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Just like any type of faith, atheism is a matter of choice and is unprovable. It is not disprovable either. Since it is unlikely that god would show up in a fiery bush and announce its existence, one is tempted to disregard religion entirely. On the other hand, since it is also unlikely that we shall ever know whether some demented deity is playing a stupid joke at humanity's expense, one is tempted to opt for the safe side and pray to something. This section contains some useful materials about the philosophy of atheism. I will also list common questions that I have to deal with and the answers that I have for them. Regardless of what you might have heard, America is the land of tolerance only as long as you subscribe to some (any) religion -- Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Shintoism, New Age, Wicca, perhaps even Satanism -- everything is fine, as long as it is not atheism (a similar phenomenon occurs with political beliefs: everything goes except communism). You would be surprised how fast things get ugly if you mention your disbelief in the existence of anything higher than humanity.

Save Your Emails

I would appreciate it if rabid preachers save their breath and quit wasting bytes sending me messages that will most certainly have no effect on my conviction. There will be no conversion here. On the other hand, if you feel there's a point I may have missed, or if you are god, let me know, and I'll think about it. For now, remember, there's a conspiracy out there, and we shall prevail!
Your paranoia is justified!

(and so is Satan, or he would be if he existed anyway)

Reading Materials

Coming soon.

My Own Experience

I was the founding member of the Society for Atheist Students (SAS) at Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas. Yep, that's right, smack in the middle of the Bible Belt, and yes, it was horrible, but yes, it was rewarding as well. I'll post some paper clippings of our exploits (we made it to the papers quite frequently), and some of the stupid things we had to go through. If that does not make you rethink your tolerance level, I don't know what will.

The Theory of Evolution

Although not strictly related to atheism, this nevertheless belongs here. I thought everyone knew that evolution was the accepted theory of how we got here. I was wrong: the day when the professor tried teaching the chapter on evolution (still Texas), half the class got up and walked out, presumably in protest. I was astonished, I guess some of us are still dangling from tree branches. Here are some materials about the facts of life (one of these facts is that Creationism, the ludicrous Christianity-friendly "theory" of creation, is bogus, and has never been anything else).
Fish once walked the Earth!