“At the very least, say it’s a 1,600-year-old book, referring to the mid-4th century when the complete canon was officially adopted. If they have a look of puzzlement on their face, this is a great opportunity to share with them the long and dubious process by which their “divinely inspired” text was created.”
In his 2004 book The End of Faith, Sam Harris wrote, “If religious war is ever to become unthinkable for us, in the way that slavery and cannibalism seem poised to, it will be a matter of our having dispensed with the dogma of faith.” Eleven years later, Harris has released a new book called […]
Atheists: Responding To The Christian Phrase “I’ll Pray For You”
I Threw a Bible-Based Halloween Party and Here’s How It Went
Scientists are often reluctant to disagree with religious ideas. The Kim Davis controversy shows why they shouldn’t be.
“When the problems kept coming, I finally decided to put the Book of Mormon down and actually give the Bible a good, thorough study. Once I did, I realized for the first time that it not only mentions but advocates for genocide, rape, genital mutilation, slavery, polygamy, incest, and the subjugation of women. And it forbids wearing clothing made of two kinds of material. In other words, no cotton-poly blends. Surely there must be something in the Book of Mormon that corrects this. I had to find out.”
On Friday night, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to photograph a presidential hopeful and represent atheists at the same time. Bernie Sanders was making an appearance at the historic Adler Theater in Davenport, Iowa for an event called “Rockin the Bern” and I had the chance to photograph him.
Skeptic Michael Shermer presents ten major arguments for the existence of God — and counters each one.
Emo Philips: This morning I received thrilling news: a joke I wrote more than 20 years ago has been voted the funniest religious joke of all time!
Greg Koukl, a Christian apologist, made a video recently in which he said God’s existence is obvious and atheists are just trying to suppress the truth. He compared us to people trying to hide a beach ball underwater — it’s trying to come up and we’re doing everything we can to hold it back. (He’s wrong, of course. Atheists say there’s no beach ball at all. We’re not fighting the truth; we believe in a very different truth altogether.) Koukl’s comments are indicative of someone who’s never talked to an atheist before.