The Mistakes We Make During Arguments

Whether you’re arguing with theists (or even other atheists), you’re going to see the same kind of logical fallacies used time and time again. Cracked has a list of five of them that people all too often: #5. We’re Not Programmed to Seek “Truth,” We’re Programmed to “Win” #4. Our Brains Don’t Understand Probability #3. [Read More…]

What Do Atheists Live For?

Edward Tarte got that question from one of his YouTube commenters and he responds beautifully in the video below. As he says, there’s nothing depressing about there not being an afterlife, either. All you have to do is make the most of the time you have. [Read more…]

Does the Black Community Need God?

Usually, when a campus atheist group wants to hold a debate that’ll bring in a huge audience, it’ll revolve around the question, “Does God Exist?” That’s a time-tested topic about which everyone has an opinion and, if you’re going to go through all the work of setting up a big debate, you might as well [Read More…]

Christian Pastor Can’t Believe Anyone Would ‘Celebrate’ Porn

Apparently, it’s Pornography Awareness Week. (As if there are people out there who are unaware of it…?) The week was actually thought up by Religious Right groups, including Concerned Women for America (CWA) and Morality in Media (MiM) — they want to convince you that all pornography is wrong and harmful. But Dr. Marty Klein [Read More…]

Penn’s Secular 10 Commandments

by Jesse Galef – I know, I know, the Ten Commandments aren’t a good moral code. We reject the very notion of following rules passed down from an authority figure. But what if we didn’t take them as absolute rules? What if they were decent, secular guidelines? And what if the authority figure *cough* was [Read More…]