Dear Atheist’s Giving Aid,
I am one of the “long term unemployed.” I lost my job in March 2013 and began receiving Unemployment Compensation in May 2013. I had been working steadily since I was 17 years old. I am now 45. I suffer from several chronic health conditions which leave me in constant pain. Even so, I diligently began a job search, to little avail. I suddenly found myself either over-qualified or under-qualified for many jobs. I put in over 200 applications/resumes and received only two interviews. I couldn’t even get work in fast food! Dec. 28, 2013 the...
BY: Gregory Dearth
It can be difficult to understand the meanings of deep terms. The best way to gain such an understanding is often to visualize actual connections between terms. I would encourage you to grab a small piece of paper and try the thought experiment below. Once you have completed it you will understand clearly the relationship of several terms.
It ultimately comes down to usage. For example, agnostic is often incorrectly equated to atheist and some simply equate agnostic to ‘undecided’. But there is indeed a correct ‘official’ usage for these terms and...
BY: Gregory Dearth
A particularly annoying claim made by Christians is that the United States of America is, or is meant to be a Christian nation. They assert that the nation was built on Christian values by Christians and that even our laws are based on the ten Biblical commandments. None of these claims are true. And there is definitely no evidence for these claims.
The laws of the United States of America were originally based on British Common Law, not the ten commandments of the Christian Bible. But merely making this factual statement typically only leads to a counter-argument that...
by: Dan Hettmannsperger III
“You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” -Anne Lamott, American novelist and non-fiction writer.
I’ve been on the internet in one form or another now for more than two decades. That’s right, I’m old enough to remember when AOL was cool (sigh). The war of ideas that started in ancient Greece found its way here, and the casualties have been high. I’m not talking about a literal body count, but the opposition has always been brutal and...
From Ashes to Art:
Adam Brown is featured on his local KCTV5 News network for his amazing way he paints with cremation remains. He takes the ashes and mixes them into the paint and make a portrait, abstract, or landscape painting to remember your loved one in a better way the just ashes in an urn on your fireplace. Would you do this with your loved one’s ashes? I know I will.
Unknowingly they featured some of his portraits in the story so Ayann Hirsi Ali, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Sam Harris. It was amazing to watch and learn about a great way to remember your loved ones...