Tag Archives: Religion

What is Secular Privilege? Here are 10 Everyday Examples

When trying to better understand what white privilege is supposed to be, I discovered a series of articles that help by providing concrete examples, such as What Is White Privilege? Here Are 9 Everyday Examples by Suzannah Weiss.   As I … Continue reading

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When Atheists Push Religion on Others

On March 29, the “Friendly Atheist” posted a blog entry entitled, Quebec is on the Verge of Banning All Religious Symbols for Public Officials. Mehta wrote: Since his election in October, Quebec’s premier François Legault has vowed to stop government … Continue reading

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Is Religious Belief Always Bad?

Anti-religious activist Richard Carrier wrote a blog posting entitled, “What’s the Harm? Why Religious Belief Is Always Bad.”  Carrier comes up with a way to take a common New Atheist talking point and turn it into almost 6000 words of … Continue reading

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Physicist Sean Carroll Misrepresents Science

Several years ago, physicist Sean Carroll laid out his core argument for the “incompatibility” of science and religion: The reason why science and religion are actually incompatible is that, in the real world, they reach incompatible conclusions. It’s worth noting … Continue reading

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The Intersectionals: a Secular Religion

Here’s a good article that touches on some of the religious dimensions of today’s secular social justice ideologues: It was always foolish to believe that a less Christian America would be a less religious America. The demise of religion among … Continue reading

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Should Darwin Day Instead Be George Washington Carver Day?

This is the time of the year when American politicians want the American government to officially designate February 12th as “Darwin Day.” Rep. James Himes [D-CT-4] has proposed this in House Resolution 699: Supports the designation of Darwin Day. Recognizes Charles … Continue reading

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Jerry Coyne: Mighty Slayer of Straw Men

Another scientist, this time physicist Tom McLeish, has argued against the notion that science and religion are incompatible.  And sure enough, activist Jerry Coyne is again unnerved and feels the need to fire off a rapid response. But before looking … Continue reading

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More Confused Thinking About Science and Religion

Astrophysicist Ethan Siegel wrote an article showing that religion and science are compatible and, as you might guess, this unnerved atheist activist Jerry Coyne. In his attempt to rescue the misguided notion that science and religion are incompatible, Jerry Coyne … Continue reading

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Misrepresenting America

Sometimes, it is very difficult to believe Jerry Coyne was ever a scientist. Coyne writes: As evidence of America’s deep religiosity, have a look at this article by Mallory Simon from CNN (click on screenshot), which comes with a short … Continue reading

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He Lives is Back

There are some good blog postings over at the He Lives blog. In Science v. Science+, David exposes a core problem with the “science and religion are incompatible” talking point that is so commonly embraced by New Atheists.   It turns … Continue reading

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