A Response to Peter Hitchens, Part II

After our last go-round, Peter Hitchens has posted a further reply. I encourage you to read it in full before reading my response, which follows below: Once again, Peter Hitchens has utterly failed to address the point that even religious moral codes, allegedly based on the will of a perfect and changeless deity, have changed dramatically over time - in virtually all cases for the better. We no longer own slaves, as the Bible permits us to do; we no longer stone disobedient children or require … [Read more...]

Open Thread: New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year, everyone! As I may have mentioned in the past, I like the tradition of making New Year's resolutions: it's an entirely secular holiday whose point is self-improvement, which is something any atheist ought to be able to get behind. In that spirit, this post is dedicated to New Year's resolutions: whether you kept the ones from last year, and what you resolve to do in the year ahead. I'll go first: As I mentioned last year, I resolved to keep a food journal in 2011. This one went … [Read more...]


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