In the US, when people mention the word Libertarian, I think of Ayn Rand, …and have to fight a gag response. This to me is usually a neo-liberal/right wing/anarcho-capitalist simplification.
But, this is all relative, the word libertarian (small "L") meant an entirely different thing to my father, who also equated it with a strong sense of socially responsible governance as a means to achieve a greater good. Conservatives like to tout their "fiscally conservative" positions,… Continue
Added by Richard ∑wald on February 27, 2012 at 8:00am —
Added by Mule Breath on December 28, 2011 at 1:00pm —
Before I start on my rant, I do want to say that I admire and respect those who took the initiative to take on such a major venture that is, in my opinion, a historic turning point.
It is a necessary and important step.
Kudos to them, even if I don’t agree with the name of the party.…
Added by Trance Gemini on November 21, 2011 at 5:30am —
- IN GOD WE TRUST - This religious display is quite appropriate and didn't need an act of Congress to do.
I'm an Atheist, but I like most Theists. Really, I do. Admittedly I don't agree with them, but I'm also… Continue
Added by Omnipotent Poobah on November 1, 2011 at 4:55pm —
I'm looking for some input here.
As you can tell from previous posts, over the last year I've been divorcing my increasingly fundamentalist wife who was homeschooling my two children and unintentionally sabotaging their chances at a normal childhood/adulthood. I've been married for 17+ years, since my (very) early 20s. It wasn't a great marriage. It was ok. At first. Theologically neither of us were very passionate in the beginning. As I think on my past more I realize I… Continue
Added by Dr. Cowboy on September 30, 2011 at 12:56am —
One man’s immorality is another man’s religion, even if the immorality of that religion is pointed out by atheists. It’s common for religious adherents to sometimes act immorally – and sometimes hypocritical – despite what their religions supposedly teach. The same is true for atheists and what they believe. People…
Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 16, 2011 at 8:19pm —
Disclaimer: The Omnipotent Poobah, aka Jack Koeneman, is a former Christian turned atheist. He has nothing against most theists and respects their beliefs – up to the point where they step on his.
I have dozens of theist friends. Our discussions are generally polite and lean toward the relative merits of atheist and theist beliefs, not mundane secular topics like religious tax breaks. But with the hew and cry over…
Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 10, 2011 at 3:37pm —
Disclaimer: I'm a former Christian who is now an atheist. I have nothing against most theists and respect their beliefs - up to the point where they step on mine. However, even in my Christian days I would've been appalled by the hubris of this plan.
I'm overjoyed so many religious people are so protective of my soul that they insist upon preaching to me at every… Continue
Added by Omnipotent Poobah on August 31, 2011 at 6:16pm —
I will be chronicling my conversations with those who appear to be unaware of social awareness, and quite surprisingly, comfortable with our current system of administration thank you very much!
Behold, the masses (Their identities shall be concealed for their own protection):…
Added by Evil For All Time on June 25, 2011 at 8:06am —
Added by Michel-Camille Bordeau on May 27, 2011 at 9:32am —
Written primarily for my Christian friends that don't understand why I would walk away from their faith...
Added by Sean Asbury on May 24, 2011 at 8:50pm —
is my new radio station. I will be discussing what comes to mind Normally about religion and i will take live calls as well, anyone is free to call.
Call in number to speak with the host
Added by George hawkins on May 18, 2011 at 2:30am —
I just want to say, throughout this, I talk about mostly about the Christian religion since that is the one I researched the most. Continue
So, lets cover the basics of religion. Now, I understand that people WAY back then would believe such things as a sun god, a moon god sky god etc. They didn't have modern science. So, they just made up certain stories. Many people from different cultures made up there own gods (well, Christians just picked certain things from other religions and…
Added by Aaron B. on April 28, 2011 at 3:26pm —
Ali is four and goes to preschool. It's a half day program. Part of my daily routine when I'm playing
Responsible Dad Guy is to drop her off and pick her up. I passed the school library and there was a display of kiddy Easter books. I did a double take. Did I just see what I thought I saw?… Continue
Added by Andrew Hall on April 24, 2011 at 8:07am —
There's a new addition to our toolkit: THAT PLAY ABOUT ATHEISM, a funny 3 act play now available on… Continue
Added by Mark Friedman on April 16, 2011 at 4:59pm —
“I am a husband, a father of four. I volunteer hundreds of hours at our local high school. I donate to charities. I work as a civil servant defending our country against those that would do… Continue
Added by Sean Asbury on March 27, 2011 at 3:52pm —
If you want to help little old women cross the street, you don't exactly need training. You just gotta have a good heart, a friendly attitude and willingness to engage people. CONTINUE...
Added by FeminAtheist Mumbo Jumbo on March 19, 2011 at 10:10pm —
"Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis. The whole thing is so patently infantile, so foreign to reality, that to anyone with a friendly attitude to humanity it is painful to think that the great majority of mortals will never be able to rise above this view of life." – Sigmund Freud
Professing dogmatic faith in popular superstitions and ancient myths handed down by our primal… Continue
Added by Adebowale Ojowuro on March 14, 2011 at 4:29pm —
Atheists need a gang sign. Gangs, regardless of their business endeavors, have it right : a simple hand gesture that identifies members. No questions needed. Someone flashes you the sign they’re in the same club. I was in a fraternity as an undergraduate (I prefer to think of it as a charitable… Continue
Added by Andrew Hall on March 3, 2011 at 8:48pm —
In my last blog, ‘My Story’ I had mentioned the misconceptions of Atheists and said that this was a topic for another day. Well, today I will talk about this topic, and why it’s important to me to rid society of these stigmas, and why in fact(in my opinion) these misconceptions exist at all.
How do any group of people get misunderstood or labeled as ‘bad’? It can stem from a number of things and really isn’t… Continue
Added by Mark Bundy on February 22, 2011 at 1:30pm —