I mentioned in a previous post that I have strong feelings about the word faith. It's something of a mantra for me with personal historical significance, yet I know that many find that my allegiance to the word is contrary to my atheistic beliefs. I disagree. Passionately. As with many words, there is more than … Continue reading Refusing to give up my faith
I've struggled with the word "atheist". It's accurate; I don't believe in God. Strictly speaking, that does make me an atheist, so why do I always add a caveat? (I've done it just this week in a blog post.) In part, I suppose I am a bit of a coward. I know that word frightens … Continue reading As far as labels go, “Faitheist” is not so bad
I struggle to understand why the most devout Christians tend to vote Republican*. It's a bold statement coming from someone who uses the atheist label (albeit only for lack of something better) - and I am always reluctant to bring it up publicly. I don't have the right. I've had this conversation with a good friend, … Continue reading If Jesus is your guide, I don’t understand your vote for Romney
I recently shared a copy of Newsweek magazine with a good friend of mine, after reading the cover story Heaven is Real: One Doctor's Experience with the Afterlife. I picked the magazine up myself specifically because the cover story intrigued me, albeit with a very different perspective from the way that I suspected it would … Continue reading Is Heaven Real?