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September 18, 2014
And You Shall Know the Free Thinkers By Their Cussing?
Last week, an atheist friend of mine posted a link to Mark Oppenheimer's feature article...
August 07, 2014
What’s the Difference between Forgiveness and Self-Deception?
An atheist friend of mine recently posted the following question to Facebook (and gave me...
June 04, 2014
In the Moral Landscape, There Still Be Dragons
Sam Harris has announced the winning entry in his contest for critiques of The Moral Landscape:...
April 09, 2014
The Uncharity of Ideological Containment
There's an unpleasant undertone to Terry Firma's vision of a kinder, humbler Christianity over at...
February 26, 2014
No Room for Atheists at the Conservative Inn
The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is on the horizon, and, not 24 hours after...
November 18, 2013
Philosophy Class Should Be Perilous
Over at Friendly Atheist, there's a trailer for a terrible looking Christian movie, where a...
November 06, 2013
Safe Zones for Secular Students
My friend Jesse Galef, the communications director at the Secular Students Alliance, sat down...
October 08, 2013
Is it Hard Out Here for a Humanist?
My alma mater is turning up in religious news stories this week. It turns out...
September 16, 2013
Sam Harris Throws Down His Gauntlet
Ok, probably not this gauntlet Sam Harris, one of the 'Four Horsemen' of New Atheism, has...
April 10, 2013
Can We Play Not-Nicely Better, Please?
And speaking of sparing feelings without pulling punches, there's been a donnybrook going between Tom McDonald (Catholic) and...
March 18, 2013
“A Week?” Tell me you’re a _____
If you cross-read the atheism portal here at Patheos or have atheist friends who are...
January 26, 2013
Darren the Humanist Explains it All to You
This is a guest post, prompted my plea to hear more about how Humanists ground...
January 10, 2013
Straight from the Humanist’s Mouth
James Croft and Vlad Chituc have both continued to contribute to the discussion of what...
January 08, 2013
Can You Pick a Humanist Out of a Lineup?
Vlad Chituc, an atheist who blogs at NonProphet Status, thinks I was right on in...
January 07, 2013
How is an atheist group like a bridge club?
In yesterday's Sunday Review section of The New York Times, Susan Jacoby had an essay titled...
December 05, 2012
The First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Philosophers
I know there are some rumblings in yesterday's thread about sin, judgment, and necessity about...
November 28, 2012
The theologians Chris Hallquist doesn’t believe in
Chris Hallquist (who blogs in the Patheos Atheist channel as the Uncredible Hallq) is in...
November 10, 2012
Steelmanning one of Dennett’s arguments
This post is part of a series discussing Daniel Dennett’s Breaking the Spell. Back in the cultural...
November 08, 2012
Dennett’s Whirlwind Tour through Apologetics
This post is part of a series discussing Daniel Dennett's Breaking the Spell. As I said...
November 07, 2012
Dennett’s Thesis isn’t Evidence for Very Interesting Claims
This post is part of a series discussing Daniel Dennett's Breaking the Spell. The main thrust of...
November 05, 2012
Put Your Moral Philosophical Hands Where We Can See Them, Dennett!
This post is part of a series discussing Daniel Dennett's Breaking the Spell. Very early on in...
October 23, 2012
Why Won’t You Argue What I Know You Believe?
Yvain has been reading Feser's The Last Superstition, and he has an excellent gloss of one...
October 19, 2012
Objective Morality and Hard to Get at Truths
Bob Seidensticker has been checking out C.S. Lewis, and he's put up a post explaining...
October 15, 2012
To take up arms against a sea of sexists
In July of 2011, an unpleasant incident at an atheism conference prompted a much needed...
October 05, 2012
You Shall Know Them By Their Fruits
Bob Seidensticker of Cross Examined (the one who sparked the discussion of the Atheist Prayer...
September 30, 2012
Who Can Blaspheme?
Today is International Blasphemy Rights Day, spearheaded by the Center for Inquiry. It's pretty much...
September 25, 2012
LARP Your Way to Truth
Over in the Atheist channel, Bob Seidensticker of Cross Examined is experimenting with prayer. He's...
September 13, 2012
Welcome Camels with Hammers to Patheos!
Patheos has added Camels with Hammers, written by philosophy professor Daniel Finke to the Atheist...
September 11, 2012
Is Sufficiently Compressed Thinking Indistinguishable from Magical Thinking?
Andrew Brown is in The Guardian claiming any sufficiently interesting theory of the world is...
September 11, 2012
Patheos Went a-Headhuntin’
And they tempted Chris Hallquist (who blogs as the Uncredible Hallq) to forsake Freethought Blogs...
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