Richard Carrier Has Been Assimilated

Richard Carrier Has Been Assimilated December 2, 2011

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.

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"Also when is the last time you read the bible? How do you know what ..."

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"We don't celebrate Christmas so there is that! You do what you want but if ..."

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"No. The point is that what Christians celebrate was mostly stolen from pagan celebrations, and ..."

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