“On the Margin of Error” Is Moving from FTB to Patheos

In a week or two, this blog will change networks, from Freethought Blogs to Patheos Atheist. I ask all my readers to change their bookmarks when the change happens. Of course, I’m sure you would like to know the reason for that, and I will explain that to the best of my ability, but also, [Read More...]

Link Round-Up 9/19/2014

Story of the Week: Ayan Hirsi Ali was again the target of ex-Muslim silencing and censorship. Sadly, this time even the Yale Atheists joined the repressive forces. Yale University proved to be brave and didn’t censor her. You can read her talk here. Mohammad Syed and Anish Nair write why the statements made by Yale Muslims and [Read More...]

What Choice Is a Free Choice? And Why Religion Destroys the Freedom of Choice.

When we talk about freedom of choice we usually mean that in a legal sense, but we can argue that there are many layers and aspects to what makes a choice truly free, when we think about this concept in terms that are not legal. Freedom is a concept which takes different forms in different [Read More...]

Give Me Your Answer

This is a thought experiment. I’m curious to know your answer, but please don’t try to “deconstruct” the experiment itself, to say it’s impossible or things like this. So please use your imagination and work within it. [Read more...]

Hire Alex Gabriel or Donate

Alex, my friend and colleague, is in financial crisis. If you need a designer or a text editor, make sure to hire him, he’s fantastic. He edited something for me and I really appreciated his work. He has quoted me in his article dealing with this. Here’s what I had to say: I have come [Read More...]

New Rule Added to the Comment Policy: No Off-Topic Comments

I didn’t want to enact a rule concerning the topicality, but since there are inconsiderate commenters who keep on hijacking the comment thread and show no remorse for littering the blog with their irrelevant musings, and have indicated that they will go on polluting the comment section, you will not be able to post off-topic [Read More...]

Link Round-Up 9/2/2014

Story of the week: One of the greatest voices of atheism, Victor Stenger, is dead at 79. Here are some eulogies: Hemant Mehta’s, JT Eberhard’s, PZ Myers, and Peter Boghossian’s. Rest in peace. [Read more...]

Ideological Persecution Complex and Gambling on the Oppressed

Many ideologies are shaped in reaction to real social ills and real oppression. They are in fact inspired by oppression, they are a plea for justice in an unjust situation. They are most of the times revolutionary ideologies, meant to overthrow and oppressive regime or social system. They are naturally considered liberating forces and attract [Read More...]

Link Round-Up 8/17/2014

Story of the week: Robin Williams passed away. David Wong of Cracked has a moving article on the link between comedy and depression. Salon has an interesting compilation of his best moments and Vulture has more moments. Jerry Coyne has the best overview of the reactions of the atheist community to his death. Ashley Miller discusses the [Read More...]

Welcome All the New FTB Bloggers

Yesterday I welcomed Hiba whom I very glad and honored to call a friend, but FTB has now two new fresh bloggers as well. One is Heina Dadabhoy who used to blog for Skepchick and has a very sharp vision and strong argumentative powers, and also a major voice on ex-Muslim issues. The addition of [Read More...]


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