Name: Rocky Oliver
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Labels: I’m an Unitarian Universalist, a Humanist, and an Out-of-the-Closet Atheist (and proud of it!)
Organization Affiliation: I’m a member of the National Atheist Party.
Former Religion: Southern Baptist (the crazy-strict flavor)
I’m a father of five, husband of 27+ years, computer geek, animal lover, community activist, Humanist, Unitarian Universalist…. and an out-of-the-closet Atheist. I don’t fit many of the typical atheist stereotypes – I’ve got a loving, long-term, and...
Name: Dietle, Emily
Location: Houston, TX
Organization affiliation: Member of: Freedom From Religion Foundation, American Atheists, Houston Atheists, Center For Inquiry, Secular Student Alliance, Americans United
Label: Atheist, Secular Humanist
Former Religious Affiliation: Protestant Christian (Presbyterian)
Seven Year Twitch
There was a point in my life that one could label me a Christian; that ended when I was around fifteen. I was always the questioning type, and after enough years of my inquiries being stifled, I swallowed the religion of...
Name: Amy Paris
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Former Religious Affiliation: None
I have never been religious. My parents had been raised in religious homes, but had grown out of their faiths, as I’d delicately put it. So I was raised in a non-religious household, and was never exposed to religion at home at all. We celebrated a very secular x-mas (taking the “Christ” out of it, don’t you know), full of presents and food and family, but certainly without church or even reference to the meaning of x-mas. Ditto Easter – we had Easter...
Name: Ken McNutt II
Location: Sugar Hill , GA
Label: Atheist (the absence of the belief in God purely based upon the lack of evidence)
Former Religious Affiliation: Various Christian denominations (mostly Catholic)
My first religious memories are of going to Sunday School at a Lutheran church a half block away from my home in Detroit when I was six years old. There was no reason to doubt any of the stories from the Bible that I was told. Why would they lie? At that age, it seemed possible that God could read every thought I had or that a man...
Name: Michael Martinez
Organization/Affiliation: FFRF / American Atheists
Label: Atheist, Secularist – Scientist
Former religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
The Receding Wavefront of God: A Journey into Disbelief
by Michael M Martinez
January 25, 2009
At some point in a logical stance, or world view, we need to have a starting point, a baseline. The ability to view religion, faith, etc. should be no different than the ability to view any other subject. And in all subjects there exists an a priori baseline, a default view that...