Walk A Mile

They say that before you criticize a man you should walk a mile in his shoes. I took that advice seriously. I have only identified as an atheist for about a year and a half. I grew up in a strict fundamentalist Christian faith. After I left that...

The First Crack In The Wall

   The first crack in the wall I had put up around my Christian belief began to appear to me as a child, though it took many years to break through the justifications and logical fallacies I was handed by my teachers and desperately clung to in order...

Atheism vs. addenda.

Look in any dictionary and you'll find atheism is either the disbelief in or the denial of God or gods.    Atheism is just that simple.    The religious often attempt conflation, claiming atheism is a religion.  Religion usually requires...

Atheists, an unprivileged minority.

On a billboard in Illinois near Exit 72 on I-55, the Lake County Right to Life Committee, Inc. proclaims that Sen. Dick Durbin has received an "A rating from the atheist lobby".  There is no doubt, Durbin's atheist endorsement is considered to be a...

Sandy Hook, because atheism.

In a recently released podcast, Zach Dasher shows his ignorance, and his prejudice towards atheism.    "The Tea Party candidate trying to unseat Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) once said that the Sandy Hook shooting was caused by the “atheist...

Reality and sense.

Mark Twain noted, "It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.  "    Is reality so difficult for Alva Noë that in an effort to explain, slur, or otherwise place atheism into a box, he must delve into...

Screw Your God (Because I won't!)

  Where religion is concerned, I’m not much of a fan- the rules, regulations and all seeing eyes don’t resonate as true to me. ANY faith, while real and true to its believers, is only and will only ever be words and stories handed down through...

Malapropian: Simon Smart.

In an effort to drag atheism to the same level as religion, Simon Smart calls history a myth.    "Atheism has its own creation myth, writes Spencer, and it goes like this: non-belief is the love child of reason and science - a human advance...