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Monthly Archive: June 2010

Jun 30 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheists Still Believe In Something Bigger

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! Atheists do believe in something bigger than ourselves. We understand that the universe, laws of nature, the human race, the arc of history, principles of ethics and kindness, etc. are bigger …

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Jun 29 2010

Adult Toy Story: Romance vs. Reality in “Air Doll”

A sad, tired man takes the late train home from work. He comes home to his consolation: dinner and conversation and lovemaking with his beautiful girlfriend. Except his girlfriend is a blow-up doll. The conversation is entirely one-sided; when the lovemaking is over, he scrubs out her removable vagina with a hose. This has clearly …

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Jun 29 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheists Still Aren’t Angry At God

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day. 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 are resentful, disillusioned, or angry with God or religion. We are atheists because we have concluded that the God hypothesis is implausible, inconsistent, and unsupported …

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Jun 28 2010

Some Evolving Thoughts About Weight and Sex

Please note: This piece discusses my personal sexuality in a fair amount of detail. Family members and others who don’t want to read about that, you probably don’t want to read this. This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. I want to start by saying this: I am just talking about myself here, …

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Jun 28 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Atheists Have Not Hardened Our Hearts

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! Atheists have not hardened our hearts against God. Most atheists have given the question of God’s existence serious consideration, and we keep asking believers to show us evidence that our atheism …

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Jun 25 2010

Why Did God Create Atheists?

This piece was originally published on AlterNet. Why did God create atheists? This is a question I always want to ask religious believers. (One of many questions, actually. “What evidence do you have that God is real?” and “Why are religious beliefs so different and so contradictory?” are also high on the list.) If God …

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Jun 23 2010

Harder

Please note: This post, and the post it links to, discusses my personal sex life in extensive detail. Family members and others who don’t want to read about that stuff are strongly advised to skip this one. Do other masochists run into this conundrum? If so — how do you deal with it? There’s a …

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Jun 22 2010

Why Liberal Values Really Are Better

This piece was originally published on AlterNet. Liberals and conservatives don’t just disagree about specific issues — we disagree about core ethical values. Can a case be made that liberal values really are better? You may have heard about this. It’s been in the news and the blogosphere, and has been making the rounds at …

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Jun 21 2010

Do You Care Whether the Religious Ideas You Believe in Are True or Not?

What do you say to religious believers who don’t care about reality? I don’t mean people who unconsciously don’t care about reality. I don’t mean people who unconsciously resist or rationalize evidence when it contradicts the things they believe. I get that. That’s universally human. Everybody does that. Atheists, believers — everybody. Me, and you, …

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Jun 18 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Criticizing Ideas /= Attacking People

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! Atheists often get accused of intolerance and disrespect for saying things like, “I don’t agree with you,” “I think you’re mistaken,” “What evidence do you have to support that?”, “I think …

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