Tag: agenda

A Poster Boy for the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Atheist cat finds your prayer cute, but ultimately futile.

Many people are not familiar with the term Dunning-Kruger Effect. The linked Wikipedia article begins with a very good description: The Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which an unskilled person makes poor decisions and reaches erroneous conclusions, but their incompetence denies them the metacognitive ability to realize their mistakes. The unskilled therefore suffer …

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Can’t take a joke? Confirmation bias too strong?

Cancer Humor on Twitter

I read a blog post today. It was one of several that I took time to look at. This post in particular was made by someone who was angry about something they saw on the Internet. What was it they saw? They read an article from The Onion. For those of you not familiar with …

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Good without god. But… Isn’t that impossible?

Indiana Atheist Bus Campaign Ad

The mere idea that there are individuals who do not believe in god, and some that even have the audacity to say so, is tremendously offensive to a certain segment of the population. If someone implies that it is possible for people to be good people without that belief, some of the offended people might …

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Does Jesus Heal Today? Ummm… No.

Could I have a moment? I'm calling bullshit.

While driving east on University Avenue in Champaign, Illinois, I was presented with the sight of this billboard. I found that I was not the only person in town who noticed the billboard, and was a bit insulted by it. [I’m not offended by it, as it takes much more to actually offend me.] A …

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Evangelicals Struggle With Marketing and the Definition of Atheism

I've had just about enough of your bullshit

I recently read an article at The Christian Post titled Atheism Becoming the New Religion, Evangelicals Warned. The article was written by Maria Mackay, a reporter for Christian Today. Don’t know much about atheism The title alone was enough to tell me that I probably wouldn’t be in agreement with the ideas expressed there. There …

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What If They Gave A War And Only One Side Came?

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Yes, it seems that the annual “War on Christmas” has already begun. I saw evidence of it earlier, but didn’t pay much attention until one of the mortar shells landed in my inbox. This particular explosive device came from the direction of one of my favorite comedic sources; Tim Wildmon, President of the American Family …

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Christian Supremacists Piss Me Off

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I really don’t know how else to describe this group of people who call themselves “Operation Save America”. Christian Supremacists sounds very much like how they think of themselves. They were rather busy in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Friday, August 6, outside the Bridgeport Islamic Society. From a news article, Angry protesters descend on mosque: “Jesus …

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The Soviet Union Crumbled Because of Christianity?!!?!

I saw a piece in The Guardian this morning that actually made me laugh. When I realized the author was serious, I laughed even harder. I am not a lecturer in politics in the University of Kent at Canterbury, nor a research fellow at the Luxembourg Institute for European and International Studies. I am not …

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