Atheism Blog Posts

How To Overcome The Fear Of Going To Hell

I recently got a question via email from someone who was starting to question her religion, related to my story about How (and Why) I Went From Christian to Atheist, and wanted to know how to overcome her fear of going to hell. Are you afraid of goi...
by The Confident Man Project on Nov 7, 2016

The End is Nigh... But Not How You Might Think

What is the first stage of religious freedom?No, ot freedom to worship your religions of choice.No, not freedom to have many religions in a country.But true religious freedom.Free of religious thought, constraints and diatribe.We have here in the Uni...
by Murdockinations on Mar 21, 2016

Act of Balance

They call it the green-eyed monster. Jealousy. Under its weightier name of envy, it becomes a deadly sin. I often wonder if envy isn’t behind the debate that seems to have atheists and believers in religion talking past one another. … Continu...

What You Pay For

When a friend pointed out the easily missed 2001 film, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter, (well before Seth Grahame-Smith came up with the same role for Abraham Lincoln) I knew I was duty-bound to see it. As regular readers know, although … Continue...

And a Blessed New Year

A new year is always a time for predictions and prognostications. Although the religious basis for New Year’s Day is often deeply sublimated, the changing of the year is one of the oldest and most widespread holidays worldwide. Since every …...

Celebrity Culture is the most inexcusable form of ignorance

In an age where Social Media is King, personal interaction and family values have become the next casualty in a long line of species which have and are becoming extinct. Celebrities have become our God. As long as the distance … Continue readin...
by BELIEVE on Dec 12, 2015

I do care... just maybe not about you

'Screw them, we have champagne': Charlie Hebdo replies to Paris attacksAnd, "Le Petite Merde", the ISIL minimind, born Abdelhamid Abaaoud has now been blown to bits by his own idiot female cousin during a raid by French police.Cheers!We sha...
by Murdockinations on Nov 19, 2015

Make Believer

My brother is way cooler than I ever hope to be. While I was busy learning all a tween and teen could about the Bible, he was listening to Lou Reed and David Bowie and Black Sabbath. Since the “door” … Continue reading →...

Secular Family Values

Fear of social disruption runs deep. Things may not be perfect, but people would rather keep things the way they’re used to them being rather than to face radical change. This is natural enough. During the dark days of the … Continue reading...

Cycle rickshaw drivers pedal under heavy rain in Dhaka

Bangladesh cycle rickshaw drivers pedal under heavy rain in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
by World Affairs on Aug 24, 2015

Credo

One of my seminary professors, who shall remain nameless, averred in class that Christianity in the first centuries was popular because it was exclusive. Like a country club. If just anybody can get in, why would you want to join? … Continue re...

death to throne and altar

The Versailles Palace, during the summer of 1792, was an absolute nightmare. The systematic anti-Catholic genocide in France’s Vendee Region, a precursor to the Nazi era, was in full force. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were in their chamber,...
by east elmhurst a go go on Jun 19, 2015

Secular Seminary

The Nones have it. A recent article by Alana Massey from the Washington Post puts it well. We are cultural Christians living in a secular world. My mind often goes back to the fate of those trained by a system … Continue reading →...

Phenomenology of That Good Old Religion Feeling

Religion. People say things like, "I couldn't have made it this far without Jesus in my life." Or, Allah, or God, or whatever flavor you subscribe to.So what is it that's going on there? Must be something right?Well, yes. And, no.Religion offers us a...
by Murdockinations on May 26, 2015

Driving the Point

“I drive my car, it is a witness. My license plate, it states my business.” The words are from a song by one of the most creative Christian Rock groups ever, Daniel Amos. While I don’t listen to Christian Rock … Continue reading ͛...

There is a Church of Bacon, and it’s under attack

Disregard getting hitched by a fat Elvis impersonator – you can now get hitched by a bacon minister from the Church of Bacon. In any case the sizzling celebrants are under assault from spoilsports and eavesdroppers, some of whom are in all lik...
by urlstars Buzz on Apr 20, 2015

If Your Religion Didn’t Demand It

The help you give, the food you unwillingly provide,The love you show to thoseAgainst whom you secretly pass remarks snide.Fear makes you do this or duty.If your religion didn’t demand it, would you still do it?Afterlife is what worries you,An entr...
by Petrichor and Clouds on Apr 14, 2015

CNN special report, Atheism: Inside the World of Non-Believers

Last night I watched the CNN special report, Atheism: Inside the World of Non-Believers. It makes me wonder, considering what some religious people think, such as the parents who see their son as dead since he turned his back on their beliefs.Would t...
by Murdockinations on Mar 25, 2015

Our best example for handling God Myths is actually.... Santa Claus

Someone brought up a good point the other day about God. He's about as useful as, Santa Claus.It made me think about my kids when they were younger. I used to do it up, kids put out cookies and milk, a note to Santa and went to bed. I'd eat the cooki...
by Murdockinations on Feb 9, 2015

Commandments by Committee

Something about the holiday season seems to bring out atheistic activism, or at least media interest in atheism. Now that we’re safely in 2015, I suspect things will quiet down a bit until the next major religious holiday comes along. … Conti...
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