Tag Archive: Atheism

Sep 11 2012

In Which I’m Not Convinced to Follow Islam, Part 1

By way of a conversation on Twitter, I was introduced to a gentleman, Tariq, who proposes that The Quran is a miracle in itself which is “proven” by scientific evidence. Those who use logic and reason, he infers, have little choice but to accept these facts and to follow Islam. Tariq was kind enough to …

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Jul 16 2012

On Atheism: So Many, So Wrong, So Often

I’m writing this post in response to a blog post that was published at two different places on 2012 July 10. That post was penned by Elad Nehorai, a writer who lives in Brooklyn, New York. The title of his post was “Atheism Is a Religion.” I find it frustrating that this issue comes up …

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Apr 20 2012

Sorry, Pastor: Atheists Neither Need Nor Want Your Faith

I saw a link posted on Twitter the other day that highlighted something I see all too often regarding faith and atheism. The link was to an opinion piece in the Nipawin Journal, titled “How much faith does it take to be an atheist?.” The short article was written by Pastor Ken Graham of the …

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Oct 12 2011

Shit Stains on the Underwear of Humanity, № 1

This is the first in a series of posts regarding entities I encounter on the Internet which are egregiously ignorant, wantonly egotistical, stupendously ill-informed, and other descriptive terms I might come up with. I intend to add to the membership list as I discover new qualifying members. G. W. Monk This particular egotistical douchenozzle pulls …

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May 20 2011

Christian Supremacy Rears Its Ugly Head

Damon Fowler, a senior at Bastrop High School in Bastrop, Louisiana, is graduating this evening. Many people in his community are wishing that he weren’t graduating, or that he kept his mouth shut, or that he went to school elsewhere, or that he simply didn’t exist. You see; Damon is an atheist. As Damon explained …

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Jan 11 2011

Why Do I Even Bother?

Sometimes I have an exchange of words, comments, ideas, etc. with someone, and I am left wondering why I even bothered. I’d like to show you just such an exchange so that you can get an idea of why I feel this way at times. Twitter is an interesting medium for conversations. The limit of …

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Jan 06 2011

Why Do Atheists Seem So Angry?

The Stupid, It Burns - by Plognark

I sometimes see comments and questions wondering why atheists are, to some people’s eyes, very angry people. When I see those comments and questions, an excellent blog post by Greta Christina, Atheists and Anger, always comes to mind. Yes, we atheists are often angry. We have a number of reasons why we are angry. Being …

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Jan 01 2011

Living in a Delusional World

*HEADDESK*

Terry Hurlbut (@Temlakos on Twitter) authors a column for Examiner.com called Creationism Examiner. On December 30th, 2010, Terry published an article entitled Creationism and science: wider implications. The article was brought to my attention in a post by PZ Myers at Pharyngula. I have, in the past, seen remarks about Biblical literalists attempting to “turn …

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Dec 28 2010

Indignation and Projection

You KNOW it's a Myth

A newspaper column was brought to my attention the other day. I had never before heard of the newspaper, The Daily Star of Oneonta, New York, nor the author of the column, Tom Sears. Mr. Sears writes a regular opinion column for The Daily Star. Many of his columns’ titles are prefixed with On the …

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Nov 20 2010

Joe’s Grand Fantasy, Part One

You keep using that word...

I’ve written about Joe Cienkowski on a previous occasion. Some of you may already be familiar with Joe and his ideas about evolution and atheism. I’ve had brief exchanges with Joe on Twitter, and though we disagree, we keep things fairly cordial. Someone was kind enough to recently provide me with one of Joe’s self-published …

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