How Did Rational Arguments Persuade You Out Of Belief?

One often hears the dubious claim that rational arguments cannot persuade any one to abandon their religious beliefs or their religious faith traditions.  I find when people perpetuate this idea they are usually trying to stop a debate that they find uncomfortable.  Sometimes people dismiss the possibility of rational persuasion in matters of belief because [Read More...]

The Four Horsemen Of Atheism In Comic Book Form

There are many similarly amusing comics at Virus Comix. And to compare with real life, here’s their full 2 hour video together from a couple years back: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins On How Atheism Is Not A Fundamentalism

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Towards Atheistic Religions (Or Away From Them, Depending On How You Define “Religions”)

In a rare occurrence, I am being taken to task for giving religion too much credit and atheists too little!  Here are the offending paragraphs I wrote on Friday: I would say that various practices called religious, if stripped of all their dogmatism, traditionalism, literalism, and authoritarianism, can and do certainly coexist with and complement science [Read More...]

New Hitchens Interview

But not a word about his illness. It is a series of rapid fire questions and answers on a range of topics, with little elaboration. Here are a few interesting bits: Several chapters are devoted to your Trotskyist youth. What attracted you to the left? The name. It was the left opposition to Stalinism, capitalism, [Read More...]

Why Progressive Interpretations Of The Old Testament Still Do Not Justify Its God Morally

In reply to this video on various immoral things outright commanded in what is supposed to be God’s law in the Old Testament, Loyal writes: Militaristic non-Christians often seize upon the many difficult passages where God is condoning morally repugnant acts. I am glad you admit that they are morally repugnant acts and neither morally [Read More...]

I Am Not Militaristic.

In reply to this video on various immoral things outright commanded in what is supposed to be God’s law in the Old Testament, Loyal writes: Militaristic non-Christians often seize upon the many difficult passages where God is condoning morally repugnant acts. The use of the word “militaristic” to characterize all who “seize upon the many [Read More...]

Sundaily Hilarity: Permission Slip

I have been hearing numerous appalling stories of late of public school districts incorporating field trips to churches into their activities.  On Facebook, in reply to my friend Jessica’s anxiety about what to do about a proposed trip for her own son, another friend, Glynis pointed to an e-mail exchange presenting one approach for dealing [Read More...]

65 Million Years With A Creationist

I love a long story whose point doesn’t cinch until the very last three words at the very end. Don’t skip ahead!!! Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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