Author Archives: Spencer Lucas

The Non-Conference 2015: A message from Spencer Lucas, Founder and Organizer

by | April 7, 2015

I launched The Non-Conference in November of 2014 with the rather bold intention that it would become an annual highlight in the atheist event calendar. With the success of the inaugural conference and the growing interest and excitement for the next, scheduled for August 2015, I am pleased to see that I was neither over-confident… Read more »

The Non-Conference: TORONTO 2014

by | September 18, 2014

  WHY A CONFERENCE FOR NONS:   In Seinfeld, Jerry sits across from George at the diner and inanity ensues. From this sidetracked conversation about salsa George has an epiphany. The show they will pitch to NBC will be this: a show about nothing.   Atheism is the ultimate show about nothing.   Every atheist is… Read more »

Intolerant Atheists

by | August 5, 2014

I’ve heard the claim, “atheists are just as intolerant as the theists they decry”, from theists and atheists alike. Does anyone truly believe this despite the fact that the slightest applied skepticism and reflection is all that’s required to see through it? Of course it’s easy to respond to this accusation of ‘intolerance’ with the… Read more »

Canadian Apatheist

by | July 26, 2014

As defined in Wikipedia, “Apatheism, also known as pragmatic atheism or practical atheism, is acting with apathy, disregard, or lack of interest towards belief or disbelief in a deity.” In Chris Silvers’ academic work on atheism, this falls under the non-theist type, which is one of six sub-types that he describes. Contrary to the popular cultural… Read more »