Author Archives: Michael

Free Will: Evidence for God

Does atheism entail determinism?  Jerry Coyne seems to think so.  He makes it quite clear how his views of determinism follow from his acceptance of atheism/materialism: The best answer I can give (besides reading Sean Carroll’s “The Big Picture”) is … Continue reading

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Social Justice Determinists

As I have argued before, atheistic determinism and social justice ideology complement each other very well.  Thus, it is rather amusing to watch a hardcore determinist like Jerry Coyne engage in his constant battles with various social justice atheists and … Continue reading

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Social Justice Laughs

Activist Jerry Coyne points to an example where a book which received a positive prepublication review had the review downgraded because of complaints from the social justice crowd.  Here’s a brief description of the book: The setting is the Midwestern … Continue reading

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The Healing Profession?

Lisa Marchiano is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and recently wrote an article about transgenderism that you can read here. Included in her analysis is the story of a young woman with a history of mental health problems who spent … Continue reading

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Mythcon and the Friendly Atheist

As we all know, the Mythcon debate between Sargon of Akkad and Thomas Smith generated a lot of buzz in the atheist community.  But I don’t seem to recall The Friendly Atheist blog weighing in on this.  Did I miss … Continue reading

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Wishful Denial

We are often told that Christians believe in God simply because they want to believe in God.  Such belief is supposed to be comforting and reassuring.  Wishful thinking.  The atheist, in contrast, is said to be strong-minded, with the ability … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy and The Disdain for Freedom

Here’s the video of the debate between atheist Sargon of Akkad and atheist Thomas Smith. I actually watched most of it, although I gave up half way through the Q&A.   In my opinion, neither speaker was all that impressive and … Continue reading

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The Collapsing Escape Hatch

Modern day atheism is built on a simple claim – There is no evidence that God exists.  But how does the atheist know this?  It’s one thing to claim, “I don’t see any evidence for God” or “What you consider … Continue reading

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Always the Victim

Apparently I missed this over the summer, but the twitter storm by trans activist Zinnia Jones provoked a backlash that then allowed the activist to posture as The Misunderstood Victim.  Noah Berlatsky offered up a softball interview of Jones and … Continue reading

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Transgender Madness

Did you know that if you are a straight man, and don’t want to have sex with a trans “woman,” you are transphobic?  That’s what transgender activist Zinnia Jones wants us to believe: Well, one transgender activist insists that straight … Continue reading

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