Atheism should inspire action, not debate

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Here is a lovely bit of reading that recently was in the Joplin Globe written by Craig Tally the senior minister of First Community Church in Joplin.  Mr. Tally says, quoting Karl Barth, “The question of God’s relevance easily trumps the question of God’s existence.” Swap God out with just about any other non-provable creature and I wonder if Mr. Tally would still agree?  It is interesting to see what the local church leaders think, so you might find this article interesting:  http://www.joplinglobe.com/lifestyles/x1186886377/Craig-Tally-Atheism-should-inspire-action-not-debate

 

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This is what they mean by “infringing on religious liberty.”

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(Crossposted here and here)

I’m arguing with this guy on Facebook. And then this happened.

Fun fact: the day prior he interviewed me for his comparative religion class. I have a feeling I won’t be presented fairly.


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A Plea to the Minnesota Atheists

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(Crossposted at Kajed Heat)

The religious often accuse atheists and other reality-based folk of being emotionless half-Vulcans, incapable of appreciating art and beauty.

This billboard by the Minnesota Atheists does not help our case.

Being an underemployed graphic designer, this kind of infuriates me. I would love to do an atheist billboard mockup. Pay is preferred, of course, but I have volunteered my services for atheist and political causes in the past. And I’m not the only one. Hell, a few months ago JT Eberhard had a contest for a Secular Safe Zone logo. He’s gotten a lot of entries and I certainly hope most of them aren’t as bad as this.

Even if you’re stingy with hiring a designer, there are options such as JT’s method. There’s really no excuse for this.


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Let’s Adopt Ourselves Out

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You can adopt an atheist too! For just a measly $14.50 an hour!

Bill Donahue, spurred on by David Silverman’s Skepticon talk, has an idea to win potential Christians aware from the freethought base- the Adopt an Atheist campaign.

Here’s what our campaign entails. We are asking everyone to contact the American Atheist affiliate in his area [click here], letting them know of your interest in “adopting” one of them. All it

takes is an e-mail. Let them know of your sincere interest in working with them to uncover their inner self. They may be resistant at first, but eventually they may come to understand that they were Christian all along.

I don’t know if he expected atheists to call his bluff, but we sure did. JT Eberhard has even provided contact information and has offered himself for adoption.

I propose that those of us Joplin Freethinkers who are interested, join in and do the same. I’m crafting an ad right now.

ADOPT ME

This is Karley. She’s a 25-year-old unspayed Redheaded Feminazi/Atheist mix. Housebroken, energetic, not good with small children.


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Bus to the Reason Rally

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Anyone wanting to attend the Reason Rally in Washington DC on March 24th, there will be a bus leaving from Springfield, Missouri. The bus will cost $130 per person. You can buy tickets to the bus here: http://reasonrally.dcrallybus.com/Travel/From/SpringfieldMO


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