Christian fundamentalists send Richard Dawkins some love letters

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Christian's say the darndest things.Below is a video posted by the Richard Dawkins Foundation in which Dawkins reads emails sent him by his loving admirers. … [Read more...]

Why doesn’t Ken Ham understand religious liberty?

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What is religious liberty? Well if you really want to know, the worst person you could ask would be Ken Ham, but he is going to tell you anyway.Ham has posted a new blog titled, What’s Happening to America’s Free Exercise of Religion?In it, he claims that the right to freely exercise religious beliefs is under attack in the US, meaning he thinks his right to demand religious privilege is under attack.Ham writes, [...] We are seeing an increasing number of examples where the free exer … [Read more...]

MLK, Facts, and Values

To mark Martin Luther King, Jr. day, I thought it was important to note how the civil rights leader felt about the conflict between science and religion. In short, he felt that there was not one to speak of.In his book Strength to Love, King discusses how "Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values." King saw religion as more of a social/cultural feature; it was the ability to understand our fellow man and how to treat each other. And, while he felt they were two … [Read more...]

Answers in Genesis has made up 12 arguments ‘evolutionists’ should avoid

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The folks over at Answers in Genesis love to explain to “evolutionists” or as they should be called, “most citizens of the world”, what we don’t understand about creationism, and they are often laughable pieces that misuse science in an attempt to make creationism sound plausible.Well now they are helping out the “evolutionists” and explaining to us in their oh so mighty wisdom what 12 arguments we need to avoid when discussing evolution.So let’s pick apart these 12 arguments, shall we? … [Read more...]

Responding to Ken Ham’s creationist propaganda

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Ken Ham is back at it. Yesterday he released a new blog post titled, Responding to Atheist Propaganda, in which he attempts to combat “atheist's” use of certain words that he does not agree with.I will go ahead and look at each of these claims one at time.Ham starts off with: Christians need to understand that many secularists have put together a very effective propaganda machine as a part of their effort to impose their atheistic religion on the Western culture, intimidate Christians, a … [Read more...]

The Inane Accusation of Racism Needs To Stop


I wrote on a similar theme two days after the attack on Paris, when the AQAP released a statement that they were responsible for the bloodshed and that it had, in fact, been done in the name of the prophet. One might have thought that that would have been enough to silence the two days of apologist critics of atheism who called us "racists" for blaming the attack on Islamic ideology and not on extenuating political or cultural circumstances. It was. However, the back-pedaling merely propelled … [Read more...]

A Voice for Atheism and Skepticism


  Hello everyone! My friend Dan Arel kindly asked if I'd be willing to contribute to his blog; of course, I happily accepted the offer. I'm grateful for the opportunity to share my thoughts and feelings with his gracious audience and I hope to find a place of acceptance with those who've found his writing as entertaining as I. I'd like to introduce myself. I'm J. D. Brucker; an atheist author and an outspoken skeptic. I'm the author of Improbable: Issues with the God Hypothesis and God … [Read more...]

My journey to understand Islamic extremism in a maze of ideological battles

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A few months ago I wrote a blog called, My evolving views on Islam, terrorism, and the Middle East in which I discussed how my views on Islam had shifted over time from “blame religion” to “blame politics” but I never fully jumped over to the Glenn Greenwald and Reza Aslan camp of letting Islam off the hook. Though many accused me of doing just that.I invite you to read the original post linked above, and below is partly that same piece but now modified even further to reflect the ever ev … [Read more...]

A Brief Introduction


Hello, fellow heathens and readers of all stripes! It's my sincere pleasure to give you an introduction of myself. My name is Joshua Kelly and, though this may come as no surprise, I am an atheist author and a friend of Dan Arel's who has kindly asked me to contribute a few words from time to time on the Patheos page. The opportunity to write for this site is especially poignant for me as Hemant Mehta of The Friendly Atheist on Patheos was the first legitimate supporter of my work in the w … [Read more...]

An update on Parenting Without God


My first book, Parenting Without God was released in August of 2014 on a small imprint called Dangerous Little Books (DLB).The book, in my opinion was a success, reaching Amazon's Best Seller status on more than one occasion.About 3 months ago I was informed that my publisher DLB had been sold to another publishing company and my current contract was void, but that I would be offered a new one.Long story short, I was not thrilled with the new contract and decided to turn it down and … [Read more...]