Atheism Can Be Frightening

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If fear has held you back from thinking god might not exist, I encourage you to press on – the rewards are truly immense. A mind-opening, perhaps even (dare I say it?) spiritual experience awaits you.

My Spirituality as an Atheist

This about covers it… (In case you are wondering, the beautiful music is part of the Shawshank Redemption Score composed by James Newton Howard,)

In Case You Wondered…

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I’m alive and well, and while I’d like to say I’ve been too busy to blog, the truth is that I’ve been sidetracked with a heavy dose of existential angst / ennui and some fairly heavy depression. What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Why am I here? These are the age-old […]

Godless ≠ Without Morals

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I sometimes get emails. The latest one is from a Christian who shared his opinion (a tired old claim) that, without his god, there is no morality. As if that weren’t enough to get the last hair on my head standing up, last night I watched Dinesh D’Souza make the audacious claim that all of […]

Does Religious Faith Instill Hatred & Distrust of Science?

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I have a friend who I’m finding myself disagreeing with more and more lately. This person is intelligent and generally makes a lot of sense – even when we have ideological disagreements (such as on political matters). But lately, the disagreements have baffled and troubled me as I’ve put pieces of the puzzle together to […]

Cemeteries Used to Creep Me Out

I had an appointment after work today so I drove my car (I usually bike or bus). I also decided to lug my camera along – something I used to do a lot, but that I haven’t done in quite some time. I had no specific subject in mind and found myself turning into a […]

Why Religious “Objective Morality” is a Bunch of Balogne

An oft made claim believers make is that, without god, there is no objective morality. Meaning, without a higher power, we are free to make up whatever morality suits us, or the societies we live in. I call bullshit. Someone needs to explain how god’s morality can be so hopelessly confusing as to lead to […]

The Problem I Have With Atheism

It’s a negative thought. That is, it merely takes a position against something. And, while I proudly call myself an atheist – a person with no belief in gods – I am a whole lot more than that. Aren’t you? I now fully realize this as the purpose for this blog – to explore all […]

My Atheism Advocacy Rating – What’s Yours?

Following up on yesterday’s post, here’s where I’m putting myself on what I’ve decided to call my Atheism Advocacy Scale (I should probably update the graphic): Atheism: 6 out of 7 (using Dawkins 7 point scale, I am a “De facto Atheist”) Antitheism: 7 out of 10 Evangelism: 8 out of 10 Militancy: 5 out […]

What Kind of Atheist Are You? Place Yourself on the Atheist Advocacy Scale

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After my de-conversion to atheism, I was compelled to contribute – to share the great joy of being freed from religion. I decided to start blogging about atheism, naively thinking there didn’t seem to be many atheist bloggers. How wrong I was. There are hundreds – perhaps thousands of us! Knowing there were many atheist […]

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