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April 18, 2006
The Politics of Atheism I
A reader of Daylight Atheism recently made an excellent suggestion via e-mail: As several of...
April 14, 2006
Where Credit is Due
This blog frequently criticizes the religious right, that group of cultural conservatives and fundamentalists who...
April 12, 2006
Thirsting for Persecution
In the United States of America today, Christianity, and specifically right-wing fundamentalist Christianity, is enjoying...
April 10, 2006
Cathedral of Suns: A Humanist Sermon
In my encounters with religious proselytizers, I have occasionally been told that atheism robs the...
April 08, 2006
The Apocalypse Cheerleaders
As many others have observed, the right wing in modern American politics subsists in a...
April 06, 2006
On Free Will V: Moral Responsibility
The last and arguably most important question of free will, one that is closely intertwined...
April 05, 2006
It has been a hundred and twenty-five years since Charles Darwin passed away, but his...
April 04, 2006
The claim is often bandied about that atheists are "angry". The implication, presumably, is that...
April 03, 2006
On Free Will IV: The Nature of Choice
What does it mean to make a choice? This question is at the heart of...
April 02, 2006
Out of Respect
A recurring topic of debate among atheists is just how much respect we should pay...
April 01, 2006
On Free Will III: Outsmarting the Prediction Machine
Clearly, what is immaterial in the human mind can influence the physical world, or our...
March 31, 2006
Theocracy Watch II: Judicial Tyranny Edition
The forces of theocracy are on the march, and Daylight Atheism is keeping a close...
March 30, 2006
New on Ebon Musings: Into the Clear Air
A new essay, "Into the Clear Air", has been posted on Ebon Musings. The article...
March 30, 2006
On Free Will II: Overthrowing Dualism
For most of human history, philosophers have believed that only the possession of an immaterial...
March 29, 2006
Who Are the Moral Ones?
Much mention has been made lately of a recent Pew Research Center study showing that...
March 28, 2006
On Free Will I: Executive Summary
Over the ages, the question of whether we have free will has engaged, confronted, and...
March 26, 2006
Kicking the Crutches Away
In a previous post, I defended the conclusion that atheists should, under certain circumstances, evangelize...
March 24, 2006
An Oft-Asked Question
Turn on the TV, turn to the back pages of a newspaper, or peruse the...
March 23, 2006
We’ve Got Work to Do
My post yesterday, "The Quiet Revolution", discussed some of the positive ways in which atheists...
March 22, 2006
The Quiet Revolution
In a previous post in the Garden, "An Inspiring Story", I discussed two ways in...
March 20, 2006
Should Atheists Evangelize?
It is a perennial question, among atheists, of whether we should evangelize in favor of...
March 18, 2006
A Visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral
It was in late December of last year that I visited St. Patrick's Cathedral in...
March 16, 2006
The Devil Cannot Abide Mockery
The recent fiasco over the cartoons of Mohammed published in a Danish newspaper shows that...
March 14, 2006
How Big is the Library of Babel?
One of my favorite short-story authors is the Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges. Many of...
March 12, 2006
A Mile Wide and an Inch Deep
The United States of America is populated overwhelmingly by Christians. Poll after poll shows that...
March 10, 2006
Damned If You Do
Has anyone else ever noticed that, as far as theists are concerned, atheists just can't...
March 08, 2006
That Monstrous Regiment
(Note: This post was written for Blog Against Sexism Day.) One of the greatest enemies...
March 07, 2006
Pulling Back the Curtain
The previous post in the Observatory, "On Presuppositions", discussed a few of the many ways...
March 06, 2006
Ed Brayton at Dispatches from the Culture Wars has drawn my attention to a story...
March 04, 2006
There has been considerable buzz in the blogosphere lately about a bill pending in Missouri...
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