Atheism

  1. The End of Faith ~ Sessions

    Author Sam Harris reads his best selling book, The End of Faith (2004), in its entirety—with added commentary: Chapter One
  2. Chasing Brett

    When I was fourteen years old, I fell in love for the first time with a boy named Brett. He was fifteen, handsome, and tall, with silky black hair. He looked a bit like a muscular Steve Perry—frontman for the band, Journey. At the end of the summer—that summer of my first love—Brett and his family moved to Florida. I never saw him again. Brett and I never kissed or even dated. Too many obstacles kept us from hooking up. First off, he was my boyfriend Scott's best friend. They had been...
  3. Practical and Everyday Anarchy, Anyone?

    World peace is none of your business You must not tamper with arrangements Work hard and sweetly pay your taxes Never asking what for What is Morrissey saying? Where are his ideas coming from? Russell Brand? Perhaps. But Brand is not a creator of ideas just a distributor with a comedic twist. I think the real thinker behind it all is Stephan Molyneux. I've just started reading his books which are all available for free as audiobooks or eBooks on his website. His Freedomain Radio Podcast...
  4. Philosophy Podcasts

    This will be an ongoing entry, to be updated regularly with new podcasts and audio files. My faves are noted with a ♥. Podcasts hosted by Alan Saunders noted by *. (All digital art/images are by me.) The Existentialists: Albert Camus (reluctant philosopher/reluctant existentialist): Considered himself to be an absurdist rather than an existentialist, because unlike the other existentialists, he wasn't concerned with metaphysics, existence. Never believed himself a philosopher, but...
  5. Happy Secularmas!

    Best of the Hitchslap! [MEDIA=youtube]mQorzOS-F6w[/MEDIA]
  6. If you want to be awe inspired...

    Two years ago today, Christopher Hitchens died. But his legacy is a force which still inspires me to think, and feel, and ask questions. Lots of questions. Here is a short video which I think you will find to be inspiring as well. [MEDIA=youtube]JXEiKPxCSdA[/MEDIA]
  7. Coffee Break With the Hitch

    Hitchens was one of a kind. His wit, intelligence, graciousness, class, humor, charisma, voice--oh that voice--were like none other. Such a loss. Tragic. A brilliant man's life cut short. A man that should have been the one saved on that hypothetical, over-capacity lifeboat. Some lives are more valuable than others, sorry. Don't believe me? Place Hitler next to Hitchens. Who do you save? Sometimes I feel like my compass is a little wonky without him. I'm on my own. It is sometimes difficult...
  8. A Manual for Creating Atheists

    [MEDIA=youtube]8f70wZ-mLR8[/MEDIA] This is a summary/study guide of sorts for myself and anyone else interested in Street Epistemology. *I am learning to be more tolerant and less judgmental through reading this book. The title is slightly misleading. This book is not about evangelizing. The goal is not to convert anyone into an atheist. The idea is to teach critical thinking skills which will move a person from a faith-based epistemology to a reason-based one. Hopefully this will further...
  9. An Atheist's Last Wish

    In the event of my death, Please kindly hold your breath. Loved ones do not wish you to quote, Vacuous death cliches, Uttered by rote. You claim to speak from the heart, Offering condolences and support. But my prayers are with you, rest in peace, And she's in a better place, are insulting, To rationalists in mourning. If you must say anything, Just a few simple words will do. Tell my family and friends that, You are sorry for their loss, And for your own loss too.
  10. Quotable Me, Quotable Him

    *Updates about Google search results at bottom of post. So, the other day, I did a Google search for my name, Jehne Lunden. Oh come on, you know you have searched your own name as well. Anyhow, on page eight I found my name was linked to a website titled, Evidence for Christianity. Of course I was curious, so I went to the site to see what was up with that. Lo and behold, some student in a Christian Apologetics Certificate program, quoted me in his research paper. Thanks for asking...
  11. The World is a Little Less Wonderful Without You

    December 15th, 2012 is the one year anniversary of my beloved Christopher Hitchens' death. Christopher was my intellectual hero. He was a brave, highly intelligent, articulate, charming, witty, and gracious fellow atheist. Although he had his detractors, he was greatly admired by many and respected by most. It has been a year since Hitch last spoke, wrote, laughed... held court. I miss reading his latest polemical essays in Vanity Fair and other publications. I have countless books on my...
  12. realitybites back - eBook download

    Hey guys. To celebrate my acquisition of a newer model Kindle, I have created a second follow-up book titled realitybites back. Pretty clever name eh? This eBook is a collection of my blog writings over the last year and a half. Anyhow, I am giving it away for free in PDF format. It has images and links. You can read it on your PC or reading device. Looks great on my new Kindle--old model did not support PDF's very well. To download book, click HERE. File was too large to attach here. So it...
  13. Nothingness Into Being

    Nothingness = a closed spherical spacetime of zero radius Can you imagine nothingness? Right now I am reading a book titled, Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective story. About halfway through the book, I came across a wonderful passage. The author, Jim Holt, speaks with physicist Alex Vilenkin about the difficulty in imagining sheer nothingness. Vilken helps make this possible with a thought experiment: Imagine spacetime as the surface of a sphere. Now suppose that this...
  14. An Atheist In God's Sandbox

    I have put together a collection of my writings on atheism. Download PDF by clicking attachment at bottom of page.
  15. Martin Amis Without Hitchens

    Author Martin Amis on coping with the loss of his best friend Christopher Hitchens... When Christopher Hitchens died in December, Martin Amis lost his best friend. The British author says his immediate desolation gave way to a much greater love of life, something Amis believes Hitchens had in spades and bequeathed to him when he passed away. Watch video and read complete article HERE.
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