Free chapter from my book as a PDF

When my first book went out of print, the rights reverted to me so now I can do whatever I want with it. I’ve so far decided against self-publishing it, but after blogging so much about William Lane Craig’s dishonesty, I’ve decided it would be helpful to publish one chapter as a free PDF. The [Read More...]

A consensus statement on civility for argumentative atheists?

I’ve been thinking about the issue of civility a lot over the past few days, with my posts on the word “stupid” and my post on how to talk about Islam. (This last post was an extension of my previous discussion with James Croft here.) And it seems like a lot of other people have been [Read More...]

Documenting William Lane Craig’s lies about his opponents: a reply to Jeff Lowder

I thought I was done writing about William Lane Craig, but Jeffery Jay Lowder has done two posts challenging my claim that Craig is dishonest. Reading Jeff’s posts makes me think that in my series on Craig, I was trying to do too many things at once: take down his arguments, expose his dishonesty, do it all in a relatively [Read More...]

The narcissism of thanking God

Grabbed this picture off of Common Sense Atheism: [Read more...]

Alternatives to the word “stupid”

After my post semi-defending the use of the word “stupid” in arguments, I feel obligated to say that after thinking about it a bit more, I think “silly,” “absurd,” and “ridiculous” can mostly do the work of “stupid,” without the unfortunate baggage. I’m not promising to absolutely never use the word “stupid” in arguments again, [Read More...]

What’s the best way to record Skype calls?

I feel very silly for not asking this questions two weeks ago, but what’s the best way to record Skype calls? I’m especially interested in answers from people who have experience making podcasts. From Google, it looks like there are a lot of options out there, and I’d be happy with anything free as long [Read More...]

How to criticize Islam: Russell Blackford and David Silverman

Given recent discussions at Freethought Blogs about civility (latest contribution by Ophelia) I think this quote from Russell Blackford’s Freedom of Religion and the Secular State is worth discussing: [Read more...]

Heina Dadabhoy’s “A Skeptic’s Guide to Islam” Kickstarter

I’ve never contributed to a Kickstarter project before, but I just decided to go ahead and contribute to Heina Dadabhoy’s “A Skeptic’s Guide to Islam” project. Heina is an ex-Muslim who writes for Skepchick and explains her project thus: [Read more...]

Condescending Wonka on “hate the sin, but not the sinner”

Via Facebook: [Read more...]


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