When a Jehovah's Witness Grows Up to Be an Atheist

After all this time, all these years, all these degrees of separation —a mere knock guides me to shedded enemies. It was midmorning when a pair of shadows alerted me to some unexpected presences. I think I knew before I knew, my gut clenching beyond the usual spasm of social anxiety....more
SKirkconnell M.M.J. Gregory in_mandyland Metoo LOL! I always did a lap or two around the ...more

How an Atheist Celebrates "the Holidays"

Last year, there was no Thanksgivikkah. Hannukah occured during its normal time of year, somewhere around Christmas. And on one cold December day, as I was walking home from the L train, a nice Hasidic man stopped me. "Excuse me, are you Jewish?" Now it just so happens that as far as the Jews are concerned I am Jewish. But since I am of the belief that you should not claim ownership of a religion that you do not actually practice, I do not agree....more

“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.” -Dawkins

Internet, meet my Earl Grey. Earl Grey, meet the internet. Tea (Earl Grey, hot) is not what this post is about but it is enabling me to keep my eyes open. I give credit where it is due. This post is going to be about that quote up above the picture of my delicious tea. It is going to be about 'The A Word'. Atheism....more

"I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made." -God in 'The Holy Bible'

I don’t know about you, but that sure sounds like a guy I’d want to worship!/sarcasm...more

Being An Atheist

I've thought about this post for well over a week. I had a quite disappointing and painful experience with someone, who basically told me that I was a bad person because I didn't believe in the Christian god. First I just brushed it off, but soon I noticed that I actually did hurt. ...more

Celebrating Atheist Easter

Yes, I'm not only a fan of the winter solstice or Yule celebration, but also love Easter. No, I am not talking about the barbarical celebration of a poor fellow being nailed to a cross, falls into coma and somehow lives to tell about it. I am talking about the spring celebration that's happening between the end of March and mid-April. ...more

Dear Kindergarten... Stay Out Of Our Business!!!

I have a problem with Lily's kindergarten; mostly her teachers, and the state government's kindergarten education curriculum, which states that "religion is to be treated equal to other educational goals", according to the principal, an appointment to discuss our grievance a couple of weeks ago. ARE YOU BEING SERIOUS?????? ...more

When Your Child Is An Atheist

My twelve year old boy is an atheist.He's been a self-proclaimed atheist since he was about seven.The kid believed in Santa Clause, but I guess God was just too unrealistic. I'm assuming his faith in Santa stemmed from the fact that he received presents from a fat guy with a white beard -- and not from a guy with a white beard sitting on a throne in the clouds....more

A Church That Welcomes Atheists

Raised Catholic but now without faith, Marcy still missed the community feeling of spiritual worship. Much to her surprise, she found exactly what she was looking for:As someone who has lost her religion, I still seek the community that a church can provide. Over the past few years, I have occasionally attended church services, but I’ve been an imposter....more
i've been to UU services. they are not. i like the openess of belief or not to believe.more