Contra de Botton: Religions Are NOT To Credit With Universalistic Humanistic Values

Alain de Botton’s chapter on community in his book Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion is filled with half-baked thinking. After one-sidedly disparaging modern social life from numerous selective (and sometimes specious) angles, he goes on to model really effectively how not to try to learn from religion (Kindle Location 189): [Read more...]

Rape in the Bible

What does the alleged source of true and absolute morals teach us about rape? Thanks to Dwight for the find. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

My Atheistic Reply To Rabbi Adam Jacobs’s Open Letter To The Atheist Community

Oh boy, I just love getting letters!  So, you can only imagine my enthusiasm at getting An Open Letter To The Atheist Community from a Rabbi Adam Jacobs of The Huffington Post Synagogue: My dear atheist friend, Gosh, he holds me dear! The first point I’d like to explore is that there really are no [Read More...]

NonStampCollector Issues A Challenge To Monotheists

In a nutshell, the question is, what proof is there that there is one god and not multiple? Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Daily Hilarity: Children’s Guide To Religion

Thanks to Das for the hilarious find: “Sometimes I think God drinks my tears and pees them back on my life.” Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Sex And The City 2 (And Religion) (And Feminism) (And Race) (And Homophobia)

Diana Bass complains: It just wasn’t very funny to see four smart American women parading western consumerism and sexualized identity in blatantly insensitive and anti-religious ways in a traditional world. Wait a minute, what she describes may not be funny but it’s certainly the best thing I’ve heard about the film from everything that I’ve [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Jew York

The pretty hilarious lyrics make up for the pretty painful singing and rapping: Thanks to Robert for the find! Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Divine Serial Killer

Dwindling In Unbelief provides a full chart of all biblical claims of divinely sanctioned killings, replete with death totals and links to blog posts discussing the details of most of them.  A handy resource. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Pat Condell’s Case Against The Catholic Church

After a tasteless joke early on, he’s justly scathing and deserves to be heard: Christians are too blithe when they distinguish the evils perpetuated by Christian institutions from those same institutions’ claims to moral and spiritual authority as founded by God or, at least, to their being the church of God at all. How in [Read More...]


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