Brother Richard's Life Without FaithThis Atheist Supports Mike Huckabee! Let’s Go To Mars!
Holy Bejebus, how cold is Hell right now? This atheist agrees with former Governor Mike Huckabee! Here’s a tweet Huckabee sent yesterday: It’s time for churches to reject tax exempt status completely; freedom is more important than government financial favors. — Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 11, 2013 No. I it’s not because I want [...]
Love, Joy, FeminismForward Thinking: Designing a Social Safety Net
Forward Thinking is a values development project created in collaboration with Dan Fincke of Camels with Hammers. Dan is introducing our next prompt today (head on over to see it!), but in this post I will pull together some of the responses to this month’s prompt: “How would you design our social safety net?” Be sure to give them a read!
Daylight AtheismNew on IHEU: Atheists Aren’t That Terrifying
Tonight, I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve had an essay published on a new forum: the website of IHEU, the International Humanist and Ethical Union, an umbrella organization representing humanist groups all around the world. It’s titled We’re not that terrifying – A response to “Atheism Has Failed”, and in it I respond to [...]
Friendly AtheistAtheist Alliance of America National Convention Tickets Now Available
The annual conference for Atheist Alliance of America takes place on Labor Day Weekend in Boston this year and early bird registration is coming to a close soon. If you're able to attend, get your tickets now! Kids are welcome, there's a strong group of speakers, and the student discounts are terrific:
The Uncredible HallqIntelligent design, creationism, and fundamentalism: a reply to Randal Rauser
Randal Rauser has posted my contribution to his "Why they don't believe" series, along with his response. Here's my response to his response:
Cross ExaminedBible Reading in Schools: Illegal for 50 Years
Bible reading in public schools was declared illegal 50 years ago today. But we can’t rest on our laurels. Consider just one ongoing attack, a new Mississippi law that permits religious speech in schools.
What Would JT Do (WWJTD)Reminder: Sony also sucks.
Thanks Maddox for the reminder:
Camels with HammersForward Thinking: The Ethics of Challenging Each Other’s Identities
In this post I explore some of the ways that our beliefs, values, commitments, behaviors, etc. constitute ourselves and how our commitments to various ideas, institutions and practices, etc. also contribute fundamentally to our identity. In light of this, I explore the moral difficulties that potentially arise when we intellectually challenge these things.
The Secular OutpostDid Jesus Exit? – Part 4
When Bart Ehrman asserts that “Jesus existed”, he is asserting something like the following Minimal Jesus Hypothesis (MJH): ====================== There was a flesh-and-blood person who was… 1. named ‘Jesus’, and 2. a Jewish man, and 3. living in Palestine as an adult in the 20s C.E., and 4. known to be a preacher and a [...]