My skin mingles with the air brushing across the daggered leaves of Langkawi palm trees, pulling them like hair in a stream of water. Blue light of early, almost dark […]
By Kate Smurthwaite The trouble with the atheist movement, of which I consider myself a part, is that sometimes it just looks far too much like religion. To put it […]
Life offers no guarantees. Things can go from 'oh yeah' to 'oh no' in the blink of an eye. As a non-believer, there is no hope of divine intervention. How do you cope with the sense of vulnerability this creates?
The 18th of this month will mark one year since my mother died. Here are some thoughts I’ve gathered and wanted to share with everyone in this group. They could […]
Coping Strategies: How have you come to forgive yourself for harm you caused to you and others by acting in accordance with your former beliefs?
"With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil — that takes religion.” ― Steven Weinberg How have you come to forgive yourself for harm you caused to you and others by acting in accordance with your former beliefs?
If you’re struggling with issues of faith or concerned about a loved one in this situation, chat agents at the Hotline Project online chat offer help that can make a difference. […]
A religious friend once wrote to me, asking how I coped with death as an atheist. Her father had just died a week or two earlier, as mine had years […]
Atheism isn’t an easy thing to come to terms with for anyone. Nonreligious, agnostics, and atheists make up about 14% of the population in the world and face persecution from […]
Atheism, in its broadest sense, is an absence of belief in the existence of gods. This definition includes both those who assert that there are no gods, and those who […]
Link to Anti-theist YouTube Channel—https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTvx_QA6gIc DVD available via Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Letting-Go-God-Julia-Sweeney/dp/B001J21JRQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1459702533&sr=8-1&keywords=letting+go+of+god
I went through a major personal philosophical change around the years 1999 and 2000. It all started because I had had an emotional experience that caused me to feel that […]
Elizabeth Rubenstein, a grieving mother who describes herself as an agnostic atheist, originally posted this on the Facebook page Walking with Forest, a page on which she and her husband […]
The person who offers the “in a better place” platitude may not realize it, but in offering that platitude they have attempted to steal your grief. In trying to comfort […]
We hear a lot about how “white men are the face of atheism” and “why women don’t subscribe to atheism” and shit. Truth is, there are plenty of women who […]
When I got untethered from the comfort of religion, it wasn’t a loss of faith for me, it was a discovery of self. I had faith that I’m capable enough […]
Most twelve-step programs are based on a system which encourages development of a spiritual basis for living. Although early in the steps, they refer only to “a power greater than yourself,” by the […]