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Update: Weekly Format

So now that I have finished the entries to my journey, you might be wondering, where does this blog go from here? Never fear, this blog will still be chock full of daily content for your viewing pleasure. Entries will mostly follow a weekly format as described below.

Monday: Extra-Biblical Teachings/Crazy Christians/Strange Bedfellows
Tuesday: An Aspie In Iowa (Posts dealing with Autism/Aspergers)
Wednesday: Wednesday Woo & Strange Questions
Thursday: Arguments Against Atheism
Friday: Free-Thought Friday & Eat Me
Saturday: Something Different Saturday
Sunday: Satanic Sunday & A Pentecostal Atheist Bible Study

I will also write various posts as they come to me. I love writing and will continue to fill this blog with interesting tidbits that you might find both entertaining and informative.

Thank you so much for following this blog and for your continued readership, I appreciate each and ever one of your comments, your likes, and your questions. It has been a wild ride so far and I have loved every minute of it. You readers are fucking awesome!

9 thoughts on “Update: Weekly Format

  1. I’m shocked. You’re American, living in the Bible belt and yet you’re riding religion’s elephant into the room! That elephant being inscribed ‘Science’ and ‘Logic’….. Theists/Creationists dare not reflect on such matters, for it renders their faith to be an inane abandonment of truth, in favour of childish wishful thinking.

    Objectively, all religious scripture is utter nonsense and it’s humanity’s greatest tragedy that such absurd fairy tales have such power and influence. It’s the 21st Century and half the world is still living in a state of wilful irrationality.

    However, it’s comforting to know that some of us can see the light and the elephant and know that neither existed prior to the sun. At least not in Great Britain where I live!

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    1. Thanks! I really appreciate the compliment.

      I’ve heard that religion doesn’t play near the role in the UK as it does here, especially in the Midwest. Our local news sent out a call for prayer a couple of days ago when the hurricane hit in the south. It’s that pervasive.

      I will continue to take faith to task as I write this blog. Thanks again!

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  2. Now if you will excuse me, I have three babies roasting in the oven and need to commune with Satan before peeling potatoes and throwing some broccoli in the pan. 🙂

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  3. Oh, it’s pretty bad here too. Not as upfront and self-righteous as USA in that news outlets don’t actively promote prayer of Christianity. But that is as much down to us being more of a multi-faith nation these days. Obviously you have more than enough people who believe in some other ridiculous version of God…Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, but they are far more distantly distributed. I live on an island which would comfortably fit in Texas, so all of these differently deluded people pretty much live on top of each other. Christianity has lost much of its power which is a good thing, but against this we have a surge in radical Islam and the tendency is for each religious ‘community’ to keep to its own, rather than integrating despite their close proximity to each other. They all distrust each other and God/Allah/Yahweh don’t trust each other either! Hence, as you say elsewhere about fundamental Christians, it’s not enough to believe in God. There are factions within factions….Catholics, Methodists, Church Of England all believe in the resurrection of Jesus (yeah, I know….another obvious fairytale grown adults think is actual history :/ ), but they are all at each others throats on matters of moral and social ‘right’ and ‘wrong’. This in itself proves that either God doesn’t exist or he’s a useless deity who is unable or unwilling to give clear, unequivocal diktats and advice… I think it’s the former, but what do I know? Other than it’s f’kn’ obvious!! 😉

    Anyway, so what happens is that the news reports what has happened and then gives media airtime to the response and opinions of religious leaders of the main faiths. So I have to suffer a stupid Bishop or Mullah calling for everyone to pray for the victims….. So many victims….recently Manchester and London, Syria, Paris, New York…elsewhere, hurricanes, tsunamis.an endless catalogue of horrendous suffering to which these idiots respond by lighting candles, closing their eyes, clasping their hands and mumbling to their imaginary friend. They never see the irony….that if there were a god, and if he’s all powerful, then it must be god’s will that all this shit happens…part of his mysterious plan….so what is the point of asking him to help stop these atrocities when rationally, he’s the maniacal despot who starts the wave that causes the tsunami, or watches as some nutcase drives a lorry into a crowd of people. Religious ‘logic’ gives ALL of the credit when things go well and none of the blame when things go wrong to something which, objectively would be far from blameless if it did exist.

    You know all this of course, but the main point is that religion is just as insidious in its influence here, but in a subtle and underhand way in part BECAUSE newsreaders don’t, or aren’t allowed to promote one variant of god over another on a small group of islands where 63 million people have to co-exist in a perpetual state of distrust.

    As regards Atheism, there is a huge stigma here in being openly Atheist. They talk of ‘people of faith and people of no faith’… Agnosticism is deemed acceptable by the majority who are non-fundamentalists…but to say to people that I’m beyond agnosticism; that I have looked at the quantifiable evidence for god’s existence of which there is none and I have further looked at the likelihood based of the structures and tenets of ‘faith’ of there not being a god/creator (practically 100%), is to be almost literally demonised. Atheists are judged to be negative, to hate god….and so on. They are less likely to be deemed honest/honourable in the workplace. It’s a big problem in that I am supposed to respect people’s ridiculous religions, yet they are allowed free reign to spout their nonsense and denigrate me for being openly Atheistic. I used to call myself ‘Church Of England’ for the sake of a quiet life, but now when I have to fill in a form or write for a job I will not pretend to be anything other than a disbeliever in gods, spirits, ghosts, mediums, horoscopes…all bullshit. And whenever the only option for me on a form is ‘no faith’ or ‘no religion’ (as is usually the case) I make a point of crossing this out and writing ATHEIST big and bold. We have to do that if we’re ever going to dilute the poison of religion even if it means losing jobs, friends and family ties. I’m not going to snuff out the candles at vigils, but I am going to make it clear that everything in life is down to us as human beings and that we will never unite unless the elephant in the room is allowed to wave his trunk around and squirt cold water on faith and its fatuous futility.

    I got a link to your blog via Facebook. I shall read you with interest on your non-spiritual journey! 🙂

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    1. Agreed, I had no idea it still had such an influence there. Most of those I’ve talked to said it wasn’t but I guess it’s just more underground, much like the racism was here til the last few years. Thanks for sharing all of this and I hope you enjoy my future posts as well. You’ve given me a lot to think about.

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  4. I should add that none of my beliefs are a response to my upbringing. I am not from a religious family, my parents were disinterested. They didn’t tell me what to believe. They were brought up in an era when Christianity had a much stronger hold on society, but they were realists. My Dad definitely didn’t like the constructs of religion -church, priests and power…. He was anti-theist. But he didn’t go as far as to call himself an Atheist as a philosophical point of view… He had no fear of death either way, nor did he think there was a reward to be had from following Jesus…. He was like me…a pragmatist. Give me strong evidence and I will listen. Otherwise just shut up about how wonderful god is and that I’m going to Hell if I refuse to let him into my life. Sorry Jesus….you’re not welcome in my house, my head or my heart. 🙂

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