FrancestheMagnificent's Recommended Blogs
As a public service to the blogging community, I will take this opportunity to share 10 of the best blogs I regularly frequent. All of them appear in my blogroll, but I feel they deserve more attention than that. Each and every one regularly delivers thought-provoking, intelligent, rational commentaries. The views expressed in them are incredibly refreshing to me, as the direction in which this country is moving often leaves me distressed. I’ve been lucky enough to make a personal connection with many of the writers, all of whom inspire me to maintain, and improve, this blog. Below they are presented, in random order (so as not to offend anybody!).
Kill the Afterlife, written by Aaron Kinney, has been around for quite a while (for a blog, that is). It is dedicated to debunking the ludicrous afterlife myth and placing importance on the one life that actually matters—the one we’re all presently living. I’m proud to count Aaron as a friend, despite our vigorous disagreement with respect to moral issues. Aaron’s blog, in large measure, inspired me to create this one.
The Atheist Mama is the nightmare of the pro-theist media. She presents atheism from the perspective of a wife and mother, hardly the typical atheist presented to the public for scorn and ridicule. Though updates have been few as of late, it’s certainly worth a trip or two.
Escapee From the Meme Machine, written by Lya Kahlo, is a frequently-updated blog run by a former theist who’s now atheistic, to say the least! Admirably, the blog attacks and ridicules President Bush, and rails against those who would infringe a woman’s right to choose. Generally speaking, the site isn’t recommended for Republicans.
The Atheist Jew is a blog writer who’s not afraid to express his deeply held views. Because of his candor, he has an antagonistic relationship with several individuals, including those who frequent this site. Nonetheless, his sense of humor and use of (frequently hilarious) multimedia content make his blog a must-visit.
Goosing the Antithesis is a team blog, featuring Francois Tremblay and Aaron Kinney, among others. It promotes the view of Strong Atheism, that being the positive assertion that God doesn’t exist. It also seems to have a rather pronounced Objectivist streak, as well as a fondness for anarchism. It’s constantly updated and unfailingly thought provoking.
Biblioblography is written by Reluctant Atheist. Posts tend to be rather lengthy, but well worth the time investment. It’s one of the few sites where I can honestly say I learn new facts, rather than just new ways to formulate arguments from facts I already know. Good use of links, which often are ignored by others (to the detriment of their arguments).
Stardust Musings and Thoughts for the Freethinker, written by Stardust1954, is something of a catch-all. It incorporates science, politics, culture, religion (or lack thereof) and humor. It’s one of the blogs that I check every single day, since there’s always something worth reading or laughing at. Posts tend to be brief, bite-sized nuggets.
Freethought Weekly, written by delta, is another of my favorites. Although updated infrequently, posts are always clearly, persuasively argued. In particular, delta’s criticisms of the
Atheist Girl is written by a self-professed libertarian, anarchist and free thinker. Although this blog is rather new to me, I was impressed enough to quickly add it to my recommended links tab. Posts are frequent, short and engaging.
Doctor Boogaloo’s Lunch Counter, written by
Honorable mention: Memoirs of a Gouda.
Apologies in advance for any worthy blogs I inadvertently omitted.