Category Archives: Atheism

To be an atheist and pro-choice

Ramesh Ponnuru responds to critics who call him a hypocrite for arguing that the government should accommodate the religious views of those who oppose abortion, when what he really wants is to impose his religious views on believers and non-believers … Continue reading

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Also, atheists are now eligible for admission into a heaven they don’t believe in

Pope Francis turned some heads with his remarks about non-Catholics earlier this week: Pope Francis has said that atheists should be seen as good people as long as they do good, in a move to urge people of all religions … Continue reading

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And on the Seventh Day, God Had Second Thoughts…

Bill Nye the Science Guy made the mistake of talking about reality to a group of Texans who didn’t want to hear about it: As even most elementary-school graduates know, the moon reflects the light of the sun but produces … Continue reading

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Ti-i-i-ime is on our side, yes it is

Pew Research Center is out with some interesting findings regarding American religious belief (via TPM): A new survey by the Pew Research Center finds that belief in the existence of God has dropped 15 points in the last five years … Continue reading

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The Washington Mall Makes Strange Bedfellows

As noted on NPR this morning, the Mall (not a shopping mall) will play host to two very different assemblies this weekend. First, there’s the anti-birth control crusaders, who will be in town today: “We are honored to be hosting … Continue reading

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Atheists still can’t come in first…

With a right wing that seems devoted to demonizing atheists, it’s easy to think that the War on Reason is an American pastime. But it’s an international phenomenon: Religious believers distrust atheists more than they do members of other religious … Continue reading

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Where Science and God Do Not Meet

Alan Lightman, MIT physicist and author of some wonderful books, discusses the compatibility/incompatibility of science and organized religion in Salon: We can categorize religious beliefs according to the degree to which God acts in the world. At one extreme is … Continue reading

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Religious Non-Believers

With the Jewish High Holidays beginning later this week, the Washington Post has an interesting, but far too short article¬†about the intersection between Judaism and Atheism: Unlike other religions, Judaism has often embraced its atheist strain. The 18th-century Dutch philosopher … Continue reading

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Missing the point

Regular readers are going to know that we at the blog are big fans of Ta-Nehisi Coates. The dude has serious writing skills, and he can even get me to read about history. It helps that he likes to pull … Continue reading

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On Killing People But Not Fetuses

Tom Flynn, the Executive Director of the Council for Secular Humanism, offers an explanation (not to be confused with a justification) of how a religious Christian could be pro-life and pro-death penalty: Being against abortion but for the death penalty … Continue reading

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I hear you get to do the weird stuff…

The Daily Mail points out a survey that finds atheists have better sex lives (warning, the link has a risque photo and some words that still make me giggle): Some 79.9 per cent of people raised in very religious homes … Continue reading

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