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Category Archive: atheism

Jul 27 2014

So Close!

Andrew Brown, writing in the Guardian, notices some interesting stuff about belief and disbelief, and nearly gets it right. Alas, no–but it is instructive to look at the interesting stuff, though. There are as many atheisms as there are gods. We spend most of our lives disbelieving in things without wasting time asking why, and …

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Jul 26 2014

Absence Of Belief… One God At A Time?

A Christian man once told me that I “disbelieve in God”; That a claim of that proportion took some gall! I corrected him, and told him (which he thought was rather odd) That I don’t believe in any gods at all! I asked him to consider whether other gods exist Which was something that, it …

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Jul 25 2014

College Quiz Reflects Actual Research; Student Freaks Out, Blames “Liberal Spin”

Ohio State, it seems to me, Despises Christianity; The answers to this latest quiz Are biased toward the way things is, Instead of, if I might be blunt, A bias toward the things I want— And so I’m going on the hunt. I’ll call the press, and force the prof To take this truthful question …

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Jul 24 2014

Well, Now, That Was Strange…

My view, it seems, has been dismissed Because I am an atheist; It’s strange—that’s not my view they list— They call it mine; they quite insist, Although I never said it. They know the way the godless act With lots of noise and little tact Beyond debate, it’s known as fact By learned types—to be …

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Jul 22 2014

On Defining Atheism

Sorry, no verse. My aggregator threw a post at me that was based on the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s definition of atheism. It used that definition for a lot of heavy lifting, showing that we atheist types are all sorts of illogical, given that definition. Thing is, it’s a shit definition, and moreover, it’s not …

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Jul 01 2014

But… Will They Accept Verses?

The new journal Science, Religion, and Culture is announcing a special issue focusing on “Atheism, Secularity, and Science”. It suggests the following topics: • Identifying and outlining Lakatosian research programmes in current atheism and secularity research – their advantages and limitations. • Philosophy of science critiques of current research on atheism and secularity. • Conceptualizing …

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Jun 30 2014

Gee, I Guess Maybe I’m Not An Atheist After All

I’ve missed the point of atheism—missed it all along— I thought I was an atheist, but now I know I’m wrong: An atheist hates God, you see, because he loves his sins (It says so in the bible, and the bible always wins). An atheist loves cruelty; an atheist loves death; Defending immorality with every …

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Jun 28 2014

Sophisticated … Something.

I needed a few vital groceries So I laced up my shoes and set forth But I’d somehow forgotten my compass So I didn’t know which way was North! It’s just down the street that I’m heading And I’ll hope against hope for the best The store’s on the left when I get there But …

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Jun 24 2014

An Atheist Town Council Prayer

The town of Greece, NY, as a result of their recent court decision, is going to have a town council opening prayer delivered by an atheist. This has left a segment of the Christian population utterly befuddled; when the bible is the only book you need, you are not likely to have a dictionary handy. …

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May 07 2014

“So Help Me…”

As I waited in line at the local Town Hall (They do cars; they do dogs; I had both) The woman ahead of me, newly elected, Was given her swearing-in oath “Do you swear or affirm to this long list of stuff?” It began, though it seemed a bit odd: With “affirm” in the text, …

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