Response to Leah Libresco re: relationships.

Leah posted a response to my post the other day about meaning.  In it, she essentially argued that she wanted to go to church (more than she wanted to sleep in), in response to this section of my post: Meaning is realizing we’re very lucky to have the time we have and not wasting a [Read More...]

Comment response: how can life mean anything if it’s not forever?

Yesterday I did a post about meaning, and about some of the things that give my life meaning.  In response a theist of some flavor came into the comments to say: I am always amazed at how weak answers to the meaning question are. People you love? Begs the question. If human life has no [Read More...]

Christoph Dollis gives us our daily dose of shutdown blues.

Yesterday I posted about how the GOP would be fired from Taco Bell and got this comment from Christoph Dollis: This post is nonsense. The members of congress were elected to exercise their best judgment, including when not to fund programs. Elections have consequences. They won – in the house. He’s right: the post sucked. [Read More...]

I was wrong – the Cosmological Argument makes perfect sense. Thanks “Atheist Killa”.

I used to think Scott Clifton, the man behind the youtube channel Theoretical Bullshit, was a genius without peer.  How could I have been so blind?  I mean, I watched Scott’s video rebutting William Lane Craig’s version of the Kalaam Cosmological Argument and thought it was great.  But that was my own tiny brain failing [Read More...]

Has Christianity done more for science than atheism ever could?

I got sent this article, which is apparently being heralded as a “checkmate atheists” moment.  It’s so full of wrong I need to go through it line by line. Our governor here in Kentucky has decided to implement the new Common Core “Next Generation” science standards. Progressives are celebrating this move for a few reasons [Read More...]

Peter Payne debate: do ethics need a foundation in god?

Here’s my debate with Dr. Peter Payne at UC Santa Cruz.  Leave questions in the comments and I’ll try to answer them over the next week. Huh…I just finished watching the video, which was posted by the Institute for Credible Christianity (a group for which Peter Payne is the managing director).  At around the 56:00 [Read More...]

William Lane Craig tries to play science with Lawrence Krauss.

…and Krauss metaphorically backhands him into the Stone Age.  Pro tip: if you’re going to misrepresent physics and quote-mine physicists, maybe don’t do it in a public debate with the guy that many consider to be the world’s greatest living physicist. I’ve listened through this twice today while reading the news and writing.  Pure gold.  [Read More...]

Dan Barker throws down.

In a debate with Kyle Butt, Dan Barker listens to Kyle say that Hitler was an atheistic communist calmly, and then destroys him.  The fun starts at about 1:30. In Kyle’s defense, at 8:08 he has the integrity to admit he was wrong.  But then he goes on to assert essentially that Hitler was not [Read More...]

My take on Pope Francis’ first encyclical letter.

The other day Sara Lin Wilde posted a rundown of Pope Francis’ first encyclical letter.  It’s not too flattering to unbelievers so I thought I’d take a stab at its premises. Atheism weakens community ties. For some reason, Francis seems to believe that religious faith is required to “build our societies in such a way [Read More...]

Mike Deangelo sees Hobby Lobby’s dishonest quote-mining and raises us…the same dishonest quote.

Earlier I posted about the FFRF’s glorious smackdown of Hobby Lobby’s dishonesty regarding the founding fathers.  It wasn’t long before a believer by the name of Mike Deangelo found his way into the comments and, rather than condemning or defending Hobby Lobby’s dishonest quote mining, started throwing out more quotes.  This was apparently done in [Read More...]


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