News And Links For Atheists: A God Delusion Video

VIDEO: A God Delusion Video

The God Fraud: Sam Harris responds to Karen Armstrong

Best-selling atheist author Sam Harris pushes back against Karen Armstrong's sympathetic take on religion.

Without God, Without Leader, Harlem Atheists Have Faith in Future

Once a month, Harlem atheists, along with a smattering of outerborough residents, gather at the Adam Clayton Powell State Building on 125th Street to discuss the ubiquitous role of religion in American society. While there’s a revolving door of participants, one constant is the meeting’s diversity: blacks, whites, Muslims, Christians, Jews, everyone is welcome.

Archbishop of Westminster criticises dogmatists

He told Radio 4's Sunday programme: "Public life is not a neutral place.Everybody comes with their set of values and religion has just as much right to be there as anybody else.

Question: Why Don't Theists Believe What Atheists Tell Them About Atheism? Religious Theists Should Listen to Atheists About Atheism and Atheists

This one might be of interest to my ex-Witness readers.

Question: Why Do Atheists Object to Evangelism & Proselytization? If Atheists Merely Disbelieve in Gods, They Shouldn't Object to Evangelism

Ditto.

Inferiority & Aggression: Why Do Some Believers Lash Out?

Austin is on a roll!

Passions over 'prosperity gospel': Was Jesus wealthy?

Each Christmas, Christians tell stories about the poor baby Jesus born in a lowly manger because there was no room in the inn.But the Rev. C. Thomas Anderson, senior pastor of the Living Word Bible Church in Mesa, Arizona, preaches a version of the Christmas story that says baby Jesus wasn't so poor after all.

How To Handle Criticism From Friends and Family

How Atheists Can Use Christianity

Christian Story of Jesus's Birth Is a Myth Born of Politics

I could go even further…

News And Links For Atheists: What is Scientology?

VIDEO: What Is Scientology?

Suddenly, I like James Spader. And Boston Public.

That's me in the corner

I have a vivid childhood memory from when I was perhaps eight or nine years of age. I was with my mom in our minivan. I think my younger sister was with us, but I'm not positive about that. I remember saying to my mom, "I'm scared that someday I'll reject Jesus and won't be a Christian anymore." My mother, wholesome and wonderful person that she is, told me that I'd have to be careful. "Just follow Jesus and you won't have to worry about it." I remember other times when she told me that she "worried" and "was concerned" about me, because I was intelligent. "I worry that your intelligence will lead you away from Jesus." As things stand, I suppose she had good cause for concern.

Greta Christina's Blog: Atheists and Anger

Worth reading if you haven't already.

Austin Cline's Mailbag: Why Choose Atheism?

Although the New York Daily News has no problem endorsing astrology on its news pages, the idea of giving sympathetic coverage to atheism is apparently too much for them to swallow. In a recent issue, they published this obnoxiously bigoted column from Gabriel Gillen, a Dominican friar, which manages to cram just about every anti-atheist slur in the book into a brief space.

We start with the old standby: pick a controversial atheist, accuse him of hypocrisy or some other charge, and assume that he somehow speaks for or represents all atheists:

Death threats force removal of atheist billboard

Daylight Atheism > Anti-Atheist Bigotry in the Daily News

PTN: Paranormal Television Network

Well, we knew it had to happen. It wasn’t a matter of where, only when. Get your flashlights out ghosthunters! We are about to embark on an new era of supernatural fiction the likes of which have never been seen or heard of  in any other civilized country. Watch as the glimmer of skepticism that was once a bright new concept in television gets buried under an avalanche of dung masquerading as entertainment. Ahhhhhhhh. Only in America…

I agree with Mark. Even networks like Discover and History Channel are getting inundated with this stuff. ::Sigh::

Atheism 3.0 finds a little more room for religion

Abstinence Makes The Church Grow Fondlers

For your amusement…

Daylight Atheism > Jehovah’s Witnesses Hate the Smurfs

Yeah, this is more for my ex-Witness readers, but I couldn't resist posting it now.

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NOTE: I was toying with a new plugin called Old Post Promoter, which promoted this old post to a more recent spot even though I asked the plugin to omit this category from promotion. So this news is out of date. I thought this would be a nice to bring some of my older articles back to the front page now and then, but I had to deactivate the plugin when I saw this. Sorry about that. I will probably delete the plugin since the author hasn’t gotten back to me about the reason for the problem. Oh well.

Richard Dawkins slaps creationists into the primordial soup

His books sell in their millions, his TV programmes are rapturously received, and he’s appeared in Doctor Who. Not bad for a 67-year-old academic. Now Richard Dawkins, scourge of creationists, is championing his Victorian hero

Karadzic ‘worked in Serb clinic’

Captured war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic was living in Serbia’s capital Belgrade and practising alternative medicine, Serb officials say.

Austin Cline On: Atheism Has to be a Creed. It Just Has to Be!

One of the more popular myths about atheism is the idea that it’s some sort of ideology, philosophy, religion, or creed. Some religious theists just can’t understand how atheism can be anything less than that; in fact, some are so much in denial about what atheism is that they will go to great lengths to insist that it must involve some set of beliefs, assertions, and ideas about the world which is analogous to their own.

Alan Roebuck writes…

They should have seen it coming

For years James Randi’s foundation has had a million dollars for anyone able to prove they have paranormal powers. But, he explains, in 2010 that money will be put to far better use.

Anti-Atheist Bigotry: I Don’t Really Hate Atheists, Honest!

Bush Edits Out Jefferson’s Criticism of Religion

Harassment By Evangelicals Lit My Path To Atheism

Just a quick link before I head off to work. I submitted an article to Ex-Christrian.net entitled Harassment By Evangelicals Lit My Path To Atheism and it appears there today. Some of the links were added by the folks over there in case you’re wondering.

Check it out at the link.