Which is worse: Scientology or the Catholic Church?

It’s a serious question. I’m considering including a comparison of this sort in chapter 4 of the book, but it’s a hard comparison to make. But here’s an attempt: [Read more...]

Sources documenting what the Catholic Church has (and has not) defrocked priests for?

Paul W. (OM) makes an excellent point in the previous thread: I may be mistaken, but it’s my impression that the Catholic Church doesn’t “equate” ordaining women with child abuse, in practice—it still considers ordaining women far worse. [Read more...]

Angry Atheists? chapter 8: Science and Religion II: Evolution

This chapter is not finished, but should be in better shape than 2 or 3. With chapters like this, I will definitely re-post when they’re in better shape, so you can take a peek now or wait, whatever you feel like. [Read more...]

Why is anybody still Catholic? (not a rhetorical question)

Greta Christina once wrote a great blog post called “Why Are You Still Catholic?” But it mostly asked the question rhetorically. Leah Libresco’s conversion got me thinking about what the actual reasons are. I went and took the time to re-read the relevant parts of William Lobdell’s book Losing My Religion, which suggests a number of answers. [Read more...]

Science!

This is an excerpt from chapter 7 of the book. Stories of regrown limbs, though, don’t play a major role in Keener’s book. Here’s a more typical example of the stories in the book: [Read more...]

Thunderf00t’s “MISOGYNIST!!!” post

I’ve got a book to write, so I’m going be brief: I’m sympathetic to the complaint that charges of racism, misogyny, etc. are over-used. But “a long ‘conference handbook’ is not a good idea” does not equal “con harassment policies should be no longer than ‘we reserve the right to kick you out for being [Read More...]

On Jason Thibeault, homophobia, tone, and trolls

I’ve put off writing about this for too long. But first of all: no, I don’t think Jason Thibeault is a homophobe. Not exactly. Second of all: I agree with him that you don’t have to always be nice. I think it’s important to be able to back up your claims when you’re harsh on someone, [Read More...]

My looong review of William Lane Craig’s book Reasonable Faith

It’s in my “Links to my stuff” tab, but probably most of you haven’t checked that, so here’s the link. It’s long, like 20,000 words, but it covers a lot of things I don’t often talk about here, including some really crappy arguments for the claim that life is absurd without God, Kalam, various philosophical arguments against [Read More...]

Videobloggers!

Freethought blogs is not home to not one, not two, not three, but four video bloggers! Namely, Thunderf00t, Zinnia Jones, Christina Rad, and Aaron Ra. This is apparently a huge deal. In fact, I’m a little embarrassed to be not previously aware of these people. [Read more...]


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