Atheist Alliance of America/Texas Freethought Convention

October 7, 2011 at 1:32 pm Leave a comment

Oct. 7, 2011
Good Morning Houston!
I’m here pouring over the schedule to cram everthing I can into the day. The book store is one of my favorite spots. So much intellectual prowess; it’s fun to swim around all these great titles.

After the intros by Nick Lee and “Brother” Richard Haynes, PZ Myers started us off with an explanation of why gene mutation isn’t always bad–as creationists characterize it–showing that some beneficial genetic changes can improve the indivisual/species.

I’m off to see what’s next. Come on.

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Piety by any other name wouldn’t sound as sweet Houston AAA/Freethought Convention

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Hello

I write for agnostics, freethinkers, atheists and humanists. In my nonfiction, the purpose is the celebration of our noble human spirit. The general pursuit may be Evolutionary Theology, though believers seem to populate that field (so maybe it's evolutionary Humanism). By looking at who we are and where we came from, we can derive much meaning, and perhaps more importantly, understanding, as well as some sense of where we could go.

Religion is God’s Way of Showing Us it’s Earlier in Human Evolution than We Thought

This title is an upcoming book at the publisher's now. I'd like feedback on this title. It's meant to make people think and feel something. And to hint at things for both believers and non- on multiple levels. The book is of a wider scope, though, one which is ultimately a way to grasp more meaning for ourselves. Believers are always telling us our lives don't have meaning without a god. We often counter that it's more meaningful to be looking for our own meaning than to be arbitrarily ascribed it by an imaginary supernatural being. Ultimately, and this is what I think is unique about this book, you'll see how we can be just as spiritual in our own way. Since we've inhertited a capacity for religion (some more than others) as an evolutionary adaptation, believers and non- are both potentially spritual in the same way--but it is an earthly, secular spirituality in which we all can share.

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