Atheism and “Mental Fortitude”

One of my favorite sites to visit, and I visit it a lot, is Instapundit. Why? It’s an aggregation site and is of course conservative/libertarian (or maybe libertarian/conservative – does it make a difference?) . A host of contributors scour the Internet to discover stories we conservative types may be interested in reading – sometimes it’s something not published or mainstream media. So, I always find some interesting stories there, some are well known, but may have a different take than what would be expected from even a mainstream conservative site.

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I’m an Atheist. Who Cares?

Does it matter what we refer to ourselves as with one another? Believer, non-believer, atheist, theist or agnostic? does anyone really care about these labels outside our own social group? I sometimes think it doesn’t matter. Do I choose my friends based on any of those labels? No. I do think there are people that will choose their social circle based on the shallowness of some label. That’s fine for them. Please stay away from me.

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Media: Religious People are Happier

I don’t know why I continue to be astonished what I hear on television when it comes to religion or religious belief. Of course there are some channels that come across as anti-religion to a degree and then there’s one that at one time, I called The Believers Channel because their anchors expressed their faith in what was supposed to be news shows, unabashedly. Of course the same goes with. other channels that would mock religious belief, in what was supposed to be a news program.

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Online Atheism – Today More Than Ever

I was looking at Twitter and a tweet from someone I’ve followed for a long time caught my attention. I don’t know if many recall or not but there used to be a podcast, apostasynow that used to be a regular visit for me but like so many podcasts and blogs, seemed to disappear. Well they’re back and it’s good to see them. A decade ago, podcasts and yes, blogs for atheists weremany really good bloggers and their respective venues. Heck, I did for about a year and a half beginning in 2015.

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Being a Joiner

By nature, I’m not much of a jointer. The reason is because I’m generally disappointed in organizations that want to represent my rights to Congress or a court. It’s not because they don’t try, it’s that they tend to go beyond what they claim is their mission. It doesn’t matter whether it’s some secular or atheist organization, or just some group that claims they’re going to do right by me for only $40 per year. I usually discover that the initial investment is only the beginning of a never ending email and regular mail barrage of needing more money for one thing or another. It’s usually political and honestly, that’s where I end the relationship.

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