Sunday, April 1, 2012

A is for Atheist

Hello and welcome to the A to Z Blogging Challenge. I am doing this here and at my other blog The Other Side.
This is the first post of my series of posts on Atheism, Skepticism, Free thought and the freedom you get from not believing in magical tales.

Today's letter is A. So I wanted to talk about Atheism.
Atheism, as the name implies, is the non-belief is gods, God or any supernatural agency in the world.

I am an Atheist.

There are degrees of atheism, I am probably at the farthest end of the spectrum.  For years I was quiet about what I believed, or rather didn't believe. 

These days I am no longer silent.

Atheists are not bad people, far from it really.
Atheists are not evil. Many, myself included, are very active in charities, activism and trying to make the world a better place.
Atheism is not another religion.  It is pretty much, by definition, the exact opposite.

If you want to know more then I suggest sticking around here this month as I talk about all these topics, I'll also point you in the direction of others that are more knowledgeable and eloquent than I am.


  1. Hello! Stopping by from the A-Z challenge. It's not always easy talking about ones beliefs or non-beliefs. Looking forward to more of your posts, the subject does interest me.

  2. I find it odd how some atheists act as if atheism is a religion, which I suppose gives atheism that kind of image in general. it'll be interesting to read the rest of your posts :)

    Jamie Gibbs
    Fellow A-Z Buddy
    Mithril Wisdom

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I grew up Roman Catholic, and although I'm not practicing any longer, I'm not quite an atheist, although I do sympathize with them. If I had to call myself anything, I'd have to go with agnostic. I blogged for a couple of years before sharing my views, and was surprised how well my thoughts were received.

    I'll be following! Thanks. :)

  4. I've had countless arguments with people who have claimed that lack of religion equals lack of morality. Hope you'll cover that! It is a frustrating conversation to have to have, but one I think it's important for people to understand. The bible didn't invent morality. People who had certain ideas about morality wrote the bible...

    Aside from that, interesting topic! I hope everyone who responds does so with an open mind, and even learns a little something.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  5. This is deep. When I go, I suspect whatevers waiting for me at the other end of time won't be human.

  6. Visiting from A/Z challenge; I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts about atheism in the month ahead.

    good luck with the challenge!


  7. I more of an agnostic myself, but my daughter is an atheist and I like hearing what atheists have to say because they tend to be more rational. I look forward to reading more during this challenge.

    Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to more A to Z goodness!

  8. Hey, Tim!

    Good to see you taking this topic on. Will be following your new blog.

    I appreciate rationality without stridency.

  9. Tim! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be keeping an eye out here. I'm always interested in learning about the beliefs of others.
    Bonnie Gwyn

  10. Oh yay a fellow atheist! Nice to meet you!