Einstein On God And Religion

A nice set of quotes setting the record straight: I’m not crazy about his NOMA-like tacit approval of religion having a say in values. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Hitchens In Confidence

The latest from our guy: That’s just part one of 6, click through for the whole interview. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

“Atheists Kill People”

A cathartic remix of so many of the most memorable demonizations of atheists from the last few years: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Blood Poisons The Purest Teaching

Ophelia Benson, PZ Myers, and Jerry Coyne are dismissing the bizarre notion that lacking the New Atheists somehow lack credibility for lacking martyrs. On this topic, Nietzsche has already far more eloquently said far more than I ever could: Zealously and with much shouting they drove their herd over their bridge: as if to the [Read More...]

How Do You Know It’s A Miracle?

Tracie Harris does an exemplary job of getting a caller to focus on, and eventually concede, a key philosophical distinction. Take notes because this is how you make a point: Debate isn’t futile, you just need to be good at it. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Christopher Hitchens!

Here’s hoping desperately for many returns, against the odds. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Support Rock Beyond Belief

An important message from an atheist who wants equal treatment in the military: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Singularity as Religion

by Eric Steinhart I think much of the culture and discourse around the singularity is religious. I say this based in part on my reading of David Noble’s book The Religion of Technology and my reading of Robert Geraci’s Apocalyptic AI. Both are fantastic books. And I’ve compiled a long list of articles and books [Read More...]

Coinage of the Day: “The Jukebox Christian”

On Facebook, Bruce S. Springsteen (third cousin of the Boss) coined the term “Jukebox Christian” to describe a certain kind of Christians, who he characterized as follows: They don’t consider questions and think about the answers. They just play back whatever automated tune goes with the button you pushed. Finally one phrase that expresses this [Read More...]