Category Archives: atheism

Gayle Jordan, Radical Atheism, and the Evidence

Atheist activist Hemant Mehta has brought an obscure state election to our attention.  In Tennessee, atheist Gayle Jordan is running as the Democratic candidate for state senator. The Tennessee Republican party put out a press release labeling her as an … Continue reading

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The Friendly Atheist Thinks Atheism is a Religion

Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden released a public statement a few days ago entitled, TNGOP CALLS FOR DEAN AND FITZHUGH TO REJECT TNDP CANDIDATE’S EXTREME, ANTI-CHRISTIAN PLATFORM. It reads: “Gayle Jordan, darling of the Tennessee Democratic Party and their … Continue reading

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Atheists and Science

Jerry Coyne is once again complaining that his readers don’t seem to care all that much for his science postings.  He spends significant time writing up some blog posting about a scientific finding and gets only a small handful of … Continue reading

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Atheism’s Slippery Relationship with the Truth

Here’s a video where Richard Dawkins asserts, “What matters is what’s true.” Yet you have to wonder if Dawkins believes this simply because he was raised in a culture that values truth and that is largely because of its theistic … Continue reading

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Is David Benatar’s Anti-natalism Rooted in Atheism?

From this article on Big Think: Welcome to anti-natalism, a small but lively corner of philosophy that, in our time of climate change, prospects of nuclear war, and divisive populist politics, has been growing of late. Though David Benatar, one … Continue reading

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The Pence Rule

One topic that seriously agitates the Friendly Atheist is the so-called Pence Rule. Hemant explains: The “Mike Pence rule” (a.k.a. the Billy Graham rule) is the absurd notion that a man shouldn’t meet with a woman who’s not his wife … Continue reading

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Philosopher Emily Thomas is Wrong. The Universe is Not Too Big for God.

Emily Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Durham University.  She posted an argument for atheism – Does the Size of the Universe Prove God Doesn’t Exist? She argues: God is human-oriented: human beings are like God, and he … Continue reading

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Devin Kelley’s Atheism

As of today, the evidence clearly indicates that Devin Kelley, the Texas church mass murderer, was an atheist. First, a screen shot of his Facebook page had a quote displayed that is popular among atheists (for obvious reasons): “I do … Continue reading

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How I Defeat Sam Harris’s Attack on Pascal’s Wager

Several years ago, Sam Harris set out to refute Pascal’s Wager in the pages of the Washington Post. Harris began as follows: The coverage of my recent debate in the pages of Newsweek began and ended with Jon Meacham and … Continue reading

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The New Atheist Movement: An Autopsy

There seem to be more and more articles out there trying to explain the demise of the New Atheist movement.  Jerry Coyne recently commented on one and offered his own analysis.  Since none of these articles seems especially insightful , … Continue reading

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