lives?
Communist China is scheming a millennial terrorist activity by manipulating… Continue
Props to the Bad Astronomer for posting this amazing YouTube video. The steampunk style animation is gorgeous, depicting machines that evolve over the ages from clanking fishbots to torrid cyberpunk perfection.
It’s doubtful such a blatant commercial as this German one could be aired in the US. Not blatant because of the sexy fembot… blatant in its… Continue
Compared to some of the blogs and comments on AN and in other places across the internet, I'm a relatively newbie of a free thinker. I'm 53 years old and have only been free of religion for almost 3 years. I won't go into detail of my journey here as it's nothing monumental or fantastic. Let's just say that my hubby got me to thinking along those lines (we're both atheists now) and George Bush sealed the deal. Huh. Never thought I'd thank Georgie for anything...
The last day of freedom. Tomorrow I'll be back at health school, trying to get the bit of paper that says I'm qualified to do the job I've been doing for the past 12 years. Actually, it's long overdue but it was only in 2008 it became possible to get work experience credited and only take the theory part of the training. The other option has been to start again as a trainee on a trainee salary and spen 8 months in work experience as well as 6 months at school, so it's not so bad. I'll be… Continue
I found a video that put me over the edge last night. I tried to sleep on it, but it just made me so angry. islam is such a hypocritical lie. How dare they call themselves the religion of peace? See the picture of the little girl? She's 9. Does she look like she should be married? Does she look like she's ready for sex? NO. Freaking… Continue
Absolutely not. Atheism doesn't reflect something you are, it reflects something you are not. It is of no substance by itself. Not believing in something doesn't define who you are, just like not believing in fairies doesn't define who you are. Most people are "afairiest," in that they don't believe in fairies. Does your afairiesm define you? Of course not. Have you even heard of the term? Probably not, because it is as meaningless as the term atheism. We can… Continue
My wife's sixteen-year-old brother committed suicide on Saturday night. Apparently, he was upset because his girlfriend wouldn't kiss him and he hated the military school he was in (surely among other things). There is nothing that can prepare you for the horror of such a thing happening to someone really close to you.
Though there is nothing that can prepare you, there are definitely some things which some say in order to offer comfort which makes everything considerably worse! At the top… Continue
My post Atheist showdown… netted a number of comments and visits to the blog, as suggested in the comments I sent Morgan Mathew, the impetus behind Think Atheist some questions which he has kindly answered below.
Morgan can you give us a rundown on your road to Atheism(were you always an atheist)?
I was always an atheist, I just did not know it. My parents tried to get me baptized as a baby and found out quickly that the church wanted all kinds of money to get a… Continue
2001- $73 million
2008- $204 million
Grand Total: $1.5 Billion
Given the current state of affairs I pretty much place trust in an Abstinence program as mush as I do Wall Street. To Quote Ellen Goodman of the Boston Globe “Our national investment in abstinence-only may not be a scam on the scale of Bernie Madoff. But this industry has had standards for truth as loose as some mortgage lenders. It manufactures a product as ill-suited to the… Continue
Good day all, let me start by saying this is my first social networking site and first blog post of all time! I could only fight against the times for so long.
A little about myself: I've been an atheist since I was very young. I can't recall any one event that drove me to freeing myself from the bonds of the christian faith, but rather a long progression of little things that made me question and wonder. My family knows and has come to accept it over time, though I find myself in a… Continue
Tomorrow our semester starts back, which means I have to return to the classroom. It is always hard to go back after a semester break. For me the dread is not because of teaching - necessarily - but because of all the useless wastes of time that accompany a semester in term. Faculty meetings rise to the top of the hate list. Perhaps I'll do more blogging during faculty meetings this time around... I think that helps.
Anyway, this semester I'm teaching a course on the environment,… Continue
You may have heard of creationist attempts to silence critics on Youtbe by filing false DMCA claims.
Several youtube gurus , many of whom have experienced the immoral tactics of creationists, have banded together to pool their resources and subscribers together to fight this sort of behavior on youtube and to pressure youtube to do something about it.
Below is the video announcing the Channel, do yourself a favour and subscribe.
I find it impossible to sleep on a regular basis. It really helps if I have somebody to chat with! Anybody willing to talk intelligent atheist stuff (or any fuckin' random thing) with a lesbian in the middle of the night? Message me!