Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: 30 Second Review


The following is a 30 second review written by M Dolon Hickmon for the book Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart. Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart (October 16th 2014, Rowman & Littlefield) might best be described as a manual for working out one’s own summary of ethical beliefs. Co-authors Lex Bayer and John Figdor do produce a personal list of ten “non-commandments”, but readers are consistently advised to treat these as debatable illustrations, rather than as a completed non-theist moral framewo … [Read more...]

A statement about CJ Werleman and plagiarism

It is no secret I have a professional relationship with CJ Werleman, he has been influential in getting my book published and offered me a lot of guidance in getting my articles published on larger websites.It is also no secret that I agree with some of his views on Islam, I agree with much of the data that states politics plays a larger role in Islamic extremism than religion does. Even though I don’t fully agree and have not condoned some of the accusations against Sam Harris, as I don’t th … [Read more...]

Reza Aslan calls threats from atheists ‘venomous’ and is dealt the truth about apostasy


Islam apologist Reza Aslan sent out a tweet today claiming no other group has ever threatened him more than atheists. I've written about Muslims, Jews, Xtians, Buddhists, Hindus, Atheists. I've never received more venomous threats than I do from Atheists.— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) October 13, 2014Aslan who has been in a long media feud with Sam Harris and Bill Maher to name a few, has been getting flack from many in the atheist community for his refusal to hold Islam accountable for m … [Read more...]

Anti-vaxxers believe Ebola is nothing but a CDC conspiracy


The anti-vaccine movement will never cease to amaze me. The extreme level of idiocy that spews from this camp can seem funny at times, but when you remember they are backed by celebrity voices, their conspiracy filled messages become increasingly dangerous.Today, iO9 is reporting that the movement is claiming that whole Ebola outbreak is a CDC conspiracy. The purposefully misleadingly names site Child Health Safety has posted to their site: How is it we suddenly have an Ebola "outbreak" and … [Read more...]

MSNBC allows Sam Harris to actually speak

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Following an onslaught of MSNBC hosts and panelists calling Sam Harris a racist or bigot, Lawrence O'Donnell had Harris on his show and allowed  him to speak all of his thoughts without interruption.Have a listen and let me know in the comments what you thought. … [Read more...]

Ark Encounter claims its constitutional rights are being violated

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Answers in Genesis are firing back, this time claiming constitutional violations over the Kentucky Tourisms board actions that could result in the loss of an 18 million dollar tax incentive for the organizations new Ark Encounter theme park. “We expect all of the companies that get tax incentives to obey the law,” said Gil Lawson, communications director for the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. As reported earlier this week, the theme park’s tax incentive application came under ques … [Read more...]

Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter tax incentives in jeopardy over hiring discrimination

According to an article published today in the Courier Journal, Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter may be losing its recent 18 million dollar tax incentive due to the discriminatory hiring practices that were uncovered and highlighted right here. "The Commonwealth doesn't believe that Ark Encounter, LLC will be complying with state and Federal law in its hiring practices," Bob Stewart, secretary of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, said in an Aug. 27 letter to an Ark Encounter a … [Read more...]

Ray Comfort calls Stephen Hawking a fool

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I joked last week on Twitter that Ken Ham believes he is smarter than Stephen Hawking.Well this week, Ray Comfort has decided that he is. On his weekday video program The Comfort Zone, Comfort claimed Hawking cannot be one of the most brilliant men alive because: “The Bible says he is a fool.” This comes after Hawking finally admitted after all these years that he is of course an atheist, sparking Comfort to rail against Hawking who is arguably the smartest man alive today, saying: “You kn … [Read more...]

Video: Bill O’Reilly suggests we round up all immigrants and quarantine them

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Taking a page from Adolf Hitler, Fox News Host Bill O'Reilly suggests that President Obama should round up all the US immigrants and quarantine them over Ebola fears.Totally rational...(h/t Media Matters) … [Read more...]

A street epistemology tutorial: How to reason people out of their faith (video)

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This great video from Anthony Magnabosco explains how to talk people out of their faith in 5 minutes right on the street using the methods as described in Peter Boghossian's book, A Manual for Creating Atheists.Have you tried any of these methods or others? If so, leave your story in the comments. … [Read more...]