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I am an atheist blogger and graduate student in philosophy. Check out my blog at http://foxholeatheism.com
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To be an active member in the atheist community and engage in discussions that make our collective arguments better.
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The idea of God no longer made any sense. I ran out of reasons to believe and there were specific reasons to not believe.
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An Atheist Parable

Posted on October 9, 2011 at 10:52am 0 Comments

The Great King


A boy of nearly six lay weeping on the side of the road. His father, face down in the mud beside him, had just been slain. He was unable to pay the taxes required by the local governor. He pleaded with the collectors to spare his life, as he had no money with which to pay them. This was not their concern. The man was killed; the debt passed to his son.


A woman who witnessed the event came to comfort the boy. “I know this is hard…


Contra Genesis

Posted on September 21, 2011 at 11:57am 1 Comment

The creation account in Genesis is quite obviously a confused myth. However, there are a very large number of people who still believe in its literal truth. Here are three short, simple arguments for those people.


1. Adam and Eve did not deserve their punishment.

Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:

“Cursed is the ground for your… Continue

Historical Method: Are skeptics committed to a double standard?

Posted on September 9, 2011 at 1:21pm 2 Comments

This is my first post in a planned series on the Historical Method. I will discuss general topics and areas of tension between conservative biblical scholars and skeptics. This series will include discussions of authorship, dating, and general reliability. My focus in this first post is the question of whether either group—the skeptic or the theist—is committed to a double standard regarding ancient texts.



Should the 9/11 ceremony be religious?

Posted on September 2, 2011 at 3:00pm 3 Comments

This is a sample post from my blog: Foxhole Atheism


The Huffington Post currently has an article describing some controversy over the exclusion of religious clergy/material from the 9/11 memorial service. Bloomberg has pledged to maintain his position despite conservative religious group protests. A spokesperson for the…


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