Ross Douthat of the Atlantic needs to rethink his line of attack when he goes after the atheist menace on his blog. Why? Because when facing people asking for empiricism and tangible evidence, focusing on probability and unconvincing recounts of things like personal experiences just doesn't work. His first instance of completely missing the point was in his invocation of the Pope in a post about the atheist bus campaign he labeled "anti-theist" in a case study of a poisoning the well… Continue
Added by Greg F. on February 2, 2009 at 12:20am —
You know it: I know it, but why don't they know it? It's pretty obvious that atheists don't believe in God, but for some reason, a fair number of people seem to think atheists believe in God but just choose not to worship God. While some people who may believe in God may choose not to worship it doesn't make them atheists.
Because I kept bumping into this weird idea that atheists believe in God but have… Continue
Added by Kylyssa Shay on January 29, 2009 at 12:00pm —
I've found that my belief in the concept of "luck" went away with my theism. Have any of you experienced anything similar?
Merriam Webster's first definition of luck
is: "a force that brings good fortune or adversity"
: "a hypothetical force or personified power that unpredictably determines events and issues favorably or unfavorably"
What IS this force? I think I thought it had to do with god. (Or maybe Star Wars?? tee hee… Continue
Added by Jude Johnson on January 29, 2009 at 12:00pm —
My first comic! Enjoy! Click on it to see the whole thing.
Added by TJMorgan on January 26, 2009 at 7:26pm —
There’s a bizarre symmetry when believers and unbelievers debate the existence and influence of the supernatural on our temporal world. Both sides offer an answer, one side using an ancient book and the other deferring to science. But as flawed as a book of uncertain origins and a tumultuous history may be as a guide, using the word of a PhD to confirm that science knows something for sure isn’t always the right way to go either. Atheism and theism are fundamentally different and when… Continue
Added by Greg F. on January 25, 2009 at 8:30pm —
The other day I wrote about atheists and how we're not all evolved alike
. We're all very individual with how we got to where we are regarding religion and our beliefs.
Today I created a short 6 question survey about reconciling belief and rationality
. I'd love… Continue
Added by Neece on January 24, 2009 at 12:56am —
An occasionally used creationist tactic is declaring that evolution isn’t a scientific theory but a circular argument preached with the zeal of a religion. Evolution, they say, isn’t repeatable under laboratory conditions and if it’s not repeatable, it’s not science. Can we put evolutionary mechanisms to the test and show exactly how we can reproduce them in a lab?
( read on...
Added by Greg F. on January 22, 2009 at 8:03pm —
This is a post from my popular science blog, Weird Things which I thought would be of interest to Atheist Nexus's community since I'm trying to summarize the atheist/agnostic stance on life and provide a rebuttal to the theist charge that atheists and agnostics are angry and bitter because we have a very limited worldview. Here's the post in its entirety...
I periodically get asked why I write about creationism and creationists and try to use a scientific battering ram on people who… Continue
Added by Greg F. on January 20, 2009 at 10:00pm —
This is my first post on this site and not wholly sure whether best to post a blog or forum post or start a group! Anyway, no doubt I'll find my way around.
I've written an article on Atheism and Europe have Christian Roots claims Vatican
on my own Asylum Joy blog. Would appreciate some comments on this, as well as possibly some votes on StumbleUpon. Actually, on this last point am slowly… Continue
Added by Richard Mankiewicz on January 17, 2009 at 5:00am —
Added by Brad on January 13, 2009 at 12:04am —
I believe there are two primary groups of atheists.
The first being the group who lives in harmony with religion; believing that all religions can tolerate one another and exist together. I also believe the 'closet-atheists' fit into this group.
Next is the group I fit into; the group who believe that religion is incompatible with human life and causes more problems than it solves. I personally believe that religions put up a wall for the advancment of human-kind. Even… Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on January 12, 2009 at 5:21am —
I lost my way in '87
And turned my heart and thoughts to heaven
A foolish boy
What could you do?
I thought I was open but I was closed
I thought I had answers to show the world
I thought that the good light would guide me home
For thirteen years I hid away
And waited out the final days
But now there's time to live my life
As it decays
As it decays
I thought I was open but I was closed
I thought I… Continue
Added by George S. on January 6, 2009 at 12:02am —
Does atheism define you?
Absolutely not. Atheism doesn't reflect something you are, it reflects something you are not. It is of no substance by itself. Not believing in something doesn't define who you are, just like not believing in fairies doesn't define who you are. Most people are "afairiest," in that they don't believe in fairies. Does your afairiesm define you? Of course not. Have you even heard of the term? Probably not, because it is as meaningless as the term atheism. We can… Continue
Added by TJMorgan on January 5, 2009 at 12:04pm —
Today I wrote about 20 reasons I am godless
. I'm sure there are lots more than 20, but it was a good start. Suggestions and refinements to my list are most welcome. :)
Added by Neece on January 4, 2009 at 12:12am —
Happy New Year! As you may know, the Sc-Fi channel runs a Twilight Zone marathon on New Years's Eve and New Year's Day. It's fun to see all the old filmmaking techniques, the occasional bad acting, the weirdness of the stories and how freaky that narrator is (Futurama does a perfect parody called "The Scary Door".) But it's also fun to see American culture and weird beliefs in this era.
One episode called "The Obsolete Man" had this weird "git them godliss commies!" feel to it. A… Continue
Added by Becky Garcia on January 1, 2009 at 4:33pm —
Enter my blog's Festivus Contest and win a t-shirt! All you have to do is post your greatest feat of strength
and if it is decided your feat of strength out-does the other contestants' you could win a shirt with 'Made of Star Stuff' across the chest! As for my feat of strength? I can drink two martinis at the same time using only two hands!…
Added by Kate Holden on December 23, 2008 at 1:30pm —
A while back, some friends of mine and I went to see "Religulous" in Indianapolis with the Center for Inquiry. It was a great show, great conversation, and a great time over all.
On the way home, we were discussing the topic of "faith" and what that entails. Key players here were Margaret (sitting in the back seat) and Jon (driving), and myself (passenger seat).
The discussion was whether or not Atheism takes faith.
I have always been of the opinion that Atheism… Continue
Added by Aaron on December 21, 2008 at 8:00am —
Yeah, I finally gave in and did it. But if you want to read it, this time you're going to have to go to my personal blog
. I normally cross-post, but I don't have time right now!
Added by Andrew on December 20, 2008 at 2:42pm —
AAI is finally on myspace.
Please, add to your friends list and spread the word.
Added by V1ktor on December 19, 2008 at 8:50pm —
I look at my search engine results quite a bit and have noticed that several people find my blog by typing in the phrase, “How to come out as an atheist” so I’ve decided to write a bit from my own experience for those who are seeking inspiration.
Step One: Realize you’re an atheist. This may seem to be a given but for the longest time people will have the knowledge that they don’t believe in a god and still label themselves otherwise. You’re an atheist. If you can’t share this with… Continue
Added by Kate Holden on December 19, 2008 at 8:31pm —