A Debate on Whether or Not the World is Better with Christianity

Unlike the recent debate over God’s existence between Matt Dillahunty and Sye Ten Bruggencate, where two people spoke right past each other and only one (Matt) seemed interested in facts, here’s a much better debate between an atheist and a Christian.

During ReasonFest this past spring, Dan Barker of the Freedom From Religion Foundation debated Park Hill Baptist Church Pastor Eugene Curry on the topic: “Is The World Better With Christianity?

It’s a much better debate, as far as debates go, even though I felt there was a very clear winner. (Take a guess!)

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This is What We Call Christian Morality?

Last year, Sam Harris posted on his website a popular audio excerpt from one of his debates in which he talks about the flimsy morality of God. Harris gave his readers permission to turn that excerpt into a video and Kristoffer Hellesmark just posted his version online yesterday:

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Five Good Reasons to Promote Atheism

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses five good reasons to promote atheism:

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The Best Protest Sign You’ll Ever See Against a Homophobic Preacher

This wonderful photo of a student mocking notorious campus preacher Brother Jed has been making the rounds online, especially after it received a stamp of approval from George Takei:

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Are the Countries That Contribute the Most Good to the World Also Home to More Atheists? Let’s Find Out

The “Good Country Index” recently released a list of 125 countries, all ranked in order of how much “good” they contribute to the world, based on factors such as international peace, prosperity/equality, culture, science/technology, etc. Business Insider then created a nice visual representation of the top 30 countries on that list.

In 2012, WIN-Gallup International released a global survey on religiosity, in which 57 countries were ranked according to what percentage of citizens called themselves “religious,” “not religious,” and “convinced atheist.”

So I put the two together. Just to see if there was any correlation.

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