Ask Richard: Facebook, Friends and Filters

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I will be attending a Catholic college in a few months and as an Atheist I have to admit I almost didn’t go simply for this reason, but I desperately wanted to be a part of a major program they offer, and the [Read More…]

Why Do Atheists Target Christians?

I heard a question the other day that really bothered me… I’m paraphrasing, but it went something like this: Why do atheists target Christians when Christians do many good things in the world? Yes, it’s true that a lot of Christians do some really wonderful things — they give money to charity, volunteer their time, [Read More…]

‘You Know It’s a Myth’ Billboard Generates Controversy

When I first saw the ad American Atheists was putting up near the Lincoln Tunnel in New York City, I questioned its effectiveness: But now that it’s getting all sorts of media attention, I’m hearing a lot of reactions I wasn’t expecting, like this one from (feminist blog) Jezebel: … is it necessary to attack [Read More…]

Explaining the Problems with Irreducible Complexity

The sound of a professor talking usually makes me fall asleep, even if the topic is one I enjoy… But when QualiaSoup talks his way through a wonderful debunking of Intelligent Design, I am completely hooked. Treat yourself and block out 11 minutes to watch this thing in its entirety. It’s well worth it. How [Read More…]

God Dropped the Ball…

You Buffalo Bills fans probably don’t want a reminder of what your wide receiver Steve Johnson did in overtime during today’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers… After that miss, the Steelers got the ball, got a field goal, and won the game 19-16. So who did Johnson blame for his miss? So I guess we [Read More…]