Reading Time: 4 minutes Let’s look at attacks on the atheist position from a Muslim source: the problem of evil, religion is cultural, science wins, and childish definitions of “God.”
Reading Time: 8 minutes Once upon a time, we lived in a place of magic and mystery. Everything from astrology to Zoroastrianism cast its spell over us. Then, by gradual shift or system shock, some of us stopped believing. The old stories withered. The world dried out. Everything was under glass, under the microscope, under our thumb. Now everything is known, or at least knowable. Boredom has stilled our once-shimmering world.
This story is told everywhere. And it’s false from beginning to end.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Forty years ago, twice a week, my Irish primary school teacher marched my entire class of six- and seven-year-olds to the nearby church to prepare for Holy Communion. This sacrament is the first exposure of Irish children to the Roman Catholic theory that ceremonial wafers and wine literally transform into the body and blood of […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes To understand why the Communist Party abandoned atheism, we must go back to the beginning of the Soviet project, charting the ways in which the meaning of religion and atheism changed over time.
Reading Time: 2 minutes In ages past, an ‘atheist’ was the one unsure of the Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman pantheons. He doubted the fairies and the forest elves too. No matter the time period, the atheist’s theological suspicions were aroused. And time after time, time proved the atheist right. Suppose an ancient Egyptian doubted the existence of his […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Saying he heard God tell him to build a giant trebuchet (catapult) in his backyard, seventy-three-year-old Andrew Canard of Swampy Town, Florida hurled Bibles into Hurricane Ian. His mission was to fight off the Devil’s storm, and the word of God were his weapons. The retired engineer spent last week building a 100-foot tall siege […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Christian influencer Emma Antebellum proudly announced on TikTok that she recently got breast implants that are filled with holy water. My breasts are filled with the Holy Spirit. Emma antebellum The breast implant controversy Breast implants consist of a silicone shell that holds either a silicone jell or saline water. Both are considered safe even […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Christianity has changed. Its canon of books has changed, its doctrines have changed, and the Bible itself records changes to the story such as the character of God.
Reading Time: 3 minutes By the time I was ten years old, all four of my grandparents had passed, and as the last of six kids, I hadn’t expected any kind of inheritance. What they did leave me were memories and vague ones at that. So I was surprised when on my sixteenth birthday, my mother pulled out a […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes In 2016, I was invited to speak at a conference for Humanist Students UK (the National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies, as it was called at the time) at the University of Sheffield. I was dating an English guy then and was excited to share my enjoyment of networking with humanists. He […]