Christianity

ozatheist on December 4th, 2008

Austin Cline at atheism.about.com wrote two articles titled: You Might Be an Uncle Tom Atheist If… and Avoiding Uncle Tom Atheism. I was going to provide my take on these articles but others have already beaten me to it. VJack at Atheist Revolution asks Who’s a Real Atheist? and is already creating some interesting debate. [...]

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ozatheist on November 27th, 2008

A couple of days ago it came to my attention that the AFA’s Atheist Bus Campaign has hit another snag. From the transcript of the Religion Report radio broadcast the other day: … the Atheist Foundation of Australia, who have been refused permission to buy advertising space on public transport. You might have read in [...]

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ozatheist on November 13th, 2008

Ads proclaiming, “Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness’ sake,” will appear on Washington buses starting next week and running through December. Nice slogan. Lifting lyrics from “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” the American Humanist Association are running the atheist bus campaign in Washington DC during December. full story here Of [...]

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ozatheist on November 9th, 2008

It finally happened, one of my posts has had 1,000 views. Can anyone guess which one it is? For the last several days it has been sitting at 998 views and the runner up,  my Carnival of the Godless # 99 post, was slowly catching up. The winner, the first to hit 1,000 views, have [...]

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ozatheist on August 19th, 2008

What to do when some one writes a long reply to a simple question and then doesn’t even answer the question in the first place? At first I considered just ignoring it all (Poodles, possibly quite rightly, ignored points 1-3, but answered point 4 well. I knew it would be easy but Poodles saved me [...]

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ozatheist on March 5th, 2008

I am now officially a member of the Atheist Foundation of Australia, the Secular Party of Australia and the Australian Skeptics.

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ozatheist on February 24th, 2008

From the Kansas City Star comes an excellent article praising atheists. With headings like: Atheists are well-behaved.Atheists make good neighbors.Atheists will not infringe upon your life uninvited. You know you are in for some good reading.  I particularly liked the ending statement: Right-wing Christianity shook the atheist community out of its complacency with its relentless [...]

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ozatheist on February 11th, 2008

The SMH has been headlining the weekend news with stories of taxpayers over funding private schools to the tune of $2b (yes, that is two Billion dollars). As if that isn’t bad enough, it turns out that some of this money is going to schools which teach Creationism and/or Intelligent Design! Sean the Blogonaut has [...]

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ozatheist on February 8th, 2008

A century ago nearly everyone in Australia was Christian, today only 64% are. We know this thanks to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) which yesterday released the Year Book 2008, based on 2006 census figures. Today the Sydney Morning Herald had an article on this which highlighted the increase in the percentage of people [...]

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ozatheist on February 7th, 2008

I think I may have stumbled upon the most wacko fundamentalist religious site on the net, or an amazingly clever parody. Unfortunately I think it’s the former. Have a look at this picture, and then read the following text taken from the website: The Seven Thousand Years of Human History By my calculations, according to [...]

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