Christianity and the inversion of morality.
US women are less pious
, more progressive than at any time in the past.
faith-based treatment plus probation
ordered for… Continue
Added by Nelson on April 25, 2010 at 9:00am —
ok, let's see...
lots of reaction to a federal court declaring The National Day of Prayer unconstitutional! FFRF
, Howard Friedman
, Hemant Mehta
Added by Nelson on April 18, 2010 at 9:00am —
the ongoing Catholic Church abuse scandal features heavily again this week: the Associated Press has uncovered evidence that the pope was fully in the loop
(PZ Meyers comments
) when it came to keeping… Continue
Added by Nelson on April 11, 2010 at 9:00am —
lots of continued discussion on the latest Catholic Church abuse scandal: there's more evidence that the pope failed to protect children
from predatory priests. an abuse hotline set up by the Vatican was shut down when almost 4,500 people called in on the first day to seek counseling and advice
. meanwhile,… Continue
Added by Nelson on April 4, 2010 at 9:00am —
physicists use underground lab to detect rare particles
and peek into the earth's center.
lots of discussion around the internet on The National Academy of Science hosting the Templeton Foundation's award ceremony. commentary too on the award recipient Francisco Ayala. check it out here
Added by Nelson on March 28, 2010 at 9:00am —
more accomadationism from Michael Ruse
check out this 6 part series of videos on youtube
covering Genesis as the ancient Hebrew understanding of cosmology. how can such an absolutely wrong understanding of the universe be divinely inspired???
complexity explained:… Continue
Added by Nelson on March 21, 2010 at 9:00am —
Church of Scientology cries foul over new German film
, wants it banned. meanwhile, still more defectors from the church say that the church hides its abuses
lots of reaction/discussion on the 9th Circuit court's decision upholding the pledge of allegiance against an… Continue
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Added by Nelson on March 7, 2010 at 12:00pm —
hey all! my apologies for missing last week's recap. my computer caught a nasty cold and required some time in the shop. i'm going to do my utmost to catch us all up by including links to content that would have appeared in last week's edition. bear with me!
morality and religion: are they genetic adaptations?… Continue
Added by Nelson on February 28, 2010 at 12:00pm —
before we get to the links i wanted to let everyone know that there's a new "contact us" page on TA
. you can now reach the Think Atheist administrators by email and by phone (and a snail mail contact is being worked out). i'm eager to see a new feature in use- voicemails left at the contact number can be embedded as an audio file. should be hilarious the first time someone leaves an ignorant message of hate! :)
i also… Continue
Added by Nelson on February 14, 2010 at 12:00pm —
let's get right to it! Jerry Coyne calls out New Scientist
for once again irresponsible coverage of idiotic evolution critical tripe. tiny galaxies reveal how the first stars formed
. … Continue
Added by Nelson on February 7, 2010 at 5:26pm —
first off, congrats to newly featured members
(top of the page) Angie the Anti-Theist and Carolanne Fernandez!
now, how 'bout some links?!
Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy has posted on this cool… Continue
Added by Nelson on January 31, 2010 at 3:00pm —
lots of good stuff for the second edition so let's get to it!
-Tom Rees at Ephiphenom
blogs on Darren Sherkat's soon to be published paper that shows that science education inoculates against religion.
Added by Nelson on January 24, 2010 at 3:00pm —
so we all know about Johnny's fantastic Sunday Morning Service
. you've no doubt noticed Johnny's clever play on church ritual with the name of his weekly blog series. well, since i follow a lot of blogs and news feeds on atheism, skepticism, and science Johnny and i decided we'd put our heads together and do separate "services" under the same theme of a Sunday ritual. the new Sunday School series will follow… Continue
Added by Nelson on January 17, 2010 at 3:00pm —
not sure if you guys saw this already but Times Online
has posted an excerpt of the first chapter of Professor Dawkins' new book The Greatest Show on Earth
. it's due out on September 10th in the UK and September 22 in the US. Amazon is taking pre-orders. if you plan on purchasing the book why not order it via Think Atheist's Amazon store
? you get… Continue
Added by Nelson on August 25, 2009 at 1:43am —
excerpted from Wayne C. Kannaday's "Are Your Intentions Honorable?": Apologetic Interests and the Scribal Revision of Jesus in the Canonical Gospels. online here
"And having crucified him, they divided his garments by casting lots."
Added by Nelson on July 14, 2009 at 7:55pm —
very often i have seen the objection made regarding Paul's attitude toward women. this perceived attitude has been used to condemn Paul as a misogynist, hateful of women. indeed, I have seen a number of women, and some men as well for that matter, writing to say that this misogyny in the New Testament (NT) led them to reject their faith in Christianity. my aim with this post is to show that the perception of misogyny in the NT is both in a sense accurate but also inaccurate insofar as the text… Continue
Added by Nelson on July 3, 2009 at 8:00pm —
ok, guys, we need to stop talking about this movie. we need to stop recommending that people watch it. in the last week i've seen mention of the movie contributing to one member's abandonment of their faith and another person recommending that a Christian watch it. why am i saying that we need to stop? because the film is total bullshit and rarely, if at ever, intersects with scholarly consensus or reality at any time. you recommend this movie, and someone takes the suggestion and watches it,… Continue
Added by Nelson on May 17, 2009 at 4:00pm —
the Tower came up in a recent conversation and James made the great point
that God doesn't seem very omniscient or omnipotent in the story. let's find out why.
it's related to Sumerian mythology. first of all, the tower was likely just a Babylonian ziggurat temple. the story appears in the J document and uses a pun based on the name of the city. supposedly,… Continue
Added by Nelson on May 5, 2009 at 2:02pm —
one of TA's brightest and best regulars, Pam, posted a response
to a recent thread where she mentioned the two contradictory flood stories in Genesis. Pam told us that she had brought up the two flood accounts to a person who had done some religious studies and that this person then invoked the classic inerrantist dodge by saying that the… Continue
Added by Nelson on April 20, 2009 at 1:39pm —