All posts tagged atheism

Look how far we’ve come

This is a set of three posts I wrote back in September and October of 2008, for another blog I used to write at (which no longer exists). As 2013 draws to a close, I thought it would be neat to look back on where (in my view, at least) the atheist movement stood five […]

I can’t keep up

Just a general note about some of the latest chaos in the atheist blogosphere: I’m subscribed to a lot of atheist blogs, and I do read all of them. I haven’t been able to write much during the semester as I was adjusting to a new job and it turned out to take way more […]

Coexisting phases of atheism

As I’ve said before, I’ve been an atheist ever since I had the abstract thinking skills to form a coherent opinion about it. However, the way my atheism manifests itself has gone through several distinct stages throughout my life — already! (I’m only in my twenties.) As a child, and pretty much up through high […]

Atheism, plus some other stuff

I support Atheism+. I’m not going to wade too deep into the circumstances surrounding its inception in this post; I just want to explain what I believe this “new wave” of atheism is about, why I am for it, and why I think the outrage against it really needs to stop. Others have done excellent […]

Prelude to an Atheism+ post

I’m still trying to write my little position statement on Atheism+. As a teaser, here is an editorial-style cartoon by M.J. Shepard, via Friendly Atheist, that I thought was really spot-on. Hopefully I’ll get my act together on this soon and it’ll go up early next week.

Paring down God’s identity

Christian blogger Matt Appling at The Church of No People wrote an article yesterday called “I Stopped Believing in god” (lowercase g deliberate). It’s the sort of post that’s clearly bound to rile up the believers — or excite them with edginess — and bring some bittersweet hope to the nonbelievers. He writes: Many times […]

I’m now on Facebook

I’m back from a wonderful vacation and have to catch up on real-life responsibilities now. I’ll probably be back to proper blog posting tomorrow, but in the meantime I thought I should mention that I’ve created a Facebook page for this blog. The title of this post is maybe a bit misleading. I was on […]

Just look at a daffodil!

This conversation from the webcomic Rob and Elliot will probably feel frustratingly familiar to many of you… but I bet you’ve never seen it wrap up the way it does here! (Click the picture below to see the last two panels.) If you want more atheist humor, you should check out (Rob and Elliot writer) […]

Is it wrong to tell a lie?

It’s been a while since I did one of my secular morality Sunday posts. I want to get back into it — but for those of you who’ve started reading my blog since the last time I posted one of these, I’ll begin with a bit of an explanation. If you know anything about the […]

Breaking down Biblical prophecies

Keith Harrison (who you may have seen in the comments around here, and who blogs at Coming of Age) has been making headway lately on a great series of blog posts: The theme is biblical prophecies. One of the recurring arguments I hear from believers is that the Bible must be true because of the […]