Category Archive: Atheism

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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Jun 02 2014

The one good thing Ronald Reagan did

He produced his son, Ron Reagan, who is not afraid to burn in hell. He’s right, too — you should all support the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

May 30 2014

Demons. It’s all demons.

Let us emulate the godly believers. We know what is right, and anything that deviates from it is…mental illness. But we might want to remember that sometimes the shoe is on the other foot. Some people believe that atheism causes insanity. But what about the variety of mental illness from which Richard Dawkins suffers? You …

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May 30 2014

Who is arrogant?

Yesterday, I was interviewed by a reporter who was concerned about those aggressive atheists who were putting up offensive billboards in New Jersey, saying horrible things like that religion is a myth. Have we gone too far? Aren’t we turning people off with such rudeness? I had to ask her if she’d ever looked at …

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May 27 2014

I knew her when…

Oh, look: Heina Dadabhoy got a nice profile in the NY Times. I’m going to have to get her autograph next time I see her! And Ex-Muslims of North America get a shout-out, too! I know them as well!

May 24 2014

Secularism has a tunnel-vision problem


There was a time, back when I was a paying subscriber to the Skeptical Inquirer, that I received this issue in the mail: the January/February 2000 issue, which proudly announced the Ten Outstanding Skeptics of the Twentieth Century. It stopped me cold, and I decided to not bother to renew my subscription. Why? It starts …

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May 24 2014

Almost there!

Chris Johnson, who made that lovely coffee table book about atheists called A Better Life: Joy & Meaning in a World Without God, is now planning to turn it into a documentary. He’s running a kickstarter fundraiser forA Better Life: The Film. I’ve read the book. It won’t have any atheists threatening to convert anyone, …

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May 23 2014

That’s not how you do it

Ophelia has been ripping on this bizarre self-appointed Global Secular Council. I’m just kind of flabbergasted. When they make these kinds of comparisons — “Republicans have The Heritage Foundation, New Democrats have the Progressive Policy Institute, Libertarians have The Cato Institute, and Secularists have the Global Secular Council” — I wonder if they really think …

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May 22 2014

I’m a sellout to Big Media

But I do have to say I did not write the title, A Nation of Growing Atheists Still Wouldn’t Trust One to Run the Country. I keep picturing an atheist grown to Godzilla size running for president. You will vote for it, or there will be rampaging.

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