Lydia McGrew’s Team Blog

This isn't new, but worth mentioning. Lydia McGrew has a team blog, What's Wrong with the World: Dispatches from the 10th Crusade. Its stated purpose is to oppose Jihad and Liberalism. Liberalism is defined in a way that seems to include atheism.LINK … [Read more...]

Loftus and Reppert on Probabilities

John Loftus stirs the pot with his recent post, "Should We Think Exclusively in Terms of Probabilities or Not?"Victor Reppert responds in, "But How Shall we Follow Probabilities?"I think I agree with Loftus when he writes, we "should think exclusively in terms of the probabilities." If I understand Reppert, I am pretty sure he agrees also.I'm not convinced, however, that a Christian's degree of belief that Jesus rose from the dead must necessarily exceed that which can be justified based on the … [Read more...]

Atheistic Objections to FFRF’s Winter Solstice Banner

Ophelia Benson blogs about FFRF's request for an "equal time" display of a "Winter Solstice banner" at a courthouse in Texas. Here is the text of the banner, which I believe is the same text the FFRF has been using on banners and other displays for at least 15 years.“At this Season of the Winter Solstice, may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves m … [Read more...]

God on a cow

Catholics see Jesus on burnt toast. Muslims don't do images, so they see "Allah" in Arabic script on various objects. Inside vegetables that have been cut open is a perennial favorite.Here is one of these miracles from Turkey: a cow, intended for sacrifice in the present Eid, which appears to vaguely perhaps have "Allah" written on its side. … [Read more...]

Is This What Happens When Children are Homeschooled?

This is a letter to the editor of a New Zealand paper, The Northern Outlook.   HT: Evan Fales … [Read more...]

Paul Kurtz, January 25, 1925 – October 21, 2012

(The following was written by Eddie Tabash and posted with permission)I take great pride in being the major financial backer of Internet Infidels. The intellectual fire power that this website brings to bear in the quest to refute supernatural claims is a sheer delight in a world so riven with superstition. My actual induction, as it were, into freethought organizations was in 1995, when Paul Kurtz brought me into the three organizations he founded: the Center for Inquiry, Council for Secular … [Read more...]

Friendly Atheist: Paul Kurtz Has Died

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Homeopathy

Well, monotheistic weirdness is but a subset of the weirdness we humans are capable of. And damn, are we capable of an awful lot of brain-melting, asinine notions that tie into spiritual beliefs. For example: (Sounds of me banging my head against a wall...) … [Read more...]


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