Atheism, Albuquerque, And “Weird Al” Yankovic

Recently Hemant Mehta did an excellent job of mobilizing criticism of Albuquerque city councilman Don Harris for creating campaign literature that attacked his opponent for, among other things, being an atheist and contributing to a “Charles Darwin” scholarship.  Harris, to his credit apologized for trying to exploit his opponents views on religion in  the campaign, [Read More...]

Why Homosexuality Should Be Banned

I have to admit the case he makes strikes me as watertight: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Nightmare Possibilities If Atheists Ruled The World

Three female atheist vloggers (xxxThePeachxxx, Healthy Addict, and the ever popular ZOMGitsCriss), A most enjoyable riff on the video I highlighted earlier today that quoted hilarious fundamentalist Christians from around the internet: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Tony Blair: All Faiths Should Unite Against Those Who “Scorn God”

Blag Hag reports: The Times reports on Tony Blair’s recent speech at Georgetown University, where he had some strong words to say about the irreligious: “We face an aggressive secular attack from without. We face the threat of extremism from within.” Arguing that there was “no hope” from atheists who scorn God, he said the best [Read More...]

The Law Of Unintended Consequences And The Separation Of Church And State

State of Protest has an interesting retrospective of his first two years of blogging, highlighting his best posts and giving an interesting glimpse into the ways blog readership expands and contracts over time. The post is reading as a nice guide to his site. As part of that post, he highlights one of his more [Read More...]

Smug Atheists?

Andrew Sullivan, whose blogging I usually admire and emulate a great deal as he’s really my blogging hero, had an astoundingly nasty post about the fact that atheists dared to meet up together to listen to Daniel Dennett mock the emptiness of apophatic theological gobbledygook last weekend. They’re really charming, aren’t they? It is as [Read More...]

Philosophical Ethics: Hobbes On The Source Of Authority

In a series of posts this semester, I am blogging all (or almost all) the lecture topics for the two Philosophical Ethics classes I am teaching this semester. Each of these posts primarily explicates the reading or a theme that dominated class discussion in a way that should be accessible to novices (such as my [Read More...]

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Foundation Beyond Belief

If you, like me, believe that it is time that the irreligious concentrate real effort on providing charity and support for parents through explicitly secular alternative channels to religious ones, then you really should consider supporting the efforts of Dale McGowan’s newly formed “Foundation Beyond Belief.” Thanks to Hemant Mehta for the heads up (and [Read More...]


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