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How Did New Atheism Fail So Miserably?

The Baffler publishes a long article against “idiot” New Atheists. It’s interesting only in the context of so many similar articles, and an inability to imagine the opposite opinion showing up in an equally fashionable publication. New Atheism has lost … Continue reading

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There Are Rules Here

[source: sowhatfaith.com] Patheos’ Science On Religion points out that liberal Protestantism is dying even as more conservative Protestant movements thrive. This seems counterintuitive in the context of society as a whole becoming less religious and conservative. So what’s going on? … Continue reading

A Comment I Posted On “What Would JT Do?”

Last week JT posted An Open Letter To The Defenders Of Phil Robertson, which bothered me enough that I posted the following: So I’m the person you are insisting doesn’t exist – a completely pro-gay atheist who voted against Proposition … Continue reading

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[REPOST] A Christmas Poem

Every Jew down in Jewville liked Christmas a lot But King Herod, who ruled over Jewville, did not. The King had a thousand and one reasons why He hated the stars that appeared in the sky! He hated the wise … Continue reading

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The What-You’d-Implicitly-Heard-Before Telling Thing

G. K. Chesterton, whom I praised yesterday, is also famous for the argument of the “truth-telling thing”: ‚ÄúThis, therefore, is, in conclusion, my reason for accepting the religion and not merely the scattered and secular truths out of the religion. … Continue reading

Selection bias and atheist stereotypes

Have people considered before that the stereotype of the loud angry atheist may be entirely a result of selection bias? Consider the average person’s experience with religious people. You see religious people going to church. You notice them wearing necklaces … Continue reading

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