Hello, and welcome to the Carnival of the Godless #78: Simple List Format Edition. We also have a clever Haunted House themed version of the Carnival, especially for Halloween. But for those of you who don’t like the themed carnivals and just want the damn list of links, here you go.
Tangled Up in Blue Guy again presents Is Your Pastor Teaching Biology? posted at Tangled Up in Blue Guy. “I know I all ready sent something, and this is a few weeks old, but PZ Myers had some very nice things to say about this post; so I thought I would toot my own horn a bit. The gist is that in framing, atheism is not hurting science, its apathy and distraction. Here is a bit of an illustration of why people go to the church to take their science larnin.’”
Norman Doering presents Don’t try this at home posted at A Blog from Hell. “Looks at an old CSICOP article that explores why people don’t change their beliefs. It warns people against using exactly the kind of snark and insults I use.”
False Prophet presents Twisted Jenius- Evil Rant #29- The Power of Disbelief posted at Evil Rant.
Thad Guy presents First Hand Evidence posted at Thad Guy. “I may have misjudged the stereotype of an immoral atheist. Sure, it is insulting, false, and narrow-minded. But, short sighted? Maybe not. That stereotype might just be a well crafted bit of irony.”
Chris presents How to free your spirits, body and mind. Completely! posted at nomad4ever.
Robin Armstrong presents flemco: Gotta pull the plug on it. posted at James Grant’s Livejournal. “After a short series of blog posts parroting some of sillier lines he’s heard spouted by Wiccans and other pagans of the fluffy variety, Mr. Grant comes to the crux of the matter and explains exactly why he says the things he says. The tone and fury may worry the fainter-of-heart, but I found it a valuable insight to the very real need for wider-spread freethinking, and the tactics that may be necessary in helping this happen. Read and enjoy!”
Aerik Knapp-Loomis presents Christian Privilege: Christians Can’t Understand when Atheists Given Attention posted at About.com Agnosticism / Atheism. “I submitted this article to reddit and a user has already accused the paper in question of publishing hate-speech on the basis that Richard Dawkins calls Christians stupid.”
Andrew presents Watch Alister McGrath Take a Very Long Time To Say Very Little posted at Sexy Secularist!. “Described by PZ Myers as a “pitch-perfect” impersonation of Alister McGrath peforming various activities, from ordering at a restaurant to performing phone sex.”
Dale Smith presents Is Christianity a Religion of Peace? posted at faith in honest doubt. “I don’t see any indication of a theme to this godless carnival, so I just picked a post. I hope you like it, and thanks!”
Cheerful Iconoclast presents All Hail the Darwinian State posted at cheerful iconoclast. “This entry discusses some recent comments by Richard Dawkins and how they have been used by creationists. It also discusses the relationship between political ideology and atheism.”
Greta Christina presents Atheists and Anger posted at Greta Christina’s Blog. “Why many atheists are angry; why our anger is valid, valuable, and necessary; and why it’s completely f***ed-up to try to take our anger away from us.”