The Satanic Panic was a time during the 70s and 80s where fundamentalist Christians tried to warn the public that Satanists were in charge and influencing the youth with Dungeons and Dragons. Write about what you know of the Satanic Panic and if you've ever experienced this bizarre phenomena.
Ask an Atheist: Round Three
It's that time again. If you have questions for an atheist like me about anything, fill free to ask. To my fellow atheists fill free to help answer these questions too. Most importantly let's try and be respectful to each other with our questions and comments. This is a time to help understand one another. Without further udo, I'm an atheist. Ask me anything. Don't forget to tag me.
Afterlife Yes /No?
Every person someday will die, as sure as taxes and hitting your hand with a hammer, all are very uncomfortable. Prose write your view on death, life, and if there is a hereafter? Some people have a great fear of death, why? Some people do not fear death but, pain, why? If you believe in a heaven of such a place, why? what makes you so sure your view is the correct one? Spelling, along with good writing practices is encouraged. Content and your argument supporting your belief are also very important. Tag me and I will read every entry. Have fun :)
Looking from Heaven
God's point of view why he created, Children, trees, and flowers. 250 words min, please tag me @JesseEngel I will read each entry.
Ask a Jew
this is an open forum-style challenge dedicated to any questions you may have about Judaism. Inspired by @harry_situation's 'ask an atheist' challenge. I am a reform Jew who goes to a conservative synagogue and hopefully I can answer your questions! :)
Ask An Atheist Day Round Two
Hello everybody. Today is national Ask an Atheist Day. After last years successful turn out, I've decided to create the "Ask an Atheist" challenge. This is a chance to get to know us atheists and have an understanding from one another. Anyone is free to ask questions regarding faith and our lack of faith. Fellow atheists here on Prose are free to help answer questions and enter if they choose to. As a reminder, this is a friendly challenge, so let's be respectful to one another. Let's get started. I'm an atheist. Ask me anything.
Today is Ask an Atheist Day. I'm an atheist. Ask away.
Round Two of Ask an Atheist Day. This is an opportunity for secular groups across the country to work together to defeat stereotypes about atheism and encourage courteous dialogue between believers and nonbelievers alike. Seeing how well and how positive it went last year I'm willing to start the challenge up again. If you got questions fill free to ask me and my fellow atheists on Prose anything and we'll be more than happy to answer and have a conversation. Just remember to be respectful to everyone (both believers and nonbelievers alike).
Write a poem, story, or prose about a soul trying to escape Hell.
While I personally don't believe that such a place exists in reality, however, I do understand that for some people that Hell is real place full of fire and brimstone and whatever. Truthfully, the concept of Hell is much more interesting than Heaven, hence why it's a focal point for my Sins of the Father stories. In the spirit of Halloween, try to write something about a soul trying so desperately to escape the literal Hell, or at least some version of Hell or a hellish dimension. Go into deep detail of your version of Hell. How is this trapped soul going to escape it? In other words, write a better version of the video game Agony.
Let's try a little experiment. With only 25 words, say something good and nice about a belief, faith, or other that isn't your own.
All you have to do is write something short and nice that is not your own belief, faith, or other. For example, if you're a Christian, you can say something nice about atheism. If you're an atheist or agnostic, you can say something nice about Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc. You're even welcome to say something nice about Satanism, Wicca, and Pastafarianism. Although it must be about a current religion or belief system today, so no ancient religions such as Mayan, Greek, or Egyptian to name a few. No fictional religions such as the Esoteric Order of Dagon and unitology; although Jedi Knight is the one exception since there is a religion in Australia that identifies as Jedi. No cults either. When you are talking about a belief system don't single out to one specific denomination. For example: Christianity has Protestants, Catholics, Lutherans, etc. Say something about Christianity as a whole rather than a single group. The point of this challenge is to acknowledge the other. While we all may not agree with on the same thing, that does not mean we should divide ourselves any further, or cause any more fights among us. All you have to do pick a religion or belief system that isn't your own and say something nice about it. Can't be that hard to say something nice, can it?