Atheist On The Couch

We atheists sleep on the couch, same as everyone else! And occasionally, I feel like discussing religious matters.

Fewer Prayers, More Action

Source: vox.com

When it comes to terrorism, liberals are often accused of “seeing the world as you want it to be, not as it is.” It’s now time for liberals to accuse conservatives of the same when it comes to guns. So…

This Island Earth

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Some mornings, when the air is particularly clear, or the sunrises particularly grand, I take a brief moment to reflect on the grandeur of mere existence. I don’t do it enough, but how could I possibly give All of Existence its due credit…

In Support of Religious Moderates

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On Wednesday, twelve French citizens lost their lives at the hands Muslim extremists. It was clearly an act of terror, intended to stop future satire or criticism of Muslims or the Islamic faith. These are the facts, but as a society,…

Finding Dog

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In the beginning, Man created gods. The gods were jealous, capricious, and spiteful. In fact, the gods were a lot like Man, but that’s quite besides the point. The gods quickly made a hash of things. They started requiring man…

Belief in an Information Age

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Why do we believe weird things? Moreover, how do we persuade others (or ourselves) to move off of a long-held belief when new evidence comes to light? These are questions that are never far below the stream of my consciousness,…

Religion and Politics

Religion and Politics

In all of the hoopla over the recent pick of Paul Ryan as the Republican nominee for vice president and the subsequent convention, one fact has been largely overlooked: the Romney-Ryan ticket is the first major political party ticket without…

Creationist Korea

Dinosaurs: Just one of many things that creationists need to explain.

After nearly two years in Korea, and another one yet planned, the reader might assume that I generally like this quirky little country of 50 million people, perched precariously on the edge of Asia. The reader would be quite right…

Atheist Me: What’s the Big Deal?

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This is a follow-up to two posts that I completed in January 2012 on my Atheism.  Within a few days of releasing my post first post on Atheism: “Atheist Me: Coming to the Conclusion,”  I received the following facebook message from…

Atheist Me: The Evidence (or lack thereof)

"Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is." The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

This is the second part in a two-part series. In the first, I discussed how I came to my atheism, and in this post, I will attempt to give the reader my reasoning behind that conclusion.  Author Sam Harris has…

Atheist Me: Coming to the Conclusion

This is the first of a two-part post. In this post, I will be discussing how I came to self-identify as an atheist.  About a year ago I was sitting in a pub in downtown Seoul at a couchsurfing event.…