Category Archives: atheist activism

Activists and Social Media

Jerry Coyne was perplexed by something that is not all that difficult to understand.  He responded to an article by Jesse Singal who tries to make the case that social media is making us all dumber.   He quotes Singal: That’s … Continue reading

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Are New Atheists Wishing 2018 was Over Already?

The atheist activist community has begun the new year on the wrong foot.  First, the atheist conference designed to unite the warring factions got into a fight over the conference, causing it to be cancelled.   Then, Steven Pinker, who has … Continue reading

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Steven Pinker Reaps What He Sows

As I pointed out in the previous posting, the smear techniques being used against New Atheist Steven Pinker are just the same techniques New Atheists have been using against religious people for years.  So there is a certain element of … Continue reading

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Myers vs. Coyne

They’re at it again.  In a blog posting entitled, Surprise! Pinker smeared again by those who distort his words, atheist activist Jerry Coyne complains: There is no end of the kind of cherry-picking people will go to if they want … Continue reading

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Understanding the Failed Atheist Conference

The atheist activist community love to portray themselves as a group of people who value reason, evidence, and science.  And one of the mere byproducts of this commitment to reason, evidence, and science just happens to be their atheism. Yet … Continue reading

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A New Year and Another Failed Atheist Conference

We start the new year with yet another atheist activist conference being cancelled.  It was to be “The Atheist Conference.” Several here have already commented on it (start here) Years ago, I noted that the New Atheist movement was a … Continue reading

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Atheist Activists Mourn Murderer’s Death

Another atheist activist has committed murder.  This time it’s Scott Smith, an activist who seemed to play a significant role in the atheist activist community:  he co-hosted the “Recovering from Religion” podcast and was active with the Military Association of … Continue reading

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Kevin Spacey Tries to Have Sex with a Boy and Friendly Atheist Blames Christians

The Friendly Atheist blog is becoming quite a source of hefty amusement these days.  In our latest installment of Friendly Atheist Zaniness, Hemant Mehta actually takes the news of  actor Kevin Spacey trying to have sex with a fourteen year … 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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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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