Judge This: Should The US Military Be Sponsoring The Proselytization Of US Troops?

Unreasonable Faith reports on news that it’s already happening: “Operation Straight Up” has been allowed to provide entertainment to troops with the goal of “sharing the gospel with soldiers in combat” — something they say has never been allowed before: Capt. Chris Plekenpol, a spokesman for OSU, was responsible for the lives of 100 men [Read More...]

Camels With Hammers Philosophy

After this introductory paragraph, every sentence in this post will summarize and link a different post expressing my views, primarily on topics related to atheism, philosophy, and ethics—which are the primary preoccupations of this blog. I am organizing all of these links into this one summary statement of “Camels With Hammers’ Philosophy.” This post will [Read More...]

A Birther Infomercial

Oy: The full video, which will play across the country, was made by “Live Prayer.com” is here, the website of fundamentalist Christian minster Bill Keller.  Talking Points Memo coverage is here. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Chomsky Argues Islamic Fundamentalist Political Power Is Result Of US Support Against Mideast Secular Nationalism

Chomsky is asked whether New Atheists like Sam Harris are correct that religious fundamentalism is the actual primary motive for Middle Eastern fundamentalist violence.  The argument he winds up making is that, contra-Harris, the issue is that the US and Israel have made concerted efforts to destroy all secular nationalist endeavors by promoting religious fundamentalists [Read More...]

There Are No Theists In Hospital Waiting Rooms

Have to post the video just for the great title alone. But the information is also important and sad.  Before watching this video, please do yourself a favor and read Those Who Walk Away From Omelas if you never have before.  It’s worth experiencing reading it for yourself before watching the video since the video [Read More...]

Sex Offenders Or Curious Teenagers

Andrew Sullivan points to this post arguing that the law is damaging many lives by not adequately distinguishing the difference: The sex offender laws will kick in and are guaranteed to destroy any ambition your child may have for success. Any attempts to better themselves, or become productive members of your community, will be throttled [Read More...]

The Draconian Rules At Pensacola Christian College

The Student Voice, an unofficial website for discussing Pensacola Christian College describes some of the creepy and invasive extents to which their restrictions and punishments go. Here’s a kind of punishment called “Shadowing: Though not a specific punishment, it often accompanies the above disciplines. Shadowing is when a student is made to accompany a floor-leader or other [Read More...]

Convincing Muslims America’s On A Crusade

Chris Rodda has ten great tips on how we can do it! via Friendly Atheist Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

“Reason As Memetic Immune Disorder”

Phil Goetz has one of the best blog posts I’ve ever read and it deserves to be read in its entirety. Here are the main points and a couple of key points of application to whet your appetite: You may have noticed that people who convert to religion after the age of 20 or so [Read More...]


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