Is The Catholic Church A Force For Good In The World? (And Do The New Atheists Persuade Anyone?)

Do New Atheists like Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry turn off more people than they persuade?  I always emphatically argue no and the video below is solid evidence that I’m right.  Before this debate the audience was polled on whether they wanted to support the motion, “The Catholic church is a force for good in the [Read More...]

Proposing While Testifying

Andy Hertzberg chose a special occasion to propose to the man who is now his fiance: the middle of his testimony to the Washington, D.C. city council considering legalizing same-sex marriages. (Sadly, the video was taken down from YouTube.) (via) 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

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

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...]

Gay Marriage = Religious Freedom

Another great video from before the inception of Camels With Hammers worth catching up on in case you missed it.  This one is from robtish, who has other terrific videos on his youtube channel. It’s not just a cheerleading or general argument video but an in-depth information video with a bunch of important facts refuting some [Read More...]

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 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...]


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