Bukowski and Mouse

Charles Bukowski, “The Genius Of The Crowd” there is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average human being to supply any given army on any given day and the best at murder are those who preach against it and the best at hate are those who preach love and the best at war finally [Read More...]

Sunday Hilarity: Let There Be Botox

I can’t stop giggling at this one: And for more of a “horror”-themed weird terribleness involving faces, there’s this bit of “can’t-avert-your-eyes” awfulness. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Leviticus, Biblical literalism, and why it’s all drivel propagated by delusional bigots who need something, anything to validate their beliefs

by Sara Manasterska (Hello! I’m Sendai Anonymous, and this is my very serious post about Biblical literalism, in which I prove that it doesn’t exist. Take that, Biblical literalism! It really is serious, though. I actually surprised myself =_=) It’s always been rather vexing to me to listen to the self-proclaimed “Biblical literalists” prattle on [Read More...]

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong On Morality Without God

From Philosophy Bites, comes Walter Sinnott-Armstrong on Morality Without God. Sinnott-Armstrong is the editor of the spectacular series of volumes on moral psychology featuring essays featuring both philosophers and psychologists in interaction with each other.  Now he has a new book out, Morality Without God. (via Atheist Media Blog) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Contra The Fine Tuning Argument

ZJ gives a kick ass, concise, precise, logically strong, awesomely robotically delivered refutation.  Seriously, it’s brilliant and thorough and you really really really should watch it: (via Toomanytribbles) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Through Words Or Through Deeds?

Hemant Mehtamakes the case that even more than strong debating points, atheists really need to draw people as “salt and light” if you will: Yes, there are arguments against any god’s existence and arguments against the truth of any religious text. We shouldn’t stop making them. But I don’t think these arguments, as logical as [Read More...]

Disambiguating Faith: Faith As Subjectivity Which Claims Objectivity

In a previous post, I wrote the following of Rod Dreher’s decision to inculcate in his children a faithfulness that would safeguard their faith against intellectual faltering: I can say that it is utterly depressing you could be so self aware about inculcating your children to believe regardless of truth or falsity, to put faithfulness [Read More...]

Disambiguating Faith: Faith As Corruption Of Children’s Intellectual Judgment

Earlier today, I challenged Rod Dreher’s recent post wherein he lamented the difficulties we have in overcoming our minds’ propensities for rationalizations.  In that same post he had argued from the experience of his own loss of Catholic faith that the intellect was an insufficient ground for religious beliefs and that the will needed to [Read More...]


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