Those Darn Atheists Are At it Again

I don;t know if that I’m just used to being denigrated, being an atheist, that the volume on atheism has retreated, or that I just don’t care (and never have) about anyone’s opinion about my beliefs/disbelief. I’ve never hidden being an atheist. I don’t go around evangelizing atheism, but if the topic of spiritual belief comes up amongst friends and I’m asked, I have no problem letting everyone know that I’m a non-believer. So what? There was a time, yes even during my lifetime, when it was not so much acceptable to be a Mormon and in my parents lifetime, Catholicism was looked upon very skeptically (JFK had to actually say, in 1960 that if elected, the Catholicism would not guide his policies.) and I’m certain of you ;ppl around just a bit, you’ll find people who are prejudiced toward other religions or denominations. Consider Islam, as an example.

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The Rise or Decline of Atheism

I was speaking with another atheist recently and she made a statement that, well, confounded me. Atheism is on the rise, is what the statement was but she never offered any evidence of that statement and , to my chagrin, I never asked her for that proof. It’s the same kind of proof we’d ask anybody, as skeptics (If you are indeed a skeptic. Not all atheists are.) to prove their statements, declarations about whatever religion it is that happens to be making riodiculous claims at the moment. And yet, as I have discovered, people do believe that atheism isgrowing in the United States, where there is little proof of this occurring.

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Commenting and Kooks

I’m not sure if there is a trend coming, but I have seen a few bloggers, recently, turn off comments. Why? Well, basically because they don’t want to have to moderate. As a blogger, that can be tedious if you receive a lot of comments to every post. But there’s a downside to eliminating comments as well.

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A Passport for Eating Out

As I wrote about previously (I’m not going to link here, just look up my posts on the pandemic), I was certain that if Trump lost the election, soon afterward this pandemic would become something like a bad dream. Biden will heal us all! If you watch the news (I don’t. It’s no longer fun to watch since Trump left office.), then you’d know for certain that it’s the Biden Administration that is saving the country. I do however read a bit of news online. Even then, because of the obvious positive (progressive) bias, it’s very little.

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