new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

atheists are fed up

by gregory paul on the washington post:


'... make no mistake: nontheists are not meekly asking for full acceptance and citizenship any more than blacks did after the world war ii, or gays did after stonewall. we are telling you observant christians, jews, muslims, et al., to be as respectful to us atheists as you are to other believers. do the right thing! after all, remember what thomas jefferson said in 1787: “question with boldness even the existence of god.”'



  1. susibocks2/7/11 02:04

    coincidentally, the title of my next blog is 'i'm sorry... is my atheism bothering you?' lol i'm fed up, too!

  2. i think things are changing -- people are waking up, realizing their numbers, and not willing to take crap anymore.

  3. i believe to exist an Athenian's god!

  4. Juventas3/7/11 07:46

    On Wednesday you said, when asked to respect others' religion, your answer is simply no.  Now you're telling them to be respectful to your beliefs? 

  5. the quote in question is not asking for respect of anyone's beliefs.  it is demanding of respect for people.  there's a huge difference.

  6. Juventas3/7/11 09:34

    Exactly.  When I read your post on Wednesday, my first thought was, "are you sure they're not just asking for respect for the person?"  You say there's a huge difference, but they're quite intrinsic.  If someone believes their existence and every action is god's will, can you respect the person?  We can not live separately; religion requires concessions in our lives, as atheism would in theirs.

  7. but people change their minds about all sorts of issues -- political, aesthetic -- and reliigous.  i don't equate one's views with the person.  if i did, there would be no room for discussion on any issue.  and i don't think religious issues are exempt from discourse.

    it would be much more disrespectful if, in the face of ideas that i don't agree with, i just nodded my head, condescendingly. 

    atheists are demanding their civil rights.