News And Links For Atheists: Love Me, Love My Belief

Love me, love my belief

An increasing number of couples, married or not, are ensuring they don’t let faith, or the lack of it, come between the sheets and their lives …

As an atheist who’s married to one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, I’ve been there. Not sure if I appreciate the author’s representation of Dawkins and other atheists, though.

AUDIO: Black Atheists Say Non-Belief Means Cultural Outsider

Growth of No: Americans Denying Any Religious Identity Continue to Grow

Religious supergroup forms to smite Comedy Central’s Jesus Christ project

It’s not on the air yet. It’s not shot yet. There’s no pilot yet. Hell, there might not even be a script yet. But Comedy Central developing an animated project about Jesus Christ has the biggest names in the TV watchdog business forming a Super Best Friends protest super-group to preemptively smite the show.

I wonder if these protest groups will eventually realize how silly they look to many of us? I dunno… Can’t wait for the Daily Show to report on this.

Vatican reaches out to atheists – but not you, Richard Dawkins

The Vatican hopes to stage a series of debates in Paris next year. But militant non-believers hoping for a chance to set senior church figures straight about the existence of God are set to be disappointed: the church has warned that atheists with high public profiles such as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens will not be invited.

In other words, they’re refusing to allow our best and brightest so they can stack the deck in their favor. ::Bok bok bok::

Attention For Atheists

Go to CNN.com and you will find the Belief Blog, a digital publication whose goal is to “(foster) a global conversation about the role of religion and faith in the news — and in the users’ lives.” It is all in an effort to capitalize on the disappearance of religion columnists in floundering newspapers. Such articles have traditionally had a pro-Christian slant to them and have been devoid of the kind of objectivity usually found in a newsroom. With the Belief Blog, CNN is trying to capitalize on this vacuum by providing coverage on a more universal level. It will not only cover various religions — it will offer atheistic perspectives, as well.

Living in denial: Why sensible people reject the truth

This will probably be the title of an article in the Watchtower magazine soon. Oh, but will they get the irony? No, my friends.

Selling Humanism to a Christian

Tricks of Ministers

Clergy Who Don’t Believe

Myth: You’re Not Really an Atheist, You Just Want to be Contrary – Are Atheists Just Being Stubborn and Obstinate in Not Admitting They Believe?

Unexplained vs. Unexplainable: How Theists Misunderstand Science – Trying to Justify the Supernatural by Misrepresenting the Scientific Method

Brain shuts off in response to healer’s prayer

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), Schjødt and his colleagues scanned the brains of 20 Pentecostalists and 20 non-believers while playing them recorded prayers. The volunteers were told that six of the prayers were read by a non-Christian, six by an ordinary Christian and six by a healer. In fact, all were read by ordinary Christians.

Why Atheists Should Do Jury Duty

I have. Trust me … you don’t want to go before a court of your peers. Ever. Well, unless maybe they’re atheists? Nah, not even then.

From Debunking Christianity: My Best Substantive Posts So Far in 2010

About The Atheist Geek

The Atheist Geek is a former Jehovah’s Witness turned secular humanist. He’s a lifelong sci-fi geek and a writer wannabe.

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