Atheist bloggers have long had the Carnival of the Godless to publicise their work. Then came MoJoey’s Atheist Blogroll. And now there’s the Humanist Symposium carnival, whose first instalment came on-line the day before yesterday. If God hadn’t wanted you to have contact with other atheists, then he clearly wouldn’t have made all these blogging venues.

Although an atheist, I rarely feel moved to blog about my unfaith. You see, in Sweden, atheism is no big deal. Expressions of religious faith are the exception here, not the other way around. I believe in no gods, but nor do I believe in Santa Claus, and that would be a pretty crap subject for a blog entry.


  1. #1 James W.
    May 3, 2007

    Sometimes, I don’t understand the big deal about faith vs. unfaith. I’m not an atheist but a different type of non-theist: Gnostic Luciferian. I read a lot of atheist-based blogs and sites however, rarely do I find myself espousing my type of unfaith on the world. I suppose I just keep to myself because explaining myself is harder than it is for an atheist.

    At least places like Sweden exist where most people don’t seem to be bothered by your take on (un)faith.

  2. #2 vjack
    May 4, 2007

    I understand what you are saying about Sweden and envy what sounds like a fairly rational environment. I suspect this is why the majority of atheist blogs are written by Americans. Sadly, we are going through something of a dark ages revival right now where atheism is demonized and public expressions of religion are required for politicians to get elected.

  3. #3 Martin R
    May 4, 2007

    Yeah, I know, it’s really sad. Just look at the treatment MoJoey received at the airport when he was carrying a book about atheism. Even the cleaners hated him.

    Is this the twilight of the American empire?

  4. #4 Z
    May 15, 2007

    Go figure
    As a believer, i like your blog all the same; fun, entertaining & interesting. Hope you don’t mind me linking to it.

  5. #5 Martin R
    May 15, 2007

    Why would I mind? I consider it a compliment.

  6. #6 Z
    May 18, 2007

    ….new address, same linking to people of different belief & taste etc

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