Oh. So. True.

Mike Flynn notes the following remark on academic cowardice when it comes to the Darwin Mythos: Science Kicks the Creationist Dog A hard scientist can’t complain (out loud) about the stupidity exhibited, for example, in the Women’s Studies¬† department, where students and teachers turn on the lights and fire up their laptops prior to discussing [Read More…]

ET and the Faith

No. Not Entertainment Tonight. ET. The Extraterrestrial. You know. Vulcans. Klingons. Horrible mucusy blobs and Platonic demigods of enlightenment. Squamous fungoid and rugose eldritch horrors who lie dreaming and awaiting their chance to drive mankind insane in a hideous dark apocalypse. Cool, post-theistic technocrats offering us the way of salvation via tachyon emission generators and [Read More…]

Recommended Atheist Reading

This is kind of fun. Former atheist, now Catholic, scifi/fantasy writer John C. Wright offers his list of recommended atheist writers. It’s a bleak list for the most part, but if you are going to immerse yourself in the literature of negation, it’s better to read good writers, I suppose, than bag ladies screaming at [Read More…]

Interesting Study, Wrong-Headed Approach

Here’s a study from a website by a self-described “humanist” who is interested in “why some people believe in gods, and what the psychological and social consequences of those beliefs are.” The study show something that doesn’t surprise me a bit: “symptoms of autism correlated with lack of belief in God”. This does not, of [Read More…]

Can Evangelical Atheists Make Common Cause with Christians?

The Catholic faith teaches that we can make common cause with anybody of good will. Not about everything, of course, but about things we agree on. So, for instance, an atheist who believes in liberty and says, “I disagree with every word you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it” [Read More…]

An Honest Atheist Grapples…

…with the problem of evil over at the Register. [Read more…]

Darwinism, the Religion of the New Atheists, is All About Reproduction

One of the more ironic mysteries of the atheist subculture is how it tends to attract an overwhelming number of guys who are way out at the end of the “unlikely to reproduce” end of the bell curve. If those guys used instead of worshipped their intellects, they might wonder why that is, or whether [Read More…]

You know that whole “The Star of Bethlehem is Just Mythology” thing?

Turns out not so much as you might think. Here’s the thing about the gospels. There really is nothing quite like them in the annals of world literature and the sooner you confront that fact, the less chance you have of the media making you stupid about them. On the one hand, the gospels clearly [Read More…]

Atheists Continue to Win Popularity Contests With Their Charm

Mike Flynn relates the following tales of atheist social imbecility: A headline from the Puffington Host informs us that in the on-going struggle to ensure that no one ever enjoys a benefit not enjoyed by everyone else [see single weddings, above] Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen Must Offer Atheists Its Church-Goer Discount, State Rules How a [Read More…]

Losing Gracefully

Via Leah Libresco comes a rather charming take on her baptismal Mass from an atheist friend of hers.¬† I hope he sticks around.¬† I like the guy. [Read more…]