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Monthly Archive: November 2009

Nov 30 2009

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheists Aren’t Close-Minded

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! Having an open mind doesn’t mean thinking all possibilities are equally likely. It means being willing to consider new ideas if the evidence supports them…. and to …

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Nov 27 2009

Deepities On Parade: “Oh My God” Reviewed

Well — it’s pretty. No, really. It’s very, very pretty. If you view this movie purely as an example of the “rich, beautifully-filmed global travelogue of the astonishing variety of human experience” genre, a la Baraka, you may have a reasonably good time. But if you actually pay attention to its content about religion, then… …

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Nov 27 2009

Atheism and Diversity: Is It Wrong For Atheists To Convert Believers?

Do atheists hate diversity? Is the very act of atheist activism (trying to persuade people that atheism is correct and working to change the world into one without religion) an act of attempted conformity? Are atheists trying to create a drab, gray, uniform world, where everyone else is just like them? It’s probably pretty obvious …

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Nov 27 2009

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheists Don’t Hate God

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! Atheists do not hate god, and we are not angry at God. Atheists don’t believe in God. We’re not angry at God, any more than we’re angry …

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Nov 26 2009

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheists Are Grateful

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! Atheists are not ungrateful. Most of us are deeply aware of our good fortune, including the astronomical good luck to have been born at all. Our gratitude …

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Nov 25 2009

The Armor of God, or, The Top One Reason Religion Is Harmful

This is the full-length version of the piece I wrote for AlterNet. I had to edit that piece somewhat for length; so I’m posting the full version here. So what is it about religion — exactly — that’s so harmful? I’ve argued many times that religion is not only mistaken, but does more harm than …

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Nov 25 2009

New Fishnet Story: “Boilermaker”

Fishnet has a new story up! The online erotic fiction magazine I’m editing, Fishnet, has a new story up for you to enjoy. It’s titled Boilermaker, by Alison Tyler, and here’s the teaser: Two bottles of something cold and two shots with the beer — rear booth. No words. Not at first. Then, “Your father …

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Nov 25 2009

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheists Aren’t Avoiding Religious Morality

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! Atheists are not atheists because we want to be free of the restrictions of religion. We are just as moral as religious believers, and our codes of …

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Nov 24 2009

Atheist Meme of the Day: The Validity of Criticism

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! If it’s okay to say, “Your belief that the Sun orbits the Earth isn’t consistent with the evidence,” why isn’t it okay to say, “Your belief that …

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Nov 23 2009

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheists In Foxholes

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! There are atheists in foxholes. There are atheist soldiers, atheist police officers, atheist firefighters. Danger and impending death do not automatically make atheists convert to religious belief. …

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