What Would JT Do (WWJTD)Sci-Am put out a list of 15 rebuttals to creationists arguments.
Personally, I’m a fan of telling creationists that if they think they have the information to overturn most of biology, they need to be telling the biologists, not me. But this is pretty good too. :) Give it a look see if you want to be ready to in depth with them.
Creative Atheist7 Extreme Liars (er, Prophets)
Those who don’t believe in the divine specialness of any of the major religions’ prophets may nonetheless disagree about their sincerity. Here’s an atheist author who believes they were just plain liars.
Love, Joy, FeminismYou Don’t Write Your Kids’ Lives (They Do)
Good gracious, I just came upon a Babble article titled Jessa Duggar Will Have a Chaste Courtship---And My Kids Will, Too. With all due respect, author Kacy Faulconer has no idea whether or not her children will have "chaste courtships." My parents said their children would have chaste courtships too, and guess what? I didn't! Kacy can give her children whatever advice she chooses, but ultimately, once they're adults, she cannot control their choices.
Camels with HammersMy Deconversion Isn’t Special
The other day someone online, noting how often I reference my deconversion, told me my story was unremarkable. And I thought “Of course. That’s the whole point“. I don’t explore my deconversion because it’s terribly unique. I write about it because it’s mine. I write about it because I want to understand myself, express myself, [Read More...]
Cross ExaminedWhat Good Is Philosophy?
It’s time to attack a sacred cow. Philosophy is a popular area for modern Christian apologists, but what good is philosophy, anyway?
Rock Beyond BeliefAnother Christian claim of Religious Persecution. War Vet to War Vet
Unprofessional trolls My last post, not related to atheism but exposing a horrid story of rampant harassment, was directed towards Brian Kolfage. Apparently, I am a complete liar and making up “wild accusations” towards him and his ilk. Except that I have TONS of evidence in my possession that I have amassed over a 2-1/2 [Read More...]
Unreasonable FaithThe Great Commoner
I’ve been following the saga of Bryan College. Due to outside pressure from the likes of Ken Ham and other creationists, Bryan College issued a clarification of its mandatory Statement of Belief so that it spelled out a literal belief in Adam and Eve. It’s become a thing in the media, and you can see [Read More...]
Daylight AtheismShould We Reach Out to Conservative Atheists?
Last month, American Atheists sought to rent a booth at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference. Surprisingly, CPAC accepted their money at first, only to change their mind at the last minute. That entirely foreseeable outcome would have been more than sufficient as free publicity, but American Atheists president Dave Silverman decided to attend as [Read More...]
The Uncredible HallqPhilosopher’s Carnival March 2014
I’d like to apologize to everyone for being late in hosting this month’s edition of The Philosopher’s Carnival—I’m very busy with being in the middle of a job hunt, so it briefly slipped off my radar. Anyway, here are this month’s submissions… Enigman has a post on the ancient philosophical problem of vagueness. Christy of [Read More...]