The scope of atheism does not include cosmology

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

Claim: Atheism is a faith

The right-wing intellectual David Horowitz, previously a left-wing intellectual who changed his mind in the mid 80s, makes a rather strange religious claim … Atheists are closed to faith. Or to put it more accurately, atheists are devotees of a faith that God does not exist. The atheist faith fosters contempt for religious belief and denies … Read moreClaim: Atheism is a faith

Daft Claim: Atheism will decline (prepare to be amused)

So an article on News24 caught my eye that claims that it is inevitable that Atheism will decline. Now when faced with such articles I do wonder if the author is serious, or if he is simply trolling for a reaction – in this instance, I truly do think that he is serious. So let’s take a look … Read moreDaft Claim: Atheism will decline (prepare to be amused)

The Quote Mining of Sam Harris

If you have ever debated a Creationist then the concept of Quote Mining will be familiar. This is where a specific quote is lifted out of its original context and then presented in isolation in order to verify the quote miner’s view. For example, Darwin wrote the following in the Origin of the species … To suppose … Read moreThe Quote Mining of Sam Harris

Science, Atheism & the Joyful Life — by Sean Faircloth

In a FB group that I hang out in, somebody posted this quote and I confess I really like it … I added a comment in which I made the observation that “Sean is a truly fascinating guy to listen to … he really connects with his audience.”, and the basis for that observation was … Read moreScience, Atheism & the Joyful Life — by Sean Faircloth

Daft Claim of the week: “Disproving a god is a sad business”

  Charles Moore, the former editor of The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator, has written a rather silly article in The Telegraph entitled, “The sad business of trying to disprove God“. You would hardly know it from the froth and spittle that flows freely, but this article is actually a review of … Read moreDaft Claim of the week: “Disproving a god is a sad business”