We Are All Atheists! Some Of Us Are More Consistent Than Others

Christian, you are already an atheist, a narrow atheist, who rejects all of the same religions I do for the same reasons I do, except for yours. I simply reject them all, as a wide atheist, for the same reasons you reject all of them but yours.

via Debunking Christianity: We Are All Atheists! Some Of Us Are More Consistent Than Others.

A short post and to the point.

Vatican calls Irish referendum a ‘defeat for humanity’

“I believe that we are talking here not just about a defeat for Christian principles but also about a defeat for humanity,” Cardinal Parolin told reporters

via Vatican calls Irish referendum a ‘defeat for humanity’.

This is the attitude rejected by 62% of the Irish voters. Well done them.

Bill Maher, American hero: Laughing at religion

Put another way, in a truly civil society the right to free expression trumps the desire of religious folks not to have their feelings hurt.  The “offense” argument is, therefore, no argument at all; it is tantamount to a selfish, adolescent insistence on conformity, nothing more.  The “offended” just have to grin and bear it.  We left high school long ago.  It’s time to grow up.

Bill Maher, American hero: Laughing at religion is exactly what the world needs – Salon.com.

⭐️ Another great article by Tayler.

 

Book Review: Why I Am Not A Christian

Dr Richard Carrier wrote Why I Am Not A Christian because he was sponsored to set out his reasons for not being one.

Discussing our experiences, we realized we’d both encountered many Christians like this, who color their entire perception of reality with the assumption that they have to be right, and therefore the evidence must somehow fit.

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The Reason Stick: The Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense

A blunt, shit-stained instrument wielded indiscriminately to bludgeon pseudoscience, superstition, blind faith and common or garden irrational bollocks.

via The Reason Stick: The Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense.

H/T to AB for bringing this to my attention. Do visit the original site as there’s more fun.

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My colleague is forced to go to Mass by the UK courts | A Tippling Philosopher

My colleague is forced to go to Mass by the UK courts | A Tippling Philosopher.

WTF?

Christian Humanism: comments on a report

A blog post by Stephen Law appeared in my news feed this morning: Humanists Should be Christians, argues new Theos report. He discusses a recent report from Theos, a religious thinktank: The Case for Christian Humanism: Why Christians should believe in humanism, and humanists in Christianity.

Stephen’s post addresses the three central arguments of the report:

  • Argument 1: Belief in Human Dignity Requires Christianity
  • Argument 2: objective morality requires theism
  • Argument 3: Reason Requires God

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Jibbers Crabst

Very funny take on belief in a god.

H/T to Skeptic Ink.

 

 

Half Of Brits Say Religion Does More Harm Than Good

Most people understand that morality and good personal and social values are not tied to religious belief systems, but are the result of our common heritage and experience as human beings: social animals that care for each other and are kind to others because we understand that they are human too.

Half Of Brits Say Religion Does More Harm Than Good, And Atheists Can Be Just As Moral.

Secular Societies Fare Better Than Religious Societies

Religion – or so the age-old hypothesis goes – is therefore a necessary glue for keeping society together. And conversely, secularism is a danger to societal well-being. For if people turn away from God and stop being religious, then crime will go up, corruption will increase, perversion will percolate, decency will diminish, and all manifestations of misery and malfeasance will predominate.

It is an interesting hypothesis. Perpetually-touted. And wrong.

via Secular Societies Fare Better Than Religious Societies | Psychology Today.

Why am I not surprised?

H/T to WWJTD for bringing this to my attention.