Author Matthew O’Neil reviews Parenting Without God

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Author Matthew O'Neil has written a wonderful review of my book Parenting Without God that I am very exited to share. Below is an excerpt. Several months prior to the release of Parenting Without God, I was listening to a podcast feed while I was working.  In the podcast, directed specifically at atheists, I heard interviews with people of various professions and trades, all of whom had an atheist-positive message.  Although, I had just listened to a rather bad interview with a vegetarian woman … [Read more...]

Stephen Hawking finally comes out, yes he is an atheist

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Stephen Hawking has finally made it official. Not that many people really doubted it, but there was a good number of Christian apologists who felt that his vagueness was possibly evidence that he was some sort of deist at the very least.Well the rumors and speculation can be put to rest. Stephen Hawking is an atheist: "Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe. But now science offers a more convincing explanation. What I meant by 'we would know the … [Read more...]

Stop trying to replace religion and instead make humanism something more

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I was critical of the idea of “atheist churches” when The Sunday Assembly made its big announcement, and I remained critical until I visited one during their US tour that brought them to my hometown.While I did enjoy myself, I wrote in a review for Examiner.com that I felt it was a little to church like and I did not really enjoy the singing and music because I felt as though I was back in church. However, I acknowledged then and now that this was not enough of a reason to write off The Sun … [Read more...]

You don’t have to be a faitheist to support interfaith activism

An argument has been made on a fellow Patheos blog that firebrand atheism has distanced itself from allies in the struggle to solve social justice issues. The solution, writes the author is a more tone down atheism that is more inclusive of religious belief and does not attack the religious allies for their belief; a term more frequently known now as “faitheist”.This is not only wrong, but it is insulting. To imply, no matter how accidental (and I don’t think it is any accident), that antit … [Read more...]

Ken Ham is still lying to the public about The Ark Encounter discrimination

Ken Ham is still lying about the Ark Encounter.Ham continues to push the lie that the genocidal theme park is not hiring, when this blog has shown countless times that they are in fact hiring for a full time position for the project and are discriminating against potential employees in doing so.The images below show the position in question, again, showing that employees must sign a statement of faith and that the job is also a ministry to spread the word of God.Ham is a recent … [Read more...]

Ken Ham thinks he thinks he has found 10 evolutionary myths and he is wrong

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Answers in Genesis are an endless provider of material for this blog it seems, as they have recently posted their Top Ten: Myths about Evolution, and as you can imagine it is a beautiful fabrication of straw men and make believe.They lack even the most fundamental understanding of not only science and the scientific method, but for people whom claim to study this stuff everyday, they have less than a middle school understanding of evolution.The danger this causes is that they sell others … [Read more...]

Ken Ham’s 10 facts that prove creationism – Debunked

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As an ongoing theme for this site, I will be addressing claims against evolution, this is one of the reasons I call the blog Danthropology, not only is it the greatest pun you have ever heard, but I am an anthropology major, more importantly, evolutionary anthropology.So I take great interest when creationists like those at Answers in Genesis present their “facts” for creationism, and like the gift horse they are, they keep on giving.Earlier this week they told us about the common myths a … [Read more...]

Amazing animated version of Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot (Video)

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I want to present this without much commentary. This is simply a beautiful motion graphic of Saga's famous "Pale Blue Dot" from the original Cosmos series, and of course book, The Pale Blue Dot.Watch in awe.From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, live … [Read more...]

Creationists are dishonest about their own beliefs and these 10 claims prove it

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Creationists in the US are relentless. They act as though their belief system is under constant persecution from scientists and the US government and believe their beliefs are on equal footing and should be brought into the public school classroom.They spend a lot of money and influence a lot of politicians into voting against science and education reform if they fear it would hinder their ability to sneak creationism into our everyday lives.And while making fun of creationists is … [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins: The moderate religious open the door to extremism

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In a previous post I did about Richard Dawkins and not being worried about how idiots feel about him, I made mention of Dawkins’ view towards the moderate religious and their enabling of extremism.“It’s very important that we should not demonize ordinary, law-abiding, very decent Muslims which of course is the vast majority in this country,” Dawkins told a crowd at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in the U.K. on Wednesday.He continued by saying, “What I do think about the differe … [Read more...]


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