The following is a Facebook conversation I had after watching the rather shocking classic Christmas film, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Gregory DearthIt starts off with ashamed deer parents hiding…Continue
I have been engaged in a discussion elsewhere regarding my position on abortion. I wanted to run this by the atheistnexus community as the perspectives here are particularly rational and helpful most…Continue
Imagine you were the smartest chemist ever. You already know how any substance mixed with any other substance will react. You don't even have to conduct experiments anymore because you know…Continue
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"Tools for Debating Atheism" just released. Handy information for atheists that often have conversations with theists. I explain the logical fallacies often heard in theist arguments, some good science in layman's terms, apologetics, solipsism and much more.
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I have been discussing this on social media for the past few days and seen a variety of views and solutions to the Syrian refugee problem. I get the contentions of my more conservative friends. And even the most strict of them understand the humanitarian angle to this issue.
I broke it down to potential outcomes to demonstrate my point. Consider the scenario where we blanket-reject ALL of these refugees. What would that do?
1. ISIS would have yet another great example…Continue
I have been noticing for some time now that atheists tend to get into long drawn out discussions with theists over the objectivity of morality. The theists posit that we have no basis for our morality, as if some basis must exist for morals to have meaning. Atheists will then take one of two paths. They will argue for the subjectivity of morality or they will explain how a secular moral system could be objective as well. A counter-point discussion also often arises, where the atheist points…Continue
A question I often get asked is how it is that people that would otherwise seem quite smart and logical could maintain irrational beliefs. How is it that my mother, an otherwise brilliant woman, can believe in a talking snake, a god sacrificing himself to himself, or that the biblical flood actually happened?
By bypassing their rational reasoning skills early in childhood regarding this one group of beliefs, and by reinforcing those…Continue