I asked the famous biologist Jerry Coyne to edit this one from last year, and he agreed! It’s much more scientifically sound now. Thanks, Jerry.
Oh, and yes, somebody really did say “Kaboom! Pow! Lights out! Party’s over!“.
I’ve heard the claim, “atheists are just as intolerant as the theists they decry”, from theists and atheists alike. Does anyone truly believe this despite the fact that the slightest applied skepticism and reflection is all that’s required to see through it? Of course it’s easy to respond to this … Continue reading
Both believers and non-believers have criticized atheists for dismissing religion because its claims cannot be proven scientifically (that is, using the scientific method). In doing so, the criticizers explain, the atheists miss an important aspect of belief, which is that religion plays an important role in society. The atheist, Frans de Waal … Continue reading
There is a really sucky Christian hymn entitled “Jesus Loves Me.” The hymn’s first two lines insist Jesus loves me—this I know, For the Bible tells me so; People actually sing this hymn and some people even believe the Bible is the best place to get advice on all kinds … Continue reading
“Delegates from more than 60 different countries will be attending the World Humanist Congress,” August 8th – August 10th in Oxford, England. Theme: Freedom of thought and expression. Forging a 21st century enlightenment Bringing together humanists from around the world. Three days of talks, debates and workshops about freedom of … Continue reading
By Chrystalla Themistocleous, Founder & President My Ontario Atheist Network The idea behind My Ontario Atheist Network started a couple of years ago. I had just moved back to Toronto from Cyprus, and was looking to become active in my local atheist community. Finding atheists in Cyprus, a tiny country … Continue reading