All Blog Posts Tagged 'atheist' (325)

Axiological Atheists uses axiology a value theory

I am a axiological atheist and axiology is a kind of value theory it can be thought of as a positive leaning ethical way of evaluation and assessing value. Put simply it sees greater or lesser value in everything. It can be thought of as a kind of humanism. In this way it is not nihilistic as some thinking in atheism can at times tend to be. So axiologically humanist atheism is preferable over nihilist atheism. To grasp why this matters one need remember…

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Added by Damien Marie AtHope on June 8, 2015 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Spiritual Eugenics Really Are A Thing

My eldest son and I were making the daily commute to school this past week, and we ended up on the discussion of extending human life to hundreds of years. He’d overheard a news article about slowing down the aging process, which got him thinking. Naturally, I’m somewhat against extending human…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on May 15, 2015 at 5:23pm — 6 Comments

Trial and Error Isn't All That Complicated

"You're an atheist. How can you know right from wrong then if you don't have God to show you?"

I was asked this by a representative of a local Catholic church at a community small business event last night. You know the type of event, where the businesses stay open extra late and let…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on May 2, 2015 at 6:00am — 16 Comments

No Tattoo For You!

For the last few months, I’ve been scrimping away money to restart my tattoo collecting. I currently have three altogether, all from different shops in my area, and out of the three who did the work, I decided to return to one in particular. I liked the artists that worked there, and trusted their professionalism so…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on April 20, 2015 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

The “A” Word

I have long ago grown weary of euphemisms used to blur, mislead or hide actuality. For instance, once I am dead, I died. I did not “pass on;” “go to a better place” or “transition.” I died. Although, I have a personal euphemism that I like, some people would not like hearing that I “croaked.” My thoughts about using…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 29, 2015 at 2:55pm — 11 Comments

Celebrating Is Better Than Defending

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I hate to admit this, but I have a trophy folder on my laptop. Not game trophy images. Not racks of deer I've hunted. Not the typical photos of my children standing all posed with academic or sport awards. No, it's a folder full of screenshots. Frozen images in time, with winning moments in…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 4, 2015 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

A More Friendly Atheist

So as most people know the comments section of You Tube is mostly filled with hate and very seldom filled with people actually talking to one another.

Well, I don't know what pulled me in.  Whether is was someone saying the earth is 6000 years old or someone saying that there is no evidence for evolution I was soon responding with responses and links.  What started as trying to teach and argue turned into me becoming a jerk to theists.  It became entertaining to always be getting some…

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Added by Daniel Kroeger on March 1, 2015 at 9:06pm — 4 Comments

Freedom From Religion

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Added by no0n3 on February 18, 2015 at 2:08pm — No Comments

The atheist does not say that there is no God ...

“Atheism is without God. It does not assert no God. The atheist does not say that there is no God, but he says 'I know not what you mean by God. I am without the idea of God. The word God to me is a sound conveying no clear or distinct affirmation. I do not deny God, because I cannot deny that of which I have no conception, and the conception of which by its affirmer is so imperfect that he is unable to define it for me.”…

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Added by Joan Denoo on January 3, 2015 at 5:56pm — 2 Comments

Using an atheist social network

I have been on Facebook for a few years now an actively participate in several atheist groups. It has been difficult to be part of atheist groups outside of the internet. However, I got an atheist magazine for my companion as a solstice present and found information about the south-east Wisconsin free thinkers which has a regular monthly meeting and a radio show. In addition swift is part of atheist nexus an atheist alternative to Facebook. I posted a couple of my atheist blog entries on the…

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Added by kenyatta yamel on December 27, 2014 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Self Deprecation In Christianity: A Facetiously Emotional Sales Ploy

We have all been there and done it. Sitting on a couch, consoling a friend over a terrible mistake that has been made, and used our own personal flaws as a buffer before giving advice on what to do about the mess at hand. This is self deprecation, and while a very useful tool while navigating social situations, there is a fine line between using it as a tool, and using it as a facetious psychological mind fuck.



Usually, self deprecation is a general statement of flaws, like,"Well,…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on November 5, 2014 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments

When Secular Children Fly Solo At Church

This weekend was a personal test for my parenting. As an atheist parent, I am pretty adamant in presenting both sides of an argument and using context when discussing religious belief with my kids. The only confirmation of how fair of a job I am doing is when the kids end up in awkward…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on September 30, 2014 at 7:56pm — 5 Comments

Atheist Women: Why Are They More In The Boardrooms Than Heard In The Streets?

index Everywhere I scroll, I find many atheist and secular minded individuals with my same mindset. No God. No religion. Acceptance for all. On the television, it is always the same faces of Dawkins, Harris, Silverman, and occasionally Cupp. I run into the same issues on blog sites like Patheos, Freethought, Secular Coalition, and American Atheists. Same male faces and the dash of a female…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on September 9, 2014 at 10:56am — 10 Comments

Atheist Inside & Out

Our problems as atheists isn't the superstitious. It's the atheist in the closet. Our true colors, our true numbers are not known as many atheist are in the closet. There are atheist who even attend Church to blend in for family, friends, co-workers and society at large. We'll never gain respect and dignity as long as so many atheist cower, conform & comply with the reigning superstition. 

The Black community gained political power when they stopped cowering, conforming and…

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Added by godless antitheist on June 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Atheist Inside & Out

Our problems as atheists isn't the superstitious. It's the atheist in the closet. Our true colors, our true numbers are not known as many atheist are in the closet. There are atheist who even attend Church to blend in for family, friends, co-workers and society at large. We'll never gain respect and dignity as long as so many atheist cower, conform & comply with the reigning superstition. 

The Black community gained political power when they stopped cowering, conforming and…

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Added by godless antitheist on June 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Superb Reading List for Atheists

It’s by the Humanists of Sarasota Bay.  The reason it’s so superb and wonderful is that Pot Stories of and Humanist Essays of Barbara Walker and I has just been added to the recommended Reading List—to me, anyway. 

I’m really honored to be in the company of such important authors.  I made the joke:  if the majority of Americans read these books it would it would knock modern “In God We Trust” society on…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on May 12, 2014 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

The Technical Atheist

Atheists, by and large, have let their opponents define them in the public mind by what they do not believe.  And I strongly suspect that actually is a fair way to describe most atheists.

But there is another breed of atheist:  An atheist with a body of positive beliefs that either makes the existence of god irrelevant or implies that god does not exist.

An atheist of this sort can fairly be called a technical atheist…

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Added by Joseph Hilton on February 27, 2014 at 10:42am — 8 Comments

Why You Can Be Certain Deities Do Not Exist

Whether you used to believe in Jesus or Yahweh, Mohammed or Allah, Krishna or Zeus, I can assure you that none exist. I will even take you further than that and guarantee they do not exist. It is all about your perception of the concept that a god/goddess is. Not a…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on February 22, 2014 at 6:23am — 3 Comments

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