The Meaning of Life?

A recent comment to a post and of course I began to think about what the commenter was getting at. I think it’s true that many believe that there is nothing to look forward to in this life; that this life is just pain and misery and in order to make it less so, humans invented the supernatural. Gods. They needed a way to explain the seasons, natural disasters, sickness and plague. It became either a blessing or a curse from these gods.

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Atheism is Not a Cure-All

Sometimes when I talk with others and the subject of atheism comes up, these same people are surprised to discover that I am not different than they are. I’ve actually been asked if atheism helps to solve life issues. Yeah, I’ve been asked that. No, it doesn’t. It’s just a personal conclusion that there are no gods. It surprised me that some people equated atheism with some sort of self-help program, Alcoholics anonymous, for example. No, the problems or issues a person had before becoming an atheist mostly exist afterwards. One that probably doesn’t is guilt.

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Stop Asking Atheists, ‘Why?’

I think atheists, those that blog anyway, write about this every year. What is that? Why do you celebrate Christmas if you don’t believe in God or Jesus? It’s tiring answering the same question year after year. I was going to go ahead and write about it anyway. Then I came to my senses. Personally, I don’t owe anyone any explanation of what holidays I celebrate or not. If anyone wants to know the real history of Christmas, they can easily perform an online search.

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You’re an Atheist? I Hate You

I’ve seriously had that response from some people. Simply because I’m an atheist. How someone that doesn’t know me at all and then claim to be a member of a religion that loves everyone, will then condemn me, simply because I refuse to recognize their specific god. How many do you recognize? Certainly you understand that there are more people on this planet that do not believe what you believe than those that do believe. Right?

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Why Can’t a Conservative be an Atheist?

I saw something on Twitter recently that caught my attention. It’s nothing I haven’t seen before, just that seeing it again is a little surprising. It makes me wonder about atheists in general who are supposed to be smart people. Not any smarter than the general population, and in this case, maybe less smart than those same people inn the general population. What does someone’s politics have to do with being an atheist? I’ve written about this in the distant past, but seeing it brought up again just made me want to shout that outloud.

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