Defining Atheism

There’s a nice new, short and to the point, video from Venaloid looking at the definitions of atheism and theism. Language often breaks down when discussing sensitive topics, in particular because the way we use words in conversation can drift over time and between groups. So a word may not mean quite the same thing […]

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Can God Lie?

I wanted to respectfully disagree with the content of this video from Venaloid: I want to disagree with the argument and I suppose in the process become God’s Advocate. (Rather than the Devil’s Advocate.) Not to say that I think god exists — spoiler: he doesn’t — but that arguments of this type aren’t entirely […]

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The Founding Myth: Andrew Seidel on Science Salon

I’m currently about half way through the book and it just gets better and better the deeper I get into it. It is a wonderful takedown of the myth that the United States was founded as a “Christian Nation” or “on Judeo-Christian Principles.” It’s a case that’s been built up by years of very carefully […]

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On The Definition of Faith

For the past couple centuries, if not longer, the writing has been on the wall for the religious. You can’t use reason and evidence to demonstrate to the satisfaction of an outsider that religious claims of the supernatural are true. (This was eloquently outlined in John Loftus’ book The Outsider Test for Faith) It’s no secret […]

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