Category Archive: Atheism

Jun 28 2014

Los Angeles Women’s Atheist and Agnostic Group Inaugural Meeting | Center for Inquiry

This just isn’t fair. The east coast has Women in Secularism in the spring, and now the west coast has LAWAAG every month. Join us for the inaugural meeting of The Los Angeles Women’s Atheist and Agnostic Group! LAWAAG was formed by multi-media artist Amy Davis Roth with the goal of fostering a safe and supportive …

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Jun 25 2014

Really…we’re against shooting anyone

This op-ed by Robert Grant, claiming that the New Atheists are ‘dangerous’, was infuriating. What a string of stupid cliches! While their starting point was the lack of scientific evidence for God’s existence, they quickly expanded their target to argue that religion is the “root of all evil” in the world. Far from being tolerated, …

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Jun 24 2014

Saudi Arabia has no credibility as a member of the UN Human Rights Council

Let me say first that I could never be a diplomat; the slow-motion courtesies of this meeting would drive me mad. I’d also be enraged by the presence of people who simply don’t belong there. In this short segment of a meeting, a member tries to read a statement pointing out that the treatment of …

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Jun 23 2014

Sometimes, atheism costs

You know, atheists don’t do a good job of providing that essential social safety net, and the American ‘I got mine’ philosophy means the government often does a poor job, too. We just have to try and cobble together an ad hoc safety net. Here’s a case in point: a person who joined a church, …

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Jun 21 2014

Rad’s video

I just got around to watching Cristina Rad’s rebuttal of Jaclyn Glenn — it’s often difficult to find a spot of time and a quiet place to watch videos when I’m flitting about. It’s very good. It pins down a lot of my difficulties with the “He’s Crazy!” brigade. It’s just not an explanation. It’s …

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Jun 20 2014

World Humanist Day is tomorrow

You’d think that after yesterday’s travails, I might finally be home. But no; I’m still in Minneapolis, and am about to spend a day at the Science Museum of Minnesota with a group of students. And then afterwards I’ll go home and sink into blissful unconsciousness. It’s a good way to prepare for World Humanist …

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Jun 16 2014

Michael Nugent on death and atheism

Good interview. You should listen to it.

Jun 12 2014

What is wrong with Chris Hedges?

I was grumbling about Chris Hedges 6 years ago, and every few years after that he seemed to spew more nonsense about atheists again. And then he gave an incoherent, illogical, dishonest talk at UMM last January. He’s been busily undermining his reputation as a journalist for years with babbling drivel. And now I learn, …

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Jun 05 2014

Good news!

The reason we get so much resistance within the atheist community is that atheism is changing. More and more, the strongest atheist voices are talking about nonbelief less as an end in itself, but as part of a larger conversation about social justice. It could hardly be any other way: atheism is growing not only …

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Jun 04 2014

No cure for insomnia here

I’m not adjusted to Pacific time yet, so I woke up this morning at 3am, and figured the thing to do is watch some boring debate…and you may have heard that Sye Ten Bruggencate debated Matt Dillahunty last weekend. Just the thing! Bruggencate is a tedious kook, and it’s just the thing to put me …

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