We have so much here and now. We should celebrate it and honor it. 3 months ago
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I stumbled upon an interesting article on a recent post by the Dalai Lama’s on his Facebook page. It dovetails nicely with Religion for Atheist which I recently finished reading. The jist is that humans definitely need a moral/ethical structure and religion used to fill that. However, religion isn’t enough anymore. Now we need to find a new way to find the sacred in the world.
I was showing T Stumbled Upon tonight and we came to the Think Atheist web site. We flipped through 30 or 40 of these, mostly laughing. Some were brilliant. Some were brilliantly harsh. Some were inscrutable… Give it a look
We must not let religion limit us. We need to continually explore and expand. Look at all we can do! The Mars Rover Curiosity landed this week.
http://www.businessinsider.com/mars-rover-curiosity-self-portrait-2012-8?fb_action_ids=10151180092485832&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%2210151180092485832%22%3A10151000689577683%7D&action_type_map=%7B%2210151180092485832%22%3A%22og.recommends%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D 9 months ago
is awesome. I always get a good laugh.
The current issue of Psychology Today is better than most of the recent issues. It has a section on difficult people and how to be a grown up. It also talked about the different ways people are atheists in modern society and how to get through raising your children in a healthy, atheistic mindset. I really enjoyed it and am sending my copy to my sister who must struggle with that problem daily, raising 2 boys in the Bible Belt of America.
For a taste of the article, go to the web site http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/201204/the-atheist-the-breakfast-table 11 months ago
Very cool video about a recent study how religious countries compare to atheist countries with regards to peace.
http://youtu.be/VdtwTeBPYQA 11 months ago
I love sites which use humor to present the Atheist arguments. 11 months ago
I struggle to understand those who value the “next” life more than the one they currently have. The ones who look to promises in the future rather than to the joys of the present. Life has so much to give now. What more could one want? 11 months ago
One of my favorite comic sites posted on the Genius of Nicola Tesla recently. He is truly underrated and his place in the history of science isn’t what it should be. After reading the post, I long to find the single universe in which Edison didn’t make adulthood and Tesla found his Steve Jobs. That universe is living in a wireless world of scientific beauty.
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla 12 months ago
I found this short article today. It’s very well written and definitely challenges the language paradigm we use regarding evolution: http://dukelupus.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/i-dont-believe-in-evolution/
I don’t believe in gravity or E = MC2 either. 12 months ago
sitruunapuu had 2 really gorgeous quotes from him as entries. They really spoke to me, so I followed. Turns out he was a Jesuit priest and therapist. Such an interesting combination. Then I found this on wikipedia:
In an opinion dated June 24, 1998 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict XVI, wrote from the Congregation (and approved by the Pope John Paul II):
“But already in certain passages in [his] early works and to a greater degree in his later publications, one notices a progressive distancing from the essential contents of the Christian faith. ... With the present Notification, in order to protect the good of the Christian faithful, this Congregation declares that the above-mentioned positions are incompatible with the Catholic faith and can cause grave harm.” 
That impressed me even more. 12 months ago
I love Neil deGrasse Tyson and this video is an example of the beauty of evolution. 12 months ago
Sam Harris always has some interesting things to say and this is his interview with a pastor who found Atheism: http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/life-without-god. I like it best where Tim Prowse says ”... any talk of God is our reflection looking back at us. Hence, our morality begins with us anyway.”
Photo by H.koppdelaney 15 months ago
Today is for single people what Christmas is to Atheists. I spent the day being told “Happy Valentine’s Day” even though the people I work with don’t know about S. Why do we wish single people a Happy Valentine’s Day? Do we do it out of our bliss or because our commercialized holiday industry encourages us so? Do we realize how pointless it is? How annoying? How thoughtless? I just wonder… 15 months ago
1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three Rs:
Respect for self
Respect for others
Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. 16 months ago
Last night, Stumbled Upon took me to http://www.disinfo.com/. Very interesting site for provoking thought. It’s where I found the article on Thomas Paine :) After work today, I took a look at one of the articles I’d left up and it led me to this on CNN: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/11/leading-atheist-publishes-secular-bible/?hpt=Sbin
I don’t know if this man is amazing or not, but the titles of his books on Amazon are inspiring and I think I want to have a long conversation with him.
It looks like I’m adding the Age of Reason to my reading list.
After reading the article, I had this question: what would we think of the rest of the found fathers if they had claimed atheism over deism? 16 months ago