No to God; Yes to Souls

From a reader: … I don’t believe there’s a god. I believe it’s all of us. I believe in souls, that when we die, we just go somewhere else. no judgement, no tradition, just chaos, but life and consciousness nonetheless, continuing for who-knows how long. I know no one’s into labels, but would i still [Read More...]

Mischaracterizing Atheists

How do you completely butcher an article about atheists? If you’re Chuck Colson, just say we don’t exist and insult us. It wins us over every time…: On a cross-country flight some years ago, we hit severe turbulence. The gentleman in the seat next to me who had been insisting vehemently that he was an [Read More...]

The Blogs We Read

A new paper (PDF) has this to say about the blogs we read: Left wingers read left wing blogs, right wingers read right wing blogs, and very few people read both left wing and right wing blogs. Those few people who read both left wing and right wing blogs are considerably more likely to be [Read More...]

Parodeities

We’ve all heard plenty of examples of pareidolia, where someone “sees” a holy image in a stone slab or a piece of toast. But have you heard examples of “parodeities” — “rock songs with lyrics altered to make them Christian” which are not necessarily funny? Daniel Nester, an “aggressively secular” non-religious person went to a [Read More...]

How To Lose a Debate

Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, recently participated in a debate on God’s existence. He does that a lot. He’s well-versed in what he says. So watch what his Christian opponent does in the following (brief) video. We don’t actually get to hear the Christian’s arguments in favor of God’s existence; instead, [Read More...]


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