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Country club cancels Richard Dawkins appearance after Bill O’Reilly interview

A Michigan country club canceled a speaking engagement for Richard Dawkins, a British biologist and outspoken atheist, after club officials watched his interview with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. “It’s obviously an outrage that at the last minute when a contract has been signed, that the owner of a country…

Sexism and atheist-baiting, all rolled into one!

Via Skepchick comes this irritating article from Stephen Prothero that attempts to shame the “bad” atheists by upholding the supposedly “good” atheists, who are good due to a supposed gentleness. I knew I was going to dislike it the second Prothero started to engage in gender essentialism, suggesting that the…

You’re not fooling anyone with this stunt, Banana Man

Fundamentalist Christians believe that Satan is a real being, and that he is always around, dogging people and tempting them to sin. They teach that one must always be on guard against Satan’s trickery. The Bible calls Satan, amongst other things, the father of lies, implying that Satan invented dishonesty.…

Feminism with atheism: two great tastes that go together

Image by Kate O’Brien. It’s been fascinating to me, as someone who takes an interest in skeptical and atheist activism, to watch the growing feminist/egalitarian consciousness rising up in the movement, as women and people of color have started to protest their marginalization. This series of posts is well worth…

Your children will catch the atheist for sure

Oh man, I was listening to the Skepticality podcast, and they opened by playing this news clip about the Charlotte Pop Festival donating its proceeds to the Richard Dawkins Foundation. And let me just say this video is comedy gold. It’s hard to say what was the funniest part: The…

The Pope: You Decide

So, the Pope said that condoms not only don’t work against HIV, but that they actually make the problem worse, because they make people think about fucking, which isn’t something we could come up with on our own, but need NGO sex and health educators to put into our heads.…

Let’s keep talking about what a big meanie Richard Dawkins is instead

An Italian comedian named Sabina Guzzanti is facing up to five years in jail for making fun of the Pope. Here’s the sort of criticizing of religion that can get you in jail in Italy: “But then, within 20 years the Pope will be where he ought to be —…

Review: The God Delusion

Update: The cracker is gone. The post is worth reading because PZ explains how the puffery around the supposed sacredness of communion wafers is linked to finding excuses to torture and kill Jews. Something to consider if you have an urge to treat treacly Catholic nonsense, from opposition to birth…

You can neither pray nor wish nor rationalize this conflict away

At the airport, I spied the paperback version of the atheist polemic that caused so much grief that I haven’t read yet: The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. I’ll admit; I get influenced by blurbs, and this book had a gazillion really great ones. And even though I’m a hardline…

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