Category Archives: Morality

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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The Arrogant Defense of “Infant Euthanasia”

Jerry Coyne continues his effort to defend “infant euthanasia.” If you’ll remember the first time around, Coyne completely failed to address the slippery slope problem that is entailed in these calls to legalize infanticide. Given his failure to address this … Continue reading

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Atheism and Infanticide

Over a decade ago, I stumbled upon a guiding principle that has yet to fail me.  The principle is this:  When you encounter someone advocating for infanticide, chances are extremely high that the advocate also happens to be an atheist.  … Continue reading

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Feminst Leader Illustrates Atheism’s Problem With Morality

Mark Schierbecker, from The College Fix, does some reporting about Richard Carrier being accused of sexual harassment in an article entitled, “Popularizer of social-justice atheism can’t believe he’s accused of sexually harassing students.”  He includes some more details of Richard … Continue reading

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Good Without God, Part 2

The community of atheist activists, who are constantly and self-righteously judging religion as evil, seem to be plagued with some very serious and persistent ethical problems.  First there were the accusations of embezzlement associated with Richard Dawkins Foundation, then the … Continue reading

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Another New Atheist Attacks Monogamy

I had some fun mocking Dawkins’ logically inconsistent/incoherent defense of adultery in the last post (something I originally posted here about 3 years ago), but there is a dark side to his “argument.” Reconsider one of his claims: Just as … Continue reading

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Rise Above Our Nature?

A few years back Richard Dawkins wrote an article entitled Banishing the Green-Eyed Monster.  In it, he puts his Gnu sense of morality on display.  He begins by arguing that politicians have a duty to lie when it comes to … Continue reading

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New Atheism Has a Real Problem with Morality

Michael Robbins has written a review of a book and uses the review to criticize the New Atheists and this greatly upset the militant atheist activist Jerry Coyne, who posted with a 3800 word reply that once again whines about … Continue reading

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Sam Harris Promotes Himself by Stepping on Science

After reading through Sam Harris’s response to the Great Moral Landscape Promo, it looks like I was right when I noted, “Harris wants to dumb down the definition of science. He wants to draw upon his atheistic/Buddhist intuitions and then, … Continue reading

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The Mighty Moral Landscape Challenge

Recall that Sam Harris issued a Moral Landscape challenge. He offered a $10,000 award (which would be matched by one of his fans) to anyone who could get him to change his mind about science determining what is right and … Continue reading

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