VIDEO: Hitchens on cancer diagnosis: ‘Why not me?’
AUDIO: Atheist Experience Podcast
They talk about this somewhat disturbing article at length in the podcast, which discusses the (supposed) agnostic views on atheism. Note that the article’s title and subtitle go as follows: An Agnostic Manifesto-At least we know what we don’t know. Yes, kind of a smart ass about it. The folks in the podcast point out that many people totally get atheism wrong. The author of the article is one of them.
I’ve noticed that some agnostics have a problem with atheists, especially since many of us consider them to be atheists or wimpy atheists. Dudes … chill. Most atheists aren’t rabid bulldogs, ya know.
VIDEO: A Conversation Between Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking
VIDEO: Theory of Mind – Robert Seyfarth, the Richard Dawkins Foundation
The Associated Press: Far from ground zero, opponents fight new mosques
Muslims trying to build houses of worship in the nation’s heartland, far from the heated fight in New York over plans for a mosque near ground zero, are running into opponents even more hostile and aggressive.
And, on a similar note… Fla. church organizing Sept. 11 burning of Quran
American Christianity is not well, and there’s evidence to indicate that its condition is more critical than most realize — or at least want to admit.
From Debunking Christianity: My Best Substantive Posts So Far in 2010
Belief is about truth, not feelings
Belief isn’t a wormhole to knowledge about God – it’s a cognitive function that should be flexible and open to correction
Debunking the Myth that Atheism is a Religion
It is suggested by many people that Atheism is a religion. Applying the definition of religion toward atheism is an oxymoron and I concur with others who have come to the conclusion that the religious are are so caught up in their own beliefs that imagining another person without having any religious beliefs is largely incomprehensible to them. Either that or they simply don’t care that what they are stating lacks any sense. Those who claim that atheism is a religion do not have a clear understanding of what atheism is, and when religious terms are used to describe atheism, it is the always the beginning of the end of a sensible argument.
From Austin Cline’s Mailbag: Childish Atheism
It takes maturity and experimentation to move past the childish and immature arguments of atheism. Atheist are the “living dead” for the most part. You can stay if you like, it’s ok.
The living dead? Sweet! Let’s say it together: braaaaaaaaaaaaaaains!
I have my Google News page set to capture articles on Atheism, among other things. Every day I get as many articles as I can stand about Atheism, among other things. Over the months I have noticed a trend among the Atheist related articles, towards labeling Atheist as “angry”. This trend is followed closely by soulless, depressed, monsters and variants – you can guess which type of “news” sources these come from. Mr Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins are often the targets of the accusation “angry Atheist.”
I have watched many an Atheist debate that included Mr. Hitchens and Dawkins, so I am pretty familiar with their approach and demeanor. After giving this allot of thought and going back over how I personally debate, I have come the conclusion the accusation is overall (only a fool claims to never get angry), without merit. What also became clear to me is the reason behind the accusation.
Deceptive Apologetic Strategies
Have You Signed Up for Skepticon?
Protest the Pope Film Season 13
A Letter From A House Divided: Atheist vs. Christian
I’ve been asked many times about the dynamics of being an Anti-Theist married to a Christian and I’ve written about my personal experiences a few times in various venues. I’ve received a lot of letters, emails and comments from many of you describing your experiences in “unequally yoked” marriages and they ran the gamut from living a peaceful co-existence to what amounts to a war zone. Unfortunately, most of these stories reveal an unpleasant reality and some of you have written to me to tell that the end result had been divorce. The reasons that many of you have given in your communications are not surprising, but they are no less disturbing. This brings me to Randy. He sent me a rather long letter a few days ago that took me quite a while to get through, and after asking his permission, I will tell you his story.
Psychic Offers Up Vatican Tabernacle for a Mere $22,000.00
Drakar Druella just wanted a palm reading, but later down the line after paying out the starting fee of $265.00 to psychic Cathy Stevens, he found himself paying for his own personal tabernacle, direct from the Vatican. And it only cost him $22,000.000! What a steal. Drakar is now bankrupt to the tune of somewhere near $150,000.000 and going on record to warn others not to waste their money on phony psychics. Good for you Drakar!