Hi everyone! It is good to be here with like-minded people. As an atheist for 25 years, I am finally becoming increasingly active in this cause. I believe in the advancement of humanity. Religion, I feel, suppresses this.
This time of year, outside of "easter," truly concerns me. The hypocrisy, commercialism, consumerism, and religious thumping bring out the worst and most annoying of even the slightest religious. Why does "charity" increase only during this holiday? Doesn't these… Continue
Added by sjtoupin on December 20, 2008 at 2:20pm —
I haven't dated anyone in a year or so. Maybe this is causing my mom to think my gay is over or something. But really I doubt it, she's just totally delusional. This isn't the first time her or anyone in my family has made comments like this. Ok so..
Me: *waves a hand at the open door and says "smoky" because the neighbor is burning leaves again*
Me: It's smoky. Can I close the door?
Mom: Hahaha! I thought there was some guy out there and you were saying oooh… Continue
Added by Krista on December 20, 2008 at 11:03am —
i asked brother richard why the hell did the surey need to know anyones sexual oriantation , this is what his reply was ,
Brother Richard has sent you a message on Atheist Nexus.
Hey, thanks for the question. One of the primary purposes for the survey is comparing "coming out" atheist with "coming out" gay. This is the only reason for such questions.
SO i ask again why and what the hell does that have to do with atheism,?
am i the only one that finds… Continue
Added by michelliberty on December 20, 2008 at 10:09am —
why the hell would any survey dwell so much on you sexual orientation , if there any gay people in this place what the hell does it matter if there strait ,bi or into rubber dolls , i guess he just looking around for some dirt on atheists.
Added by michelliberty on December 20, 2008 at 9:04am —
what the hell is this survey ,its so transparent that this guys is trying ti make us say yes we some how think there is some thing supernatural out there , or at he very least that atheist are gay , lol what a jack ass , this sucks that some one can put some a survey up and spoil this otherwise great site , hey dude take your survey and shove it up your god loving assss, he says he is an exbeliever , i think he is a believer trying to recruit .
Added by michelliberty on December 20, 2008 at 9:00am —
AAI is finally on myspace.
Please, add to your friends list and spread the word.
Added by V1ktor on December 19, 2008 at 8:50pm —
I look at my search engine results quite a bit and have noticed that several people find my blog by typing in the phrase, “How to come out as an atheist” so I’ve decided to write a bit from my own experience for those who are seeking inspiration.
Step One: Realize you’re an atheist. This may seem to be a given but for the longest time people will have the knowledge that they don’t believe in a god and still label themselves otherwise. You’re an atheist. If you can’t share this with… Continue
Added by Kate Holden on December 19, 2008 at 8:31pm —
Originally posted on my personal blag, re-posted here.
We are all very excited about the upcoming holidays. Our presents are packed (and most of them shipped / delivered), the tree and lights are up and decorated, we've made cookies, and we've dove headfirst into the Winter Season media: The Grinch, Bing Crosby, Ultra Lounge, Muppet Christmas, etc.
The thing is, although all of this looks like the holiday we commonly… Continue
Added by Aaron on December 19, 2008 at 8:27pm —
I just finished a blog post on RationalityNow.com about a letter to the editor that I read in the CantonRep.com news site. The author has an issue with the Freedom From Religion Foundation's "Imagine No Religion" billboard in Canton, Ohio and tried to use logic to refute statements made by Annie Laurie Gaylor. He was also making statements that blatantly showed his lack of understanding of the difference between protecting the First Amendment and protesting God.
In my longest blog… Continue
Added by Dan Gilbert on December 19, 2008 at 8:09pm —
[Cross-posted on Artificial Habitat
, including links (which I haven't embedded here) and a selection of photographs from the Natural History Museum]
Yesterday (Thursday 18th) was my birthday. What better way to celebrate than attending a godless Christmas show in London (along with a visit to the Natural History Museum and over 4 hours of walking around London)!
Comedian Robin Ince was inspired by an encounter with the… Continue
Added by Andrew on December 19, 2008 at 7:30pm —
This is my guilty pleasure:
Added by Kevin on December 19, 2008 at 7:23pm —
Good Waffles!? What the fuck is wrong with these people!
I'm sitting in my living room, cold because I'm too lazy to start the fire (leaving in an hour anyway) and I am streaming Air America Minnesota (airamericaminnesota.com, if you're so inclined, put in a MN zip code, like 55404 for instance), and they have news breaks by CNN at the top of the hour every hour.
This whole day, at least a solid minute of these have been devoted to the "finding" of Caylee Anthony.
Yes, the… Continue
Added by Kevin on December 19, 2008 at 6:12pm —
I sometimes pick up christian magazines that my parents have laying around the house and flip through, reading any articles that seem interesting (know your enemy, right? ha.) and December's issue of Christianity Today has a depiction of Scrooge on it, hoarding his money. The article is something like "Christian Scrooges, why people aren't tything more". Right away I said out loud, "What does Scrooge have to do with tything? That doesn't make any sense." Sister is behind me making Oreo balls… Continue
Added by Krista on December 19, 2008 at 5:57pm —
Don't you love it when you can turn the tables on religious hypocrites? It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to be able to calmly tell them they are doing the whole christian thing wrong.
I wrote about it in more detail at Heaving Dead… Continue
Added by Neece on December 19, 2008 at 5:44pm —
Are you tired of Christmas, the winter celebration hijacked by the cult of the zombie Jezuz? Of course you are but the real
reason for the season, the winter solstice, occurs on Sunday, Dec 21 at 12:04 UTC (7:04am ET).
If you're looking for an alternate way to celebrate the "rebirth of the sun", here (from wikipedia
) is a sampling of other winter customs.
Mummer's Day (Celtic, Cornish)
, or… Continue
Added by Father Nature on December 19, 2008 at 5:44pm —
This is so beatiful I just have to re-post it so I won't loose it eventually.
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C would be Judaism
- it's old and restrictive, but most of the world is familiar with its laws and respects them. The catch is, you can't convert into it - you're either… Continue
Added by G.P.Plascencia on December 19, 2008 at 4:00pm —
I am now one with the Nexus!
If anyone's listening, feel free to visit State of Protest
and let me know what you think, if you have any advice, criticisms, etc.
Added by State of Protest on December 19, 2008 at 3:00pm —
I was never raised religious. My family was "officially" some kind of non-specific Christian though we never attended church and my mother subscribed more to a vague new-age type of spirituality. When I asked "why" questions, I was mostly given the actual, scientific answer.
So I have always held largely the same beliefs. When I was young I was very interested in stories of the supernatural and strange mysteries and perhaps even wished for such things to be real, but I've become much… Continue
Added by MP Lockwood on December 19, 2008 at 12:59pm —
I figured this would probably be the best way to say hello and introduce myself a bit better. After many a bashful months, were I mulled over the idea of joining this site, I finally took the plunge. I had followed the discussions about AN on PZ Myers site and simply waited to hear any other news. Now, curiosity has the better of me and since I really can't stand MySpace and FaceBook, I came here.
K. E. Taylor is the name and I'm a former member of the US Coast Guard, current… Continue
Added by K. E. Taylor on December 19, 2008 at 11:42am —
this popped up as recommended viewing on youtube.
it's title was "if you want to stay an atheist, don't watch this."
oh. how provocative. christian propaganda for other christians.
some joke of a video on youtube will make me "see the light."
i guess i was bored, so i actually clicked the link. from the first 10 seconds i was already cringing. it's like a bad train wreck, you have to keep looking but you know you shouldn't.
it's so sad, not only… Continue
Added by markystar on December 19, 2008 at 11:16am —