Amanda Marcotte on believers who think we’d all be raping and murdering each other without religion

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Via Facebook: [Read more...]

Was C.S. Lewis shrill?

Russell Blackford’s “My most popular posts of the year” post reposts an interesting remark about C.S. Lewis: [Read more...]

Paul Krugman on AI

Some interesting thoughts I did not expect to see in a Paul Krugman column: [Read more...]

A Catholic response to the “why don’t you consider dead kids lucky?” question

A Catholic response to the arguments I made here and here (though I’m not sure if the author was responding directly to me, or if he heard these arguments from some other atheist): [Read more...]

More on the BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER

As a follow up to my post “Face it: you don’t actually believe in God,” I should point out Libby Anne’s post on the subject,¬†which talks about what it was like for her as an evangelical to hear about how Andrea Yates murdered her children so they wouldn’t go to Hell. [Read more...]

What I’d do in a zombie apocalypse

In honor of the apocalypse that didn’t happen yesterday (it’s already Saturday morning in my timezone), I though I’d answer a question that’s near and dear to the hearts of many people of my generation: what would you do in a zombie apocalypse? [Read more...]

Face it: you don’t actually believe in God

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I’ve been meaning to do a post on a number of the awful things Christians have said about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but I think I’ll write about just one of them. This image has been all over the web, but I got this particular version of it from JT Eberhard: [Read more...]

Explaining satire 101: a follow-up to my “Does this cartoon offend you?” post

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It’s weird to realize that my “Does this cartoon offend you?” post is my most-viewed piece of writing ever by a wide margin. I’m not exactly sure it’s my most-read piece, because I’m not sure how many people on Reddit actually read the thing rather than just looking at the cartoon I was commenting on [Read More...]

The Republicans lost, and they’re threatening to take the rest of the country down with them

I’ve been watching the fiscal cliff mess only half-interestedly, see here for the latest installment. I don’t have any strong opinions on what exactly Obama should do here, tactically speaking. It looks like there’s a lot to be said for just going over the cliff at this point, but I don’t know for sure. [Read more...]


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