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January 27, 2012
Intelligently Designing a Debate on Religion
This week, I attended a debate on "Does God Exist?" co-sponsored by the DC branch...
January 22, 2012
Lewis Trounces Freud
I've already blogged once about reading Freud's Last Session, a two person play that is...
January 14, 2012
If you could only take 10 words to a desert island to talk about religon….
...which ones would you pick? This is not a hypothetical question. I got into a...
January 10, 2012
In Ira Veritas?
Atheist blogger Greta Christina is taking D.J. Grothe (president of the James Randi Educational Foundation)...
January 05, 2012
What Makes a Great Atheist?
There's a controversy brewing over Staks Rosch's candidates for Atheist of the Year at the...
December 29, 2011
A Good Humored Review
This review is part of Patheos's book club for Father James Martin's Between Heaven and...
December 28, 2011
Picking the Boring Fight
[UPDATE: I've just started a hopefully non-boring fight with a couple Dominicans reading Edward Feser's...
December 14, 2011
Church and State: Two Disputedly-Valued Things that Go Terribly Together
Ok, here comes part two of my reply to Mark Shea's post about New Atheism's...
December 13, 2011
Tis the Season for Church-State Lawsuits!
I think Mark Shea meant to give me a compliment, but if you read his...
November 21, 2011
Feser’s Typology of Atheism (Part 1)
Edward Feser, a professor at Pasadena City College has set out to create a typology...
September 07, 2011
On Getting Out of the Religion Game
A week or so ago, Luke Muehlhauser of Common Sense Atheism surprised the atheist blogosphere...
August 31, 2011
When to Walk Away from a Fight
Followup: I've started a civil email conversation with Stacy of Accepting Abundance, and I'm hoping...
August 30, 2011
Can I have this fight productively?
Before you read the below: I’m writing about the difficulties of arguing online with people...
July 29, 2011
Playing the Consistency Game
When I posted earlier on the blogfight unleashed by Jenifer Fulwiler’s post “Five Catholic Teachings...
June 25, 2011
The Threat that Can’t be Beat
In my "Pugilist in Good Faith" post, I explained why I didn't see a...
June 22, 2011
A Pugilist in Good Faith?
After reading my earlier post on rhetorical strategy for deconversion, Alex Knapp from The League...
June 22, 2011
My Approach to Deconversion
In response to my recent post critiquing P.Z. Myers's tone and tactics, commenter Kogo questioned...
June 21, 2011
Improve Schisms, Don’t Close Them
Brian Green (a commenter here) runs his own blog at The Moral Minefield. Recently, he's...
June 20, 2011
If You Can’t Say Something Helpful…
Sometimes, when I complain about certain kinds of rhetoric used by atheist leaders, I think...
June 19, 2011
Update on Church Vandalism Fundraising
Hermant Mehta of Friendly Atheist has ended his atheist fundraiser to help two churches that...
June 10, 2011
Keeping a Civil Tongue
A couple comment threads have gotten a little nasty/unproductive lately, so I want to jump...
June 09, 2011
Trying to Love My Enemies
Just a cautionary note: trying to figure out how to love your enemies is something...
June 09, 2011
“So they feel as scared and hurt as I do”
Discussion of the appropriate use of mockery has twisted back into the ongoing discussion about...
May 27, 2011
The Mormon Test
Another day, another post at Daylight Atheism (and jeez oh man have I been catching...
May 26, 2011
Adapt or Die
One last post at Daylight Atheism about whether it does atheists good to take a...
May 25, 2011
Whom Should We Mock?
I've got another guest post up at Daylight Atheism today about when, if ever, it's worth...
May 20, 2011
Guest Blogging Update!
Adam, the admin of Daylight Atheism is on vacation for his anniversary this week, and...
April 22, 2011
Blasphemy on Campus?
Apparently someone set up a cross on a courtyard at school and replaced the letters...
April 13, 2011
Two Fights to Pick On Homosexuality
I've heard two major types of Christian arguments against homosexuality (or, more precisely, against acting...
April 12, 2011
On Not Respecting Autonomy
This was more fun to use as an illustration of 'nudge' than Cass Sunstein's book...
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