15 Day Atheist Challenge - Day 8
What’s your political alignment? Does your atheism influence how you vote and how you feel on issues? I call myself Liberal, but I also recognize that I am rather uninformed on many political issues. I still consider myself Liberal though because I believe in equal human rights for everyone, which I think aligns with a lot of Liberal views. I think my atheism influences how I vote and how I...
15 Day Atheist Challenge - Day 7
Except for God, do you believe in anything supernatural or pseudoscientific? (Ghosts, alien abductions, spirits, souls, demons, psychics, magic, Harry Potter, etc.) No I don’t. The whole point of me being atheist is that I don’t believe in anything not backed by evidence. Well, there’s a lot more to it than just that, but that is also a major factor in it. I mean, I think the...
I dont know why this is so funny →
wowfunniestposts: this blog is hilarious
If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a...– Neil deGrasse Tyson, Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandries. (2007)
Rape culture is a culture in which people who have survived a violent crime are...– (i wish i could put this on a business card and hand it out to people who make rape jokes. the flip side would say FUCK YOU)
Nicole's Notes: A cute story my friend told me... →
justanothermnatheist: My friend wanted to get her little sister a present and decided that she would get her something other than candy. She works at a grocery store that carries other miscellaneous products. She had seen a shipment come in with a bunch of Barbies…all the other Barbies were bought besides the ONE black Barbie that ended up going on the sales rack. She decided to get that...
When you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore...– Jamie Raskin - who is now a senator in Maryland and served as floor manager of the recently passed bill allowing same sex marriage. (via abaldwin360)
Why are atheists so rude?
15 Day Atheist Challenge - Day 6
How do you feel about so-called “militant atheists” such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris? I think the term “militant atheists” is rather incorrectly coined. People such as Dawkins, Hitchens, and the like aren’t militant. Here’s what a quick check says of the meaning of militant: combative and aggressive in support of a political or social cause,...
15 Day Atheist Challenge - Day 5
Did you lose any friends because you decided to be an atheist? Did your family flip out? I have lost one very close friend, but not so much because I decided to be atheist. It was more that I had already decided to be atheist and we became friends, and then she decided to be mega Christian. She was going through some really rough times, and turned to religion for guidance. I had no problem with...
15 Day Atheist Challenge - Day 4
Do you think religion is obsolete and should be wiped completely off the face of the Earth, or does some good come out of it? These are three different and unrelated questions, so I will address them as such. Yes, I think religion is completely obsolete. It was written at a time when the smartest person then knew far less about the world than the most stupid person now. They thought that Earth...
15 Day Atheist Challenge - Day 3
Are you a more outspoken or more apathetic atheist? Why? I’m more outspoken, but not confrontational. For instance, I’m not the type who will throw my ideas out there unless you asked for them. However, I am very open and proud about being atheist, and will gladly go on about it if I am asked and I know I will be listened to and taken seriously. I even get in a bad habit of thinking...
15 Day Atheist Challenge - Day 2
What religion did you grow up with? Did you have positive or negative experiences with religion? I grew up in a Reform Jewish household. My family, as noted by “reform”, isn’t very religious. I also really liked our Rabbi. He seemed wise and caring. He wasn’t the type to say, “believe this or else. believe it or you don’t have faith. proof is not needed.”...
ugh i forgot about my 15 Day Atheist Challenge
i’ll do days 2 through 5 today then to make up for it