God’s Goodness and Modus Ponens/Tollens

by Jesse Galef – To religious individuals, do God’s actions define good, or does God follow an objective “goodness”? That’s the question raised by Socrates in Euthyphro, and it keeps popping up. For atheists, the question is meaningless – we don’t believe in God, so any practical definition of ‘good’ is secular. Obviously, many people [Read More...]


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A Christian’s Inner Atheist

David Hayward is a Christian blogger who has an interesting post on this site about how he has an “inner atheist” — That is to say, he has thoughts that might be more in line with how an atheist would think than a Christian. A few examples: 2. fundamentalism, in any form, annoys me … [Read More...]


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Ask Richard: Teen Atheist Suffers Her Parents’ Fear and Prejudice

Note to readers: The letter writer did not sign a name. To facilitate comments about her, I have given her the name Alice. It means truthful and noble. Just call her Alice without quotation marks. The name fits. Dear Richard, I’m a female high school senior living with my parents. Earlier this year I became [Read More...]


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NYC Atheists Invited to Mayor’s Interfaith Breakfast

After seven years of not being invited to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s annual interfaith breakfast, the New York City Atheists were finally invited this year. “I also want to welcome, for the first time, those who don’t profess a faith but who do love our city,” the mayor said. Jane Everhart, director of communications for New [Read More...]


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Yahweh’s Murderous Tendencies

by Jesse Galef – Every now and then it’s worth refreshing our memory about how absurd it is to call the God in the Judeo-Christian bible compassionate. Daniel Florien at Unreasonable Faith just released part five of his series called “An Evil God?” focusing on the story of Noah. Remember that this is the unchanging, [Read More...]


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