Tag Archives: Religion

March for Post-Modern Science

The March for Science apparently comes with its own particular version of the philosophy of science.  This can be clearly seen when Jerry Coyne’s views of science are contrasted with other March supporters (and the March itself). First, Coyne tells … Continue reading

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Sam Harris Criticizes Religious Moderates and Misses the Target

Sam Harris writes about “The Problem with Religious Moderates.” He sets things up as follows: People of faith fall on a continuum: some draw solace and inspiration from a specific spiritual tradition, and yet remain fully committed to tolerance and … Continue reading

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Debunking the Religion-as-Child-Abuse Argument

In a previous posting,  I dismantled the popular New Atheist argument that a religious upbringing is a form of child abuse.  We saw that such a position works equally well with the political socialization of children, which would entail that … Continue reading

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Acting out the Hate

There is not much information about the militant atheist who stabbed the Christian woman to death because of her views on marriage.  One thing did catch my eye:   Defence lawyers argued that Daniel suffered from a personality disorder and … Continue reading

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Militant Atheist Murders Christian Because of Her Views About Marriage

Here’s a news story that has not received much attention: The 25-year-old Daniel E. was sentenced to life in prison by a court in Freiburg on Monday for killing his Christian student flatmate last August in a crime ruled to … Continue reading

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Dismantling the “Religion as Child Abuse” Argument

Back in July 2016, atheist Zoltan Istvan laid out his position concerning “the religious indoctrination of children.” Like some other atheists and transhumanists, I join in calling for regulation that restricts religious indoctrination of children until they reach, let’s say, 16 years of age. Once a … Continue reading

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New Atheist Author Raises the White Flag

I want to draw your attention to the Boghossian article I mentioned earlier.  While Boghossian does his best to talk up New Atheism as something that is very culturally significant, he actually illustrates the demise of New Atheism. New Atheism … Continue reading

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Religion is Good for the Economy

From the Washington Post: Religion is big business. Just how big? A new study, published Wednesday by a father-daughter researcher team, says religion is bigger than Facebook, Google and Apple — combined. The article in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on … Continue reading

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My Take on the The Muskogee Atheist – Children’s Charity Dispute

After reading several stories about the recent dust up between the Muskogee Atheist Community and the Murrow Indian Children’s Home  it has become clear the popular narrative is misinformation.   The popular narrative, repeated in many stories and the comments section … Continue reading

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After School Satan Sounds Like More Atheist Trolling

Militant atheist activist Hemant Mehta writes: Still Elementary School in Marietta, Georgia is home to a (Christian) Good News Club. And since Fred Mephisto, the head of the local chapter of The Satanic Temple, is a graduate of the same … Continue reading

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