Anonymous asked: Do you find the liberally religious more frustrating to deal with than those that are very conservative sometimes? I always find it more trying to talk to someone who accepts (and sometimes, very much enjoys!) science and is also religious than someone who flat-out denies everything. Sometimes I feel like the more "open" person is even less likely to eventually change their views because...
Anonymous asked: This person was trying to say that atheists are hypocritical for complaining about religious symbols in public schools and buildings; her reasoning is that if there were no religious symbols in schools etc, the LACK of religious symbols would offend her because it suggests that they're "supporting atheism" in a place that's paid for by her taxes. I know this isn't a...
Anonymous asked: Ideologically, which country would be best to live in as an Atheist, what country is the most accepting? I'm just curious.
Anonymous asked: Can an atheist believe in spirits (an example)? Like supernatural powers and the like? I, myself, do not believe in those things, but am curious about this because in my country's wikipedia it's saying that atheists don't believe in any supernatural things, but I've heard before that's possible? I'm now confused...
Atheist Temple Being Built In London →
I am not entirely sure yet how I feel about this news, but felt I should share it for those interested. Atheists have long criticised devout followers of faith. But now it seems Atheism is stealing from that very religious tradition by erecting a temple of worship. Author Alain de Botton announced plans to build an Atheist temple in the U.K., reports DeZeen magazine. A collaboration with Tom...
Anonymous asked: What are you thoughts on Science and Spirituality ("Spirituality" as in finding oneself, to become "enlightened"- as an example people might use parts of Buddhism and some might use psychedelic drugs to further they're understanding of themselves.) Do you think Science and spirituality work together or should be kept separately on the search for understanding and...
liamnicholson asked: If ghosts exist, why aren't there Dinosaur ghosts?
Anonymous asked: I'm an atheist but what is an atheist's take on ghosts and the super natural? I want to believe in ghosts but it sort of contradicts the whole god thing, he's metaphysical hence why I don't believe in him, so what should I do about ghosts? What do you believe?
Anonymous asked: A bunch of friends keep telling me that they're praying for me, and that jesus loves me, I've told them dozens of times that it makes me uncomfortable, but they keep doing it. :( this isn't relevant but I just need to vent where they can't see, they don't understand why it's upsetting.
Anonymous asked: While I completely disagree with organized religions, I am open to the possibility that there may or may not be some sort of deist "god." Believing that there may be a higher being does not contradict science at all (things like the big bang theory, the oscillating universe theory, and evolution.) So, seeing as you are an atheist, I guess I just really want to hear your thoughts on this....
Anonymous asked: So today during one of my classes, a Christian girl who was seeking out arm-wrestles wouldn't do it with me because she was legit scared touching me might de-convert her. LOGIC.
andyetiampeace asked: Heya! I've been curious about this after a class discussion. What do you think about monogamy? Do you think humans are supposed to be monogamous or does it just sound good? Have you ever been cheated on? Sorry if that's personal at all, feel free not to answer.
Anonymous asked: lf you were talking to a... "curious" Christian about religion, how would you go about attempting to make him/her think about his religion in such a way that a logical person would realize that its probably wrong? Not to sure how to word it, but how would you summarize an explanation on why that (religion) is obviously wrong/unintelligent, in an attempt to make them no longer believe..?
Anonymous asked: I'm a graphic design student. One of my goals this semester was to use any projects with creative freedom to advocate for science and reason. I'm ashamed to say that after listening to my classmates (many of them christian) that I was afraid to speak up about what I wanted to do. Not out of fear of offending anybody of course, but because I feared any backlash would interfere with my...
Anonymous asked: do you belive that there is a meaning to life? if so what is it? i recently got into an argument about it with one of my closest friends and it's led to quite a serious fallout; mainly because he condemns my nihilistic opinions as they starkly constrast his religious ones. do you think that, according to evolution and the big bang theory and other such scientific hypotheses, that there is a...
reallyindiekid-deactivated20120 asked: Hey there! I'm a Christian but I love reading your blog. I've certainly gained a whole lot of insight on what Athiesm is about--something that used to be a very vague subject for me. A lot of what you say I really agree with--there's a lot of wrong in the church, therefore giving Christianity negative connotation. So much hate and so many people living out the exact opposite of what...
Anonymous asked: Where abouts in the US are you based?
Late Night Ramble
If you couldn’t already tell from reading my blog I tend to ramble quite a bit. One thought will lead me to another, to another, and to another, I’m a sparked thinker. I don’t do it often anymore but sometimes I like to just type and rant and see where it goes. It was one of the reasons I started this blog but I don’t do it as often as I should…so I feel like...
Anonymous asked: In regards to your image on frank sinatra, he was actually a christian man but hated organized religion. the entire quote reveals his resentment of it. I'm sorry to say the source you got that from took it out of context. This is me just trying to help you keep up the integrity of your blog. Don't want these crazy nitpickers to attack you because of small things like that. haha
Anonymous asked: I go to a Catholic school and today in assembly I was kindly reminded that it was 'Christian Unity Week' where we had a priest and an apparent scientist speak. The 'scientist' tried to tell us that fellow atheist scientists he knows found it 'harder to communicate their thoughts' than religious ones. He then tried to tell us that 'religion answers the questions...
theonlyruleisdontbeboring asked: "If you could reason with religious people, there would be no religious people."
Anonymous asked: Hi. You are of jewish upbringing? I've been doing some research and investigation on the correct spelling and pronunciation for the tetragrammaton, the original name in ancient Hebrew for the Creator, and wanted to ask if you could perhaps give me some aid in this matter. The name, according to what I have gathered, is pronounced on one day of the year by the high priest, the day of the...
Anonymous asked: i find your picture inciting. nothing like a chubby comedian with atheist written across his chest to get you going.
totallywastedyouth asked: What do you think the odds of SOPA and/or PIPA passing are? Do you think the Blackouts will have had any real affect?
Anonymous asked: why is it ,in your opinion, theists hate gays with such a passion and cling to armaggedon as if killing "sinners" is in anyway god-like? (especially a god of love)
Anonymous asked: Its funny that you hate on God whom you barely even know. Sorry you're not as smart as us theists. Oh and before you jump on the ignorance of religion, just look at all the beautiful art that came out of it. Art that withstands the test of time. What came out of atheism? Just "no-God" arguments and a lot of pretentious fuckery. May Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Horus and Odin bless your...
Anonymous asked: This isn't really about religion, but do you think that English should remain the first language in America (as in, should immigrants be forced to learn English)? I'm asking because you're the most intelligent person I follow, and my parents and I had a heated argument about this so I want to know your view.
Anonymous asked: 'Study: Atheists distrusted as much as rapists', seeing this article really shocked me. Where I live, Atheists are not mistrusted as much as they are in the US, and it makes me so angry that people assume that because you're an atheist, you're an immoral, unethical person. Religious people have a fear of the unknown and a need to have an answer for everything. Things in life...
Anonymous asked: You obviously know a lot about religion. What do you suggest to an atheist who wants to learn more? Where does one start? Thanks a lot :)
Anonymous asked: how can you disprove the theory of god?
Question - Religion and Friendship
So I don’t often pose basic poll questions but I have a lot of awesome followers and I have a question you all can help me with. The idea of religious views breaking up friendships came up earlier today. I know what I’ve heard before and seen myself but of course we all have own experiences. So here is the question, If you are religious, have you ever stopped being friends with...
got-glint asked: I love that through being outspoken and strongly opinionated you remain articulate. Too many people lose the essence of what they're trying to say because they resort to using petty insults as basis for their argument. I'm an Atheist too by the way. Can I ask what your views are on Naturalism ?
headlessbuddha asked: I'm from the southeastern US as well, so I know how the previous poster feels. I was working overseas when I came out, so that made it a little easier. My family reacted quite strongly to it first, and people who I thought were my friends disassociated themselves from me and one even physically threatened me. Thankfully, I already had a few friends who were atheists, and they welcomed me...
rebuildthewall-deactivated20121 asked: Coming out as atheist is extremely hard. I live in the south-eastern United States and not believing in God doesn't even register with some people. My parents took it really bad, and they still don't seem to quite get it. One thing that's helped me is going to the Freedom From Religion Foundation's website and making a personal poster declaring my atheism. It just feels good to...
Anonymous asked: one thing that helped me a lot is to stop caring about other people's opinions so much. The majority of humans are heavily opinionated idiots, so it's fine to just ignore them if necessary. hopefully that can work for the other anon too.
Anonymous asked: It's kinda sad really. Just today I told my baseball team I was atheist and no one backed me up but my coach. I was told quite a few times I was going to hell.