The movie The Wizard of Oz, based off of L Frank Baum's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American classic. The story is also often used in social studies classes as an allegory to the Populist era of the late 1800s. Baum did not write Oz as an allegorical tale, but it fits quite well. The Wizard of Oz can also be used as an allegory to an Atheists shedding of religion and superstition, on the Atheist's road to self-discovery. I will use the…
Added by Eric Biggers (Show Me Skeptic) on June 22, 2015 at 2:29pm — No Comments
Axiological Atheism: Ethical/Value theory Reasoned and Moral argument driven atheism, anti-theism, anti-religionism, and secular humanism
As such axiological atheism’s ethically reasoned antitheism & antireligionism is constructive and pro-humanity. We who believe we are thinking rational, leading to opposition or hate of religion may that be limited to the nonfactual or oppressive ideology and not the people. Beyond…
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I will never allow ideas to be pushed without challenging them especially if they hold falsehood touted as facts. No, I do not have a bit of tolerance for bad arguments. I do not respect ideas I respect people. Ideas have no rights to exist.
The main subjects I go after are pseudoscience, pseudohistory and pseudomorality if they are not warranted by valid and reliable reason and evidence they likely can expect heavy opposition from me.
If I only provide ideas that hold valid…Continue
It seems my workplace has a never-ending fount of social no-no’s and religiously related eye rolling. This is something I kind of value about my job in a small Southern federal office in the Bible Belt. That attitude kind of bit me in the ass the other morning, and it took me a few days to process this because I…Continue
So, awhile back I’m sitting at a booth for the place I work at a largish regional conference. I’m the last guy on the planet that you want to be selling anything (trust me!), but the others are busy with an event of their own. Anyway, I’m sitting at the booth answering questions, handing out stuff, and just…Continue
Many Atheists consider themselves free thinkers, independent thinkers, rational thinkers, skeptical thinkers, and so on. Take your pick. They all mean essentially the same thing as far as I'm concerned. I tend to go with Skeptic myself, so I'll use that term to be inclusive of most of the atheist/humanist views for the purposes of this blog post. Despite our inclusivity claims, the skeptical movement is still principally a Boys Club. I'd even go so far as to say a White Boys Club.
Between the advent of engineered disease, and surreptitious attacks of mind boggling computer viruses that could potentially bring down banking systems globally, it would seem we need to look at everything we…Continue
"So, you're an atheist. What does that mean other than you think you are a gift to the world?"
"How can you call yourself an atheist and support abortion?"
"Atheist men tend to be misogynists."
"Where do you get the right to determine what is right or not? You're an…Continue
I wanted to write this post for quite some time. To preface, I have been an atheist for about 4 years and a vegan (someone who abstains from using animal products, for food or otherwise) for about 10 months. My change to veganism was not sudden (25 years as an omnivore.) But I feel as though my rational mind helped me break from the cultural norm. I feel as if there is a lot of evidence for why we should all become vegans (I've linked a few below.)
For me, I have always let…
I am quite sure you have been following my works of the free thought library, school plantations, Kasese Humanist Botanical Gardens and the past year major achievement of my school project purchasing its own land.
Plans are under way to mobilize resources to able me build classrooms. I have already put most of the vital materials like bricks, sand, murram and i am yet to get the remaining stuffs. a fundraiser is online to explain all about this and how to achieve…Continue
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The Pathfinders Project team are currently serving at KHPS where they are volunteering to teach children subjects Mathematics, English, Science, Computer skills and Humanist values. An article about them appeared on the Friendly Atheist Blog . Read out the article on the link…Continue
From my atheism blog http://tonyjordan37814.blogspot.com/
Nearly all believers in every religion make the claim that religion is good for societies, that belief in their particular God, whether it be Yahweh, Jesus, Allah, or the various gods of Hinduism, leads to unity, health, wealth, peace, and stability. But is this claim reflected by the facts of reality ? Consider the following:
Phil Zuckerman is a Professor of…
This is something I have had so many discussions about ever since I became an active atheist, and it puzzles me how so many people don't understand what it means to be an atheist. There are so many wrong - or at least not meaningful - definitions of atheism that I feel it is important to properly define exactly what you mean when you call yourself an atheist. To me, anyone who is not a theist is by definition an atheist. There is a single claim: A god or gods exist. If you are convinced that…Continue
Added by Fanghur1123 on June 17, 2013 at 1:07pm — No Comments
So, I have this old YouTube account, that I mostly use to dick about with, and I had a few old videos. Well, I decided to clean it out, and start doing videos again. It's using the webcam on my laptop so it may not be very good, but hey....it's a start right?
http://youtu.be/jkkxxBXnxu4 This is my video.
Added by Rachel Riley on May 25, 2013 at 1:05am — No Comments
I don't agree to religion. It proves to be a great hindrance for anyone who would like to make strides in progressing forward.
If you think that you need to belief in a deity and a constructed set of beliefs passed down from history to pave you a path for self-control, then you're one of those people very frail of mind...something that you straight-away deny from the very start.
Religion can and will be criticized for any problems and wrongs that it contains. To consider it as…Continue
I do all my blogging on google blogs. I don't know if any believers can even access Atheist Nexus to see what is posted here. But anyone, believer and non-believer alike, can see my atheism blog on google blogs. If anyone might possibly be interested in viewing my atheism blog here is the link to it.
No worries. It's not a rant against atheism. It is pro-atheism, as I am a confirmed…Continue
Added by Anthony Jordan on March 31, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments
19 year old Tunisian Amina Tyler, posted a topless photographs of herself on an International Feminist Activist Group FEMEN which had the slogan “my body belongs to me, and is not the source of anyone's honour” as a sign of protest for the freedom and rights of women in Tunisia, which itself is in a struggle for a survival of its own freedom.
This has already caught the attention of Islamist cleric Adel Almi, president of Al-Jamia Al-Li-Wassatia Tawia Wal-Islah, there in Tunisia, who…Continue
Being an Ex-Muslim and born of Pakistan, it sure brings with itself a barrage of problems, pressures, ridicule and a lot of threats, especially if you happen to be an atheist and are fighting for your right to be an apostate or stand and oppose religious beliefs.
If you happen to be born in a country that takes Islam as the forefront for law-making, rights and the way of life to be run in that country, then you're most likely stripped away with a great deal of freedom of choice,…
Coming from an Islamic country, where the majority comprises of Muslims, anything that a person questions or doubt about it is quickly shunned or shot down without leaving any room to justify your base of questioning.
Everytime you question the teachings and the contradictions associated with it, you're met with severe hostility, or ridiculed for your actions, and when you criticize it, you're faced with a lot of threats which leaves a person in a high state of depression as well…