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Repost: On Atheist Janitors

Dabanner
over 1 year ago

[Author's Note: I'm reposting some old favorites while I'm away on vacation this week. This post was originally from October 2007.] I recently received an e-mail which asked me if I believe that atheism is a worldview that anyone can take up, or whether the majority of society needs religion to ...

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Repost: What Will Replace Religion?

Dabanner
over 1 year ago

[Author's Note: I'm reposting some old favorites while I'm away on vacation this week. This post was originally from November 2006.] One argument for theism that I have always found interesting is the argument that humans do not have desires for which there exists no corresponding object in the ...

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Repost: Footprints

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over 1 year ago

[Author's Note: I'm reposting some old favorites while I'm away on vacation this week. This post was originally from February 2007.] One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. "Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou ...

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Why I Am An Atheist Activist

Cloudbreak
over 1 year ago

If you're not already, you should be reading Surly Amy's ongoing post series asking men who are leaders in the atheist movement to speak out against the sexist hate and hostility that we've lately been spending so much time battling. It's a brilliant idea, and she's already garnered statements from ...

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The Calgary Secular Church

Sprouts
over 1 year ago

Editor's Note: Please welcome Korey Peters, who's written a guest post about an atheist organization he's founded that he's calling the Calgary Secular Church. In this post, he'll explain what motivated him to do it and what he's hoping to achieve. My name is Korey Peters, and I'm one of the ...