Humanity can be so obstinate when it finds a cause to support. I deal with this stubborn natured characteristic all the time whenever I discuss politics, religion, or economics with the locals in my current home town. In particular, my next door neighbor Chuck epitomizes the title of this article in the very literal sense. Yes, this man has said to me… Continue
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on June 16, 2015 at 4:30pm —
It seems with Easter, and the improvement of weather from freezing to tolerable, that there is an uptick in religious pursuits. As if after getting through the last rather heavy Christmas and Easter seasons, the rekindling of faith hits a critical mass and a bunch of stupid just starts flowing out of… Continue
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on April 14, 2015 at 7:00pm —
It was another terrifying experience. One of many throughout the years. This time I woke up, face covered in tears, mind in a panic as I took a few minutes to calm down. I spent a bit longer than usual getting reoriented, my mind's movie content having hit a NC-17 for a number of things. But confirming that horrible episode of disaster and loss wasn't my reality anymore always takes a minute after waking up anyway. Deep cleansing breaths of cool forced heat assured me of what my slowly waking… Continue
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on February 12, 2015 at 8:15pm —
For many, many years, I have always found an unending fount of devilish giggles whenever I read sappy church signs. You know, the ones that are thought up by the honorary witty member of the church congregation that plays on puns, abuses homophones, and loves to dabble in sappy poetry attempts. What better way to market a deity than… Continue
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on September 15, 2014 at 11:04pm —
So, today I was talking to some of my christian friends and religion came up. One of my friends didn't know for sure my position about it and when it became clear that I'm an atheist, she said she was sad for me, and it made me think of my time as a believer, especially when she asked me why I didn't believe, she said "Min, it is so easy, you just gotta believe"... But really, when I was a believer it wasn't "just believing", no. I felt guilty about things that I know now are perfectly… Continue
Added by Yasmin Trindade on June 6, 2012 at 11:00pm —
We continue with this delightful story about the reasoned calm of the American populace, with part 2, from Godless Panther.
Satanic Panic 14
Krzysztof Komeda * Moment Musical * Rosemary's Baby
Don Hinson And The Rigamorticians * Phantom of the Go-Go
Satanic Panic 15
Robert Cobert * The Secret Room * Dark… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on October 10, 2011 at 10:30am —
Umm, really the whole book was quite worth reading.
I just want to share the summary of the interesting chapter nine.
God is not great-chapter 9
(The Koran is borrowed from both Jewish and Christian myths)
Added by Hope on March 10, 2011 at 12:29pm —
While there is no god running our lives, there is religion. I keep coming back to this thought. What churches tell us and what they do is something. There is a real big something, it's not nothing. So while god does not exist, religion is something that does exist by their belief. They make something out of nothing.?
Added by Norma Lee on February 9, 2011 at 3:18am —
A little section on my next story. Enjoy!
“I understand you have been asking questions about the ‘Unbelievers’,” The Grand Father asks me.
I nod my head, “Yes, I have,” and as an afterthought I add, “Grand Father.”
The Grand Father…
Added by Andrew Lafont on July 28, 2010 at 9:52pm —
I am an American.
On top of that I am also a Texan.
I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s.
Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Europe.
Some have been in the United States since the early 1700’s. Some fought in the American Revolution against England.
For what I can tell, they all were “Christians” of some sort or another.
I am an Atheist.
I’ve been an Atheist since the age of six.… Continue
Added by Rick on June 9, 2010 at 7:14am —
So I'm writing a letter-to-a-senator for an essay contest for Periclean Scholars (I am not one) and this is what I've got so far. Feedback would be much appreciated.
Thanks muchly, Rikka…
Added by Rikka on March 3, 2010 at 5:54pm —
I had a great time talking with Reggie and Val on The Infidel Guy tonight. We had a whole list of questions to talk about but only got through about half of them. I had the opportunity to really discuss Recovering from Religion on the show. Hope we get some interest from new areas.
Added by Darrel Ray on November 12, 2009 at 8:10pm —
This guy has been emailing me for 3 months. I started ignoring him a long time ago. He wanted to be on my show, because he is a "deacon in his church." I found he had nothing more to say, no topic, no expertise other than this church status. I declined his offer, because he only offered to talk about his "theories why atheists disbelieve in Christ." So that was that, right?
In later emails I told him we had little more to say on the subject. I was polite and conversational, and… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on September 24, 2009 at 9:59am —
AN: I've responded to a piece in a Wisconsin area newspaper, please let me know what you think. By the way, you can also read this at Good Reason News where you can also fine an adorable puppy dressed as the pope.
I'm taking a page from Angie's book
today and responding… Continue
Added by Billy Deaton on July 26, 2009 at 6:02pm —
AN: Am I asking for it? Read this here or at Good Reason News
This is a little out of character for this blog, but this guy from the New American
, whatever that is, really needed a logical spanking. You can see several of my posts in the comments there, but I warn you, someone on there… Continue
Added by Billy Deaton on July 18, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Jason Frye is putting on a regional Freethinker conference in Lincoln, NE Aug. 14-15. I will be speaking on my book and some of our Recovering From Religion (RR) facilitators will be presenting on RR. This is an exciting opportunity to challenge folks in the Nebraska-Iowa area to come out and let the fundamentalists know that we are here to stay. I hope you will help us get the word out. I'll post more information as soon as I have it.
Added by Darrel Ray on July 15, 2009 at 11:19am —
My interview on Chariots of Iron Podcast came out today. I talk about The God Virus and Recovering from Religion. Eli, Mark and Lamar really did their homework and had great questions. I think we explored the Civil Religion idea better in this forum than in any others I have done. Having three guys interview is a trip. It was more like we were all sitting around the table with a beer and having some good laughs. The interview portion is in the last half of the podcast.
Here is the… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on June 24, 2009 at 5:16pm —
Big development today. Recovering from Religion is getting a feature article in the "faith" section of the Kansas City Star on Saturday June 13! This will be the first print media attention we have received for RR.
Take a look at the RR website
We are working hard to find people across the nation who will facilitate RR groups. We now have 11 groups in 10 different cities after only two months. If you know of someone who might be… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on June 10, 2009 at 12:53am —
I was just interviewed by David Driscoll of Secular Nation Podcast. The interview went great and he gave me a lot of time to talk about Recovering from Religion as well. Take a listen at this link
David really did his homework and had excellent questions for our discussion.
Please let others know about the podcast as well.
Added by Darrel Ray on June 7, 2009 at 10:04pm —
here is a 12 part interview with theoretical physicist Michio Kaku.
they are promoting his book and discuss a range of topics from galactic civilizations, teleportation, the big bang, string theory, the mind vs. computers, and tons of other fun, mind blowing stuff.
it's quite long, but really entertaining and well worth the listen.…
Added by markystar on May 16, 2009 at 11:00pm —