No, I don’t believe in God. I thought YOU did. Well, heck. Now what?

crazy

We're born to sanity. We instinctively feel that things should be reasonable. That it should all MAKE SENSE.Most of us, as we grow to adulthood, at least TRY to be sane and sensible. But we all know we share the world with some crazy-ass others.In my view, the biggest reason for rampant craziness in the world is religion. Religion is not only mistaken about basic facts of reality, it sets up a social field of acceptance to casual lies, deliberate falsehoods, even malicious acts, by both … [Read more...]

Hey, Where’s Our Motorcycle Gang??

Reason Riders X

We DO want to fully engage society with the beautiful possibilities of atheism, right?I just don't see how we can do that without our own nationwide motorcycle club.           And if you DO do this, I demand to be a charter member!Also, I'll need a motorcycle.Seriously, I think this would be a pretty cool thing to do. It could also get some serious publicity.(BTW, this … [Read more...]

Free Online Movies, Including One on Atheism

Things to be found on this newfangled Internet:535 Free Movies OnlineIncluding this one: Atheism: A Rough History of Disbelief With the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the emotional whiplash that followed, the monotheistic religions of the West took a more stridently political turn. It was in this context that Jonathan Miller, the British theatre and opera director, felt compelled to create a three-part documentary tracing the history of religious skepticism and … [Read more...]

Atheists at Albany Pride

Booth

My atheist Meetup group, Capital Region Atheists & Agnostics, rented a booth for Albany, New York's Gay Pride Day.Whew! Fantastic event! My own personal thank-you to all who organized the thing, and all who attended, and especially to the members of CRAA who made it all happen. (I'm hoping some of them will chime in here and tell me who sent all the great atheist/agnostic/humanist stuff that covered the table and caught so many eyes.)Photos follow. In order to see these large, you … [Read more...]

One Hundred and Five Thousand, Nine Hundred Eighty Nine. Dollars.

You know the story: Helping A Tornado Survivor, Atheist Style — Oklahoma tornado survivor Rebecca Vitsmun admits she's an atheist during a TV interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, and atheists worldwide pitch in to help her and her family rebuild.The donation effort at Indiegogo is still roaring along.The total as I write this is, yes, $105,989. … [Read more...]

Time for Serious Outreach into Islam?

Muslims Praying

Here's a story from the United Kingdom's online news site Mail Online, the heated subtext of which is "OMG MUSLIMS!!!"One country, two religions and three very telling pictures: The empty pews at churches just yards from an overcrowded mosqueIt's a story in pictures, with a small amount of text: What they show are three acts of worship performed in the East End of London within a few hundred yards of each other at the end of last month.Two of the photos show Sunday morning … [Read more...]


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