Archives for October 2011

Dealing With Fear — Part 2: Coming Out as an Atheist

There are several fear issues related to coming out as an atheist.Beyond the more personal, internal fears any person in the midst of graduating out of belief might feel – “What if God is real and sends me to Hell for doubting? If I give up believing in God and Heaven, doesn’t that mean I’ll never see my granddad again?” – there are some real-world fears worth thinking about.Fears that would spring to mind for any new atheist or atheist-to-be involve social issues — the fear of consequences t … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween!

Full sympathies after the jump: … [Read more...]

The Horrors of Fall

I have a notoriously sucky sense of direction. I still can't help but point and laugh.Family’s Corn Maze ‘Fun’ Ends In 911 RescueCouple Lost in Apple Orchard Calls 911        … [Read more...]

A Different Kind of Prayer

This is probably old-verging-on-ancient. But it's new to me:                    … [Read more...]

Seven Billion Peeps: Thank You Jesus — and Oh, Shit!

[ Still feeling like hell, but I couldn't keep away ... ]Here’s a personal reaction to a recent bit of news:(And look at this BBC Where Do You Fit In? calculator. )When I was born, there were 2.6 billion humans on the planet. Today there are 2.6 TIMES more.  World population is expected to tip over 7 billion in the next few days.Speaking as an environmentalist (someone who cares about the ecosystem of Planet Earth), and a humanist (someone who loves human beings, and wants them to do we … [Read more...]

Sick Day

Ugh. Persistent sore throat. Headache. Tired and achy.I had hoped to finish the short series on dealing with fear, with a post on dealing with the fears attendant on being an atheist.But it ain't happening today.Back soon, I expect. … [Read more...]