When Did Neil deGrasse Tyson Start Using the Arguments of Christian Apologists?

***Update***: Dr. Tyson has responded to this thread here. … This is weird for me to say: Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t get it. In the video below, he claims to be an agnostic… but when you listen to his reasoning, it doesn’t seem like he knows the difference between an agnostic and an atheist. [Agnostic [Read More…]

I Hate to Break This To You, but Your Dog’s Not in Heaven

Over at Dogster, Kelly Pulley explains how her pets taught her to believe in god. Because if you *really* hope for something, then it automatically becomes real… My dogs have taught me about faith, particularly about faith in the unknown. They taught me how to take a leap of faith with their undying trust in [Read More…]

You Want to Swap Souls for What…?

[Hemant says: I don’t know what this could *possibly* be in reference to.] [Read more…]

Skepticism: Then and Now

In the May/June 2012 issue of The Humanist, Brian Trent‘s cover story explores “the Forebears and the Vanguards of the New Skepticism”: In an earlier age, skepticism was not so much a movement as a pastime for older, male, upper-crust academics. It was spirited discussion over cigars and brandy. Today, the new skepticism is a [Read More…]

Pastor Tim Keller Tries and Fails to Criticize the New Atheists

Want to know how to refute the likes of Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Daniel Dennett? … well, you won’t learn how by watching this video featuring Pastor Tim Keller: In a few minutes, he reveals his ignorance in a big way. At no point do any of the New Atheists say that [Read More…]