Tag: Religion

Joe’s Grand Fantasy, Part One

You keep using that word...

I’ve written about Joe Cienkowski on a previous occasion. Some of you may already be familiar with Joe and his ideas about evolution and atheism. I’ve had brief exchanges with Joe on Twitter, and though we disagree, we keep things fairly cordial. Someone was kind enough to recently provide me with one of Joe’s self-published …

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

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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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Accommodation Will Not Work

The accommodationists and their ilk continue to demean us loudmouthed, brash New Atheists atheists while claiming that their own soft, warm, and fuzzy approach is the only way to reach out to the public (particularly its religious majority). As evidence of my claim, I wish to present the following information. A Letter from Nature 465, …

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Is Religion Compatible With Science?

I keep hearing the accommodationist mantra that religion is compatible with science (or vice versa). There have recently been issues regarding a person who happens to be a skeptic, while at the same time being Christian (of the Roman Catholic sect), becoming upset that her religious ideas were openly ridiculed by other skeptics. There have …

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No, I’m Not Helping: I’m Enjoying My 1st Amendment Rights

If you read Greg Laden’s Blog, then you’re probably familiar with another blog called You’re Not Helping. [No, I’m not providing a link. Think I’m going to help them? Fuck them.]. The bloggers (who keep their identities secret in their magical bat cave in Alabama, it seems) at YNH go on and on about how …

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