What’s Worse For Atheism: Being Confused For Being Too Much Like Bad Religion, Or Too Little Like Good Religion?

As part of an ongoing dialogue with Greg about the legitimacy of the term “evangelical atheism”, I wrote two posts in which I argued that despite some serious principled differences in methods that we should always stress distinguish us from faith-based proselytizers, some activist atheists should not bother defensively, or with offense, trying to deny [Read More...]

I Have Received An Open Letter

In reply to my post Why Atheists Should Not Give Up Challenging Theism And Theists (and to the subsequent overly-dramatic fallout in that post’s comments section), comes this “open letter” to me from GreenGeekGirl. I do not think I have ever received an open letter before (unless we count the one from that rabbi to the [Read More...]

The Flexibility of the Word “Evangelical”

In a previous post, I conceded that it was acceptable to call at least some activist atheists like me “evangelical atheists” on some possible senses of the word “evangelical”.  Greg wanted to say that this could not be so because all that atheists do (or should) advocate is tentative, skeptical empiricism, and that we do not (or should [Read More...]

Martin Pribble’s Interview With Dan Barker

Martin Pribble scores an interview with Dan Barker, the former music minister turned atheist activist, co-host of Freethought Radio, and author of Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists and the newly released The Good Atheist: Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Is it Too Risky to Debate Morality’s Foundations in the Public Square?

Jean Kazez argues that the public square is not the place for atheists to be arguing that science and religion are incompatible. I strongly reject her position on this point because not only do I believe that ordinary people are quite capable of handling a vigorous, no-holds-barred debate about religion but because I believe the [Read More...]

The Issue Is Unjustified Religious Authority And Influence

Jason Streitfeld gets to the heart of the matter of why some of us are so adamant about publicly advancing atheism: For atheists like me, there is one issue that matters most in all of this: the role of religious authority in society. I’m not saying atheists are concerned with this issue above all else. [Read More...]

Beau Obremski’s “Think”

The short film below was runner up in Project Reason’s 2011 Video Contest. You can see the winning video and backlash to it (in the comments section) here. The third place winner was “The Tutor”, which we have already featured. What do you think? [Read more...]

Why Atheists Should Not Give Up Challenging Theism And Theists

GreenGeekGirl advises the atheist community (and she has a nice defense of the existence of an atheist community against those who do not believe one exists) that we should no longer bother arguing with theists, since this is supposedly futile, but should rather accept we have it pretty good in America and focus on protecting [Read More...]

14 Year Old Girl Evaluates Whether Bible Is Good For Children

This is both hilarious and inspiring: via Blag Hag. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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