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Why I don’t believe in gods

The New Statesman has an article that asked a lot of atheist luminaries and some lesser glowworms like yours truly to explain why they don’t believe in gods. I don’t think it’s available online (I have a copy, though, and posted it outside my office door, so stop on by if you want to read…

What is the best argument for god?

Now I’m sad. Robin Marie asked people at #TAM9 what the best argument for god was, and she didn’t get around to me. My answer would be the argument from ignorance, because they all boil down to that, anyway, and because the only way I could ever be persuaded to believe in gods is if…

Matthilda Dillahunty does good

As you may recall, I maneuvered a gang of atheists into offering forfeits if they could beat me in fundraising…and Matt Dillahunty agreed to appear in drag on his show. And he has come through! Watch the latest Atheist Experience TV Show — he’s looking good. Watch the show, though. He didn’t just treat this…

Guess what makes Josh McDowell cry?

I think the loony Christian apologist has got something right. He has identified the greatest threat to Christianity: The Internet has given atheists, agnostics, skeptics, the people who like to destroy everything that you and I believe, the almost equal access to your kids as your youth pastor and you have… whether you like it…

The Canadian Centre for Inquiry has an ambitious goal of establishing a physical center in every major Canadian city, and they’ve got substantial matching funds to help them do just that. This is the time to donate, if you’ve got the inclination. I’m sure they’d also accept donations from foreigners, although I’m already jealous enough…

TheoLogic™ works everywhere!

Perhaps you’ve wondered about the true and factual foundations of fairy tales other than the biblical ones. It turns out that the reasoning of theologians is universally applicable! It is time to set the record straight, and affirm the historical Truth of the Goldilocks narrative. I intend to show that it is overwhelmingly more likely…

There must be a gene for cussedness

I have a daughter. She’s all smart and growed up, and she has moved away to the distant land of Wisconsin, where she has a real, full-time job and a car and an apartment and a cat and ferrets and a boyfriend, and she thinks for herself (like I told her to!) and she has…

I get email

I know the flaming crazy emails are more fun, but here’s one of the nice ones I also get. It’s also a little bit unusual in that the writer isn’t a Christian. Hello professor, I’m a long time reader first time writer. I’ve been following your blog for over 3 years now, and you have…

Austria has a reasonable requirement that driving license photos show the person’s face without cluttering adornment — which seems fair enough, given that it will be used as ID. Unfortunately, they have an exemption for “confessional reasons”, whatever that means, which is apparently that having a superstition allows you to wear whatever the heck you…

He Be toast by now

Remember Be Scofield and his bad list of atheist errors? Now Greta Christina takes him on, rather thoroughly.