An internet conversation about “reason” (is that already an oxymoron?)
by Ron Millam, Guest Contributor
In my last post, I discussed a thread from on my congressional representative’s Facebook page where she asked her constituents to “pray for our great nation” on the national “Day of Prayer” to which I responded in a secular manner, considering that it…Continue
Added by National Atheist Party on May 11, 2013 at 11:48am — No Comments
by Ron Millam, Guest Contributor
Posted yesterday on her Facebook page by the congressional representative from my district in Missouri, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler:
“Today is the National Day of Prayer. Join me in praying for our great nation.”
And a comment posted by someone very near and dear to my heart (okay, it was me…)
“Today is the National Day of Reason. Join me in hoping for (and working toward) the day that our great nation…Continue
Added by National Atheist Party on May 11, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments
Kenji Yamada, 29.
This is the second post in a new series of personal profiles of Atheists, Agnostics and Humanists who are helping to make the world a better place.
Over the next few weeks I will focus on people who are making a difference for others. They are examples of…Continue
I need your help and advice.
Awhile ago I heard about Seth Andrews' $30,000 Atheist Charity Drive. Before that I had heard about the Foundation Beyond Belief and other pre-existing secular charities.
While thinking about this, an idea entered my mind. Why not reach out to…Continue
Unlike the character I covered in the last instalment of this series,Homer's Thersites, Lucian was a real person who starred in his own satirical works, written in Greek for an upper-class Roman…Continue
As an outlet for the repressed literature student in me, I'm starting up this new series that focuses on characters in ancient Western literature who show some sign of skepticism or freethinking. By extension I'll also show the quacks, charlatans or authorities they dare to annoy with their tiresome voices of…Continue
I think you should all visit Martin's blog; I wish I had been there in Australia for this convention. I have never been to Australia and it's one of the places I'd like to visit. Martin comments on a talk by Sam Harris that certainly seemed very interesting. As you all know, I'm not crazy about Sam but he is an important figure for atheists and from what Martin says, his talk on death (he changed from "free will" to "death"; I'm glad he gave the free will thing a rest; death, we can all…Continue
Sitting at the pearly gates
waiting for god to decide my fate
I tried hard…
With a groan I realized I was wrong.
Read the rest of the post at: Long…Continue
Added by Neal on March 19, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments
A quick blog and song. Listen: Sweet Embrace
Women chained and drained of any fire's…Continue
Added by Neal on March 4, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Beacon of Reason
That is your greeting as you enter Panama City. Makes you feel warm inside, doesn't it? The words are accompanied with photos of a female and male police officer. Apparently a stern warning to those who live in the city. I thought when I first saw the billboards that it was a horrible…Continue
For those who like to listen: …Continue
I am a fish, a very dry one. I hang out on the deck, flipping my fins uselessly. The air doesn't seem to care. I watch the water, wanting to flip in, but it is filled with non-swimming humans.
Now, I know that humans swim, at least when they are young. But here is water filled with humans who have…Continue