The latest issue of Gay & Lesbian Humanist is now online, and I'm posting this on behalf of Mike, the editor. We hope you'll look in, perhaps send us a letter if there's anything you like – or even don't like! Happy Christmas from all of us to all of you.
The Camp Quest Texas T-shirt Design Contest 2010 gives contestants the opportunity to express their creativity while helping to further free thought and promote Camp Quest Texas. For additional information and entry form, see the Official Rules
One (1) first place entry will receive recognition as the winning t-shirt designer as well as one free t-shirt imprinted with their design. All top five (5) entries will receive… Continue
Added by Whitney on September 30, 2009 at 10:19pm —
It is a glaring “error” that should make even the most rabid religious right Christian fundamentalist wince with discomfort. Moreover, it illustrates yet another example of a New Testament writer failing to give full thought to what he is writing. In other words, failing to see things through to their logical conclusion. Due to the uncritical, unquestioning mind-set of Christian fundamentalists, however, this glaring incongruity continually fails to be held up to rigid scrutiny it so rightly… Continue
This being my first blog-post on A/N, I thought I'd address an issue that vexes me to no end: How to deal with the "Good Christian". In carpet-bombing the religious right we non-theists, try as we might to avoid it, end up inflicting collateral damage to Christians who, otherwise, lead exemplary lives. That just gnaws at me to no end. But I suppose the fact that I feel bad doing so is a 'good' thing from a moral point standpoint. But if you think me too weak-kneed, think… Continue
You know you're getting old when you can reasonably come out with some version of, "Why, back in my day...." This has no particular purpose really... just an ol' geezer settin' on the front porch wool-gathering aloud. Never quite understood that one - never had much like for wool myself, bein' a Southerner an' all. Odd to think I was doing some things while a few readers here weren't born yet.
Many atheists start as believers in some kind of religious doctrine but eventually come out of it. I'm one of those. I was raised by my devout grandmother and my abusive, alcoholic mother. Grandma told me that if my faith was deep enough, prayer would see me through any crisis. So I attended the local United Methodist church, went to the youth group meetings and attended Boy Scouts in the church's basement. I even learned to bake so I could contribute to the church's coffers (we were too… Continue
I have listened to Rich Orman's Dogma Free America for a couple of years and love his international flavor to understanding the impact of religion on the world. This week he had me on his podcast to talk about The God Virus. You can listen to it on iTunes or download it from his website: http://dogmafreeamerica.com/index.php?post_id=452268
Rich has a great interview style and certainly did his homework before the podcast. Take a listen and let me know what you think.
Had a great conversation with Rich Orman on his podcast, Dogma Free America. You can listen to it through iTunes of his website http://www.dogmafreeamerica.com/ It will be on line around April 8.
His is one of the three or four free thought podcasts I listen to every week. I have listened to his podcast for a couple of years now and enjoy its "wider angle" view of the issues we all are concerned about on the planet. What is different is their more international view of religion's… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on April 2, 2009 at 8:00am —
The economy had hit every one and some it hit like a ton of bricks. For Infidel Guy it hit like ton of bricks. Cause of the economy and his atheism he is having very hard time finding a job and cause of a raw deal with his landlord he can't keep his apartment. The future of th Infidel Guy show is uncertain so if you have some extra money and you like the show please donate (go to Infidel Guy.com an look for the "donate" button), every little but will… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on October 24, 2008 at 9:30pm —
In emails and comments, a few readers brought up another issue that cuts close to the bone for secular parents. In the conversation with my daughters, I described our condition after death as identical to our condition before birth. Some readers threw the flag at this point -- Indoctrination, 10 yards against the parent, second down and 20! -- because I did not say… Continue
Added by Dale McGowan on August 27, 2008 at 9:00am —
I'm really hoping to get feedback, comments, opinions and creative criticisim there on my blog or emailed at the link provided. I'm aware of a few techie issues (mic being sensitive, very slight volume fluxuation). I'll be… Continue
“Someone ought to tell the truth about the Bible.” This was written by a man back in 1894. His name was Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll and he was a Civil war veteran, an American political leader and an orator during the Golden Age of Freethought. Back in 1894 he wrote “About the Holy Bible” which is a must read… Continue