Some updates on my literary musings as of late!
I wrote Swinish Herds and Pastafarians: Comedy as an Ideological Weapon for a classics publication titled eidolon. I also wrote A Materialist Conception of Identity based on habituation, and a couple of messages in…Continue
I'm an atheist. Have been since I stopped being agnostic when i was a teen. I went through a 2 week existential depression and realized, nope, don't believe and that was that. I literally cannot imagine what it is like to believe in supernaturalism never having experienced that with the exception of some dabbling with a ouiga board while a tween.
I'm not shy about my atheism. It's part of who I am and part of my philosophical development. And that's key = it's part of my…Continue
David Silverman is one of the most recognizable faces of atheism. Known for his appearances on FOX News and his in-your-face brand of atheism. Unfortunately, Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World could have been a much better manifesto if not for the small portions filled with assumptions and flawed cause and effect analysis. Nevertheless, it is a useful guide for integrating activism into the atheist movement.
While Silverman advocates…Continue
Please note this is an unedited first draft. it's really the only way i can get posts up. otherwise i start re-reading, re-writing, editing, and i never finish it and nothing gets put up. even if no one reads it, i need an online home for these ideas; i feel like they need to be shared, even in their roughest of stages. like my other blog posts, this will be edited, re-written, and…Continue
Atheists are a diverse bunch of people. There's no single set of beliefs or ideas that unite all atheists under a single banner. In fact, the only thing they have in common is that they don't believe in any deities.
This can make understanding the atheist community rather difficult for an outsider. Doesn't it make more sense to unite with people based on shared beliefs or identifying by what you are rather than what you are not? After all, it makes sense to start a…
Added by Joe Eversole on April 12, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
As I write this, I am enjoying a nice ice cold cola. You might call it a victory cola. Let me tell you why.
This afternoon I got into a very heated argument with a member of the ODOH concerning my licensure. During this exchange I told him that " his program was unconstitutional because of its requirement for the teaching of"religious history" of tattooing".…Continue
I've collected a complete list of major atheist events for this year. I've posted it here:
Enjoy! And of course feedback is welcome, either here or directly on the site.
Added by MT on January 23, 2013 at 5:35pm — No Comments
The following is the text of an email I just sent out. If you're interested in secular government - even if you don't live in West Virginia - you might be interested:
You may be aware that the Secular Coalition for America is working to set up a chapter in each state. Their stated purpose is to "bring together secular Americans in each state to influence government officials, legislation, and regulations." Having already succeeded in setting up chapters in several states, on…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Samuelson on October 19, 2012 at 9:43pm — No Comments
Gomorrah Magazine is the upcoming literary journal devoted to supporting a positive secular lifestyle. Written by atheists for atheists, the journal is for all you wonderful secularists who are actively working to make the world a better place. We are looking for timeless material beyond the banal drivel Facebook and YouTube are filled with. The form and content of the submissions is very open. We love the…Continue
Anita Sarkeesian's website is located here:
Feminist Frequency: Conversations with Pop Culture
Al Hirt * Java
String Quartet * The Great Gig in the Sky
Christian Bruhn * Ford Capri II
F Le Mur * Believe it or Kill Me 1
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 18, 2012 at 5:46pm — No Comments
This week, Jello Biafra discusses issues of import around the Columbine shootings.
Andy Loore * Drummer Bells
David Lynch * Crazy Clown Time
April Orchestra * Gellatine
Ariel Kalma * Trompe Vie
Roy Baker and the Gospel Tones * The Tornado Disasters
Bernard Lubat * Perdido…
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 5, 2012 at 8:51pm — No Comments
A bunch of people spammed me, and others on facebook, with teh Kony video…
I messaged each one of these people individually with stuff like:
I've been around the block. Because I have an obsession with knowing things I have learned things I wish I didn't know. Human ignorance and depravity are far deeper than the average person, whose head is stuck firmly in the sand, can even fathom. For every "good thing" there are a thousand opposites. I've learned things I cannot tell any other person for fear it would fuck up their head permanently, as mine has been.
I reject the notion of a creator because of the Hubble Deep…Continue
This is a cross-post from the Think Atheist site from around a week ago
Just moved to West Virginia. Among the standard frustrations of moving, I chose the occasion to read the local paper (thankfully online), and ran across this gem in the Letters to the Editor section: Jesus is the reason for a Christmas…Continue
Just posted this over at Think Atheist too:
CNN's iReport is asking the question, "[w]hat do the holidays mean to atheists, agnostics and nonbelievers?"
301 reports have been filed (as of…Continue
Google Plus (Google+) stirred up a controversy by deleting, wholesale, accounts created under pseudonyms instead of under real names. Google+ acknowledged their mistakes and is now formulating an official policy for naming conventions on their new social network.
There are legitimate reasons that users might need to use pseudonyms. The most obvious and crucial one is anonymity for political dissidents and social activists. Without that anonymity, activism can be too dangerous to…
House Bill 368 passed on April 7, now watch out for Senate Bill 0893. This bill is disguised as promoting critical thinking and scrutinizing scientific evidence, but in actuality is a classic creationist "Teach the Controversy" bill. Just wanted to make sure everyone was aware of this.
The bill, or at least I believe it to be the current version:http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB0893.pdf
Added by Cody Gaisser on April 13, 2011 at 9:13pm — No Comments
Yes, the classical definition simply means that you don't believe in a god.
Here's what I would like to see for the future, though:
-activism. A striving for equality and understanding.
I grew up surrounded by racism, class-ism, ableism, sexism, sizism, homophobia and a whole lot of other -ism's that are negative, and detrimental to society, by splitting it up into "us" and "them", and a lot of these are in religion, some are outside of it, but much of it, is…Continue
Added by pantagruel1 on February 3, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments