Dear Fellow Atheists, STOP Saying Christians Believe God is a Bearded Man in the Sky. They Don’t.

So, I’m an atheist blogger and a professional philosopher. So this puts me in the unenviable position of having to deal with ignorant atheists who not only disparage philosophy but disparage sophisticated theology without understanding it. And honestly it makes me wince sometimes. I believe we can do better. We can make better arguments that [Read More…]

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“God’s Not Dead” Fans, I Dare You To Study The Existence of God With Me, a Real Atheist Philosophy Professor.

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Becoming Alert to Conservative Protestant Sexual Abusers and Their Enablers

Last night I listened to the new Reasonable Doubts podcast, which included a detailed account of the case of self-righteously Christian former major league baseball player and eventual sex abuse convict, Chad Curtis. The show is a gripping and revolting listen, and as usual the Doubtcasters bring to bear a lot of insight in the process both of [Read More…]

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“You Must Have Mistakenly Left The Perfect Christ Because The Fallible Church Hurt You”

One of the very most irritating things Christians do is infer that all those who reject Christianity must have had a bad experience with the church and then “mistakenly rejected Jesus for the church’s sins”. With guilty handwringing and desperation they throw their fellow Christians under the bus and plead, “Don’t reject God because of [Read More…]

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Jesus Died For Our…Goats?

From Jesus and Mo. H/T: William Hamby. Bonus goat: Your Thoughts? [Read more…]

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Creationist Cosmos

Equal time: Creationist Cosmos from Funny Or Die In case you’ve been missing any of the real Cosmos, remember you can catch it all on the web on CosmosTV. Episodes are only available for a couple months each apparently. So, here are links and how long the site is presently saying you have to watch [Read More…]

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Standing Up To The Heretical Professor: One Young Christian’s Story

In response to the film God’s Not Dead, Cassidy remembers the time that her professor, and the Dean of her college who held a Master’s in Divinity, was going to examine the book of Job from a literary and historical perspective, rather than an ideologically theological one. As an unusually conservative 18 year old Christian she [Read More…]

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Does Belief In Hell Increase Unhappiness?

This is a guest post by Matthew Facciani. He is a cognitive neuroscience graduate student at the University of South Carolina. Are religious people more happy than non-religious people? You may have heard other people provide an opinion about this or perhaps you have an opinion yourself. Fortunately, the scientific method can address such questions [Read More…]

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Final Thoughts Inspired by “God’s Not Dead”: What Makes Some Evangelicals So Intolerable

In response to the wide interest in my posts on this film, I am now challenging fans of the film (and offering theists and atheists of all stripes) to study with me, a real atheist philosophy professor. We will dig in to the real arguments for and against God, from real philosophers, theist and atheist. Check it out: In [Read More…]

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