Welcome to “An Arkansas Atheist,” this is my blog for the “Northwest Arkansas Atheists” Facebook page. There this is for some of my more personal messages and from time to time I imagine my articles will end up here. Not only will some of my journalism bugs sneak onto this page, but I will from time to time also use this page for my fiction updates. Most of you know that my fiction, for the most part, know that my fiction uses my atheism as inspiration and platform. My message of morality, outside of any faith in supernatural creators and/or overseers, is abundant within my writing whether reporting or creating. Feel free to comment on anything on the Facebook or this blog, I enjoy debate and study everyday towards the goals of a dogmatically free society where doing good for your neighbors and yourself becomes self-evident. I have been heard many times saying that if you need something to prod you along to doing good for people because it is good, you already have issues that may need help from some kind of professional, i.e.: psychological or medical. We are meant to come together as a specie, so that is why we have such a draw to form community even when it would seem that may hinder personal gain. We need each other. The out-grouping instinct did help our specie in the natural selection vein, as we used that competition to hone in the human specie’s ability to become smarter and stronger than the competition (other humanoids and predators) allowing us to evolve into the apex land predator of this era.
I have also been heard saying that I am an Anti-theist. I do believe that trusting imaginary moral guidelines to do all the heavy lifting when questioning how you should decide to live your life can be incredibly dangerous. Especially when considering the out-group instinct is still very strong in our minds (just look at human response to sport teams). This means we are likely to choose going along with rules set by these imaginary agents that are worshiped by many, but they are led by a Church or some kind or spiritual authority that claims to “know the mind of God.” These institutions are designed by humans, not divine persona, and they are also maintained by humans. This means that they formed a group, and then set to the business of growing their group. Other humans made their groups and then, bam!, you have the potential for out-group mentality instead of sharing ideas and power for the greater good. This is only one example of the roots my anti-theistic work is based upon. There are many more.
These are the ideas that guide my writing and thinking most of the time these days. If these subjects interest you please chime in with any comments or research that will add to the collection of information I have already collected. The Facebook address is: https://www.facebook.com/nwaaeithests. There are already several book titles and YouTube videos by many of the scientists and educators that share some values with me on the Facebook page please check it out and engage in this very important issue. – Rance