December 16, 2018

A New Existential Reality  Guest post by Daniel Reynoso “The Eternal Hourglass of Existence is Turned Upside Down Again and Again, and You with it, A Speck of Dust.”  Nietzsche Nietzsche believed that the death of God—that is, the existential loss of faith at the heart of the modern methods of philosophy and science—necessarily implied the loss of all absolute points of reference in the realms of knowledge and morality. He recognized that this was not fully understood in his day, even… Read more

December 9, 2018

By A-hole Philosopher, Mark W. Gura, CW Brown,  Rosi Guastella “Is it selfish not to have kids? Does the world need more people?” – A-hole Philosopher     A-hole Philosopher: You are NOT selfish when you don’t have children and you are not a saint if you do have children. This is why I’m childfree. Parent: WTH! What do you mean? A-hole Philosopher: Parents so often act as if they are selfless. Is it still selfless if children are biochemical… Read more

November 13, 2018

By Mark W. Gura & CW Brown “What is history, but a fable agreed upon?” Napoleon Bonaparte Imagine one day living in a village that worships Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent who created humans. You’re surrounded by an Aztec society that’s thousands of years old, your culture, your country, your family and friends all believe that the Aztec gods rule the universe and that sacrifices must be made on their behalf to please your family’s god. All seems solid, stable and… Read more

November 4, 2018

By CW Brown “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”  Barack Obama Why do we do what we do? For me, it is a combination of many things, but one thing that sticks out is the need to help people. Above all,… Read more

October 28, 2018

“Wit is Educated Insolence” -Aristotle                                                    Photo by Brian Engler Mark Gura: “Doesn’t it seem like skeptics are an endangered species? Atheist Alliance of America has been fighting indoctrination for more than 26 years and we’ve been giving away the Richard Dawkins award for more than 15. Some people, even atheists, have told me that our… Read more

October 27, 2018

By Rosi Guastella “The work is tough, the hours are long, and we do not get paid, but finally, I feel like I am home. I never dared imagine that I would one day finally find my tribe, my people.” I never imagined that I, a former Catholic from Puerto Rico, would end up being elected to serve as Vice President of the Atheist Alliance of America. AAoA has been around for decades and has practically helped build the atheist… Read more

October 19, 2018

By Nina Sankari Statement of the Kazimierz Łyszczyński Foundation on the judgment concerning the caricature of Jesus in the weekly “NIE,” Kazimierz Łyszczyński Foundation, 2018-10-16. The Kazimierz Łyszczynski Foundation and the Atheist Alliance of America express their outrage over the unjust judgment concerning publication of the caricature of Jesus in the weekly newspaper “NIE” (NO). The fine of 120,000 pln (more than USD $30,000) plus legal costs total 150,000 pln, which is many times higher than any fine ever ordered… Read more

October 14, 2018

By Mark W. Gura “If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.” Jim Rohn Success can be measured by where a person starts and what he or she attains in life. My life is not near being over, and I think that my best days are still… Read more

October 7, 2018

By CW Brown, Mark W. Gura, and Nina Rose Marina “The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning.”  Stanley Kubrick Some people think that atheists must be nihilistic and cannot enjoy meaning and purpose in life, morals, ethics or altruism without the help of religion. Quite the contrary, many atheists are excited to live their lives joyfully, deeply, altruistically, and in an ethical way. But then, some counter, “Why have meaning and purpose in life when… Read more

October 3, 2018

Interview By Angelos Sofocleous “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” Bobby Unser Angelos: President Mark W. Gura, Vice President CW Brown, and Nina Rose Marina, since you are the officers of both Atheist Alliance of America, and along with Tina Hamilton you run the Association of Mindfulness Meditation and Secular Buddhism, I want to ask you about your vision. Mark Gura, what is the ideal life that you want to achieve before you die? Mark: I want to continue to… Read more

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