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African Missionaries

Just came across an old great quote from Jomo Kenyatta: "When the missionaries arrived, the Africans had the land and the missionaries had the Bible. They taught us to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible." Isn't it remarkable how oppressed people embrace the gods of their oppressors?

Added by Mark Friedman on September 6, 2011 at 10:42pm — No Comments

The Origin of Consciousness

The mystery surrounding the nature and origin of consciousness is the last toehold that non-rational thinkers have in the debate about human origins. If you accept everything that is known about science in general and evolution in particular, we are still left without a broadly accepted answer in the scientific community. And this leaves lots of room for illogical religious assertion. I have written a paper which places the origin of consciousness squarely within modern evolutionary theory as… Continue

Added by Mark Friedman on April 17, 2011 at 9:33am — 4 Comments


There's a new addition to our toolkit: THAT PLAY ABOUT ATHEISM, a funny 3 act play now available on… Continue

Added by Mark Friedman on April 16, 2011 at 4:59pm — No Comments



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