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The phenomenon of online-misery can be achieved by: a) Reading the news. b) Caring about the news. c) Trolling Planned Parenthood's Facebook for 2 or 3 minutes (can we have a day for that? (International Rick Roll Planned Parenthood Day?)) But do not despair! There is one pasture in the waste land, one myrrh-scented site guaranteed to lift the spirit back to the transcendent. I speaketh, of courseth, of r/atheism.For those of you normal, healthy people unaware of the world of Reddit, I … [Read more...]

Christopher Hitchens and Groaning During Sex

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Mr. Hitchens -- may he rest in peace -- was far too involved with Christianity to have ever become a Christian. If he had spent a little more time being an Atheist he might have considered the Body of Christ. But he couldn't leave the non-God alone. He spoke of Christianity more than Her priests. He engaged Her more than Her followers. He lived the life of a pious Christian with several thousand misunderstandings of Christianity. Forever seeing Her through a microscope of misconception, Hitchens … [Read more...]

On Being Made For Infinity

There is an ache within atheism an awful lot like unrequited love. There is a nameless and uncomfortable burning within nihilism, agnosticism, and all the lonely fashions of post-Christian man that rings of being rejected. But before I bother you with all that, let's go on a walk, you and I, around the Point in the hopes of arriving back again, full of understanding.The pain of unrequited love -- of being spurned or friend-zoned -- isn't confined to the mere absence of a loving r … [Read more...]

In Defense of the Unmiraculous

There is a fear that causes Christian legs to tremble, a fear well-exploited by the New Atheism, and -- all things considered  -- a very stupid fear -- that of the unmiraculous.The Christian runs to the atheist, silver cross sailing in the wind, filled with joy, saying "I felt the presence of God!" The atheist looks up from his Macbook and says something along the lines of, "Religious experience is just the result of decreased activity in your right parietal lobe." And he'd hardly be alone … [Read more...]

Tim Tebow – Full of Crap?

I have a terrible habit of writing about atheists. Every time I indulge it, the main response I get from my atheist/nontheist/bright/agnostic/agnostic-atheist/post-Christian/secular humanist brothers and sisters is not any rebuttal of argument -- that would just be crude -- but the complaint "these aren't real atheists. Real atheists are much kinder, less judgmental etc. etc. You're attacking a strawman."All things considered, I freely admit the complaint may be valid. But the sad reality is … [Read more...]

If God Was Real, He’d Prove Himself To Atheists!

Atheists tend to whine (about miracles). They happen too often and not nearly enough. They are far too small and insignificant -- like stigmata -- and far too cosmic and looming -- like the existence of the Universe. They have the annoying habit, as Hitchens pointed out, of largely happening to Catholics. They disdain to take place in climate-controlled, clinical studies, and in general, behave with total disregard for the atheist's feelings.We've all heard the complaint. Perhaps we've made … [Read more...]

Atheists Disprove God’s Existence Again!

The Lowdown: A Scientist managed to replicate religious experience with electromagnetic waves applied to different parts of the brain. He goes on to tell the world that this proves there is no God. It was an absolute pleasure watching the Reddit crowd blow up over this one, and to see my atheist friends post it on their Facebook walls with such grave, epitaphic solemnities as "let mankind know knowledge instead of ignorance" and "science has done it at last!" (This time it's for sure, a … [Read more...]

Christopher Hitchens Is Dead…

...and the world is poorer for it. Don't get me wrong, I disagreed with him like all hell, but he managed to be the only New Atheist I could stand to listen to. His mastery of the English language was inspiring, his hard-drinking, chain-smoking personality a welcome relief from the cold, awkward, humanistic personalities of Richard Dawkins and -- Heaven help us -- Daniel Dennett.With his bitter, fiery atheism -- which never seemed to move beyond sheer dislike -- Hitchens inspired me to … [Read more...]

The Atheist’s Self-Help Blog or How – With a Little Remodeling – You Can Prevent Your Views From Being Laughed At All The Time, Part I Being The Obtaining of Women

Get some girls. I understand the joy of having a Boy's Club, I really do, but the lack of beauty at your conferences is seriously limiting. It might seem like a trifle, having women on your side, but you must realize - dear atheism - that the world will never go where women aren't. Women are awesome. Think back to your high-school days, remember those invitations to parties or hang-outs or study groups, and remember the only thing on that really mattered: "Will there be any girls there?" This … [Read more...]

Indecent Exposure

In which I demand atheists defend the wearing of pants.I might just be depressed, or maybe I'm a dark-minded and morbid Catholic, but I can't help but agree with Robert Browning: "There may be a heaven; there must be a hell." I can enter into some solidarity with today's atheist, that it's difficult to know if there's some absolute good in the universe, but we part ways totally when he claims that there's no absolute evil. We may or may not be destined for great heights, but it's painfully … [Read more...]


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