Therefore No Bacon

Jesus and Mo nails it again: Your Thoughts? [Read more…]

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Help Break The Spell Of Religious Reverence (Tip 5 of 10 For Reaching Out To Religious People)

1. Don’t Call Religious Believers Stupid. 2. Make Believers Stay on Topic During Debates. 3. Don’t Tell Religious Believers What They “Really Believe”. 4. Clarify What Kinds of Evidence Warrant What Kinds of Beliefs. 5. Help Break The Spell Of Religious Reverence. Religious people are often on a hair-trigger to be offended. And they will [Read More…]

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Clarify What Kinds of Evidence Warrant What Kinds of Beliefs (Tip 4 of 10 For Reaching Out To Religious People)

Top Ten Tips For Reaching Out To Religious Believers 1. Don’t Call Religious Believers Stupid. 2. Make Believers Stay on Topic During Debates. 3. Don’t Tell Religious Believers What They “Really Believe”. 4. Clarify What Kinds of Evidence Warrant What Kinds of Beliefs. Many theists love to argue for the necessity of a generic “source [Read More…]

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Don't Tell Religious Believers What They "Really Believe" (Tip 3 of 10 For Reaching Out To Christians)

Top Ten Tips For Reaching Out To Religious Believers 1. Don’t Call Religious Believers Stupid. 2. Make Believers Stay on Topic During Debates. 3. Don’t Tell Religious Believers What They “Really Believe”. All beliefs imply other beliefs. Some things religious believers happily assert as true have possible implications which are dark, disturbing, foolish, and/or in [Read More…]

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Make Believers Stay On Topic During Debates (Tip 2 of 10 for Reaching Out To Religious Believers)

Top Ten Tips For Reaching Out To Religious Believers: 1. Don’t Call Religious Believers Stupid. 2. Make Believers Stay on Topic During Debates. Religious believers debating atheists often have a machine gun style of shooting arguments our way. “How could everything just come from nothing? You really think this is all there is? How can [Read More…]

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Ray Comfort on Atheist Experience

Last spring, for the first time I watched an episode of The Atheist Experience as it premiered. The episode was this one in which Ray Comfort was the special guest: It was a fast hour. If you have not yet visited the The Atheist Experience at their new home on Freethought Blogs, get to it. [Read More…]

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The Atheist Experience, Now On Freethought Blogs

Freethought Blogs is now hosting the blog of the atheist community’s signature call-in show, The Atheist Experience. If you want to know why this show is such a phenomenon in the atheist blogosphere, just watch the 15 minute video below on the vice of faith and how it tears apart relationships unnecessarily: Keep tabs on [Read More…]

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"There Are No Chaplains In Foxholes"

You remember when the atheist community was up in arms about Fort Bragg holding an evangelical festival designed to convert soldiers and civilians alike? You remember the active duty U.S. Army Sergeant who stood up and demanded equal opportunity for the atheistic point of view to be heard and scheduled “Rock Beyond Belief”, a festival [Read More…]

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Ingersoll Against Blasphemy Laws

As PZ pointed out, Rebecca Watson took the opportunity yesterday, on International Blasphemy Rights Day, to highlight some choice selections from Robert G. Ingersoll’s magnificent closing argument in defense of C.B. Reynolds, who, on May 19 and 20, 1887, was being tried for blasphemy in the state of New Jersey. You should read Ingersoll’s whole [Read More…]

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