Atheist Exile's Blog – April 2011 Archive (3)

Major Fail: Pascal's Wager

Over on Facebook, a Christian, named Shawn, attempted to challenge my atheism.  He said: “The way I look at it you have a 50/50 chance of being right. So what happens if you are wrong? I will even ask you this: what happens if you are right?”

The following is my reply . . .


 

You’re paraphrasing Pascal’s wager, Shawn.  According to Wikipedia . . .

Pascal’s Wager (or Pascal’s Gambit) is a suggestion posed by the French philosopher,…

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Added by Atheist Exile on April 10, 2011 at 9:58am — 10 Comments

No to kosher/halal slaughter: Political extremes unite in the Netherlands

I thought this story was interesting because of the alliance between parties on opposite ends of the political spectrum.

 

AP: Dutch consider banning religious animal slaughter

by Staff

The Associated Press



One of Europe's first countries to allow Jews to practice their religion openly may soon pass a law banning centuries-old Jewish and Muslim traditions on the ritual slaughter of animals. In the Netherlands, an unlikely alliance of an animal…

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Added by Atheist Exile on April 10, 2011 at 3:36am — 6 Comments

Do Clergy Believe Their Own Bullshit?

 

 

According to an article, by Nick Rees, in The Daily Telegraph, the Catholic Church conducted a conference in Rome to combat the dangers of Satanism.



A conference for demon-busters?



This is,…

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Added by Atheist Exile on April 2, 2011 at 12:00pm — 14 Comments

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