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Atheism as taboo in fiction?

Book-filter: Nabokov commented on Lolita that there were only three taboos in American publishing: incest, interracial marriage and "the total atheist who lives a happy and useful life, and dies in his sleep at the age of 106." Did Nabokov(or anyone else for that matter), ever write a notable book about this latter taboo?
posted by archae on Apr 20, 2008 - 10 answers

Trying to think out the ethics involved here ...

I have an ethical or logical quandary that I'm trying to puzzle out. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 17, 2008 - 33 answers

Why morality?

Why do theists bring up morality when arguing for the existence of god? [more inside]
posted by wigglin on Apr 5, 2008 - 97 answers

Are there any terms for "atheism" or "irreligious" that aren't negative?

Are there any terms for "atheism" or "irreligious" that aren't negative? That is, don't mean that someone is "not a believer." It doesn't matter what language the terms are in or if they're archaic or coinages that never took root. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Jan 22, 2008 - 46 answers

"What's your religion?" Why do they care?

Why did the emergency-room clerk want to know my wife's religion? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 9, 2008 - 30 answers

Help an atheist make a reading list.

Help me find some good atheist reading materials for my birthday. [more inside]
posted by internet!Hannah on Nov 6, 2007 - 31 answers

Converts to atheism or theism

Name some prominent converts to either atheism or theism. [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Jul 24, 2007 - 45 answers

Hey! Help me find the damn squirrel in this damn tree called the internets!

[Failed Google-Fu Filter] I'm looking for a web comic that was posted on AskMe a few months ago in a comment. [more inside]
posted by Nerro on Apr 20, 2007 - 6 answers

Equally Yoked

How any have mefites in christian-atheist relationships and marriages fared? What advice do you have? What do you think about 2 Corinthians 6:14-15? I'm atheist and my fiancée is Christian. We both feel strongly about our beliefs, our love, and respect for one another. [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Apr 10, 2007 - 72 answers

Twelve-step programs and non-theism

Non-theist twelve-steppers - how do you reconcile the two philosophies? [more inside]
posted by granted on Mar 9, 2007 - 19 answers

What is involved in a Catholic wedding couples consultation?

Pre-marriage Catholic priest consultation - what to expect? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2007 - 29 answers

Atheist strategy and ethics

Dialogues with atheist figureheads, Richard Dawkins in particular, on strategy and ethics of atheist proselytism? [more inside]
posted by Anything on Feb 23, 2007 - 15 answers

I HEARD her, loud and clear.

My athiestic leanings make me feel extremely unwelcome in my workplace. It's a public school. No one there even knows I'm an athiest. I need advice. [more inside]
posted by PhatLobley on Dec 20, 2006 - 88 answers

Help my Dad celebrate Christmas by poking gentle fun at Christians

SomewhatObscureGiftFilter: I'd like to buy a Darwin Fish bumper plaque/emblem, and I'd like to have it by December 24. I'm in Ontario (Niagara region). The online options I've found have slow or super-expensive shipping to Canada -- anyone know of a bricks-and-mortar source?
posted by ewiar on Dec 18, 2006 - 4 answers

In search of good religious discussion

Where can I find serious religious debate/discussion? I'm looking for a place to read and maybe discuss religious views (primarily Christian-based) that don't constantly delve into ranting and/or idiocy. [more inside]
posted by bluejayk on Oct 26, 2006 - 21 answers

In marriage, what is more powerful: Love or God?

I love my wife. She is deeply religious. I have become an atheist. Do I tell her? What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2006 - 70 answers

Whom do we sacrifice our virgins to now?

Has there ever been an atheist civilization\tribe? [more inside]
posted by pantsrobot on Aug 22, 2006 - 15 answers

atheist military burials

What symbol do military burial sites use for atheists? [more inside]
posted by deep_sea_diving_suit on Aug 18, 2006 - 23 answers

SecretSocietyFilter

I'm interested in joining a fraternal organization of some sort or another. However, there's... [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Jun 26, 2006 - 16 answers

Questions about religious discrimination in hiring.

Questions about religious discrimination in hiring. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Mar 19, 2006 - 37 answers

Should my kids go to a Unitarian Universalist church?

Unitarian Universalism - is it for atheists/non-theists/skeptics/secular humanists who want a sense of community, or is it really a gathering place for people of different faiths to find common ground? [more inside]
posted by tom_g on Feb 28, 2006 - 49 answers

My dad doesn't like my religion.

How do I get my father to understand me? [more inside]
posted by bigmusic on Feb 13, 2006 - 33 answers

THE UNIVERSE etc.

Do we live in a natural world or a supernatural world? [more inside]
posted by iced_borsch on Jan 8, 2006 - 61 answers

From whence do you derive your moral code?

Atheists and agnostics: From whence do you derive your moral code? [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Nov 8, 2005 - 90 answers

How can atheists feel comfortable about death?

I am an atheist. My inevitable death and the deaths of those I love causes me occasional mental distress. I have no afterlife to look forward to, only oblivion. Is there a way of thinking about this that will make me feel better about it, or should I resign myself to feeling really down about it from time to time? [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jun 5, 2005 - 76 answers

Losing faith

Atheists, when did you lose your faith? [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa on Mar 14, 2005 - 147 answers

Marriage Between a Tolerant Christian and an Agnostic with Atheist Leanings?

I'm an atheist and my girlfriend is a churchgoer. I'd really thinking about marrying this girl, but i have reservations about a inter-belief marriage. Have you any advice / experience with such a scenario ? [mi] [more inside]
posted by escher on Sep 30, 2004 - 48 answers

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