Atheist memes make it on to posters at Fort Jackson

You can go to Justin’s blog for the backstory, but I think these images speak for themselves: [Read more...]

Threatened blasphemy prosecution for debunking “miracle” statue

Ugh: look at what’s happening in India (HT: Ophelia): [Read more...]

Questions for Bart Ehrman/Ehrman sort-of defends Christianity

So in my previous post I mentioned that Bart Ehrman’s view, which I share, is that Jesus’ earliest followers didn’t think he was God, and on top of that Jesus was an apocalyptic preacher who went around saying that God was going to establish a literal Kingdom of Heaven on earth very soon. Since Jesus [Read More...]

From the archives: Bart Ehrman’s misleading piece on the history of Christian Fundamentalism

Haven’t done a “From the archives” post yet this week, and I realized I needed to link this post while writing a separate post I’m working on, which will appear shortly. [Read more...]

Taslima Nasreen on the 72 virgins thing

Okay this is old news, but I just discovered, and retweeted, a tweet by Taslima on the “Muslim men get 72 virgins in heaven” thing: “Muslim women deserve to have sex with 72 virgin men on the earth as they won’t get these things in heaven. #compensation” That is awesome. Makes me feel so much [Read More...]

Review: Bart Ehrman’s Did Jesus Exist?

I’ve decided to write two posts on agnostic Biblical scholar Bart Ehrman’s new book. This is the main review, which discusses Ehrman’s main theses and arguments. The other post will be about issues of interest to people involved in atheist-Christian debates, but which are secondary issues within the book itself. [Read more...]

Taslima Nasrin’s baffling posts on prostitution

So I’m really, sincerely not sure how to react to two recent posts by Taslima Nasrin, the latest addition to the Freethought Blogs team. The first one equated prostitution with slavery. After criticism by Greta and Natalie (as well as a relevant guest post at Crommunist’s blog), Taslima then posted this response. And I have [Read More...]

Advice on setting up Facebook timeline?

I’ve decided I finally have to set mine up. Any advice? I’m going to go post an ad on ELance, looking for someone who can design a cover for me, and redesign my blog banner while I’m at it. What else? [Read more...]

I’m a citizen of a state sponsor of terrorism

You know… I’ve stopped reading Glenn Greenwald as much these days. He’s still in my Google Reader, but most of the time I glance at the title, maybe the first paragraph, file it under “not news” and move on. I’ve been reading him for that long, and gotten that cynical. In spite of that, this [Read More...]


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