A Compilation of Sean Carroll’s Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here’s an excellent compilation of physicist Sean Carroll‘s best arguments and comebacks.

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Ex-Muslim Muhammad Syed Discusses His Former Faith

Seth Andrews of The Thinking Atheist has a really great interview up with Muhammad Syed, the President of Ex-Muslims of North America:

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Why an Atheist “Facing Oblivion” is Optimistic About Life

J. D. Brucker has written books about why Christian beliefs fail and why religion itself is a problem.

His latest book, though, is far more introspective. It’s called Facing Oblivion: Essays on Life, Death and Grieving from a Nonbeliever (Atheist Republic, 2015):

In the excerpt below, Brucker explains why the absence of an afterlife doesn’t damper his spirit:

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A Sick Baby Got a Little Better After Being Held by Pope Francis, but It’s Hardly a Miracle

Lynn Cassidy‘s daughter was born last year with Down syndrome, problems with her eyes and ears, and two holes in her heart. Not knowing what else to do, Cassidy and her husband took a trip to Rome last Easter hoping to see Pope Francis and get his blessing. It worked. By standing in the right place in St. Peter’s Square, they managed to get an audience with the Pope:

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How Non-Believers Can Make the Most of Religious Services

Whether you’re an atheist, agnostic, skeptic, or all of the above, there’s a good chance you’ll end up attending a religious ceremony at some point. You might be forced (or pressured) to go to church or temple by your family, or asked to go to some other religious event to support a friend, but attending these services doesn’t have to a bad experience. It all depends on your perspective.

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