What It’s Like To Be An Atheist

Smoke had a great line last night on what it’s like being in a world where not only is religion dominant but where even most of the secularists (in Smoke’s specific case, this means his secular wife) cling to vague “spiritual” notions: I feel like Jimmy Stewart’s character in Harvey, in reverse; everyone but me sees the [Read More...]

Ghosts

Laura Marling has one of those rare voices and phrasing styles that seriously makes my heart hurt with its sublimity and keeps me repeatedly hitting the repeat button on my i-pod.   Out of the nearly 9000 songs on my i-pod, those featuring Marling, Lisa Hannigan, Neko Case, Lykke Li,  Amy Millan, Nina Persson, and Victoria Bergsman get the [Read More...]

Tug Of War With A Child’s Mind

Richard Wade regularly provides wise advice to readers with issues related to socially engaging the world as an atheist.  Today he deals with a really interesting letter from an atheist struggling with his religious parents over the ability to raise his daughter as he sees fit: It’s no secret that my family is discouraged and [Read More...]

Al Franken Draws US Map

Neat stuff.  Of course, having no drawing ability myself, I’m impessed if someone can draw a sandwich let alone the whole map of the US: via Pharyngula Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Religious Professors Mocking Students’ Loss Of Faith

The Peaceful Atheist, a Wheaton graduate who lost her faith early in her time at the Evangelical college describes being alienated by Wheaton professors using anecdotes of their former students who’d left the faith as “cautionary tales”: While I was at Wheaton I only came out to 2 professors, and it took both an extremely [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Do You Wanna Date My Avatar

Via hurtlingthroughspace comes a charming send up of online fantasy geekhood: [Read more...]

Ricky Gervais, Atheism, And The Invention Of Lying

I’m really excited about The Invention of Lying, the upcoming Ricky Gervais film.  I started the script last spring online and simply couldn’t stop reading until it was done.  It was not a terribly funny read (except occasionally) but I love films which explore a thought provoking “what if” in a sufficiently thoughtful way and [Read More...]

Flying Spaghetti Monster Appears In Rubber Band Form!

Another sighting! The Friendly Atheist has the details of this latest miraculous appearance! [Read more...]

New Philosophers’ Blog Carnival At Brooks Blog

Today’s philosophy blog carnival is being held here. The September 28 blog carnival will be held here here (at Camels With Hammers).  Exciting, right?  I’m already pricing clowns and rides. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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