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
This text was initially prepared under the title "An Atheist Critique of Pandeism" for inclusion in Pandeism: An Anthology, (John Hunt Publishing, 2016). The critique applies equally to creationism in general.
It will also be published as a free mini-ebook (4800 words) available at Amazon and other online booksellers. Announcement of publication will be made by the Reason Revolution on Twitter…
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I’m starting to wonder if it isn’t the fate of prominent atheists to end up with Christian apologists for spokesmen. Okay, I don’t literally believe in fate (either), but let’s just say the pattern is starting to look a little too common.
There is a lot of confusion about Humanism within the atheist community.
First, not everyone knows what it is. Those that do often think of it as a form of atheism. Some people think of Humanism as a nice way to say you are an atheist without triggering the negativity association with the word…Continue
I don't hide my Humanism. I have learned over the years of being out that I do harm by hiding my values. People want and need to learn about this secular philosophy, so every time we hide our humanism and talk about something else, we prevent these people from finding a philosophic home that will not only help them live better, but it will allow them to finally through off the last vestiges of religious thought.
There are a lot of different ways people come to Humanism. Some…
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If you can’t tell by my attached photo gallery, I absolutely love the horror and supernatural genres of entertainment. Alfred Hitchcock, Vincent Price, George Romero, Quentin Tarantino, Boris Karloff, and Peter Cushing? Cannot get enough. I love the macabre art inspired by all things dark and taboo. Little coffins decorated with favorite…Continue
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America, we have to stop the double standard being applied to Christianity. Just like in Islam, and even within Hinduism, you have your extremists. Still many Christians beg me not to judge the entirety of their religion, yet turn right around and…Continue
People become atheists for all sorts of reasons, but one of the more commonly cited reasons is that atheism is a rational and reasonable position to take based on the lack of evidence for the existence of any sort of god. However, it is not uncommon for religious believers to argue that atheism is somehow based on faith and is inherently irrational, presumably more so than standard religious beliefs. A recent example of an attempt to argue for the irrationality of atheism can be seen in…
Jesus take the wheel.
Jesus is Lord!
Y’all need Jesus!
Jesus on stationery.
Jesus on itty bitty gold crosses dangling from your mom’s neck.
Jesus on billboards.
I normally make an effort to go out of my way to avoid any news stories coming out of FOX news. I also do what I can to not bother responding to any discussion panels either. There is one draw that will get my attention, and keep it, in a FOX news article. Pastors, politics, and biblical scripture.…Continue
You know, I love mug shots where the perps have big grins on their faces. Specifically, the cat ate the canary kind of look. This week’s headlines managed to present one that couldn’t be missed, and dare I say, I think there are even twinkles in the eyes of these men. In the…Continue
Humanity can be so obstinate when it finds a cause to support. I deal with this stubborn natured characteristic all the time whenever I discuss politics, religion, or economics with the locals in my current home town. In particular, my next door neighbor Chuck epitomizes the title of this article in the very literal sense. Yes, this man has said to me…Continue
Earlier this week, I received one of my usual spammy job listings emails. You know, the head hunter types that have job potentials to check out since my “skill set matches what the employer is looking for.” Naturally, I never look at such emails because I am completely satisfied working for the postal…Continue
Anthropocentric argument for atheism:
Axiological (or constructive) atheism favors humanity as the absolute source of ethics and values, and permits individuals to resolve moral problems without resorting to gOD. Marx, Nietzsche, Sartre and Freud all used this argument to some extent to convey messages of liberation, full-development, and unfettered happiness.
(This quote is taken from: Atheism - By Branch / Doctrine - The Basics of Philosophy)…Continue
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Axiological atheism takes a very strong and not particularly sympathetic line toward gODs. Axiological atheism goes beyond the daunting dictum that "gOD is dead" to add "And good riddance too." Axiological atheism stance is that of the person who says " I just can't think of any sort of being worthy of the name of gOD whose existence I would be prepared to welcome."
(This quote is taken from the pro-religion book: "Issues in the Philosophy of Religion")
Axiological atheism does…Continue
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What do you do as an atheist when a child asks about gOD?
I think authenticity with children is best, just like all people. I see this the same as when a child asks about gay.
What I do is simply say what I think not that it is how everyone else sees things. I am a more extreme atheist then most atheists and I tell them that to. I say I am atheist reject all gods as fake and reject all religions as untrue as well. I say this is only how I see it others are…Continue
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I hear the beloved atheist saying again and again, "you just have to read the bible to become an atheist" or some version of that saying. If this where true we would already have less Christianity for even though lots of Christians don't read the bible all the way, lots do and justify all manner of illogic, injustice, insanity, violence, rape, slavery and murder. Likewise I don't value this saying much because I think lacks universal truth. I can agree it could help some thinking Christians…Continue