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Does loving dogs make you a genocidal monster?

Ok, that may sound like a stupid question, but let me refer you to the picture above. Hitler loved his dog, and he was responsible for the Holocaust. Surely, according to this logic, I've made a powerful case against owning canines. If you think I've gone insane, rest assured I'm only trying to prove a point. There's an article on Proud Atheist that tries to debunk the claim Christians make about Hitler's p ...

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Is it time for atheists to call it quits?

I'm still amazed there are atheists out there who think the 'battle' is over. Although it may be true that close to 20% of the American population can effectively be called 'non-religious', this hasn't significantly changed how God fearing people see atheists. It would be nice to be able to live peacefully with one another without fear of persecution, bigotry, or hatred. Sadly, we do not yet live in a world ...

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Hulu pulls Family Guy atheist episode

I don't quite know what's going on, but it looks as though the episode has gone missing. The site claims there are copyright issues, and yet every single other episode is available. It seems highly suspect to me that the only one to disappear is the broadcast dealing with atheism... ...

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The Godfather Dilemma

I don't have very many religious friends, so I haven't often been put in a position where my beliefs were really challenged. I received an email from a friend recently concerning a very interesting dilemma he's facing (I'm including most of the letter intact since James is an excellent writer): [T]here's something atheism-related that I'd be interested to get your input on. In fact, if you feel it's a topic ...

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Atheist Pride Day

I received an invite on Facebook to join Atheist Pride Day, which is just another version of the 'Out Campaign' for atheism, and it includes the big scarlet 'A' that Richard Dawkins has popularized. I'm fine with the idea of showing pride in atheism, but I'm not really down with how this particular campaign is being handled. I guess I hate the idea of an image or symbol. From a design point of view, I find ...

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Does it take faith to be an atheist?

I can't tell you how many times I'm 'accused' by a person of faith that my label of atheism somehow implies I must have faith in the idea to the same degree they do. I want to try and clear the air here, and explain why my belief in the non-existence of God is not a position of faith, but is simply the most rational interpretation of the available evidence. Historically, I can admit atheism is fairly new to ...

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Atheist bus success!

Just when you think your country can't get anything right, something happens that makes you thankful everything hasn't totally gone to shit. Today's bit of good news comes from Ottawa, which has now approved the atheist bus campaign after previously refusing it on the grounds it would offend people. Here's the best quote from the article: ...Cullen went on to say that just because an opinion makes people un ...

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Religious affiliations are shifting

It's always interesting that perception does not usually reflect reality, specifically when it comes to religion. If you looked only at statistics, it would seem as religion were on a comeback, since studies have shown the average person attends church more often than in any period of American history. However, on the other side of the equation, it would appear that every state in the US has seen some signi ...

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Why Christians visit atheist blogs

I'm not really in the habit of visiting Christian blogs. There is nothing about their viewpoint I haven't heard or  read a million times. Jesus is Lord, Jesus is the way, the light and the only salvation. I get it; you love the guy. The Proud Atheist recently asked "why do Christians visit atheist sites", and I thought I might put in my two cents. Christianity is a proselytizing religion. If you aren't spre ...

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Richard Dawkins interview

BBC News has an interesting and in depth interview with Richard Dawkins. I've read almost everything he's written over the years, so I guess that makes me a fan. Personally, I much prefer it when he talks about science than religion, but that certainly doesn't mean it isn't always interesting. Here's a highlight: As the observance of religion in our particular country has declined, we've seen the rise of pe ...

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