VIDEO: Deepak Chopra and Bill O’Reilly: Believers vs. Non-Believers Discussion
AUDIO: Humanist Network News #35: Andy Rooney on Atheism
VIDEO: Morality 3: Of objectivity and oughtness
Another video by Qualia Soup!
VIDEO: The Tribute “To Hitch”
The link to this is pretty much mandatory. Christopher Hitchens, one of the Four Horsemen of Atheism now suffering from cancer, gets a tribute.
‘You just don’t understand my religion’ is not good enough
Too often, faith is mysterious only selectively. When questions get tough, a god can disappear in a puff of ineffability.
Atheism, Depression, & Meaning: Do Atheists Lead Meaningless Lives?
Myth: Life for atheists must be depressing and meaningless.
What is a person?
This week the citizens of Mississippi will vote whether to legally assign the status of “personhood” to any human egg that has been penetrated by a sperm. I, for one, think that being a person is a serious gift. And I hope that if Mississippi awards personhood to fertilized eggs, they will take this seriously.
Richard Dawkins’s refusal to debate is cynical and anti-intellectualist
Here’s what Dawkins says about it, too.
Utah’s Huge Roadside Crosses Must Come Down
The Ground Zero “Cross”
Carl S. recently shared with me a letter his wife received from the American Center for Law and Justice, a far right evangelical organization founded by Pat Robertson. The letter is a request for donations for the Committee to Protect the Ground Zero Cross.
They want the addressee to enclose a check or money order and sign a document which reads:
George Carlin Still Causing Trouble for the Catholic Church
I’m sure George would be smiling down from Heaven right now…if there was such a thing.
South Park Creators Investigated By the Church of Scientology?
Rathbun says this first posting is just one “of a trove” of documents related to the investigation. The document he revealed Sunday suggests that Scientology was examining public records on those people, looking for a vulnerability.
“Phone records. Bank records. Personal letters that expose some kind of vulnerability. They’ll read stuff into the kind of alcohol you’re drinking and how much. Prescriptions. They’ll figure out your diet. They can find out a lot about you through your trash,” he told the Voice.
Pat Robertson says Oklahoma earthquake a sign of the End Times
Religion and Obesity; Report Associates Religious Activity With Weight Gain
A new atheist site I discovered thanks to the power of G+. Here’s a little more about the creator of the site.
Finally, you may call me Reverend Atheist Geek. I have been ordained as a member of the Spiritual Humanist clergy and the First Church of Atheism. Why? Because it’s fun, that’s why! Hey, don’t you want to tell people they have to call you Reverend? Damn right you do. Thanks to Emily from Facebook for encouraging me and others to do it.
Uh, if you want to try this as well, note that it’s free for both sites. But if you want the I.D. and everything, well…the Spiritual Humanist clergy thing is cheaper. Don’t know what those guys at the First Church of Atheism are thinking! Get with the competition, man.
P.S. And someone needs to tell the guys behind the Nasa Image of the Day plugin that it’s italicizing all the text on my web site. Grrr… Plugin disabled until further notice.