Starting a Blog to help deconvertees
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26-07-2017, 07:06 AM
RE: Starting a Blog to help deconvertees
OK, update time:

This will be a website called "The Helpful Atheist", and will contain links to various help pages as well as articles/blog posts etc.

If anybody would like to volunteer as a writer let me know Smile Looking for people who can write short and to the point articles, (which will contain the relevant references) on Bible history, origin's of God/Yahweh, Evolution etc.

Let me know if anybody is interested Smile

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02-11-2017, 11:53 AM
RE: Starting a Blog to help deconvertees
Update:

Initial page is up Smile Design/grammar feedback is welcome. No post's currently, as I am writing away, but anybody who would like to contribute or pitch a topic. Feel free to do so Smile

https://helpfulatheistblog.wordpress.com/

Currently topic ideas are:

Why Atheism? - [Why I've personally chosen Atheism over any theistic religion, and my thoughts on religion]
What a Theory is - [Sounds simple, but it'll be the explanation between the word theory in day to day use and what a Scientific theory is, and what that means]
Evolution - [The "dummies guide to" on the initial theory, and some links for further reading]

And some other stuff I haven't though about yet hah. The idea of the page is supposed to be informational as opposed to attacking religion, so feel free to point out if I've written something that isn't on the level Smile

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02-11-2017, 12:01 PM
RE: Starting a Blog to help deconvertees
(02-11-2017 11:53 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  Update:

Initial page is up Smile Design/grammar feedback is welcome. No post's currently, as I am writing away, but anybody who would like to contribute or pitch a topic. Feel free to do so Smile

https://helpfulatheistblog.wordpress.com/

Currently topic ideas are:

Why Atheism? - [Why I've personally chosen Atheism over any theistic religion, and my thoughts on religion]
What a Theory is - [Sounds simple, but it'll be the explanation between the word theory in day to day use and what a Scientific theory is, and what that means]
Evolution - [The "dummies guide to" on the initial theory, and some links for further reading]

And some other stuff I haven't though about yet hah. The idea of the page is supposed to be informational as opposed to attacking religion, so feel free to point out if I've written something that isn't on the level Smile

It looks good so far. I'll think of some ideas and wouldn't mind submitting an article once you get things up and running. Thumbsup Very cool. I like it a lot. Tongue

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02-11-2017, 12:45 PM
RE: Starting a Blog to help deconvertees
No worries, maybe you could write an article on the calming effects of yoga and its teachings, and how that may relate to religion or something like that.

Any help is much appreciated. Smile

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02-11-2017, 12:50 PM
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(02-11-2017 12:45 PM)OakTree500 Wrote:  No worries, maybe you could write an article on the calming effects of yoga and its teachings, and how that may relate to religion or something like that.

Any help is much appreciated. Smile

I think a Resource Page is also nice, kind of like how they have here. Are you also going to start a forum?

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02-11-2017, 01:23 PM
RE: Starting a Blog to help deconvertees
(02-11-2017 12:50 PM)jennybee Wrote:  
(02-11-2017 12:45 PM)OakTree500 Wrote:  No worries, maybe you could write an article on the calming effects of yoga and its teachings, and how that may relate to religion or something like that.

Any help is much appreciated. Smile

I think a Resource Page is also nice, kind of like how they have here. Are you also going to start a forum?
No forum but ill probably link to here though Smile

Resource page is in the works, which will have posts sorted by its subject and also like links to atheist organisations and contact numbers for help related organisations Smile

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02-11-2017, 03:52 PM
RE: Starting a Blog to help deconvertees
Hey OakTree,

I would change the wording here, “Those that follow atheism...” to “Those that identify as atheists...”

The word follow has, imo, religious connotations.

My 2 cents.

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03-11-2017, 04:41 AM
RE: Starting a Blog to help deconvertees
(02-11-2017 03:52 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Hey OakTree,

I would change the wording here, “Those that follow atheism...” to “Those that identify as atheists...”

The word follow has, imo, religious connotations.

My 2 cents.
Good spot! I will change that now Smile Thanks Circle Smile

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03-11-2017, 05:25 AM
RE: Starting a Blog to help deconvertees
Redirect them toward porn.
Recent deconverees probably need that more than proselytizing.

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03-11-2017, 05:38 AM
RE: Starting a Blog to help deconvertees
(02-11-2017 11:53 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  Currently topic ideas are:

Why Atheism? - [Why I've personally chosen Atheism over any theistic religion, and my thoughts on religion]

This might seem like nit picking but did you really "chose" to be an atheist? Cause I didn't. I've never been part of any organized religion...but I sure as hell tried. There was a time when I really wanted there to be an afterlife, a deity that would punish the evil and reward the good.

I just couldn't find any evidence for it, so here I remain on the default setting.

I look forward to reading your blog. Smile

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