That “Non Religious Kids are More Altruistic” Study

I’ve received emails and read many a tweet and Facebook post from gleeful atheists about this study. I can’t really blame them for their excitement, for we are continually confronted with assertions from believers that we just aren’t very moral without religion or that we our default disposition is “sad sack”; … Continue reading

Salon??? Is that you?

“The need for frank talk about religion is most pressing as regards both Islam and Christianity, which proclaim their validity for all humankind and thus should be subject to universal debate and scrutiny.” Salon waxes uncharacteristically reasonably on religious critique: “Wake Up and Oppose Theocracy: Bill Maher, Rula Jebreal and … Continue reading

Sam Harris Responds to Dust Up with Ben Affleck on Real Time

For those of you who haven’t seen and/or read about Sam Harris’s dust up with Ben Affleck on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, October 3, you can view the exchange here. Today, Sam Harris addressed his discussion (if you can all it that since Affleck rudely interrupted Sam … Continue reading

“Homophobia on the Syllabus”

G. Elijah Dann shared a link on the Canadian Atheist Facebook page to his Huffington Post article, “Trinity Western University Put[s] Homophobia on the Syllabus.” Dann starts by discussing Bill Maher’s comment on Real Time with Bill Maher: “There are 80 countries with anti-gay laws punishable by death in about 10 … Continue reading

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