You Call That Religion?

This is a guest post by Leah of Unequally Yoked. Adam is on vacation. Spoiler Alert: the post below discusses the final number of the musical The Book of Mormon. The Associated Press, in a review titled "Zany Musical 'The Book of Mormon' Will Convert You" said despite the sacrilege you might expect from a show imagined by the creators of South Park, the production was ultimately "pro-religion."  Or, more precisely: Ultimately, believe it or not, this is a pro-religion musical, or at least a … [Read more...]

The Mormon Test

This is a guest post by Leah of Unequally Yoked.  Adam is on vacation. When in argument with Christians, it can be hard to find a good way to explain why you doubt their precepts.  John Loftus has a good idea with his Outsider's Test for Faith, but most Christians believe that their faith can pass the test; it's hard to show them how their faith looks if you haven't been steeped in it. Sometimes I've tried comparing and contrasting with other, conflicting denominations and asking why I … [Read more...]

Adapt or Die

This is a guest post by Leah of Unequally Yoked.  Adam is on vacation. My previous two posts on mockery have drawn a lot of criticism, including charges that I am an accommodationist.  If that were the case, the definition of accommodationism had gotten way too broad.  Trying to treat people with respect is different from asserting that their beliefs are true, or, at a minimum, not actively harmful.  Accommodationists have no desire to deconvert Christians or other believers, but there's … [Read more...]

Whom Should We Mock?

This is a guest post by Leah of Unequally Yoked.  Adam is on vacation. My last post on Daylight Atheism, asking non-believers to tone down the contempt for Harold Camping and his followers, and many of you disagreed.  Some commenters didn't believe there was anything intrinsically destructive about mocking others, others argued that ridicule was a necessary tactic to help people deconvert.  TommyP commented to say deconversion was catalyzed by the confrontational attitudes of unbelievers, … [Read more...]

The Rapture of Charlie Sheen

This is a guest post by Leah of Unequally Yoked. Adam is on vacation. I'm sure this is just one blog post among many in your feed to reference the Rapture predictions of Harold Camping. His apocalyptic forecast for this weekend is all over the news cycle and even snagged front page coverage in The New York Times. And why is everyone telling this story? Because it's fun to laugh at stupid people. No one outside this small group of zealots gives their claims the slightest bit of credence; they … [Read more...]


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