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Category Archive: Because I Am An Atheist

Aug 01 2012

Because I am an atheist: scottplumer

Today’s contribution was submitted as a comment by reader scotplumer: Because I am an atheist… …I don’t pray for people who are in dire straights, I do stuff for them. A friend of mine has melanoma (which now is in remission). While many of his friends and family prayed for him, my wife and I …

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Jul 31 2012

Because I am an atheist: Benjamin Stonier

Today’s contribution was submitted via e-mail by Benjamin Stonier Because I am an atheist… It’s really hard to sum up what being an atheist means to me. I’ve never really locked into a label like this before. Even when I was nominally Christian, I wouldn’t go out of my way to call myself that. I …

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Jul 30 2012

Because I am an atheist: Mano Singham

Today’s contribution comes from fellow FTBorg Mano Singham: Because I am an atheist… …I experience a tremendous feeling of intellectual liberation. For many years I struggled to reconcile my scientific understanding of the world with the constraints imposed by believing in a god. When I tentatively tried out the ‘What if there is no god?” hypothesis, I experienced a sense of …

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Jul 26 2012

Because I am an atheist: James Croft

Today’s contribution comes from James Croft, vice-chair of the Humanist Community at Harvard. Because I am an atheist… …I know we’re in this alone, and that any change for the better in this world will be the fruit of human endeavor. There was never a eureka moment in which I realized there is no God: I …

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Jul 25 2012

Because I am an atheist: NathanDST

Today’s contribution was submitted as a comment by NathanDST, who blogs at “Occasionally, I Think“ Because I am an atheist… …when my best friend, my true brother in every way that matters, suddenly collapsed at home on Monday, May 7, I didn’t pray. I took his wife to the hospital to be with him and …

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Jul 24 2012

Because I am an atheist: Heather McNamara

Today’s contribution comes from Heather McNamara, who blogs at “The McNamara Report“ Because I am an atheist… …I am no longer burdened with acquiescence to the moral superiority of an entity created by men from an era that loathed my gender, my orientation, and most of all, my autonomy. I can now understand my feelings …

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Jul 23 2012

Because I am an atheist: The Uncredible Hallq

Today’s contribution comes from fellow FTBorg Chris Hallquist, who blogs at The Uncredible Hallq. Because I am an atheist… …I can view religion honestly. I was raised a liberal Protestant, Congregationalist to be exact. I’ve joked that our family was one step away from being Unitarians and this made becoming an atheist not much of …

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Jul 19 2012

Because I am an atheist: WilloNyx

Today’s contribution comes from reader and bl0g-buddy WilloNyx, who writes at IdioPrag. Because I am an atheist… …I am more moral.  The confidence that I was doing “god’s work” kept me blind to the harm I caused with my religion. I believed the “hate the sin love the sinner” trope and I did not actively …

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Jul 17 2012

Because I am an atheist: Alyson Miers

Today’s contribution comes via e-mail from Alyson Miers, who blogs at The Monster’s Ink. Because I am an atheist… I’ve wanted to be a writer ever since I was a kid who still prayed to Jesus, so I can’t credit atheism for my creative impulses, but it does have a lot to do with what …

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Jul 16 2012

Because I am an atheist: Comrade Physioproffe

Today’s contribution comes from fellow FTBlogger, and master of concise writing, Comrade Physioproffe Because I am an atheist… …I organize my life around the principle that my overarching goal is to act in ways that enhance other people’s lives, instead of around a bunch of made-up bullshitte principles supposedly imposed by a fake sky-god but which really are …

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