All Blog Posts Tagged 'atheism' (537)

Atheism and meaning

If you're an atheist, you've heard it before. How can life have meaning and purpose if there is no god? Most people who believe in a god also believe that such god has a higher purpose of some kind. Maybe your god has a higher purpose especially for you - he specifically put you on this planet to accomplish X. Maybe he has a plan - he let you survive that horrific car accident with merely scratches because it's his plan. Maybe he is everything and everything is him - but you're still working… Continue

Added by Ziztur on April 10, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Atheism on the Rise Among Canadian Teens

Project Teen Canada has been conducting surveys on the religious affiliations of teenagers since 1984. Its latest findings show that Canadians are becoming more polarised into believers and non-believers. The number of faithless has grown almost three-fold whereas Christians have dropped below 50% for the first time. There has also been a steep rise in believers of other faiths, although this is largely due to immigrants. One minor point is that the new data for 2008 only adds up to 93% rather… Continue

Added by Richard Mankiewicz on April 10, 2009 at 4:11am — No Comments

Secrets of an atheist diary

Logic linking, rational thinking, socratic speaking, skeptical sleuths seeking out truths clouded in conditioned youths determined by causality to seek out the details of debris, part of some ultimate reality, following evidence with each sense condensed through perspectives fence of relativity realized through free inquiry, following leads, pulling out weeds, recognizing breeds thanks to evolution, an elegant solution to the diversity of life, knifed by supernatural beliefs, arrogant chiefs,… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on April 4, 2009 at 7:38am — 2 Comments

Atheist Spirituality

Hey there Nexians!

I blog over at, and will be reposting some of my blog posts here and writing some new ones. Enjoy!

I can imagine that everyone reading this blog is aware of the fact that I am an atheist. You might be wondering what an atheist has to say about spirituality, or how an atheist defines spirituality. You might be wondering if I am going to ride in on my atheist high-horse. So before I actually begin talking about the subject of spirituality, I… Continue

Added by Ziztur on April 3, 2009 at 9:33am — 1 Comment


This is a little tribute to George Carlin. My book is dedicated to him. I thought of this while listening to one of his old routines. As “human beans” we have to laugh at and accept our weird human condition.

With this in mind, I offer a PARAMIOGRAPHY ON A SMELLY THEME

A fart in time saves nine.

You can lead a hog to a pigsty but you can’t make him stink.

One good fart deserves another. (Familiar Bulgarian saying)

Let the smeller beware.… Continue

Added by Rich Goss on March 24, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

"You're an atheist -- how could you do that to your children?"

"You're an atheist -- how could you do that to your children?"

It's in our nature to cherish our children. If you have children yourself then you will know what I am talking about. (Unless you're emotionally retarded.) As soon as you rationalize that it is OK for a "God of Love" to put disobedient children to lose me!! (Truthfully, you lost me at the God part!) Parents in the USA would be imprisoned and (if in Texas, hehe) possibly put to death for killing disobedient… Continue

Added by Ravenone on March 17, 2009 at 10:00pm — 11 Comments

This is a response to the question,"What brought you to atheism?"

This was a question that I was asked by another recovering Ex Jehovah's Witness:


you've briefly touched on your past a couple of times, but kinda glanced over exactly what it was that you were into after you left the JW world...

mysticism or something?

like Wicca type stuff?

can you tell me a lil about that...

what drew you to it?

and most importantly, what turned you off of it??

but seriously, i'd like to know what your… Continue

Added by Ravenone on March 16, 2009 at 10:02pm — No Comments

This is a little story about a whistle stop on the way to atheism. My husband Mike wrote this one.

This is a little story about a whistle stop on the way to atheism. My husband Mike wrote this one. So I thought I would share.

Our Lady Of Spiritual Ambiguity by Mike Pence

LeiLani Burt stood upon the stage, arms outstretched, swaying to the lilting music, perfectly quaffed and immaculate in her Sunday best. For a 60-something year old woman she was kind of hot, enormous hair bun and all. With her eyes firmly closed, and head tilted slightly back, she spoke, "We welcome… Continue

Added by Ravenone on March 16, 2009 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Video: How Atheists Can Be Effective Evangelists - ACA Lecture Series With Russell Glasser

Russell Glasser of the Atheist Community of Austin (ACA) gives an informative lecture about the importance of being able to discuss and defend atheism. The video is in 7 parts (playlist).

Part 1:

See also the… Continue

Added by George on March 15, 2009 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Examining the Secular - Latest Highlights

Hey gang, here are some highlights from my column at over the past week!

* I insist that it's okay to be judgmental about things really are bad

* I worry over… Continue

Added by Paul Fidalgo on March 7, 2009 at 7:49pm — No Comments


I just received this from a friend.

Hey Rich,

If you have a few seconds, check out this interesting group of cops and judges who are pushing for drug legalization as a solution to America's economic situation! They're using December's 75th anniversary of the end of alcohol prohibition as way to get the attention of the incoming Obama administration and the new Congress.

Interesting stuff. Anyway, the cops' site is at… Continue

Added by Rich Goss on March 2, 2009 at 6:21pm — No Comments

The Military, Schools, and Porn: New posts at my column!

Things are getting interesting at my column (the DC Secularism Examiner). But of course, aren't they always? :)

Experience the atheistic adventure as I...


Added by Paul Fidalgo on March 1, 2009 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Religion wants to be atheist/secular....?

It seems to me that the religious people, the thinking religious people who attempt to argue for their religion, do so by convincing the unbelieving listener that he is just like them. He begins to speak of the "mercy" of his religion, he speaks of how "Moses" was concerned with mankind, or that Muhammad freed the women of Arabia.

My point is: if you really believe that Islam or Judaism is REALLY the right way, then why would you apologise for it by attempting to adjust to a more secular… Continue

Added by Apostate Muslim on February 27, 2009 at 7:57pm — 3 Comments

Discovering the secularist cause: New post at

Here's my latest at, under my new title, "DC Secularism Examiner." It's a brief history of what brought me to writing about atheist activism.

A taste:

As I put my career in professional theatre temporarily aside (populated by a generally liberal and socially tolerant demographic) and toward politics, I came to realize that while my own…

Added by Paul Fidalgo on February 27, 2009 at 2:58pm — 6 Comments

Who Says Atheists Can't be Altruists?

Some might call me a "social Darwinist". Let's face it, evolution is all about adaptability and our monkey brains evolved to meet the demands of a time 50K years prior to our own. Someone wonders why we're all stressed out and on meds? It's no secret to me ... we're not evolved to meet the conditions of this time - and it's only changing faster.

So I'm pretty comfortable with those who can't hack it not being able to produce as many offspring as those who can. That's how the species… Continue

Added by Lojiko on February 27, 2009 at 2:39pm — 3 Comments

My new atheist column at!

I haven't checked back at the nexus in a while, and partly this is because I have been busy working on my new column at where I am the "DC Political Atheist Examiner."

If you haven't been by, I'd love for everybody to check it out.

Here are some recent highlights:

  • In…

Added by Paul Fidalgo on February 25, 2009 at 10:28pm — No Comments

More discussions with a Muslim...

Yes...I'm posting about this Muslim dude I've been 'debating' with...

I give up arguing with this guy now even though I've been told on here to enjoy the debate, these are the remains of the debate...or at least his response, which has turned from wannabe intellectual debate to insulting:


February 24, 2009 at 3:08 pm

scream riot aka lacking in intellect and deen, you are errrr annoying me…and err scaring me. you are becoming a pilot? pshh, scary… Continue

Added by Odd Innuendo on February 25, 2009 at 12:19am — No Comments

Experimental theology

Sorry to have been under radio silence for so long, but I'm working on a scientific manuscript for publication. Once that's off to be savagely critiqued in peer review, I'll be back for more god-bashing. For now, though, I can only offer this ridiculously lengthy reply I just wrote, to a comment on one of my previous posts on evolution. Enjoy:

I actually don't think I'm being unfair to theists, in… Continue

Added by Planetologist on February 24, 2009 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Dictators & Atheism

If I had a penny for every time a theist told me that on many occasions in history, atheism has been the cause of genocide...particularly Pol Pot, Hitler and Stalin.

I wrote a blog post about Hitler and Stalin in particular over at my blog: I won't bother reposting it here, as I would just be preaching to the choir.

I'm getting tired and frustrated. Maybe I need to take a break and do what I and art...but then again, I just… Continue

Added by Odd Innuendo on February 23, 2009 at 10:04pm — 6 Comments

Snippets of Frustration

“Don’t sweat the small stuff,” they say. Taking each small thing in a vacuum, I couldn’t agree more. The sweat, of course, starts flowing when small thing piles on small thing, until you reach the proverbial backbreaking straw. A ton of feathers still weighs a ton. In order to wash off some of my sweat, here are a few small things that have me a bit riled up:

Continue reading…

Added by Matthew Orlando on February 19, 2009 at 1:47pm — 1 Comment

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