Archives for January 2013

David Wong explains why atheists are so angry about church-state separation

David Wong has an article on Cracked titled “5 Ways You’re Accidentally Making Everyone Hate You.” The last item, “You Assumed That Because You Were OK With a Situation, Everybody Was” contains a pretty excellent explanation of why Christians shouldn’t be mystified when atheists get all worked up about church-state separation: [Read more…]

Beta testing a book: Chapter 6: The conflict between science and religion

Here you go. It’s basically a compilation of many of the blog post I’ve written this past month, but now you get to see what they look like combined together into a whole. For some reason, I found this chapter unusually frustrating to write, so I’m too sick of it to do a “highlights.” I feel like it [Read More…]

Redefining religion

Previously: Evolution, original sin, and the problem of evil [Read more…]

Dreaded late term abortions are hardly any of the abortions in the US

I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: in the U.S., nearly 90% of abortions are performed in the first 13 weeks of pregnancy, and less than two percent are performed after 21 weeks. [Read more…]

How unhappy are you about J. J. Abrams directing Star Wars?

There seems to be some mild backlash over the announcement that J. J. Abrams will be directing the next Star Wars movie (example here). But did anyone else hear that and think “total disaster”? I wasn’t thinking that when I first heard about Disney buying the franchise. I was hoping for an enjoyable if unsatisfying on reflection movie like The [Read More…]

Evolution, original sin, and the problem of evil

Previously: Yes, creationism is religiously motivated [Read more…]

Yay more atheist blogs on Patheos!

Hooray! Here’s welcoming Daylight Atheism and The Secular Outpost to the Patheos Atheist Portal. All your blog are belong to us! [Read more…]

Yes, creationism is religiously motivated

Previously: The evidence for evolution [Read more…]

Plantinga’s latest book: the condensed version

After writing this post, I realized the book will really need something on Plantinga’s most recent work. So I decided to write a condensed version of this post. [Read more…]