The Atheism Tapes: Philosopher Colin McGinn

Below is a good video in which Colin McGinn first talks in personal terms about he became an atheist and then the philosophical case for atheism: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

“Beware The Believers”

I have no idea whether this parody (which is several years old) is actually against us or is just irreverently for us.  I think that’s part of why I like it so much.  That, and it’s totally well made, mesmerizingly bizarre, and undeniably hilarious in its visuals: (NSFW) Okay, after writing the above, I did [Read More...]

Ricky Gervais, Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, And Ethical Dilemmas In Comedy

In response to Ricky Gervais’s fervent insistence that he was not mocking religion at the Golden Globes, which I aired earlier this afternoon, Jude takes Gervais to task, as charitably as she can, for not owning up to what he is effectively doing in his act: I’ll begin by saying, as you know Dan, that [Read More...]

PZ Myers Video: Science And Atheism Are Natural Allies

The first, and most interesting, claim: “Nothing will ever prove that evolution is wrong.” Second, and second most interesting, claim: “Nothing can prove the existence of gods, not one thing.” Third, and third most interesting, claim: that all this entails not closed-mindedness but pragmatism. Fourth, and fourth most interesting, claim: atheism is more than what [Read More...]

Ricky Gervais Defends His “Thank God For Making Me An Atheist” Golden Globes Remark

Here is a full clip of the portion of his recent Piers Morgan interview that dealt with religion: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

I Have To Completely Rethink My Atheism

after hearing the devastating argument in this video: I just don’t know what to think now, guys. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

What Does It Mean For Pleasure And Pain To Be “Intrinsically Instrumental” Goods?

In reply to my post, Pleasure And Pain As Intrinsic Instrumental Goods, James objects: You are defining pleasure as intrinsic instrumental good. This is obviously not intrinsic goodness as I define it at all. Instrumental goodness is not intrinsic goodness. A successful pleasure instance is an intrinsically good instance of pleasure in-itself and for-itself, just for being [Read More...]

TOP Q: Where Are The Lines Between Peaceable Death Penalty Advocacy And Criminal Incitement?

Last week a heinous, conscience-shocking injustice occurred when the brave, openly gay, Ugandan gay rights campaigner David Kato (pictured above) was murdered shortly after a Ugandan newspaper featured him on the cover with the headline: “100 PIctures of Uganda’s Top Homos Leak” and the words “Hang Them” next to it.  The AP photo of the newspaper [Read More...]

Hitchens Brings The Most Eloquent Takedown Of The Tea Party Ever

Every time I see him speak of late, he only becomes better. It’s almost like the cancer only makes him stronger: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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