Now here is a good news story doing the rounds in the media at the moment, for example The New York Times reports .. University of Miami Establishes Chair for Study of Atheism … and so you might feel this is strange and that it makes no sense at all. If you made the observations that Atheism is … Read moreCan you really Study Atheism?
What happens when belief dominates a society? This does, it is just happened in Kenya … Attorney General Githu Muigai suspends registration of atheists’ society Attorney General Githu Muigai has suspended the registration of the Atheists’ Society in Kenya following complaints from the clergy. … “Following receipt of representations made to the State Law Office by … Read moreKenyan Attorney General suspends registration of atheists’ society
Let’s look at this from both sides. First we will consider the potential for religious people to be discriminated against, and will then move to to consider religious employers discriminating against non-religious employees. If an employer discriminates against a religious person on the sole basis of their specific beliefs, there there are consequences because there … Read moreHow should you cope with religious discrimination at work?
The BBC reports that Kenya has persistently refused to permit an atheist group to register for what is quite frankly an absurd reason. They report … A group of Kenyan atheists say they have suffered “blatant discrimination” after the authorities refused to register their society. They were told the application was turned down because of concerns that … Read moreKenya Refuses to recognise a Kenyan Atheist group
I’ve often been astonished at the manner in which Sam Harris is demonised. Various claims abound about him being Islamophobic, racist, a bigot, etc… and yet when you dig into what he is supposed to have said, it often turns out to be a rather stark contrast to what is actually being said. To give … Read moreChanging your mind about Sam Harris and “New Atheists”
A rather common claim that often pops up is the assertion that atheists believe that something came from nothing. Here is a specific example within the Christian Post … It seems atheists would much rather believe that something came from nothing, than to believe that Someone has always existed. Of course both beliefs are a matter … Read moreThe scope of atheism does not include cosmology