Hello, Im an Atheist.

Hello. Im an Atheist, and I wanted to introduce myself. Atheist(noun): A person who disbelieves god(s), or lacks belief in god(s). http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/atheist http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheism Thats all. Those who call themselves atheists share a lack of belief, but we do not necessarily share anything else. There is no sacred doctrine, there are no ancient scripts to interpretContinue reading “Hello, Im an Atheist.”

How does one open his heart to a god that is all, knows all, and creates all?

And while you are at it, how does the creator of all create himself? Or, who created him? And why would an omniscient being identify as a gender-male of the species he has created? Why would gender matter at all to a God? Wait, scratch that. Forget about the complicated questions for today, and letContinue reading “How does one open his heart to a god that is all, knows all, and creates all?”

The uplifting story of an Evangelical Christian turned sane.

Ill preface this with a little background on how I met this man, and why I think his story is powerful, and exemplary. I do not profess to know this man well, and in fact I’ve just met him, but I am greatly excited to have run into someone with such a hopeful story! During perfunctory introductionsContinue reading “The uplifting story of an Evangelical Christian turned sane.”

A rebuttal, whether you asked for one or not.

I write in response to the “Open Letter to the Atheist Community”, written by Rabbi Adam Jacobs, for the Huffington Post. The original article can be found here. This man is quite intelligent, well spoken, and is fairly rational and reasonable for a man who also believes in God. It is unfortunate that his talentContinue reading “A rebuttal, whether you asked for one or not.”

Should Evolution ALONE be taught in schools?

An interesting and provocative question, to which I am more than happy to offer an opinion. This post is in reply to a question posted in the ‘FB for Science’ group on Facebook, and also the title of this post. Should Evolution be the only [what] taught in schools? Faith? Or the only science? BecauseContinue reading “Should Evolution ALONE be taught in schools?”

Why women should plow fields in the nude

This is not a new story, but still something I felt needed to be shared. This Reuters article briefly describes a most regrettable religious tradition carried out by farmers in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE56M3G020090723 Allow me to provide helpful commentary and suggestions! As regions of California experience heavy drought over the years,Continue reading “Why women should plow fields in the nude”

Atheist rantings pt.1 – my feelings on the holidays and how I came to be an atheist

I would like to write on something that Ive been mulling this holiday season, and for many seasons before it. The main topic is, naturally, my trouble with the holiday season. Secondarily, I describe how I became an atheist. This is less confrontational than much of what I write on atheism, but we have plentyContinue reading “Atheist rantings pt.1 – my feelings on the holidays and how I came to be an atheist”