Tag: atheism

Answering a Call From God: Christians, Atheists and Gays

I sat down the other day and penned “Murder of Gay Youths in Tel Aviv: I’m the One to Blame.” Although many have misconstrued the message to be an apology for “blaming religion” for anti-gay attitudes, it was really a call for us each to take personal responsibility in obtaining social and civil equality. We need to answer the call from “God” to ensure social and legal equality for all people.

While writing the post, I remembered, if only briefly, the slogan, “Silence = Death.” For those too young to remember, the slogan was about the HIV/AIDS epidemic sweeping the nation and our government remaining silent on the issue as people died. The slogan was later popularized by the group, ACT UP!


August 7, 2009 4

Christians Support Atheists for Jesus? A WTF Moment.

As a gay man and an atheist I find the above very disturbing. Although I’m well aware that my “religion,” unlike my sexual orientation, is a belief with no foundation in fact, I still feel as though pretending to pray would be as vile as pretending to be heterosexual and it would likely invoke the same nausea.


May 1, 2009 4

Bill Maher: Your Silly Gods Cost Us Too Much

As an atheist, it is surprising to me that the first thought that came to my mind after hearing Bill Maher say, “Someday we all do have to confront the notion that our silly gods cost us too much” was: Bill Maher better be glad he’s wearing a rubber suit ‘cuz God going to strike him down with lightening.


February 24, 2009 0

Having Laid My Eternal Soul to Rest

As many of my readers know, I am an atheist. This does not mean I lack faith, morality or inspiration; it merely means I find such outside of “God” or “Jesus” or “Allah.” I find my faith, morality and inspiration from other people and from within myself. Lately, however, I’ve come to some moments of questioning. This is not to say I am questioning whether or not I believe in God; that is something that I feel is unquestionable. I do not. I’ve recently allowed myself to open discussions with people of the Christian faith and in so doing have realized something that may be a source of religious unkindness toward me; I have closed my heart and mind from religion.


February 10, 2009 4