for the ‘Atheism’ Category

In the atheist camp, there are two fundamentally different approaches to countering religious propaganda, irrationality and their attacks on science: the Dawkin-esque full out attack, and the milder “let-the-evidence-do-the-talking” technique that people like Eugenie Scott of the National Center for Science Education have adopted. Richard Dawkins obviously doesn’t like the latter “soft” approach and he has repeatedly made himself clear on that respect, lately by criticizing Scott for being too accommodative.

From mediawatchwatch I learned today that an early day motion was posted on Monday in the parliament against the atheist bus campaign, with the rationale that “this causes concern to Christian and Muslim people, many of whom feel embarrassed and uncomfortable…”!

“There is probably no god. No stop worrying and enjoy your life.” Yeees! We finally got our own propaganda piece :-)

Favorite Atheist Quotes

My reply to an arrogant comment by a Christian vividly illustrates my split personality: my skeptical and rational self, versus my religious self (I am a Pastafarian after all). Which one will prevail?

From Prof. Massimo Pigliucci (Rationally Speaking) I learned about a new study that just appeared on Science: “The Origin and Evolution of Religious Prosociality”, authored by Ara Norenzayan and Azim F. Shariff. In the study the authors “examine empirical evidence for religious prosociality, the hypothesis that religions facilitate costly behaviors that benefit other people.” And a most interesting study it is!

Damn them I say! They are exerting their influence in all directions in an effort to belittle our good religion and promote their immoral, Nazi-friendly, totally improbable, Darwinian views!

At some point religious people have to realize that it is called faith for a reason: there is no evidence and hence no arguments in favor. Get over it, have as much faith as you want, but here is ten things you should never, ever do.