In the final analysis, faith remains the last resort of believers who argue that their god exists and that everyone, us included, needs to believe to earn a place in an undemonstrated heaven or be…Continue
Timothy Freke was flipping through an old academic book when he came across a religious image that some would call obscene. It was a drawing of a third-century amulet depicting a naked man nailed to…Continue
Oh, dear ... CoolHardLogic has found another one! We now have "B S Detector," a flat-earther holding forth on why he's right and everyone else is wrong. This particular scientific "genius" seems to…Continue
The flying mouse feces spreaders are BACK ... and CoolHardLogic has GOT 'em! This time he's got some wingnut named Jeranism, who seems to think that there are no spheroidal objects in outer space,…Continue
Loren Miller has not received any gifts yet
Entropy (n) lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.
A Never-Ending Battle
Canaries, Coal Mines…
Believing is easy. Knowing is hard.
“Coasting” “The bill doesn’t come due until after we’re dead” … so why care?
I was reflecting the other day on a couple of my more recent blog posts and what they had in common. Looking at issues like climate change, social justice, LGBTQ rights and…
...they [the Roman Catholic Church] for example thought that slavery was perfectly fine... absolutely okay, and then they didn't, and what is the point of the Catholic Church if it says, “oh well we couldn't know better because nobody else did”? [To the affirmative team] Then what are you for?!
-- Stephen Fry, answering a question during the 2009 Intelligence Squared debate, “Is the Catholic Church a force for good in the world?”
Of course, slavery was okay to…
Sometime in early November, 2009, an atheist friend of mine on the now-defunct Experience Project website directed me over to a relatively new site called Atheist Nexus. There, EVERYONE was an atheist, and you didn’t have to worry about believers crashing the party and constantly trying to convert you. Gee, I thought, I should have a look, and I did, and what I found was a lively, vital community of freethinkers who had no problem with stating their points of view in boldface.…
Over the last couple of weeks, I've been hanging out at Hemant Mehta's Friendly Atheist website, reading and commenting on his multiple daily posts. This afternoon, while scanning an entry regarding an art teacher who was criticizing students whose work offended her Christian sensibilities, someone posted the following graphic, which I thought was particularly disturbing, especially considering its source:…