There is an interesting study out this week by two University of Kentucky researchers that the number of atheists may be twice as large as previously estimated. The number may be closer to 26 percent — an fascinating prospect given the politics surrounding faith-based initiatives and policies. As I have previously discussed, both parties have […] […]Read More This is a scary trend for the religious right, but it makes me happy
There is no agreed definition of God. Some say He is infinite, others say He is maximal, others say He’s just powerful. Some say God is the creator and don’t elaborate at all. But the one characteristic that many religious people do seem to agree on is that God is good. It is not that […] […]Read More Interesting…
New atheism and how it spreads.Read More Glad I’m not the only nonbeliever who does this.
For someone that is continuing to play the Strawman… Both Atheism and Agnosticism attempt to answer the same question: “Is there or are there a god or gods?” Agnosticism answers… “I don’t Know.” That’s what the term literally means. Atheism answers… “I don’t believe. Convince me with Evidence.” Neither of these two positions makes any […] […]Read More Hmm, I know how I feel.
I have written before about the big picture of life, we’re here etc. Like I explained there, I consider myself an atheist in terms of what I believe. However, the ‘You are a Badass’ book by Jen Sincero talks very early on about spirituality and believing in a higher energy or force. She calls it […]Read More Well, can you?
This is a tough question to ask, and a tough question to answer. The thing about having deeply held beliefs is that when they change, a worldview changes with it. Nobody starts and ends in the same place, and everyone ends up having to find what works for them. Some people – even some atheists […] […]Read More My atheism is amusing, but it wasn’t always that way.
I think of myself of an evangelical atheist. It’s only recently come to my attention that some other atheists are offended by the very notion. I am evangelical because I am passionate about the positive changes I believe atheism can have on society, and I am dedicated to sharing my world view. I want to […] […]Read More So near to how I feel, yet different
Atheism is derogatory, but secularism is held as honorable and just.Read More A very interesting take on militant atheism, secularism, and perception.
Atheism or secularism, they have a very similar purview, but where the atheist only says what he is against, the secular advocate implies a legal distinction. It doesn’t definitively say that he is an atheist, only that he cares about the separation of church and state. In fact, many secular activists have been theists despite what […]Read More Let’s use “Secular” instead from now on
Why didn’t I do this before? I went as far as the Secular Student Alliance, but when that attempt at a student group at North Central Michigan College bombed I gave up on it. I’ve changed my focus to include many secular ideas and information about them, but without openly referring to them as atheist-related. […]Read More The Secular Coalition of America