Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"What Can You Say to a Grieving Atheist?" and More of My Atheist Musings on Bubblews

Wow!  I haven't posted on this blog since April!I've actually put very little attention to writing on atheist relevant topics since then but I have put up a few such posts including one called "What Can You Say to a Grieving Atheist?"

On the same topic I also posted "On Comforting Atheist Grief" and on a related topic, "Why Do Some Christians Think It's a Good Idea to Try To Convert Grieving People?"

Please keep in mind that these only represent my opinion and that they aren't intended as end-all be-all guides to anything or even as articles.  They are opinion pieces and your thoughts and input to those discussions are completely welcome.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Is An Atheist View Getting Stale?

I was recently checking a page of mine to see if all the links on it still work.  I freshened it up a little with some new text but I'm a bit concerned it looks stale.  If you have a moment, I would really appreciate it if you'd check it out and let me know what you think.  If you have any ideas for keeping it a little more current I'd appreciate those as well.

The page in question is:
An Atheist View

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

What Do Atheists Think About Homeless People?

I tend to study the search terms that land people on my articles and editorials.  That's just part of my "thing."  I love to analyze things and, provide things useful to searchers or make a connection I find interesting.  I am in love with data of all kinds.

In any case, this sort of odd search has been popping up for several years now and it was so odd to me that I just didn't know what, exactly, I could do with it.  The search varies in how it is phrased but it is roughly, "What is the atheist view of homelessness?" as well as, "What is the atheist view of homeless people?"  I know, right?  What the heck does that even mean?

I understand how that sort of search lands people both on my pages concerning atheism and those concerning homelessness but what on earth would prompt such a search in the first place?  Lately, similar searches have been popping up a lot more frequently so I decided to take a stab (in the dark, really) at answering whatever question the people doing the searching are asking.

I've written a page expressing my individual atheist view of homelessness and homeless people which includes a bit of speculation as to why people would think atheists have some uniform view on the subject and as to why people might search for such a thing.  However, I wouldn't be surprised if I'm dead wrong on the subject as to what the searchers may be thinking.  I'm a high-functioning autistic so I often excel at misjudging what others are thinking.

If you have any idea why people would be searching for atheist views on homelessness or why they would think atheists, as a group, have some sort of singular view of homeless people or homelessness please, enlighten me.  You can find what I've written so far at An Atheist View on Homelessness which, you may note is simply providing my view of homelessness and homeless people.  If you have different views of homeless people and are an atheist, I'd greatly appreciate your comments in the comment section on that page.  If you are someone searching for atheist views on homelessness, I'd also appreciate your comments posted on that page to help everyone make sense out of what is being wondered by people who search for atheist views on homelessness.