The New Atheists are Back…

…Dumber Than Ever as Daniel Dennett looks at a Pew poll and sees, despite all the blandishments of reality, exactly what he wants to see, the imminent death of religion.  Damon Linker does the autopsy on Dennett’s perverse and wilful misreading of the data: The biggest problem of all with Dennett’s op-ed is the fact [Read More...]

Fr. Barron on Stephen Fry

A kindly reply to a man who, though he says he does not believe in God, speaks as though he is in fact deeply angry at God.  Being angry at God is a perfectly respectable thing to do, as Job demonstrates.  Fry’s main mistake is in not directing the anger at God in prayer, but [Read More...]

Evangelical Atheists: Making Life Immeasurably Harder for Atheists

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Padding the Case for the Nu Atheism

Reader Delali Godwin Adadzie writes: Atheists in the popular Google+ group “THINKERS” say I am brainwashed by Westerners into believing that there is a god (ie. God). Atheists tell Africans and Asians that they are brainwashed by Westerners. They tell westerners that we are brainwashed by Africans (called Egyptians, such as Akhenaten) and Asians (such [Read More...]

Fr. Robert Barron’s Invisible Friend

…is Love and lovable. The whole “God is your invisible friend” jeer is another example of padding the case for atheism. It substitutes a sneering tone of voice for an idea and is a classic example of worshipping instead of using the intellect. [Read more...]

Mike Flynn on Stupid Atheist Tricks

I had never noticed this particular contradiction in the atheist arsenal of argument-padding in the struggle against You Know Who.  But now that he names it, I find myself going, “Oh yeah!  They do do that a lot, don’t they?”: The usual suspects are at work where the Statistician to the Stars is manfully working [Read More...]

Atheist TV debuts…

For people who can’t handle the pulse-pounding action of CSpan, there is now a channel dedicated (if it is honest) to repeating “There is no God” 24/7/365. Since there are only two decent arguments for that, this means that the other 23:58 of programming per day is going to get pretty dull for all but [Read More...]

Human toothaches…

… get pulled by the Pliers of Justice. Be strong, you sobbing blobs of empty hysterical outrage. There will be plenty of other opportunities to obsess over ruining other people’s comfort and hope. [Read more...]

Atheists have the lowest retention rate…

of any religious group. You can only shout “There is no God!” and make the Sign of the Fist so many times before it gets kinda boring. The numbers tend to hover around 4% of the population. Most people don’t have the kind of personality necessary to make being a dedicated evangelical atheist like this [Read More...]

Give Thou Me a Break

Puhleeze: When the American Atheists first filed their lawsuit in state court seeking to have the [Ground Zero] cross torn down and removed from the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, they actually asserted in their complaint that their members were experiencing “dyspepsia [upset stomach], symptoms of depression, headaches, anxiety, and mental pain and anguish” as a “direct [Read More...]