Monday, July 22, 2013

Blogs to Check Out

I've become a regular reader of a few blogs that I don't think I've mentioned before. I thought I'd share.

Young Blogs

Big Bang God
I found this guy on Google+. His blog is only a month old at the time of this post, but I think he'll keep it up for a while. He obviously likes writing and notes that his posts shouldn't be taken too seriously, which I generally like about anyone--atheist or not.

Married An Atheist
Weighing in at only seven posts so far, this is another newbie. It's also the only non-atheist blog on the list. The author is a Christian who is chronicling her relationship and outlining her philosophy as the wife of an atheist. She might not think like us, but she is obviously friendly towards us (as long as you are friendly towards her.)

Godless In Dixie
This blog wins the most professional newb award. The posts are longer-form, well spoken and in some cases even researched. I'm hardly the first to mention this rising atheist voice, I found it via Atheist Revolution.

Secular Sunshine
We need more women voices in the atheist community, which is one of the reasons I have high hopes that this blog grows strong. Generally new blogs cover ground that has already been covered by everyone else, but this author has already found outside-the-box topics.

Established Blogs

A Particular Blog By A Particular Atheist
This is a great blog if you are interested in religion-related current events from an atheist perspective. Judging from the news cycle, I doubt he'll run out of stuff to say anytime soon. Good editorial work as well.

God Is A Myth
An ex-Pentecostal evangelist still has a lot to say 3+ years into blogging. I get the impression he's trying to make "ex"s of other religious types.

I Am An Atheist And This Is Why
If you like my blog, you'll probably like this one. We are bothered by and therefore cover a lot of the same topics and in no particular order. The author's name is Christian, which makes it worth reading just for the irony.

Atheism And The City
This is a great read if you are tired of apologetics...or if you want to become tired of it. The author covers all kinds of atheist topics, but often comes back to philosophy, logic and refuting theistic arguments.

My Secret Atheist Blog
This is one of the best atheist news and opinion blogs out there, but you might need a Canadian connection to get the most out of it.

Check these sites out and if you like what you see, let them know. Comment on their posts, write them an email, click through an ad, share to your social network, something. Especially for the younger blogs, it's hard to find motivation to keep writing if they don't know any one's out there. Same goes for all the great bloggers I've interviewed in the past. Hell, same goes for me. :-)

14 comments:

  1. What? No Ramblings of Sheldon on the list (shocked expression on face)?

    Lol, it's alright, you have a good list there, Godless Poutine of My Secret Atheist Blog actually inspired me to start blogging last year, he's a great guy.

    I noticed Godless in Dixie up there, I just recently started reading that blog, Neal is a funny and very perceptive guy, he really gets down to the heart of religious issues in a humorous way.

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    1. I only wanted to recommend blogs I haven't mentioned before. You're old news. ;-)

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    2. So like a failed 80's rocker I'm a washout now? :(

      lol

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    3. You can probably get a gig judging American Idol.

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  2. Very cool! I am always looking for interesting new atheist blogs, and it looks like you found several.

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  3. Thanks for the mention, Grundy. As always, your blog is on my personal reading list and on my blog's blogroll! I can make you an HonoUrary Canadian, if you like.

    I should do one of these blogs i read posts too.

    Thanks again!

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    1. Do I have to start watching Hockey?

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  4. Thanks for bringing up my blog there Grundy I always have room for more theist dissenters and atheists friends etc. I'm still going strong and I don't think I'll be running out of material any time soon. Also, I would love to hear about what visitors to my blog would like to see me write about. Thanks again buddy and keep up the good work on your blog as well.

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  5. Keep fighting the good fight guys!

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  6. Thanks for the mention. If my mother read blogs you would be her best friend just for this line "We are bothered by and therefore cover a lot of the same topics and in no particular order" :)

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  7. Thanks for the plug Grundy. Hail Sagan!

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  8. Sorry about the late reply, and thank you for mentioning me. I'll return the favor in the near future, and I'll check out this list as well.

    Cheers :)

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  9. Good list Grundy. I already follow most of them, but a few are new to me. I'm especially glad to get a heads up on new blogs.

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