Archive for ‘Atheism’

September 10, 2018

How religious fundamentalism hijacks your brain, as explained by a…

If we want to inoculate society against the harms of fundamentalist ideologies, we must start thinking differently

Source: How religious fundamentalism hijacks your brain, as explained by a…

August 26, 2018

Here Are 10 Things Traditional Christians Got Terribly Wrong

When Christians get political, they often do so because they believe that they have God on their side. This is true whether they are progressive or conservative, and throughout most of American history there have been both. (You’d think that the conflicting claims about what God wants would lead to more doubting, but here we are.) Looking over the long history of people claiming to be speaking for God’s wishes, it quickly becomes evident that Christians are frequently on the wrong side of history.

Source: Here Are 10 Things Traditional Christians Got Terribly Wrong

August 17, 2018

Enlightenment Wow: The Humanist Interview with Steven Pinker – TheHumanist.com

The 2006 Humanist of the Year doesn’t need rose-colored glasses to see what’s clear about humanity’s progress. STEVEN PINKER is a cognitive scientist, psychologist, linguist, popular science author, and Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. He has been recognized by a number of prestigious academic bodies, including the National Academy […]

Source: Enlightenment Wow: The Humanist Interview with Steven Pinker – TheHumanist.com

August 17, 2018

Simultaneously Fighting for Secular Government and LGBTQ Rights – TheHumanist.com

Humanists and others who care about equal rights must follow those leading programs of resistance.

Source: Simultaneously Fighting for Secular Government and LGBTQ Rights – TheHumanist.com

October 20, 2017

Computing the Probability of God

Wouldn’t it be great to find a simple equation that computes the likelihood of the God claim? One author claims to have just such an equation and (surprise!) has concluded that God is indeed likely.

Source: Computing the Probability of God

October 20, 2017

I Let My Husband Rape Me, and Here’s Why…

I’ve spent the last few weeks wondering if I should own this story or if I’ve said too much, but I think it’s time we have a very open and honest discussion about domestic […]

Source: I Let My Husband Rape Me, and Here’s Why…

September 1, 2017

A New Book Offers Advice on How to Effectively Spread Science and Secularism

How can we nudge religion in the direction of liberalism and inclusiveness? It begins with the ability to communicate so that your ideological opponents will listen to you.

Source: A New Book Offers Advice on How to Effectively Spread Science and Secularism

January 27, 2017

Faith rebounds: an atheist’s apology for Christianity | Aeon Essays

Source: Faith rebounds: an atheist’s apology for Christianity | Aeon Essays

December 23, 2016

The Ashes: A Humanist Sermon – Daylight Atheism

Despite the failure of our hopes, the mission to do good must continue.

Source: The Ashes: A Humanist Sermon – Daylight Atheism

December 18, 2016

Little Things Can Make An Atheist | The Huffington Post

Source: Little Things Can Make An Atheist | The Huffington Post