Christians: Do You Defend Your Own Freedom?

Richard Wade here. I’ve spent a long time on this blog trying to have and to promote respectful dialogues with the many Christians who visit. Many of you have expressed your appreciation of my courteous approach. I now want to spend some of that “social capital” by respectfully issuing you a challenge, and by making [Read More...]

Is Atheism Intolerant?

The Big Questions is a BBC show that tackles you-know-what. A recent episode asked: Is atheism an intolerant belief? Forget the immediate answer (“No”) for just a moment and watch how the dialogue happens: Reader Tony summarized the entire video this way: Although some of the comments by the religious participants essentially amount to “You [Read More...]

An Atheist Responds to a Christian’s Questions

It’s rare I read an interview where every question is interesting and the responses are even better. Internetmonk interviewed atheist Valerie Tarico and the exchange is great reading for both religious and non-religious people. Specifically, the interview is aimed at evangelical Christians. Internetmonk lays out why that is: 1. Evangelicals are constantly mischaracterizing non-theists. We [Read More...]

Christian Company Receives Brilliant Smackdown from a Polite Atheist

Dale McGowan‘s working on a website for Foundation Beyond Belief, an organization that will focus on humanist generosity and allow for charitable giving from atheists. One web design firm Dale looked into sent him this letter in response to his inquiry: Hi Dale, I appreciate the time you took to fill out our website questionnaire. [Read More...]

An Atheist and a Christian: A Love Story… Update!

I wrote about Kate and Erik a while back — they’re the atheist and Christian couple who found a way to make their relationship work. Both comment on this site frequently. There’s a bit of an update… They’re engaged! I take full credit, of course. (The first child better be named Hemant.) Congratulations to them [Read more...]


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