Should Atheists Raise Their Kids As Atheists

Jen, an atheist blogger, makes an interesting case why not to and what should be done instead: Steve and I were both raised in secular families. Our parents didn’t go to church, didn’t talk about religion, didn’t explicitly teach us anything about God or Christianity, didn’t force some sort of belief system on us. So [Read More...]

The 90 Year Old Galapagos Giant Tortoise Virgin

until recently that is: Last Tuesday, amazed keepers discovered a clutch of unhatched eggs in his “bachelor” pen in the Galapagos Islands. No wonder they were amazed – a team of scientists have been doggedly coaxing the sullen creature to mate since 1993, when they introduced two female tortoises of a different subspecies into his [Read More...]

Pastor Ronald Cody Explains It All

The cartoon portions are rather lame but the pastor is rather enjoyably religulous. [Read more...]

Atheist Groupthink?

Replying to a blog post at End Hereditary Religion, 0ne of the commenters spoke out against the “scarlet A.”  The scarlet A serves as the rallying symbol for Richard Dawkins’s “Out Campaign”, which is designed to encourage atheists to own up to their atheism more publicly and vocally, and to support one another as fellow [Read More...]

Dog Psychics?

A few years ago Harmon Leon did an experiment in which he called four dog psychics to ask them to analyze his dog over the phone—only Leon didn’t actually have a dog.  Below is a transcript of the 1st conversation, all four are hilarious and worth reading in full: I decide to test pet psychic [Read More...]

Debunking Mediums

Thanks, as seemingy always, goes to the indispensable Atheist Media Blog for the find. [Read more...]

Marcus Brigstocke On Cursing And The Ten Commandments

Fewer than one in 20 are able to name all Ten Commandments, while 62% did not know the parable of the Prodigal Son and 60% could not name anything about the Good Samaritan. The initial research findings from The National Biblical Literacy Survey 2009 also revealed that 40% did not know that among Christians the [Read More...]

Testing The Irish Blasphemy Law

In response to Ireland’s recent decision to outlaw blasphemy, a commenter at jesusandmo.net offers this suggestion for how to test the law’s fair applicability: Stonyground says: July 24, 2009 at 7:47 pm When the bill regarding a ban on promoting religious hatred was being discussed in the UK (a kind of blasphemy law in disguise) [Read More...]

Craig vs. Stenger On The Existence Of God

Philosopher and theologian William Lane Craig squares off against scientist Victor Stenger on the existence of God.  The debate is in multiple parts, so I recommend you watch all the way through and not just what is posted here.  In fact, start this video about 8 minutes in so you can skip the longwinded introductions [Read More...]


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