Submitted by DCblogger on Sat, 03/24/2012 - 1:44pm
Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 10/22/2010 - 2:22pm
Hemant is all over this issue because he goes to a lot of college campuses to speak and college kids are generally the most enthusiastic atheists out there today. So what do you think? Is there a legitimate "need" for "humanist" chaplains on campus like there are religious chaplains for students? Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Sun, 08/29/2010 - 4:41am
The NSA is really giving me the widdershins today. Meh. Hopefully, this will work. Starting link. My Comment:
well, f*ck it. this is the atheist blog, after all. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Sun, 07/25/2010 - 7:06pm
I haven't even made it through the comments yet, but I just have to pass along this great Sunday blog topic from my girl, Greta Christina. Why won't she call me, oh why oh why? Heh, anyway:
Atheists and unbelievers: What, if anything, would make you believe? Worship? Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Wed, 02/04/2009 - 8:11pm
This should make Lambert's cold go away faster:
Courtesy of Harvard professor Niall Ferguson in Vanity Fair:
The motto “In God we trust” was added to the dollar bill in 1957. Since then its purchasing power, relative to the consumer price index, has declined by a staggering 87 percent.
I bet we could turn this economy around by replacing "God" with "FSM." Just sayin. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Tue, 04/08/2008 - 11:47am
Submitted by chicago dyke on Tue, 09/18/2007 - 7:32am
Watching a religion-themed movie this morning as I enjoyed some too-strong coffee, I had the thought that I can explain simply why I'm an atheist.
The gods are too cruel.
If I'm wrong, and there is a penalty for not worshipping them, obviously I'll pay it. But even in the face of that potential risk, I still think my deal is no worse than that of the righteous. The things they are expected to do, the beliefs they are expected to sustain...how tortuous. There is no cruelty that like born of following the extreme path of action grounded in imperative, religious reasoning. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 05/25/2007 - 9:24am
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 05/12/2007 - 10:19am
Submitted by chicago dyke on Mon, 03/05/2007 - 8:06am
Garbage. I'll make three points: Once again, the Times "selects" from a group of people who already agree with this theory, and fails to ask actual evolutionary scientists who are critical of it what they think. Gotta love the "balance." Also, this piece mostly fails to apply the "logic" of the theory to non-monotheistic religions, implying that monotheistic belief is what is being "proven" here. Finally, group selection is bunk. Read below the fold...
Submitted by NaomiC on Thu, 01/11/2007 - 3:12am
In 2006, I ran for the US House against
an unholy a far-right DINO and lost in the Primary. I drop the phrase, "I placed second in a three-way race", to either joke-it or to save face--it could be either. In reality, the incumbent got 86.2%, I got 10.0% and Mr.Last Place got 3.8%. Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Fri, 12/08/2006 - 10:06pm
Nicholas Kristof indulges in a faith-based slam against atheists.
The core message is exactly the same as what's being said to the incoming Democrat-led Congress — the burden of years of excess by the Rabid Right is on you. Play to the center, and before you say anything... have a nice cup of STFU:
[whydoesgodhateamputees.com] is part of an increasingly assertive, often obnoxious atheist offensive led in part by Professor Dawkins â€” the Oxford scientist who is author of the new best seller "The God Delusion." Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Wed, 12/06/2006 - 9:20am
Right-wingers will doubtless (and they are doubtless, aren't they?) think I'm talking about the Democrats who control the new Congress.
Alas, as far as I know, every man and woman in the 110th Congress — including each and every donkey — subscribes to a monotheistic faith.
So we're talking hypothetically here, thanks to some interesting questions Frank raised in comments at Martian Anthropologist: Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Sun, 12/03/2006 - 8:12pm
This week, the Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy introduces a sister site, "Bible Study for Atheists," a place for non-believers to learn about the book sensation that's Stepfordizing the nation.
From the dawn of man to the (spoiler alert!) final revelation, we'll take an irreverent day-by-day, chapter and verse look at the Good Book. Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Sun, 11/12/2006 - 12:07pm
How does it feel to be so wise
To see through eyes that only see what's real?
"From my point of view, I would ban religion completely. Organized religion doesn't seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings and it's not really compassionate." Read below the fold...