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Where are the honest atheists

Damon Linker, a writer[?] for The Week, posits that we no longer are honest about our atheism. He is short of calling us lame duck atheists and in this post, I disagree with his thesis pointing out that instead of death of god leading to bleakness and despair it creates the greatest opportunity for human progress and development.

Added by Onyango Makagutu on April 14, 2015 at 2:41pm — 2 Comments

on determinism

For most people, the debate over freewill and determinism, I think is one fought over a misunderstanding of the debate or of words. To most freewill believers, they take determinism to mean a person with a gun behind your back forcing you to act in a certain way and this I assert is wrong.

In this post I respond to some of the misconceptions by the OP and those who have responded to…

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Added by Onyango Makagutu on April 5, 2015 at 5:51am — No Comments

POLLY is a finalist!

Hooray!!!

POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD has been selected as a finalist for the Indiefab 2014 YA Best Book of the Year Awards.  The winners will be announced in June at the ALA Convention in San Francisco.  I doubt I'll be flying out to SF, but, truly, this is a gratifying achievement in itself.

Here in Eco-fiction is an interview with the author.

Added by Don on April 4, 2015 at 8:21am — 3 Comments

there are no good atheists

Here is a post I wrote in response to a pastor who believes there are some core beliefs each atheist must accept and continued to say there can't be any good atheist.

Added by Onyango Makagutu on March 17, 2015 at 1:37am — 3 Comments

is life worth living without imortality

I answer to the affirmative and show this to be the case in this post where I respond to W. L Craig's essay that life is unlivable in atheism 

Added by Onyango Makagutu on February 10, 2015 at 12:36pm — No Comments

POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD

An atheist witch?  You bet! 

Let me keep my friends here apprised of the status of POLLY, my edgy YA fantasy, released in October by Green Writers Press.  The novel features a maiden witch of tender ability in the craft as she navigates her way through the perils presented by a much-diminished future America.  Her hateful pursuers are Christian dominionists.  If they catch her, they'll kill her. 



Reviews so far have been strong, though hard to come by.  It's so difficult…

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Added by Don on January 22, 2015 at 8:34am — No Comments

Happy new year

The more person is growing the more the brain is growing too.wish u happy expending of brain

Added by Alhaji kashim Mohammed on December 26, 2014 at 1:47pm — 1 Comment

recent athiest

would like contact with other athiests

Added by keith herbert on November 19, 2014 at 3:24pm — 4 Comments

Life

Such is life

Added by Alhaji kashim Mohammed on November 16, 2014 at 5:52am — 1 Comment

Does God really exist if so have u ever see him

Somebody ask me why God always testing good people, I reply may be he doesn't exist and he slapped me at that time. So if this thing happen to you what are you going to reply,so that the person will understand the debt in good manner.

Added by Alhaji kashim Mohammed on November 11, 2014 at 7:59pm — 4 Comments

About life

Life is a Teacher the more you live the more you learn

Added by Alhaji kashim Mohammed on November 11, 2014 at 7:51pm — 2 Comments

Ashura

Tomorrow is the day of Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar..

Here are some funny information about that day,, Shia will beat themselves up remembering the death of Imam Hussain (the second Shia Imam), while Sunnis will fasting that same day remembering Moses and calling it the day of atonement as the day on which the Israelites were freed from the Pharaoh,, It is similar to the passover but in a different calendar.

Shia Muslims believe in that this day has…

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Added by Hope on November 1, 2014 at 2:25pm — 3 Comments

Five Pieces of Career Advice I Would Give My Autistic Self

Autistic people deal with the uncertainties of life’s events in markedly differing ways. Quite frequently it is often only after significant time has been spent reflecting on a given “problem” that its core elements and distinctive characteristics become clear. My job at a TV golf style network in Hartford, CT, provided the patterns and lessons that made this blog possible.

1. Ask to be told in straightforward language. As an autistic person, one of the first challenges…

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Added by Claudia Mercedes Mazzucco on October 28, 2014 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

In Praise of Mentorship

I WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE severe autism by retreating to the safety of a Library. Look deep into the nature of this complex neurological disorder, and then you will understand that autism is the mysterious inability of the mind to order things in sequence. What characterizes it most is the disregard of reality and the withdrawal into a certain ritualistic life. Behind this insistence for sameness and order there is a striving for predictability, which is not possible without sequential…

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Added by Claudia Mercedes Mazzucco on October 28, 2014 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Ohio Police Killing

The 911 caller of this event misrepresented the account and should be tried for a false 911 call. http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/25/no_charges_in_ohio_police_killing

Added by Chris on September 26, 2014 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

The Argument from Incorporeality

The Argument from Incorporeality



So, I have been using this counter-apologetic for a while now on Twitter:



1. A being is a thing has the ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human (including consciousness and sentience).



2. All known beings exist in time and space.



2. God is immaterial (outside time and space).



3. Therefore, god cannot exist.



What do you reckon?



I am…

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Added by workmx on September 23, 2014 at 9:31pm — No Comments

My atheism is about a lack of need for gods, not just a lack of belief in gods.

As a sociologist, I can not rely on naturalism or materialism (especially methodological naturalism).



The study of social life would be impossible from any of those positions.



Thus it is important to understand the epistemological and ontological basis of all worldviews, even if they do not lead to truth. It is enough that people believe them to be true (because sociology is not about truth, but about how people make sense of the world.



Having said…

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Added by workmx on September 23, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Quest for the historical Jesus

Here is a challenge that seeks answers to the age old question of the historicity of Jesus. A question that was at the centre of debate in the early years of Christianity and still goes on to this date.

I have here added just a few more questions to the…

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Added by Onyango Makagutu on September 7, 2014 at 4:38am — 2 Comments

how many types of atheism are there ? or should we define atheism just as a form disbelief in supernatural ?

i d like to get your ideas about the  types of atheism and if they all are justifiable form of atheism. Because if you make arguments about the non- exisistance of god or gods , counter arguments are soon forged against your rational arguments. My question is  shoud we base our atheistic views on evindence or arguments ?  

Added by ali aslan on August 14, 2014 at 6:14am — 8 Comments

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