Richard Carrier Has Been Assimilated

Last night at my talk I was asked if there are any books I recommend.  I gave the same answer I always do: Sense and Goodness Without God, by Richard Carrier.  Ever since my friend Ben Schuldt turned me onto Richard about five years ago, he has been a hero of mine.  That book is the most thorough defense of atheism I’ve ever come across.

Dr. Carrier (it arouses him when I call him that) is one of the most brilliant men I’ve ever met, yet he manages to distill insanely complex concepts into  humorous, concise prose that can be comprehended by anybody.  He’s really amazing.

And now he has joined Freethought Blogs.  You should read him.  Daily.  If you’re unfamiliar with him, he has posted some of his greatest hits on his first entry.  It is an enormous honor for me to get to blog on the same site as my favorite atheist.  PZ, Ed, Greta, Jen, Rick….these are the people I read religiously in college.

Below the fold are some of my favorite talks he’s given.  Enjoy!  And go give Rick a rousing FtB welcome.

"The author is being facetious, folks.The only spot-on accurate concept is that Christians are commanded ..."

Are you a Christian man? Don’t ..."
"Many times Jesus spoke in parables. The meaning behind your quote is if a father ..."

Why atheists can celebrate Christmas
"From above: "No sane human being can be expected to hold beliefs based on information ..."

Frank Turek fears me. Also he ..."
"Ah, another blast from the past on the channel page. Thanks New Patheos!!"

Donald Trump is not having a ..."

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