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Apr 24
Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism
Catholic Culture
For as long as atheism has existed as a significant intellectual movement, there have been attempts by atheists to psychoanalyze religious belief – to explain it or explain it away not with regards to its inherent truth or falsehood, but rather in ...

Apr 24
My Favorite Atheist
Huffington Post (blog)
One month after September 11, 2001 Richard Dawkins wrote in the British paper The Guardian, "Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, what's the
Apr 24
This is an example of a tactic i see a LOT. Make condescending statements to piss atheists (myself in this example!) OFF...all so the Christian can gloat and declare the emotional response... From: DeityFree Dee Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 21:03 More in Film & Animation
Apr 24
High School Wrestling Team Vows to Keep T-Shirts After Atheist Group ...
Christian Post
A local atheist reportedly contacted FFRF regarding a Bible verse that adorned the walls in Parkersburg South High School's wrestling room, the wrestling team's website and t-shirts purchased by parents for team wrestlers. The verse is Philippians 4:13 ...

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Apr 24
Atheism is partly the result of bad theology, an unpaid bill resulting from failures in depicting God. How often have people been given the impression of God as a being exalting himself at our expense! One might be afraid of
Apr 24
The New Atheist movement has become nearly inescapable. The 'four horsemen of the apocalypse' - Hitchens, Dennett, Harris, Dawkins - together with various other pundits, have sold a great many books and made a great
Apr 24
Atheist Strong Arm Wrestling Team Over Bible Verse
Christian Post
The teenage grapplers are staring down the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based atheist group outraged because the team wears t-shirts bearing a Bible verse. "I can do all things through Him that strengthens me." That's the verse
Apr 24

The Most Rev Justin Welby wrote in his blog that it was a "historical fact " that UK law, ethics and culture were based on its teachings and traditions.

Apr 24
Jaclyn Glenn is relatively new to the freethought movement, but her irreverent, humorous and occasionally blasphemous YouTube videos have made her one of the most talked about atheist personalities... From: TheThinkingAtheist Views: 301 300 ratings Time: 04:07 More in Education
Apr 24
The efe am event of Nevsehir, occurred in Avanos. Verses from the qur'an, instead of something from the paper olustu.nnateistleri believe that it has come to origami video exploded yet, the... From: Yumurta Kafa Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 05:26 More in Comedy
Apr 24
First, I'd like to thank my readership in general, and the people who put in donations and guesses for the 50/50 contest in particular, for their support in bumping Skeptophilia
Apr 24
Here I have assimilated two posts into one, looking at the idea that Yahweh, and the claims made about him, do not make a lot of sense with regard to the philosopher's god which developed over the next several thousand years.

Many people believe ridiculous things. Most of the time, we eventually shuffle off such beliefs. But some remain. In the case of Christianity, this is the belief in Yahweh. I don't mean to be overly rhetorical, but the belief in Yahweh is patently ridiculous, much more so than the belief in God.
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Apr 24
Telegraph.co.uk
Atheists should show 'liberal tolerance' to Britain's status as a Christian ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Atheists should accept that Britain is a “Christian country” – and show “liberal tolerance” towards it, a group of prominent philosophers has argued. In a letter to The Telegraph, eight leading thinkers including Prof Roger Scruton, the philosopher and ...
Atheist letter objecting to 'Christian nation' remarks attracts widespread ...Christian Concern
PM's faith remarks 'foster division' atheists claimThe Christian Institute
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BBC News
Apr 24
Atheist Analysis Page https://www.facebook.com/AtheistAnalysis Atheist Analysis Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/754465791233163/ Atheist... From: Atheist Analysis Views: 0 4 ratings Time: 01:55:46 More in Entertainment
Apr 24
Radio legend Troi Torain (STAR) always delivers hard-hitting objective truth. As a culture critic he is vicious, as a businessman he is relentless, as a luminary he is un-matched. Considered... From: SHOT97 RADIO Views: 177 12 ratings Time: 34:01 More in Comedy
Apr 24
How dare the atheists say Gman can't rap. His rhymes are tight. Don't be like an atheist or Hitler, and support Gman today! We beg that you donate to Gman so enough money can be pooled together... From: Gman Music Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:29 More in Entertainment
Apr 24

Just as "science," in the sense we use the word today, didn't quite exist in Shakespeare's day, atheism, too, was absent in its modern, Dawkins-like form.

Apr 24
I give this book two thumbs way up. In addition to courageously sharing his personal story, Loftus applies his considerable training and expertise into developing a cumulative case against Christianity and for atheism. I cannot think of another book like it on the market. Loftus is clearly familiar with the work of evangelical apologists like Copan, Craig, Geisler, and Moreland, as his book is filled with references to their work and objections to their arguments. In fact, his book might best be described as a “counter-apologetics” textbook. Anyone who reads this blog (The Secular Outpost) but has not yet read Why I Became an Atheist should do so. LINK.
Apr 24
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Apr 24
Dr. John Dickson is co-director of the Centre for Public Christianity. He has a PhD in ancient history and is a Senior Research Fellow with the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University, where he teaches in the MA in Early Christian and Jewish Studies program. Recently he offered his top 10 list of tips for atheists. In it he tells us what he thinks atheists are doing wrong in debates with Christians. Dr. James East of Skeptic Ink Network responded excellently to each of his tips.

Here's one example. Dickson's first tip is for atheists to deal with the Christian "sophisticated literary trail of reasons for the Faith." East responded in part by saying something I've wondered about as well:I think Dickson and many other “public Christians” are guilty of exactly the same thing. They speak out against the Dawkinses and Krausses of the world, rather than tackling leading atheist philosophers such as Graham Oppy, Theodore Drange and Quentin Smith, to name just a few. Christians devote entire websites to attacking The God Delusion, yet seem to completely ignore books like Why I Became an Atheist,in which John Loftus absolutely does engage with Plantinga, Craig and company, very successfully I think. And then there are classics such as Oppy’s Arguing About Gods, Sobel’s Logic and Theism, and so many more. LINK.

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