Atheist Bullies

people had taken PZs post to the extreme of trying to invade this 18-year-old high school student’s personal life with focused harrassment and vituperation on not only an internet comment board, but in person via his personal phone number and *again very, very disturbing* actual physical home/family, as well. [Read more...]

RapeAway!™

Pharyngula profiled this Egyptian ad last week, which advised women to veil themselves using an illustration: In response, BewareTheLizards42 has unveiled a new product: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

My Thoughts On Blasphemy Day

So today is “Blasphemy Day.”  Here’s what it’s about: Blasphemy Day International is an international campaign seeking to establish September 30th as a national day to promote free speech and stand up in a show of solidarity for the freedom to mock and insult religion without fear of murder, violence, and reprisal. It is the [Read More...]

Are The New Atheists The New Prophets?

PZ Myers, a prominent “New Atheist” reports on his being designated a prophet: Michael Dowd, the peculiar author of Thank God for Evolution, has a strange podcast up that promotes the New Atheists because they are the new prophets — we’re telling it like it is, and religious folks need more of that. He also urges people [Read More...]

Is Collins Only Being Opposed Because He’s A Christian?

That’s Ken Miller’s charge in reply to Sam Harris’s Op-Ed from the weekend. PZ Myers argues it’s not that he’s simply a Christian but he seems willing to inappropriately his professional judgments with religious considerations: The head of the NIH can be a Christian, a Jew, a Moslem, even an atheist, and it won’t disturb [Read More...]


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