JT’s Strategies For Arguing Against Christianity

This is a really really good half hour primer from my friend JT Eberhard on moves to focus on in arguing against Christianity (or theism generally). For some of my own work on how to engage believers, check out my 13 Practical Strategies For Arguing with Moderate Believers and my Top 10 Tips For Reaching [Read More...]

Dog Philosophy

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Before I Deconverted: I Was Baptized 25 Years Ago Today

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August 20, 1989, at the Port Jefferson Church of Christ, my older brother Richard baptized me as a Christian. Richard was a minister (though that wasn’t necessary in our churches to baptized) and at the time he was the person I most wanted to emulate in life. The choice to get baptized was a huge [Read More...]

Everything is Awesome!!!

A happy new song from Tegan and Sara and the Lonely Island! (I semi-watched The LEGO Movie while doing some work while the nieces and nephews were over a couple weeks ago. What I caught of it was great. Some really funny lines. Definitely want to get around to giving it a proper watch one of [Read More...]

A Scientific Measure of Spiritual Freedom

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  What follows is a guest post by Luna Lindsey. This month, I’ve been called to debate members of several seemingly opposing religious groups: Mormons, ex-Mormons, atheists, and Christians. What could arouse the ire of so many? One word: cult. Last month, I released a book called Recovering Agency: Lifting the Veil of Mormon Mind Control. In [Read More...]

Discrimination Against Atheist Invocations by Local Legislatures

In their spring ruling in Greece v Galloway the Supreme Court upheld the practice of giving sectarian prayers at the head of legislative meetings as Constitutional. Since reading the Court’s opinion, I have wanted to write about 8 articles about all that was wrong with it. Then last week Megan Hamilton, a journalist, asked me for [Read More...]

Accessible Philosophy For Everyone

As promised, on Sunday I went on the radio show Atheists Talk to discuss the value of philosophy, the role of philosophy in my own life, my views on several philosophical issues, and my efforts to make philosophy accessible through my online classes. Mike Haubrich, who invited me on the show and interviewed me, and Brianne Bilyeu were very [Read More...]

Robin Williams’s Verdict on Life

Reading the various lamentations of the suicide of Robin Williams, I’m troubled by the tendency for people to take a single deed to define a man’s entire disposition towards life. There is a tendency to frame what happened as Williams losing his battle with depression. Or to take his act of suicide as his ultimate verdict [Read More...]

10 Signs You’re Middle Aged

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