• I Feel Alone

    by elconquistador posted: 10 Apr 2014 Category: Atheism 54

    I feel alone, but perhaps that's normal. Perhaps I just need to be patient. I basically lost everyone, or at least I lost their sympathies and genuine friendship (except my wife). Everyone in the church...

  • At Least I'm Not Preaching

    by EmmaWinefride posted: 23 Mar 2014 Category: Atheism 80

    I was recently reading 'The God Delusion' on the train, when I was interrupted by a Christian gentleman who said to me "I find it very offensive that you're reading that" then further asked if...

  • Faith is like love

    by pedro posted: 12 Mar 2014 Category: Atheism 65

    Dear fellows from the enlightened world, Last week I was talking about religiosity with a friend of mine. He's an intelligent, educated person, and yet, a typical catholic. After some come-and-go on...

  • It's Time for an Atheist Lead Character on TV

    by David R Allen posted: 12 Mar 2014 Category: Atheism 12

    Are there any America TV Producers reading this blog. It's time. It's time for a SitCom with an atheist lead character. The rest of the cast is detailed above in Obama's speech. ...

  • Why the altruism?

    by fshamas5 posted: 12 Feb 2014 Category: Atheism 74

    I am seriously concerned about one question that doesn't seem to fit into the theory of evolution. If we ascertain evolutionary process as "survival of the fittest" what room does it leave for explanation of...

  • Einstein and Prayer

    by N31 posted: 05 Feb 2014 Category: Atheism 85

    Today I noticed some of my Christian friends posting about Einstein's apparent belief in prayer and an ultimate supernatural force based on a letter he wrote to a child when asked whether scientists pray.  ...

  • Coincidence or divine intervention?

    by Post-Amerika posted: 14 Jan 2014 Category: Atheism 80

    One of the more fascinating arguments that I encounter when explaining why I believe there is no god is one that requires a bit of wonder about the reasoning of people who believe in this. If I...

  • Is religion the cause or the symptom?

    by Zenken posted: 09 Jan 2014 Category: Atheism 57

    As an atheist, I am constantly appalled by the religious systems that keep their followers in the dark, denying reason and facts, and creating horrors in the name of some god.  Recently a friend of...

  • Living without God for a Year

    by QuestioningKat posted: 04 Jan 2014 Category: Atheism 107

    I've recently read how former pastor, Ryan J. Bell, has decided to "Live for a Year Without God." This brought back memories from my former Church's 2006 (maybe 2007) Christmas Volunteer Luncheon when my minister...

  • African Americans and Religion

    by plaidandpolkadots posted: 04 Jan 2014 Category: Atheism 80

    So here goes...I know black atheists exist because I see them on on-line forums. However I do not know any in real life. Perhaps they are just not vocal about it. Perhaps I should take...

  • What can I say to accomodationist atheists?

    by 78rpm posted: 31 Dec 2013 Category: Atheism 124

    Certainly not a matter of not coming out. But they won't speak up. I have two friends, a couple of the most intelligent people I know, both of whom are de facto as atheist as I...

  • How to discuss Religion in Germany?

    by Joe Wolsing posted: 27 Dec 2013 Category: Atheism 18

    I would like to put the following to discussion: As a German citizen I do not suffer religious oppression or indoctrination as people in the US or in some of the Islamic...

  • Trading in Atheism

    by aloneandconfused posted: 23 Dec 2013 Category: Atheism 48

    I have a question for any atheists or agnostics. Would you trade a life of wealth (not extreme, 100k/yr or so), great family and friends for your beliefs? (or unbeliefs) This is the situation...

  • Funerals and “a better place”

    by John unique posted: 20 Dec 2013 Category: Atheism 66

    Frequently at funerals and wakes, someone says to me most earnestly of the deceased, “He’s gone to a better place.”  I just smile uneasily and let the comment pass otherwise.  My honest response would be...

  • Reasons for 'coming out' as an atheist

    by Ben_Griffith posted: 17 Dec 2013 Category: Atheism 26

    My best friend is a closet atheist posing as a faithful member of the LDS (Mormon) church. He even went on a two year mission to preach what he didn't believe. We live in Salt Lake City, Utah....

  • Disbelief is negative?

    by Ramiel posted: 08 Dec 2013 Category: Atheism 96

    I recently found myself in an argument with a strident, and really rather truculant theist while on my university campus the other day. He was attempting to invite me to his religeons study group, but he...

  • Let's Get Meta!

    by Red Dog posted: 03 Dec 2013 Category: Atheism 65

    One of the most enjoyable times I had at work was when I was one of the first few people hired for a new industrial lab on software engineering. It was me, a couple other...

  • Atheism: would you die for it

    by Malaidas posted: 29 Nov 2013 Category: Atheism 88

    Given the strange but consistent view towards martredom amongst theists, against the rational sense of self preservation, this seems to me that there is something interesting in the human psyche that bears some further investigation....

  • Atheist Fiction - What is available?

    by Martyns posted: 23 Nov 2013 Category: Atheism 34

    I really need to find some good, positive atheist fiction. Any genre really, but fantasy would be the most useful to me, like Phillip Pullman's 'The Dark Trilogy' or any fantasy that is critical of...