Answering Accusations Against Atheists: The Charge We Naively Blame All War On Religion

In this post I want to address Chris’s problems with the tactics and arguments of internet atheists. In two previous posts I have rejected his assumption that not liking the tactics or particular arguments that particular atheists use is somehow a reason to reject the essential atheist position that there are no gods, and I have challenged [Read More...]

Retired Lt. General Insists All Muslim Men 18-28 Should Be Strip Searched

Retired Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney: I can’t put my own view any better than David Brooks and Glenn Greenwald already have. Greenwald: The Constitution is grounded in the premise that there are other values and priorities more important than mere Safety.  Even though they knew that doing so would help murderers and other dangerous and [Read More...]

Understanding British Jihadis

Johann Hari has a fascinating article trying to understand homegrown British Islamists: Yet they felt equally shut out of British or democratic identity. From the right, there was the brutal nativist cry of “Go back where you came from!” But from the left, there was its mirror-image: a gooey multicultural sense that immigrants didn’t want [Read More...]

The Belief In God Doesn’t Cause Violence, Only Particular Beliefs About God Do

In discussing the response to Nidal Malik Hasan, Alonzo Fyfe draws the distinctions just right when he accuses atheists who leap from the act of one kind of theist to associate theism in general with violence as an instance of “The Bigot’s Fallacy”: Many of the people who embrace the Bigot’s Fallacy in this case [Read More...]

A Movie About The Life Of Muhammad Coming Soon

And it features, well, not Muhammad: Plans for the $150million English-language biopic were announced at the close of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival in Qatar on Sunday. The narrative will run from the years before the Prophet’s birth through to his death but there will be one conspicuous break from conventional biopic methods: in accordance [Read More...]

Apologists For Evil: Accusing Unveiled Women Of Inviting Rape

The Islamic version of an old, sick argument: (Sadly, this video was removed from YouTube.) Thank goodness for the woman there willing to stand up for progress in genuine cultural values. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Turkey’s Evangelicals?

Turkey’s proudly secular state has a growing element who thinks what the country needs is more religion.  For what good?  I have no idea: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Pat Condell On UN Promotion Of Blasphemy Laws

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Obama Administration Supports UN Exceptions To Free Speech Protections In Cases Of Religious Speech

Upsetting: Around the world, free speech is being sacrificed on the altar of religion. Whether defined as hate speech, discrimination or simple blasphemy, governments are declaring unlimited free speech as the enemy of freedom of religion. This growing movement has reached the United Nations, where religiously conservative countries received a boost in their campaign to [Read More...]


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