More Of New Hitchens From Australia

On Friday he went on the radio: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins’s Speech Awarding Bill Maher

Here’s the video of Dawkins balancing honoring Bill Maher with recognizing his disagreements with Maher’s views on medicine. And then going on to give a solid speech about both the virtues of Maher’s work and the religulousness exposed in Maher’s film. Warning, there’s an annoying ringing sound and some bizarre burbling noises throughout the video. [Read More...]

Maher And Dawkins During The AAI

Last night, Bill Maher received an award named for Richard Dawkins and before arriving at the awards show to accept the award, he was on TV live with Dawkins while the conference watched.  And, btw, in this video, Thomas Friedman has a remark that I think is one of the most insightful you’ll hear about [Read More...]

Pat Condell Vs. Clergy

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Judge This: Hitchens On Whether Islamist Jihad Is Justifiable Response To Western Imperialism

The question is morally challenging but I think Hitchens’s reply is compelling and impressive.  Your Thoughts? And for a bonus, to add more fuel to the fire of this topic, here is (a hilarious) Bill Maher on why our extremists are not as bad as Muslim ones: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

My Thoughts On Blasphemy Day

So today is “Blasphemy Day.”  Here’s what it’s about: Blasphemy Day International is an international campaign seeking to establish September 30th as a national day to promote free speech and stand up in a show of solidarity for the freedom to mock and insult religion without fear of murder, violence, and reprisal. It is the [Read More...]

On The Symbolism Of Book Destruction

Over the past few days we’ve been discussing creationists Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron’s plan to freely disseminate 50,000 copies of a new version of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species which they are putting out and which contains a deceptive, creationist introduction filled with bad science and false history.  RichardDawkins.net and Pharyngula have encouraged people not only to [Read More...]

The Value Of Religious Moderates And The Danger Of Isolating Religious And Political Fundamentalists

Recently Karen Armstrong is coming out with a book arguing for an extremely apophatic conception of God that rejects all manner of biblical literalism but still insists on some important reference to God and is critical of the New Atheists.  Recently she and Richard Dawkins both responded to a Wall Street Journal solicitation for their [Read More...]

‘Nuff Said Award Winner: A Daily Dish Reader

Karen Armstrong has recently written a book defending an apophatic God against both atheists and religious literalists. Recently she and Richard Dawkins were both asked by the Wall Street Journal to write essays on where evolution leaves God. In reply to Andrew Sullivan’s accommodationism, which came out in his discussions of this debate, one of [Read More...]


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