The Ill Effects of Superstitious Nonsense

A misguided man in India thought his leg brought him magical powers: The 80-year-old holy man, Yanadi Kondaiah, claimed to have healing powers in the leg. … Local people believed they could be healed of spiritual and physical problems if they touched his leg. They also believed in Mr Kondaiah’s predictions of the future. Looks [Read More...]

Occam’s Razor

Hehe. Click on the image for a larger version: (via The New Atheist) [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Humanist Symposium #12

The Humanist Symposium can be found this week at Evanescent. Go read it! The next HS is at Faith In Honest Doubt in three weeks. Submit your entries here! [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Catholic and Atheist on a Date

The date was set up by the New York Post. The guy, Dan, is an atheist. The girl, Kristen, is a Catholic. This should end well. Let’s see what happens. Here’s Kristen: As we were talking, Dan asked about the cross around my neck. I knew wearing a cross on a first date was going [Read More...]

What If We Elected an Atheist President?

This isn’t a letter-to-the-editor. It’s an opinion piece by Beverly McPhail, appearing in the Houston Chronicle. How often do you see writing like this accepted for publication in your local newspaper? Some days it seems as if candidates are running for the nation’s office of first cleric rather than commander in chief. It is ironic [Read More...]