My Inner Economist

Blog reader John sent me an email about a recently-released book he was reading. It’s called Discover Your Inner Economist: Use Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your Dentist by economist Tyler Cowen. In the opening pages, Cowen talks about the unique marketplaces that are out there and how people [Read More...]

Rational Response Squad Defends Its Aggressive Tactics

Brian Sapient has a response for anyone who thinks the “aggressive” tactics they use are doing more harm than good for atheism: We wish we could be the passive atheist, and it’s only after many years of experience in this realm (and being the passive atheist for a while) that we decided a more blunt [Read More...]

Open Thread: What Do You Admire About Atheists?

Per reader suggestion (Thanks Bjorn!), here’s an open thread to serve as a follow-up for the Questions for Atheists and Questions for Christians discussions. What do you admire about atheists? If you’d like to respond to what you admire about Christians, go to this thread. [tags]atheist, atheism, Christian, Christianity[/tags] [Read more...]

Open Thread: What Do You Admire About Christians?

Per reader suggestion (Thanks Bjorn!), here’s an open thread to serve as a follow-up for the Questions for Atheists and Questions for Christians discussions. What do you admire about Christians? If you’d like to respond to what you admire about atheists, go to this thread. [tags]atheist, atheism, Christian, Christianity[/tags] [Read more...]

Universal Commandments

Blog reader Cameron offers these (non-religious) Ten Commandments that we all can follow. When faced with any viewpoint or choice, consider and weigh the merits of each opposing angle with your own. Do not make conclusions when ignorance is involved. Judge individuals by individual actions only and recognize when change alters their stature. Make everything [Read More...]


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