Now that it’s all hands on deck to defend abortion, facts matter again and, would you look at that? The call to arms has a lot of mind-numbingly statistics on how atheists are consistently and reliably pro-women’s rights… which was already pretty common knowledge some 10 years ago:
Atheist Day goes to show our fellow heathens that they are not alone — if this initiative or this post helps even just one atheist anywhere in the world to feel more at ease or that not all is lost, that makes it worthwhile enough for me
If a family don’t respect their atheist members enough to have gatherings in places and settings where everyone feels welcome, what all the kids will pick up on, then, is that’t is OK to treat atheist relatives (and atheists in general) with less amount of respect and love than that afforded to everyone else
If you no longer believe in imaginary friends, heavens dictators and the absurd fables created to milk the fear of death, this is as a perfectly good date to come out.
The Four Horsemen, a souvenir of a time when reason and science dominated the conversation
What’s the evidence that there is sexism in the atheist community? Is the disproportionately low number of women in the atheist community due to misogyny? Anecdotal evidence is not enough.
You can’t indoctrinate people into facts. Telling children there are no Smurfs, leprechauns, fairies or gods, is no indoctrination. Is being responsible
Francis conveyed that practicing Catholics are better than non-practicing Catholics. That is demonstrably false:
The atheist rift is between people who follow Enlightenment principles and those who believe in authoritarian principles
“When people pray before meals and you sit there wondering what you should do?”
I start eating. I don’t respect religious beliefs.
An interesting way to remove the superstitious enforcement in the last moments of life. How would you want your obituary to replace the religious symbol?
Maybe Weinberg wasn’t as accurate as he could have been, but his statement remains true to a certain degree. Some times evil is done without invoking a god; but it is always done with the psychological set of tools that characterizes religion.
– What if you’re wrong and there is a god?
– Then he has a lot to answer for!
Last week there was much dissatisfaction with the way in which three judges of the Ecuador’s Got Talent reality show…
How are we supposed to be the ones who civilly dissect ill-designed arguments if we’re not even capable of telling us apart from the very people who can’t do civility?
I’d like to congratulate Atheist Ireland for taking the lead in dissociating from a person that hurts our cause and thinks he’s entitled to just because he got readers. I’m following suit.
I was asked what had happened to him, so in order to give an answer I had to do a little research. What I found is not pretty:
I know I’m stating the obvious, but over at Why Evolution Is True, Jerry Coyne asks his readers two questions…
Horseman envy will be the term used for the phenomenon of atheists who suffer delusions of grandeur and as a result, they think they can’t be wrong, and don’t understand why other atheists won’t worship them or accept everything they have to say in an uncritically fashion.
After much speculation and confusion due to his previous statements, Stephen Hawking finally came out of the closet and embraced…