A while ago I was talking to some friends and the topic about my position came up and they asked me "What do you believe in?", to which I answered that I don't 'believe', but that I think that evidence should be evaluated and yadda, yadda, yadda (skepticism)... and then, they finished saying "So, you are atheist", to which I responded "I am skeptic, therefore I am atheist". A few months ago, there was a 'Atheist Pride March' (or something around that), and I was telling a contact on… Continue
Added by G.P.Plascencia on December 11, 2008 at 11:30am —
So, I'm new here, and I though I should introduce myself.
My name is Johan, and I live with my girlfriend Jasmine and my cat Pixel in the south of Sweden, which is a country in the north of Europe.
I don't come from a very religious background, altough my mother together with her relatives are christians. Religion really has had no place in our lives, other than at weddings and such things that we've attended.
However, just a couple of days ago I called my mother to… Continue
Added by Johan on December 7, 2008 at 7:25pm —
I like this, taken from the BHA:
Live your life based on humanity and reason and recognise that moral values are properly founded on human nature and experience alone. Base decisions on the available evidence and an assessment of the outcomes, not on any dogma or sacred text. Atheism and agnosticism is an active and ethical philosophy far greater than any negative responses to religion. Foster individual rights and freedoms but believe that individual responsibility, social… Continue
Added by Enlightened Observer on December 6, 2008 at 2:00pm —
A Very Atheist Christmas
Just as Christians have adopted many pagan traditions of the winter festivals such as decorating trees, giving gifts, feasting, and singing door-to-door some atheists also choose to adopt those pagan traditions and celebrate Christmas, much like many Christians do.
Since many Christians are upset when Atheists celebrate Christmas (or use American currency with "In God We Trust" on it) I propose that Atheists create their own version of the… Continue
Added by Kylyssa Shay on December 6, 2008 at 12:30pm —
You may be a declared atheist maybe a weak atheist like me, but I am sure at times you wonder if you got it all wrong. What if a God or Gods really do exists yes I am sure at times you may wonder and lets be honest about it, its at times when we think of dying.
I often lay in bed wondering what if I got it all wrong but then the hard facts come to mind about my path to atheism which was due to reading the holy text, well at least those that originated from the Middle… Continue
Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on November 26, 2008 at 4:34am —
Born and raised in Rockford IL, I was enlisted in the U.S. Marines from 1996-2000, I am a father or four, husband, poet, philosopher, music artist, graphic and web designer, and truth seeker.
I don’t believe there is a god or gods to believe in or to disbelieve in. It is because, for the most part,… Continue
Added by TJMorgan on November 25, 2008 at 9:21am —
I have a profile on another site. I have made some good friends there, but there is more religious drivel than I care for. I can't believe some of these idiots even try to convince you to go their way!!! Ummm,yeah, I'm going to convert because some persistent jerk is typing things at me on a screen. Right! I haven't left that site, because there are people on there that I stay in regular contact with. It's gotten so bad, that I made my page private! I can't listen to their tripe for one hot… Continue
Added by Jerbear1974 on November 19, 2008 at 4:00pm —
So, gentle readers, this coming weekend I'm flying up to Seattle to see my fabulous friend Tiana. There shall be drinks. There shall be fun. There shall be ... doing an interview for a Skepticality podcast about our time at the Discovery Institute, what? Yes! Stay tuned for more information, but realize in the meantime that it shall be awesome. I only wish I was flying into Seattle on Friday so we could visit Casey Luskin and pals one last time so Tiana and I could test the theory that all… Continue
Added by Kate Holden on November 15, 2008 at 5:35pm —
I am sure you know or have met somebody who thinks like this. You may, in fact, be one of these people I'm about to describe. If you are, I strongly urge you to consider what I'm about to say.
You're an atheist, but you feel that too many hard-nosed vitriolic cynics have given the label a bad name so now you refuse to refer to yourself as what you truly are. And yet. Yet, you could always make an effort to proudly assert that yes, you are an atheist but that you're willing to discuss… Continue
Added by Kate Holden on November 15, 2008 at 9:23am —
You judge us and tell us
"You're going to hell"
It's fallen on deaf ears
can't you tell?
we don't want your god
so stop your trying
whatever you're selling
we ain't buying
oppression and lies
submission and fear
"You better pray,
the end is near"
bigotry and hatred
I want no part of
I mean… Continue
Added by Jerbear1974 on November 12, 2008 at 3:28pm —
Outwardly, Barack Obama projects an image of himself as a good Christian man. He goes to church on Sunday and proclaims "God bless America". This has me wondering, is this a means to an end, or is Barack a true believer? After all, the young Barack was raised by a woman who, if not an atheist, was at the very least, agnostic. Ann Dunham, his mother, was a freethinker who was unencumbered by strong ties to a particular religion. She introduced Barack not just to one particular religion, but to… Continue
Added by Buford Twain on November 9, 2008 at 3:00pm —
A very awesome, new feature that the Atheist Experience has just added, is a live video stream so fans outside of Austin can tune in!
Here is a link to it
In case you don't know what the Atheist Experience is, it is a live call-in show about atheism and atheist topics. They provide listeners with a secular and atheistic veiwpoint on different subjects every week and also tend to get in… Continue
Added by James Y. on November 6, 2008 at 5:59am —
Added by Curtis Edward Clark on November 2, 2008 at 1:49pm —
I have been meaning to blog more recently, but I just don't seem to find all that much time to do it.
Here are a couple of things that I've been meaning to blog about:
1. The forthcoming atheist bus advertisements in London. Due January 2009.
And there's more… Continue
Added by Dikkii on October 30, 2008 at 9:30am —
I've written just a few editorials about subjects relevant to atheists for publication on Associated content but they seem to get a huge response. Some of the discussions in their comments are more entertaining than the articles themselves!
I was a little afraid to post anything that made it clear I'm an atheist for fear of getting bashed, possibly physically again but I went ahead and started doing so about a year ago on another site. I've gotten plenty of nasty pm's and emails but… Continue
Added by Kylyssa Shay on October 28, 2008 at 2:30pm —
How should a non-theist who values the separation of state vote in 2008? The quick answer, "against Sara Palin" may be too simple minded. Remember Penn Gillette's' warning that the lesser of two evils is still evil. Election 2008 presents a terrible dilemma. I don't have a clue as to what Atheists should do come Election Day 2008.
This is a year when no Atheist should feel entirely at ease in casting their vote. Any way I look at it, I will either feel guilty for what I "supported"… Continue
Added by Russ on September 8, 2008 at 5:09pm —
By many accounts Rick Warren, bestselling author, Pastor of the Christian Saddleback Church and host to a recent Presidential debate, is a well meaning and sincere guy. Based on what he says though, I have to ask, “Is there any slam on non-believers that would be too ridiculous for him to make?”
Pastor Rick appears to pretty open to electing Presidential Candidates of differing religious perspectives. Taking him at his word, he could support candidates from faith traditions that vary… Continue
Added by Russ on September 7, 2008 at 11:30am —
So, I've decided to make the trip to Long Beach in September and attend the Atheist Alliance Convention. I'm hoping to meet some new people there. I already know Margaret Downey, who I used to work for when she was president of the Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia
. I also know a few other people I know will be there.
I was at the convention last year outside of DC. Here's a picture with me (on the left) with some members and supporters of… Continue
Added by Shaun P. McGonigal on September 2, 2008 at 3:34pm —
This falls into the category of Why Didn't *I
* think of that!?
I wrote about this great business idea at Heaving Dead Cats
. Basically it is helping "good" christians with a very much needed service. It's brilliant!
Added by Neece on August 26, 2008 at 12:26am —
Fundamentalists news websites, how I love thee, especially WorldNutDaily. WND never ceases to provide amusement in the form of fundie logic and wacky advertisements. Claiming itself as a ‘news source’ this beyond right-wing rag makes Fox news look like the Disney Channel. I used to get pissed at the B.S. they sling but I’ve come to embrace it for what it really is; satirical humor. Some people can take this stuff with a grain of salt and some can’t, so steer clear if you’re easily aggravated by… Continue
Added by Hessenroots on August 22, 2008 at 1:00am —