Jennifer Michael Hecht On The History Of Doubt And Atheism

Here is Jennifer Michael Hecht, author of Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson at Hampshire College in 2007 discussing the the wrote the complicated history of doubt and atheism: Your Thoughts? [Read more…]

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Daily Hilarity: What Being A Scientologist Means

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The Thinking Atheist Runs Down The Basics Of Scientology

(via Wag the Wog and Atheist Media Blog) Y0ur Thoughts? [Read more…]

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Say The Pledge Of Allegiance With Porky Pig

Without any reference to God. In honor of Flag Day in America, here is a clip from “Old Glory”, a 1939 Porky Pig cartoon which features a godless pledge in both print and recitation: Of course, Porky was not an atheist activist trying to prove a point, he just lived in that pre-1954 America that [Read More…]

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The Christian Logic Of Power, Pride, Humility, Free Will, Original Sin, And All-Consuming Divine Narcissism

Pride has traditionally been disparaged by Christianity as not only a vice but as the chief vice. Christianity has gone so far as to recommend humility as one of the highest virtues for a human being. The theological reasons for this begin with the way that traditional Christianity understands human beings primarily relationally, as in [Read More…]

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How And Why To Defect From The Catholic Church

If the Catholic Church baptized you and you have neither personally defected nor been formally excommunicated, they still count you in their numbers when they quantify the scope of their influence by citing how many Catholics there are.  If you do not want them considering you Catholic, here’s what you should do: Your Thoughts? [Read more…]

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How Genesis Is Not Only Literally False, But Metaphorically False

Mary Midgley argues that only the views of fundamentalist literalists are refuted by the fact of evolution: Appeals to evolution are only damaging to biblical literalism. Certainly the events described inGenesis 1 are not literally compatible with what science (from long before Darwin’s day) tells us about the antiquity of the Earth. But this is not [Read More…]

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“Skipping Sunday School”: A Documentary On Parenting Without Religion And Growing Up Godless

(via Atheist Nexus) Learn more about the topic and the film here. Your Thoughts? [Read more…]

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Conservapedia: Pat Tillman “Could Not Have Been An Atheist”

In this interesting piece on the eye opening extent to which American atheists on Atheist Nexus report fearing social consequences if they were to come out as atheists, Lauri Lebo points us to this Conservapedia article takes stupefyingly ignorant prejudice against atheists down to a level I’ve never seen before: As a teen, Pat kept [Read More…]

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