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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Can You Respect A Creationist?

The ever-wise Richard Wade responds to a letter from an atheist who is struggling with how to continue to respect someone who he likes a lot and shares a lot of interests with but who has recently been revealed as a creationist. Richard replies: [Read more…]

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100 Year Old Letters From Ordinary Atheists Explaining Their Atheism

(Image via Friendly Atheist) So, last week I happened to stumble upon an old Unreasonable Faith post celebrating the firebrand atheism of Charles Chilton Moore, whose turn of the century Kentucky newspaper, The Bluegrass Blade, was like the Pharyngula of its time. (Moore even did a stint in jail for scandalously claiming that “Jesus Christ was [Read More…]

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Parrot (A Short Atheist Film)

A 20 minute Australian short film about a closeted atheist wants to be the atheist’s Philadelphia or In the Heat of the Night. Here is the trailer: Parrot Short Film Trailer from Myrtle Street Pictures on Vimeo. It looks interesting, but I admit that I am squeamish about the whole idea of self-consciously atheistic filmmaking. So [Read More…]

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Interested In Atheist/Agnostic Knitting and Crocheting?

Today, for the second time in the last couple of months, I have been getting an influx of traffic from the “atheist and agnostic” segment of the knitting and crocheting site Ravelry. I love that my alternatingly academic and polemical blog’s appeal is broad enough that it is getting linked to by a site with the [Read More…]

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Nietzsche: "'Good' Is No Longer Good When One's Neighbor Mouths It"

I argued yesterday that Nietzsche believes that there are objective standards of value for assessing divergent moralities. In reply, Juno (of the blog Letters from Le Vrai) asks what I would make of Section 43 of Beyond Good and Evil which reads, in full, as follows: Are these coming philosophers new friends of “truth”? That is probable enough, for [Read More…]

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