Tag Archive for Atheism

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,…

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.…