Daily Archives: 10/01/2011

The enormous ideological blind spot of the New Atheists

‘You wouldn’t know it from the writing of the New Atheists, [but] the truth is that there are such things as religious moderates, religious liberals and religious progressives.  There are religious people who believe that critical thinking in matters of … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism

Convinced atheist chairs a Richard Dawkins event and instantly becomes an agnostic!

Read about the convinced atheist who chaired an event for Richard Dawkins and, as a result, became an agnostic: ‘How Dawkins converted me from atheism to agnosticism’ Well done, Dicky!

Posted in Atheism

Weird news: angry atheist activist demands right to attend women’s underwear event

Men’s ban from underwear talk is, well, brief The Lake Villa District Library has agreed to allow men to attend a historical presentation on “Unmentionables: The Rise and Fall of Ladies Underwear,” after hearing complaints that it was violating the … Continue reading

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Po-faced atheists upset over donation to churches

   Once again, a group of atheists have chosen to make a big fuss over something the great majority of citizens would consider entirely appropriate, indeed laudable:  Atheist group upset over donation to churches It’s this kind of petty begrudging and trouble-making that … Continue reading

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William Oddie on “The ghastly, tone-deaf, flat-footed mediocrity of the Jerusalem Bible”

On this 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, a Catholic blogger expresses dismay at “the tone-deaf, flat-footed Jerusalem Bible” translation: The 400th anniversary of the King James Bible exposes the banality of the version we are stuck with: Do we … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Studies, Christian Churches

Biblical cosmologies, literalistic interpretations and what the ancient Israelites really believed

Charles Halton discusses ancient and modern cosmologies, symbolism, and literalism.

Posted in Biblical Studies, History

Hitchens on Jared Loughner, the Arizona murderer

‘Significantly the alleged killer is said to be an incoherent, cannabis-smoking (and possibly LSD-taking) loner from a dysfunctional and far-from-conservative home background.  He is said to have a police record for possession of drug paraphernalia and another unspecified charge.  Those … Continue reading

Posted in Peter Hitchens

‘Imagine no religion’: John Lennon’s dream come true

More: John Lennon was wrong: Jesus was (and is) far more popular than the Beatles

Posted in Atheism, History