Archive for the 'Unbelief'

Anti-Atheist Crackdown Coming in Egypt?

Egypt is hardly known as a haven for religious freedom, even after the military deposed the Muslim Brotherhood leadership. But it appears that things may be about to get worse as the Sisi government prepares for a crackdown on atheists in that country. Read more

Yes, Please Stop Using the Atheists in Prison Claim

Heina Dadabhoy, who will soon be joining Freethought Blogs, has a thoughtful and important essay at Skepchick explaining why atheists should stop using the “there are very few atheists in prison” argument as a response to claims that religion is morally superior. Read more

Peter Boghossian: Dismissed From the ‘Adult Table’

I have to agree with Taylor Carr’s assessment of Peter Boghossian and his often simpleminded and childish jabs at religion. I think he’s an example of exactly what we don’t need in atheism, someone who is content with making the lowest common denominator insult rather than the thoughtful criticism. A perfect example is this recent Tweet: Read more

Values and Mixed Marriages

My friend (and boss) Dale McGowan has a new book coming out in a couple months called In Faith and In Doubt: How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families. Kimberly Winston interviews him about it. Read more

CFI Launches ‘Keep Health Care Safe and Secular’ Campaign

The Center for Inquiry has a new campaign called Keep Health Care Safe and Secular that will combat a wide range of anti-scientific influences in medicine, from anti-vaccination lies to homeopathy to faith-based denial of treatment. Here’s how they describe the effort: Read more