Category Archive: atheism

Jul 07 2013

Sunday school for atheists: the rockets’ red glare

  As a kid who loved fireworks I looked forward to this time of year for months. Neighbors used to come from all around to watch my fireworks shows. This year pyrotechnic displays are not limited to the US, they’re lighting up the skies in Egypt , too. The awe inspiring glare of rockets and …

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Jul 04 2013

You Are Winning! First time ever, polls show key non-religious group a plurality in US


Call me a hopeless dreamer, but this almost brought tears to my eyes. For decades there has been a shift away from with organized religion. You would never know watching the dominionist loudmouths and media stenographers who enabled them, but that’s a fact. Now, for the first time ever, a new milestone has been reached: …

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Jul 01 2013

Atheist monument unveiled in Florida


Many years ago I delivered flowers for a local for a florist Austin who lived across the street from my family in Austin. One day the delivery was marked Madalyn Murray O’Hair: The flowers were blackish roses and there was a smarmy card attached which, as I recall, included the promise “We will pray for …

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Jun 27 2013

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean no one is following you


Seems a secret group with hidden motives has been quietly signing up to monitor dozens of prominent atheists on Twitter — I knew I was being followed! We even have a pic of the perps above! Clearly, they’re dangerous subversives. Well, before this turns into a massive scandal orchestrated from the Oval Office, it turns …

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Jun 25 2013

Joe Klein offers a nopology


Joe Klein can’t seem to admit he fouled up rather foolishly, much less apologize for it. He has now successfully launched his fuck up into the realm of parody for himself and Time Magazine.

Jun 25 2013

Joe Klein takes obligatory swipe at atheists

Joe Klein knows how to sling the link bait. In his world, hits matter and integrity does not. In his latest, the inexplicably successful columnist gets the warm fuzzies for religious relief orgs in Moore, OK, the community hit by devastating tornadoes. Had he stopped there and continued on talking about post traumatic stress syndrome …

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Jun 24 2013

The Church of the non-believer

Members of an atheist congregation at Harvard listen to music during a recent gathering. Image courtesy CNN

What it means to be human can be surprisingly difficult to define. But many aspects of being human are easy to spot. One of those is we like singing familiar songs, hearing traditional stories, maybe some special, secret ritual stuff thrown in, feasting or sacrificing, while celebrating our individual and collective successes and comforting those …

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Jun 21 2013

Pastor Dan speaks on food stamps cuts

I have a friend named Pastor Dan who does progressive things, he’s sorta the unofficial pastor of the Netroots. Or he was back when there were a dozen of us. Dan once started off a sermon reading something I wrote as an atheist about the wonder and pageantry of the universe. Which was a little …

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Jun 16 2013

Have you heard the Good News?

Preach to the kids, the younger the better, a time proven method of indoctrination used by the Good News Club for children. The only good news is there are some people on both the skeptical and faithful side who understand the danger inherent in a state religion. They’re scattered like diamonds in the rough throughout …

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Jun 16 2013

The witch, the warlock, and the demon

I don’t know if my colleague at Daily Kos, Denise Velez, is a wiccan. She only describes herself as a pagan. But if she is a witch, I expect she is a good one. The same cannot be said of the self-anointed Christian warlock she writes about today. David Lane is a powerful and growing …

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