Trials of a Softhearted Scrooge

Christmas time is a pain in the neck for me. But this year I’m trying to be a nice atheist. Today I went to the hardware store for a light bulb and some batteries. The place had transformed since I’d been in a few days ago, from hardware store to mondo-bizarro-psychedelic-drug-trip-surreal-fantasy-forest. On my left there [Read More...]

Not a True Atheist?

Recently a remark by a Christian visiting here reminded me of something peculiar I have encountered from time to time that I had never known about before I started reading and discussing things on line, the notion of the “not real Christian.” I have heard several people who identify themselves as Christians say that because [Read More...]

Skepticism and Credence About Non-Religious Things.

We have had many postings and long discussions about religions, religious beliefs and the political or social effects of religions or religious people. Many commenters have expressed why they disagree with or are skeptical about all those things. But atheists, skeptics, humanists, freethinkers, whatever we non-god-believers call ourselves have more to our lives than constant [Read More...]

Fill In the Blanks at the Creation Museum

Some things just beg to be made fun of. Some things need to be made fun of. So when I looked at the Creation Museum Pics that Hemant posted and I saw this one, an exhibit about two kids visiting the museum, (what the heck is that for?) the talk bubbles that are actually there [Read More...]

Friendly Atheist Contest #9 1/2 Atheist Limericks

From the sublime to the ridiculous, let’s go from haiku to poetry’s highest form, limericks! Create an atheist limerick. Jared must be psychic or at least our logic flows in the same perverse way because on Contest # 9 he proposed a limerick contest the night after I started working on this. Go Jared! As [Read More...]