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Category Archive: Because I Am An Atheist

Jul 12 2012

Because I am an atheist: Rebecca Watson

Rebecca: "I don't know that I really do anything bc I'm an atheist, except maybe cringe at the things atheists say, haha"

Today’s contribution comes from a Twitter conversation I had with Rebecca Watson, who took a decidedly minimalist approach to her response: Because I am an atheist… I have been intentionally selecting the responses from people who have been saying that their atheism makes a big difference in their lives, but there is a large contingent …

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Jul 11 2012

Because I am an atheist: Scotlyn

Today’s contribution comes from Scotlyn via email Because I am an atheist… …I enjoy a private life. I was prompted to reflect on the singular importance of this when an evangelical relative posted the following: “No single piece of our mental world is to be sealed off from the rest and there is not a …

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Jul 10 2012

Because I am an atheist: Lunatick and phoenix_860

Today’s contribution was submitted as a comment by Lunatick. Because I am an atheist… …I could not rationalize suicide. As much as I wanted out, as much as I was done and wanted a break from my reality, I knew it didn’t make sense. I believe when life is over it’s a fade to black …

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Jul 09 2012

Because I am an atheist: Zinnia Jones

Today’s contribution is courtesy of fellow FTBorg Zinnia Jones, who can be found at her eponymous blog. Because I am an atheist… …I’m able to pursue my own chosen path in life, free from the fear of displeased deities and controlling religions that would tell me what I must do with myself. Most religions have …

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Jun 27 2012

Because I am an atheist: OleanderTea, a really, truly gumpy bunny

Today’s contribution was submitted as a comment by OleanderTea, a really, truly grumpy bunny Because I am an atheist… I know I won’t get to see my deceased spouse in a magical “someplace” after I die. I honestly believe it to be true, but it is also heartbreaking. My belief that there is no “eternal …

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Jun 26 2012

Because I’m an atheist: Adam Lee

Today’s contribution comes from Adam Lee, from Daylight Atheism Because I am an atheist… …I don’t have to spend my energy justifying the unjustifiable. As I’ve written before, I can imagine how I could have been a religious person. A different roll of the dice, a few chance encounters that happened differently – there are …

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Jun 25 2012

Because I am an atheist: Richard Carrier

Today’s contribution comes from fellow FTBorg Dr. Richard Carrier Because I am an atheist… When I realized I was an atheist, I realized we needed godless and non-supernatural answers to important philosophical questions that have usually been assumed to have a godly, or supernatural, or wooish answer, or otherwise swept under the rug as if we …

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Jun 20 2012

Because I am an Atheist: myatheistlife

Today’s contribution was submitted as a comment by reader and blogger myatheistlife Because I am an atheist… …today I did what I did yesterday, and the day before, and the week before and the month before and the year before. In fact, being an atheist has not changed my life. I still pay my bills, …

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Jun 19 2012

Because I am an atheist: Timid Atheist

Today’s contribution comes from the Timid Atheist, who was luckily not so timid that she couldn’t e-mail. Because I am an atheist… …I am a better person and a better mother. I accepted my atheism about a year and a half ago.  Which came about via my search in regards to feminism.  Since then I’ve …

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Jun 18 2012

Because I am an atheist: Hank Fox

Today’s contribution comes from the incomparable Hank Fox, author of Blue Collar Atheist. Because I am an atheist… …I understand that the real world is the real world. That means I know that praying — wishing, whining, begging, whatever you want to call it — doesn’t work. What works is doing it yourself. Hard work …

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