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Category Archive: Because I Am An Atheist

Sep 10 2012

Because I am an atheist: Ashley Miller

Today’s contribution comes from fellow FTBorg Ashley Miller, who writes at her eponymous blog. Because I am an atheist… I’ve had a hard time writing this because for a long time I couldn’t think of anything that I could really attribute to my being an atheist.  I’m an atheist because I am a seeker of …

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Aug 23 2012

Because I am an atheist: Miriam

Today’s contribution comes from Miriam, who blogs at Brute Reason, where this post originally appears. Because I am an atheist… …I get to develop my own moral code. Many people get their sense of morality from religion. That’s totally okay. But I relish the opportunity to create my own. My morality is a sort of combination …

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Aug 22 2012

Because I am an atheist: budkuenzli

Today’s contribution was submitted as a comment by budkuenzli Because I am an atheist… …I have no fear of death. All the blasphemy, all the sodomy, all the bestiality, all the coveting, all of the murdering and all the making of craven images and worshipping of idols (I’m just making stuff up here because I …

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Aug 21 2012

Because I am an Atheist: Northierthanthou

Today’s contribution comes from Daniel, who runs the site Northier Than Thou. Because I am an atheist… …I know that there is no justice but that made by humans. There is no karma, no Heaven, no Hell, nor any other means by which the universe will right the wrongs we commit, reward us for our good deeds, or …

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Aug 20 2012

Because I am an Atheist: The Digital Cuttlefish

Today’s contribution comes from fellow FTBorg The Digital Cuttlefish. Because I am an atheist… Because I am an atheist The world is mine to fix. No god prevents the plunderers, The hypocrites, the dicks. No god rewards the good we do Or punishes the bad; No afterlife awaits us, Just the single life we’ve had. …

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Aug 16 2012

Because I am an atheist: Big Ugly Jim

Today’s contribution was submitted via e-mail by Big Ugly Jim, who blogs at Meddling Kids. Because I am an atheist… …I am burdened with a need to understand. I don’t have the luxury of simple answers to questions that the faithful possess. There is no “God did that” or “It’s a part of His plan” …

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Aug 15 2012

Because I am an atheist: Kate Donovan

Today’s contribution comes from Kate Donovan, who blogs at The Heresy Club, where this post first appeared. Because I am an atheist… I have but this one short life. Though it would be nice to plan to live to a ripe and grouchy old age, it could end tomorrow. Or next Tuesday. Life has this …

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Aug 14 2012

Because I am an atheist: M

Today’s contribution comes via e-mail from M. Because I am an atheist… I was one of those kids who believed in ghosts, but only at night. During the day, they were an absurd idea. Invisible people? Yeah right. At night, though, I would cower under my duvet imagining I could see them. At the age …

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Aug 13 2012

Because I am an atheist: PZ Myers

Today’s contribution comes from fellow FTBorg PZ Myers, who blogs at Pharyngula. By order of the blood-signed contract wherein I pledged my unwavering fealty to a biology professor from Minnesota (I am not a clever man), I am obligated to not only post this, but to tell you it’s the greatest thing ever and also the …

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Aug 02 2012

Because I am an atheist: Shaun

Today’s contribution is an alternative take on the question, submitted via e-mail by Shaun, who blogs at PolySkeptic Because I am an atheist… …I don’t think that there is anything that can be derived from being an atheist per se.  I do not believe that I do anything because I’m an atheist, but I am …

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