American Atheists and Mormon culture

  With the advent of the American Atheists 2014 Convention, in Salt Lake City, Thursday, April 17th, to Sunday, April 20th, there have been many heated discussions – most notably in the comment sections, following stories run in the Salt Lake Tribune, focused and following up on the Atheists of Utah, and the American Atheists…

Beliefs hazardous to World Health

  I generally spend a good deal of time and effort suggesting folks would do well to retire many of their absolutist and fundamentalist religious views, for those more psychologically healthy views of human spirituality, and morality.  Based on those innate human values we share with virtually all other human beings on the planet. I…

Charles-Darwin

Defending Darwinian Evolution

– or – Why you never heard one damn thing about evolution in school     I don’t know if it’s just because it’s a favorite subject of mine (it is), or that I’m just easily seduced into sticking up for it (I know …), but the muse need hardly apply, when tangling with an…

Woment gets tattooed.

CULTURE WARS

  One of the reasons religious folks fight so hard against change, in the world around them, has as much to do with cultural considerations, as any perceived notion concerning God’s will in the matter.  They merely mistake – or chose to invoke – God’s will, by conflating religious considerations with entirely cultural ones, in…

Albert Camus

Part II – The epiphany

  When I last left this discussion, I promised to come back and explain exactly how it was, that I came to know there is no God.  And after a week of allowing myself to be distracted by worldly events, and a couple of personal issues, I am sitting at the keyboard – resolved to…

Bent Tree

How I came to know there is no God

“As the twig is bent, so the tree inclines.” – Virgil   This piece is not particularly intended for those who grew up in a secular environment.  Who were never dragged-off to Church services as a child.  Or otherwise immersed in one of the Catholic, Protestant – or even Mormon – world views.  Or otherwise…

Richard Dawkins

We Are Atheism

  VIDEO:  The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.  In keeping with our Common Man and Woman / No God Meme theme – that atheists are no different from anyone else you know – we’re re-posting this barely 2 minute address, by the normally outspoken – though surprisingly quiet and low-key – Dr. Richard…