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
I love David Silverman. Why? Because he has the brass cojones to call a spade a spade, he doesn't soften his approach and he doesn't back down. Recently, in Zurich, Switzerland, David gave a talk on…Continue
Loren Miller has not received any gifts yet
Too many of my heroes have feet of clay!
-- Joan Denoo
It was late February, 2018 when I first learned about issues regarding Lawrence Krauss and his inappropriate behavior toward women. Then in the first week of March, I got an email from American Atheists, indicating that David Silverman was being suspended from the presidency of that organization, pending an investigation. One week later, I learned that he has been removed from that position. In both cases, the…
Don't ask why it's taken so long for me to write. Stipulated that I've been involved in "clicktivist" petitions about gun control and perhaps written my representatives here and there in the wake of past mass shootings. Somehow, this last incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High just GOT to me. That and learning that Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman has an "A" rating with the National Rifle Association pretty well broke my camel's back.
In any case, the following just went out…
They say Jonah, he was swallowed by a whale,
But I say, there's no truth to that tale.
I know Jonah, he was swallowed by a song.
-- Paul Simon, "Jonah"
I was going to save that quote for an entry in the Quotations group, but it and the music that accompanies it really captured me this morning ... or “swallowed” me, as Paul put it.
I really admire that – being so consumed with a skill, talent, or desire that it utterly occupies your life, as…
How many times have we heard it:
“What would it take for you to accept that god exists?”
Answers from atheists to this question have been many and varied. In an interview with Randy Frazee of the Oak Hills Church of San Antonio, Texas, Friendly Atheist Hemant Mehta said that a personal experience might convince him. Various others, including Matt Dillahunty, have proposed that Yahweh himself knows what it would take to dissuade him from his apostasy, but as of yet has…