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Letter from the President 3/23/2015

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Letter from the President 3/23/2015

There is a great deal going on in the world of We Are Atheism and I want to keep you, our supporters, up to date. I have retained the services of an independent tax firm to do a full audit on the We Are Atheism books since its inception.  Amanda Brown has stepped down from her position on our board of directors until such a time as the audit proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that there was no foul play. We are in the process of amending our bylaws to ensure they are compliant with the highest of standards for non profit organizations. I would...

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A Letter from the President of We Are Atheism 3/18/2015

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

A Letter from the President of We Are Atheism  3/18/2015

It has been a difficult few days for all of us in the virtual board room of We Are Atheism.  To read about mismanagement within our organization was distressing and disheartening, especially when we had to look into the past of someone we hold in high regard for all of her previous efforts to further the Atheist community. It wasn’t the first time I had delved into the past of We Are Atheism.  Several years ago, like Hemant Mehta, I was informed by an individual calling himself Mark Felt about possible corruption within the...

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A Letter from the President of We Are Atheism

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

A Letter from the President of We Are Atheism

March 16, 2015 To all of our supporters: First off, let me thank you for being a part of our humanitarian initiatives. Thanks to your donations our organization has been able to render aid all over the country. It has come to my attention that a recent blog post by Hemant Mehta has brought forth some questions about our founder’s activities during the early years of our organization. This has been of great concern to our board of directors and we are currently investigating the claims and will be issuing our findings and an official...

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Why remove public displays of religion?

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Why remove public displays of religion?

What’s the big deal?  Why should religious symbols, quotes, adornments, and other forms of religious displays be removed from the public sphere?  I get this question a lot and recently in Grand Haven, MI a local patron of the city who lives in a nearby town, Mitch Kahle, decided to ask the city to remove this giant cross from the public land as well as refrain from putting up nativity scenes and other religious messages unless they make clear space for other forms of public information dissemination. See the original letter here. ...

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Part Four: Concerning the Argument from Numerical Identity

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Part Four: Concerning the Argument from Numerical Identity

by: Brandon Christen Sorry for the delay in publishing this, the final part in this multi-part series about secular arguments against abortion. Let us recap the argument from numerical identity. The argument states that an entity, A, is numerically singular—that is, it is equivalent to itself. A given chair is itself, and it remains itself at any point in time through the fifty years that it exists. This is a very intuitive position, and is arguably the common sense position most people maintain. When applied to abortion, the argument is...

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Abortion, Philosophy, and Godlessness: Part 3, the Argument from Rights

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Abortion, Philosophy, and Godlessness: Part 3, the Argument from Rights

Some people make the claim that all human beings have rights. This being the case, they go on to say that to abort an embryo is to violate that human being’s right to life. Thus, they conclude, it is wrongful to practice abortion. I find great problems with this line of thinking. So, for part three, I wanted to discuss the issue of rights. Previously we discussed my belief that what matters about someone is not their mere humanity (in terms of their being biologically human) but their personhood, which comes about subsequent to their...

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A Thought Experiment About Personhood

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

A Thought Experiment About Personhood

This is a mini-post related to a (much) longer post discussing the argument from future deprivation. Briefly, the argument supposes that the ending of human life is wrong fundamentally because of its denying them of a future filled with the sorts of experiences that make a person’s life meaningful. Thus, according to the argument from future deprivation, aborting a fetus is wrong because it deprives a human life of its future. Now, the argument also asserts that the question of whether or not a fetus is also a person does not matter—that...

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Abortion, Philosophy, and Godlessness: The Argument from Deprived Future Part 2

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Abortion, Philosophy, and Godlessness: The Argument from Deprived Future Part 2

By: Brandon Christen (Part 2 of 5) One of the strongest arguments against abortion which I have come across has been the argument from a denied future. This argument is presented by anti-abortionists from within the secular community as a completely secular argument that, allegedly, philosophically showcases why we cannot allow abortion (except for certain circumstances, which we shall come to in due time). This argument is perhaps best articulated by a philosopher named Don Marquis from his article “Why Abortion is Immoral” in The Journal...

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Everything Happens for a Reason…. or Does it?

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Everything Happens for a Reason…. or Does it?

Everything Happens for a Reason: An Open Letter to My Friends and Others Who Believe This ©2014 By Martha Readyoff First of all, let me say that I love you and admire you. If you are my friend, I love you and you know who you are. If I don’t know you and if you believe that everything happens for a reason then I have strong evidence to think that you are like my friends who believe this and are therefore a good person and probably pretty pleasant to be around- other than having to listen to you say “everything happens for a reason.”...

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Abortion, Philosophy, and Godlessness: Considering abortion from Atheistic Perspectives Part 1

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Abortion, Philosophy, and Godlessness: Considering abortion from Atheistic Perspectives Part 1

Guest blog by Brandon Christen This will be a 5 part series.  Each argument will be broken down individually to give it the explanation it deserves. With perhaps the notable exception of gay marriage, there are few issues that seem—on the face of it—more starkly divided, and dividable, along religious and non-religious lines, it is abortion. The broadly portrayed narrative in the past has been one of conservative, religious ideologies making the claim that an embryo is a full person by merit of its possessing a unique and individual...

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