Humanist, Atheist, Agnostic? Share Your Story

June 22, 2009

In my blog post the other day, in connection with my observations on the importance of free expression, I described some of the reasons I became godless.

Turns out that the Reasonable Doubts podcast just issued an announcement inviting the nonreligious to describe how and why they stopped believing in gods. Details can be found on the   Reasonable Doubts website under the entry entitled   “Share Your Gospel of Doubt”

Have a story to share about your path to a god-free life? I’m sure the listeners of Reasonable Doubts would be interested.

 

Comments:

#1 gray1 on Friday July 03, 2009 at 5:11pm

As a petroleum geologist I utilize my background knowledge of appropriate sciences to process many incomplete pieces of data in an effort to extrapolate what might be happening in the chiefly unknown areas lying inbetween the facts.  As with most things, there is always much more that is unknown than is known. 

There’s a baby in the bath water somewhere.

#2 Jim Hanley (Guest) on Monday July 06, 2009 at 6:29pm

“First cause” an oxymoron could never occur, infinite ceaselessness-Universe has no beginning!
“RELIGION”?  IS IMMORAL!  IT’S CRIMINAL!
“Religion” is to the “World”, a horrible infectious pandemic plague that robs ‘peoples’ reasoning power and ‘converts’ them to ‘irrational’ robot-like mesmerized fools, and toadies for life!
“Religion” accumulates wealth from every possible source, including school children’s pennies, inheritances, government gifts, and every type of investment; THEN, all dividends, being tax-free, are re-invested for gains in other profit sources from which they continually amass great quantities of money.
The money is then used to facilitate the spread of their disease via every possible means, including ‘buying’ lobbyists, and purchasing all sorts of ‘media outlets’, such as Radio and TV stations, newspapers, magazines, and publishing companies. And those poor ‘irrational peoples’ and their progeny are, and have been surrounded, and are trapped in an ever tightening ‘Gordian knot’ from which, without the benefit of OUR “rationality” they will continue to suffer the degradation of having to beg their ‘captors’ for forgiveness for their “original sin”(?), and chance being raped as the cost of their atonement!
We must find a ‘way’ to free them from their captors!  We must end this ‘ponzi-like criminal enslaving scam!
AND LOCK UP ALL THE CRIMINAL MIND-WARPING-MIND-CONTROL THIEVES! 

THE UNIVERSE
Mass/energy never disappear ever were ever here!
  With nothing to ‘create’, a “so-called “Creator-God”
Is a lie, an impossible superfluous nonentity!
  And that goes “double” for “Ghosts”!
  “Jesus” is a FAIRY TALE character!
  Like “Donald Duck”! And “little Orphan Annie!
J.H. 

THE ORIGIN OF NATURE
Beginning is never found but keep an ear to the ground.
Accept the word of a friend there’s no beginning or end.
Religion’s pollution is no solution for Darwin’s Evolution.
Natures origin for instance is ceaselessness Existence.
The worst form of child abuse is warping of the mind! 
Find a “beginning” before declaring what “caused” it!
J.H.
MOST AMERICANS SUFFER from ‘Mind Control’! 

“RELIGION”?    IT’S CRIMINAL!
“Religion” is to the “World”, a horrible infectious pandemic plague that robs ‘peoples’ reasoning power and ‘converts’ them to ‘irrational’ robot-like mesmerized fools, and toadies for life!
“Religion” accumulates wealth from every possible source, including school children’s pennies, inheritances, government gifts, and every type of investment; THEN, all dividends, being tax-free, are re-invested for gains in other profit sources from which they continually amass great quantities of money.
The money is then used to facilitate the spread of their disease via every possible means, including ‘buying’ lobbyists, and purchasing all sorts of ‘media outlets’, such as Radio and TV stations, newspapers, magazines, and publishing companies. And those poor ‘irrational peoples’ and their progeny are, and have been surrounded, and are trapped in an ever tightening ‘Gordian knot’ from which, without the benefit of OUR “rationality” they will continue to suffer the degradation of having to beg their ‘captors’ for forgiveness for their “original sin”(?), and chance being raped as the cost of their atonement!
We must find a ‘way’ to free them from their captors!  We must end this ‘ponzi-like criminal enslaving scam!
AND LOCK UP ALL THE CRIMINAL MIND-WARPING-MIND CONTROL THIEVES! 
  THE “BIBLE” AS “DIVINE GUIDANCE”?
The Bible’s sole function is to aid in MIND CONTROL by warping the minds
of innocent children and naive fools. the Bible teaches them lies that disturb
enslave and torment them for the rest of their lives.
‘Truth is’, this book of murder, sodomy, rape, and all sorts of mayhem should be
outlawed for promoting crime, and the pornography it contains! 
All American citizens are, in effect, subjected to the spread of the horrible ‘Plague’,
“Religion”, through the placement of millions of these MISSIVES in Hotels, Inns,
Motel rooms, and Schools by such organizations as The Gideon Bible Society!

SPREAD THE WORD?
Jim Hanley
 
PS: The so-called “BIG BANG” HAD AN ‘IMPETUS’!

#3 Derek Mahon (Guest) on Tuesday July 14, 2009 at 10:11pm

A have recently converted from Catholism.

(well, technically i never went to church in ow i duno ten years so i wasnt even a True believer to begin with) But now i would describe myself as an ardent athiest. After reading books by Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris it really sunk in to me, the absolute absurdity of religion.

Take Christianity as an example;
The idea that a carpenter rose from the dead 2 thousand years ago and now is edible in the form of a cracker is so ludicrous that it is laughable.

Religion in itself is a kind of totalitarian dictatorship in that it ipinges directly on our sense of self, our autonomy, our ability to think clearly about the world. It says worship this god or you will go to hell.

The religious dogmas of today must be put on the scrapheap of mythology, on the same pile as Zeus and Appolo. I realize this is easier said than done but it is possible.

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