Practicing Atheism

Culture, Media, and Ritual in the Contemporary Atheist Network Hannah K. Scheidt. 5. Atheist. Indoctrination? Practicing. Atheism. in. Parenthood. Introduction: “Isn't Atheist Parenting Just ... Parenting?” At fourteen locations across ...

Practicing Atheism

Practicing Atheism

The number of people claiming no religious affiliation has skyrocketed in recent years, and that growth shows no signs of slowing down. But while the religiously unaffiliated demonstrate a variety of attitudes toward religious belief-including, in many cases, a complete lack of interest-a prominent subset of nonbelievers has claimed the mantle of "atheism." For them, atheism has become a marker of identity and a source of community. However, atheists themselves often disagree about core ideas, values, affinities, and attitudes. Contemporary atheist culture is marked by debates over deconversion, the relationship between science and religion, and the role of authority. What exactly does it mean to be an "atheist" beyond a simple lack of belief in a higher power? Hannah K. Scheidt's Practicing Atheism: Culture, Media, and Ritual in the Contemporary Atheist Network examines the variety of cultural products, both corporate-driven and grassroots, that carry messages about atheism and its relationships to religion. Through primary source materials such as Internet communities, popular television programming, and cultural representations of the movement such as those found in atheist fan art, the book paints a portrait of a culture in unique tension with religion, and provides a unique perspective on whether or not organized atheism constitutes a belief system in itself.

Practicing Atheism

This book examines a variety of cultural products, both corporate-driven and grassroots, that circulate messages about what atheism means - what ideas, values, affinities, and attitudes the term denotes.

Practicing Atheism

Practicing Atheism

"Practicing Atheism is a cultural study of contemporary atheism, focusing on how atheists negotiate meanings and values through media. This book examines a variety of cultural products, both corporate-driven and grassroots, that circulate messages about what atheism means - what ideas, values, affinities, and attitudes the term denotes. Through the creation, consumption, and exchange of this media, atheism gains positive content, the term signaling much more than lack of belief in god(s) for those who identify with the emergent culture. Primary source materials for this book include grassroots Internet communities, popular television programming, organized atheist events, and material culture representations of the movement, such as those found in atheist fan art. Practicing Atheism argues that atheist culture emerges from a unique tension with religion - a category atheists critique and resist but also, at times, imitate and approximate. Using a framework based on ritual studies, this book theorizes ambivalence, ambiguity, and "in-betweenness" as the essential condition of contemporary atheist culture"--

The Inventor of Nothing

Secondly, they won't run home and start practicing atheism, throw away all that's sacred, or stop visiting their favorite places of worship.” “Okay, now what secrets do you gods have for tolerating nonstop insults by atheists?

The Inventor of Nothing

The Inventor of Nothing

Have you ever blamed or criticized God for something bad that happened to you? Do you feel like confronting and taking Him to task for all the rubbish that's happening around you? Are you baffled by the collective silence of our benevolent gods from all the rival religions? If yes, then don’t waste time seeking answers from any Religious Experts, Enlightened Professors, Top Economists, Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize Winners, Eloquent Politicians, or by reading their superb bestsellers. All the answers you need are available right here in this awesome book. Enlighten yourself with the Technical, Political, and Business justifications of our Creator for the existence of saints, savages, atheists, wars, diseases, religious headaches, corruption, natural calamities, business failures, media maniacs, ethnic cleansing, recessions, silent gods, terrorism, racism, crime, politics, lies, and 1001 other problems you see worldwide daily. Become a Buddha and discover the mysterious secret behind his supreme serenity. Never blame poor God again!!!

The Way of the Heathen

With her unique blend of compassion and humor, thoughtfulness and snark, Greta Christina most emphatically does not propose a single path to a good atheist life.

The Way of the Heathen

The Way of the Heathen

So you're an atheist. Now what? The way we deal with life -- with love and sex, pleasure and death, reality and making stuff up -- can change dramatically when we stop believing in gods, souls, and afterlives. When we leave religion -- or if we never had it in the first place -- where do we go? With her unique blend of compassion and humor, thoughtfulness and snark, Greta Christina most emphatically does not propose a single path to a good atheist life. She offers questions to think about, ideas that may be useful, and encouragement to choose your own way. She addresses complex issues in an accessible, down-to-earth style, including: Why we're here Sexual transcendence The meaning of life The meaning of death Frivolity Sensuality How humanism helps with depression -- except when it doesn't Stealing stuff from religion Why atheism demands social justice Different ways to be a good person Joy and much more. Aimed at new and not-so-new atheists, questioning and curious believers, Christina ("Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God," "Coming Out Atheist," "Why Are You Atheists So Angry?") shines a warm, fresh light on the only life we have.

Respectful Atheism

Where God per se is not modelable, that assessment is not true of human behavior in the practice of religion. CAN RELIGIOUS PRACTICE BE MODELED? Modeling religious practice is an example of the second type of belief model: in this ...

Respectful Atheism

Respectful Atheism

This is a study of God as a concept, not from the perspective of any religious tradition, but rather as belief in an all-powerful, all-knowing and loving supernatural entity as has prevailed through the ages. The book reviews arguments throughout history for and against the idea of such a God. One unique perspective is to ask what can be modeled about God in denotative language of rationality (much as modeling in science, medicine and economics) in contrast to connotative language (e.g., myth, metaphor, art and music). Since the early Greeks there have been skeptics concerning God, with progressively more questioning since the Enlightenment. Today’s “new atheists” are seen as being even more assertive, and as having little respect for religious and philosophical traditions and the natural longing for some kind of supreme being. However, as demographic trends continue to diminish the influence of the church, there is opportunity for atheism to gain respect by respecting the beliefs of others. The book ends with some considerations of what it means to respect others’ beliefs and cultural traditions without abandoning a sincere disbelief in a supernatural being.

A History of Soviet Atheism in Theory and Practice and the Believer Soviet studies on the church and the believer s response to Atheism

Topic 4 : Atheism and Social Progress ( 4 hrs ) The birth and natural evolution of atheism as an expression of man's growing control over nature and society . The inherent association between atheism and the interests of progressive ...

A History of Soviet Atheism in Theory and Practice  and the Believer  Soviet studies on the church and the believer s response to Atheism

A History of Soviet Atheism in Theory and Practice and the Believer Soviet studies on the church and the believer s response to Atheism


The Atheist

Practicing atheism , humanism and rationalism as a way of life . 2. Promotion of scientific outlook among people . The South India rationalist Conference was organized by the Kerala Yuktivadi Sangham at Quilon .

The Atheist

The Atheist


The Ethic of Care a moral compass for Canadian nursing practice

... the individual is devoid of sexual attraction. atheism:atheism:atheism:atheism: is defined as the belief system that denies the existence of a God ... 220 The Ethic of Care: A Moral Compass for Canadian Nursing Practice, 2012, 220-228.

The Ethic of Care  a moral compass for Canadian nursing practice

The Ethic of Care a moral compass for Canadian nursing practice

"The Ethic of Care: A Moral Compass for Canadian Nursing Practice, is unique from other nursing ethics textbooks in several key ways. The book adds a heightened dimension to the already rich knowledge in the field of applied nursing ethics and the ethic of"

The Manifesto Or a Declaration of the Doctrine and Practice of the Church of Christ Printed at Pleasant Hill Ky 1818

For , according to atheism , there can be no sin , no transgression in man - he necessarily doeth whatever he doeth — he hath no choice in his conduct . A reasonable man need not be told that atheism is unreasonable — is unjust .

The Manifesto  Or a Declaration of the Doctrine and Practice of the Church of Christ     Printed at Pleasant Hill  Ky   1818

The Manifesto Or a Declaration of the Doctrine and Practice of the Church of Christ Printed at Pleasant Hill Ky 1818


Steps to Christian Unity

There are two sorts of atheism : practicing atheism and doctrinal atheism ( Nietzsche's kind or Sartre's ) . On balance , I find the first kind a great deal more pernicious than the second , in that it can be masked by an official ...

Steps to Christian Unity

Steps to Christian Unity


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