All Blog Posts Tagged 'Dawkins' (43)

Making a mockery of the principle of charity: or see how easy it is to ridicule atheism when you don't understand it

People become atheists for all sorts of reasons, but one of the more commonly cited reasons is that atheism is a rational and reasonable position to take based on the lack of evidence for the existence of any sort of god. However, it is not uncommon for religious believers to argue that atheism is somehow based on faith and is inherently irrational, presumably more so than standard religious beliefs. A recent example of an attempt to argue for the irrationality of atheism can be seen in…


Added by Scott McGreal on August 15, 2015 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

I am offended

I am offended 

There is a peculiar phenomenon going around that I want to address. 

I feel deeply rooted offense when I see a person insult another, or belittle them, or assault another physically, mentally and emotionally. 

I am offended by parents who deliberately do not educate their children claiming they prepare their children for 21st…


Added by Joan Denoo on September 16, 2014 at 10:35pm — 32 Comments

Wendy Wright - USA should be Ashamed of having any Such Idiots in Leadership Positions.

I still cannot get over the interview between Richard Dawkins and Wendy Wright, published around Xmas time 2012, such stupidity and Irrationality displayed by Wendy rings sadly in my ears, I felt totally dismayed that any person leading a lobby group could be that STUPID.

I've witnessed such arrogant stupidity from general, poorly educated citizens who held basic desk and clerical jobs, many never having met nor studied science in their lives.

Every time I hear…


Added by Dyslexic's DOG on November 17, 2013 at 8:12am — 12 Comments

Dawkins Criticized by Higgs

Apparently Professor Peter Higgs has described Richard Dawkins as concentrating "his attacks on fundamentalists. But there are many believers who are just not fundamentalists" (Source). …


Added by Kane Augustus on December 30, 2012 at 12:52pm — 2 Comments

Genocide is OK if the True God commands it – but how to know which God is the right one?

Richard Dawkins in recent writings has referred a number of times to a charming fellow named William Lane Craig, also known as "the Genocide Preacher". For those who have not heard of him he has a webpage with the preposterous title of "Reasonable Faith". In a recent Q & A page he explains why it was perfectly…


Added by Scott McGreal on December 23, 2012 at 2:50am — 4 Comments

Sex, Death and the Meaning Of Life

Dr. Dawkins' new documentary, Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life is now out and available on YouTube. It features my research and material from my book Sex and God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality. As usual, for Dawkins, it is well done and thought provoking. Two of the three episodes are now out.…


Added by Darrel Ray on October 26, 2012 at 8:37am — 2 Comments

Free talk by Sean Faircloth Saturday May 5th

Sean Faircloth will speak at the Washington Secular Humanists meeting (MDC chapter)  Saturday on "Attack of the Theocrats."  The talk is at the Wheaton Regional Public Library,  11701 Georgia Ave. His new book will be available for purchase.  See

for details or…


Added by Gary Berg-Cross on May 3, 2012 at 9:31pm — No Comments

The Reason Rally - My experience

We're Here! We're Godless!…


Added by Richard ∑wald on March 25, 2012 at 10:00pm — 40 Comments

My Favorite Lines From Mirror Reversal



His father was a venerable and respected police officer who never took a bribe except when he needed money.


“… mankind can be defined as ‘a peculiar ape infested by meme complexes!’” 


‘Fifty dollars for fellatio and a hundred for coitus.’  I gotta write that down so I can use it on the muckety-mucks from Connecticut.”


“What’s a skinny ass like…


Added by Richard Goscicki on March 13, 2012 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Opening Rant

First, a rave:  I am most grateful for Atheist Nexus.  Since effectively rebirthing myself as an atheist (decades ago, I was an agnostic), I've had no place to voice opinions, reactions or thoughts, where others might share them and perhaps further stretch my brain with their reflections.  Thank you, A/N.

Now, a rant:  There is little if anything more sacred to me, in all the history and legacy of the United States of America, than the Constitution and its Bill of Rights.  The most…


Added by Doc on September 10, 2011 at 6:00pm — 7 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 315: Scaring the Hippies with John Waters

I'm back from hospital for the second time, this time, hopefully, for good. But probably not. This week, Joy Behar interviews John Waters, and I rant.


John Waters 1

Alleee 1

Louis Dumaine's Jazzola * Eight-to-Wah-Bac-A-Wah

Pr Gnus 1

Heavenly Gospel Singers * Dip Your Finger in the Water

John Waters 2

Josef Mikulas, Franz Zrust * Weiner Heurigan… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on July 31, 2011 at 10:02pm — No Comments

One Nation, Over God: A Lecture By Aaron Bissell

I just want to say, throughout this, I talk about mostly about the Christian religion since that is the one I researched the most.

So, lets cover the basics of religion. Now, I understand that people WAY back then would believe such things as a sun god, a moon god sky god etc. They didn't have modern science. So, they just made up certain stories. Many people from different cultures made up there own gods (well, Christians just picked certain things from other religions and…


Added by Aaron B. on April 28, 2011 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 304: Secrets of the PSYCHICS part 2

This week, I'm giving you more psychics, lots of old-timey bluegrass music, and some CONNIE! Enjoy.


Secrets of the Psychics 1


Reverend Jim Jones and People's Temple Choir * Welcome

The Connies of this world

Trio Harmônico * Let's Twist Again

Secrets of the Psychics 2

Jackson Gospel Singers * Heaven Bound Train

Werner Muller and his… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 2, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 303: Secrets of the PSYCHICS part 1

This week, our clips are from a BBC series. I decided to go against my instincts and assume you all are not fully aware and therefore bored with the events in this show. Enjoy The Amazing Randi, Uri Geller, a young Richard Dawkins and an orgasmic medium.


Secrets of the Psychics 1

Alleee 1

Helen Humes * Be Baba Leba

Ed Cox * Tetris Theme

Secrets of the… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on March 26, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Some well known people that I have interacted with.

This is a short list of about 40 people that I have meet in different capacity that are somewhat well known around the country. I may add more to the list as I remember more. If you name isn't on it, it must have slipped my mind.


James Randi – author, Flim Flam, Leading skeptic and magician, originator of $1,000,000 challenge, meal in Springfield, MO



Added by Thomas True on March 20, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Misunderstandings of Atheists

In my last blog, ‘My Story’ I had mentioned the misconceptions of Atheists and said that this was a topic for another day. Well, today I will talk about this topic, and why it’s important to me to rid society of these stigmas, and why in fact(in my opinion) these misconceptions exist at all.

How do any group of people get misunderstood or labeled as ‘bad’? It can stem from a number of things and really isn’t…


Added by Mark Bundy on February 22, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments


Observation and thoughts derived from the book The God Delusion: Chapter 10, Dawkins wrote the statement that 96 percent of the population of the United States thinks that they will survive their own death. If one was to say that should I jump off this 12 story building unaided, after I hit the bottom of the pavement, I will survive that fall. Any reasonable person would have no other recourse but to find the nearest phone and call 911 for emergency services. Because my statement would…


Added by Thomas True on February 9, 2011 at 6:58pm — 2 Comments

Joel Olsteen's representative explains admission price.

This afternoon I was contacted by Andrea from Lakewood Church. The Houston Megachurch that Olsteen leads. When I asked her about the cost of the ticket. She explained that it covered the cost of paying

for the Scottrade Center employees and various things such as that. I tried to express my view that if this is a message that is good for everyone to hear that provision should be made for making the event

free. Andrea explained that they used to have free attendance at these events…


Added by Thomas True on January 4, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Chapter Three; EVOLUTION AND RELIGION part ten

While many reasonable adherents do , to one level or another, believe in evolution. Why should evolution have any bearing on religion one way or the other? Some of these levels of belief range from belief in

“micro-evolution” to accepting most of the concepts and ideas of

cosmological and biological evolution, in view of an absent watchmaker.

So, what scientific reason can evolution have with such a seemingly

strong opposing view against it? After all, in March 2009, a…


Added by Thomas True on December 31, 2010 at 4:53pm — No Comments

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