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Where God Wasn’t

Where God Wasn’t

| Wed 8 May 2013 | 0 Comments | 103 Views

This post is the most difficult piece I have ever written. Since I started blogging, I’ve been itching to tell what pushed me in the direction of realizing there was no god looking over me. I have refrained from this topic because it will expose my darkest, most painful memories that still haunt me to [...]

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Punished for Choosing to Live

Punished for Choosing to Live

| Fri 3 May 2013 | 15 Comments | 17211 Views

The following is a guest post from Steph Le Gardener. Steph is on Facebook, and has a YouTube channel you should check out. Twenty-two years ago a registered letter changed the course of my life. The letter stated that I had been judged guilty of “conduct unbecoming a Christian” and had been disfellowshipped from the [...]

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If Prayer Worked

If Prayer Worked

| Thu 2 May 2013 | 1 Comment | 1066 Views

Today is the National Day of Prayer. If there were a great being somewhere out there, where scientists haven’t yet explored, and if in some unfathomable way this creature could reach through time and space to both hear and fulfill our voiced concerns, there are a few things I would request of this god-like being. [...]

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An Evening at Church to Increase Understanding

An Evening at Church to Increase Understanding

| Tue 30 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | 374 Views

This Saturday, May 4th, I will be joining Donald Wright at CrossPoint Community Church in Houston, TX for a special event that seeks to improve relations between non-believers and the faithful by increasing their understanding of our god(s)-free outlook. The evening will be hosted by Ken Chitwood, who writes for the belief section of the [...]

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Mocking the Christ

Mocking the Christ

| Wed 24 Apr 2013 | 7 Comments | 442 Views

On occasion, a religious person will post to my public Facebook account, unannounced and unsolicited. I wish that the interface would not allow guest posts to be deleted after publishing- which is what one Ronald Eck did today. Minutes after cordially accepting his friend request, Ronald posted, “In God I trust and only in God…and [...]

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Irreligious Environmentalism

Irreligious Environmentalism

| Wed 24 Apr 2013 | 3 Comments | 1703 Views

What does Earth Day mean to an atheist? What significance does environmentalism have on humanists? These are time-worthy examinations for non-believers, and are also important questions for people of faith who scrutinize the motives and morality of the godless. As atheists, we conclude that there is most likely no supernatural being to lift us out [...]

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Rectifying Ritual

Rectifying Ritual

| Tue 23 Apr 2013 | 3 Comments | 245 Views

Reiki, Kundalini yoga, prayer, sacred drumming, the laying of hands. Many well intentioned people are swept into the fantasy that there is something mystical or supernatural in their practice. Reiki, for example, claims that an unseen “life force energy” flows through each us, giving life, and that if that “energy” is low, it affects our [...]

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Just Plain Pretty

Just Plain Pretty

| Sun 14 Apr 2013 | 1 Comment | 379 Views

Thanks to a busy school schedule these past three months, I’ve not had time to post anything. It’s been a crazy time of ups and downs, but I’m back while I have the chance. Anyhow, I’d like to discuss a frequent concern that everyone deals with: body image. Looking around each day, I catch myself [...]

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A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Minister Walk Into an Immigration Office

A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Minister Walk Into an Immigration Office

| Wed 3 Apr 2013 | 1 Comment | 1111 Views

As I was reading about forty-seven year old “Reverend” Angel Armando Perez, sentenced Monday for the sexual assault of a twelve year old boy, one note about him stood out boldly. The first priest of Mexican descent in Portland OR, is in this country legally because he is a minister of religion. During the past [...]

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Firebrand Atheism

Firebrand Atheism

| Fri 29 Mar 2013 | 0 Comments | 536 Views

The fiftieth anniversary of American Atheists is happening right now. Dave Silverman has taken the stage. His opening remarks highlight the statistical success and rise of atheism, and the importance of “FireBrand atheism,” which he describes in the following five rules. 1. Tell the truth. Religion is a lie. All gods are false. Respect is [...]

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