Category Archives: Atheism

Oh dear, yet another disappointing reversal for Richard Dawkins — can he get anything right?

Seems Dawkins not only gets Christianity and religion badly wrong, but evolution too: Far from random, evolution follows a predictable genetic pattern, Princeton researchers find Evolution, often perceived as a series of random changes, might in fact be driven by … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins’ favourite poster

Soviet poster from 1965.

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Josh Horn: One of many Atheist converts to Christianity (and the persecution that inevitably followed)

From Atheism to Catechism by Leah LeMoine Averroes Paracha, another former president of the Secular Free Thought Society and a close friend of Horn’s during his atheist days, recalls the group’s collective shock when they heard the news. “There were a … Continue reading

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A long essay worth reading: Michael Ruse on the intolerance, hero-worship, and self-righteousness of New Atheists

Curb your enthusiasm: High priests, holy writ and excommunications — how did Humanism end up acting like a religion? The New Atheists believe that science replaces the claims about the world that religion makes — and therefore makes religion redundant. … Continue reading

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Yet another convert from atheism to Christianity

Atheism may satisfy teenagers and people stuck in immature rebelliousness such as Dawkins & Co., but eventually, by the grace of God, many find their way home: Former Atheist and His Conversion

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Quote of the day: Peter Hitchens on Stephen Fry

‘Stephen Fry . . . has the voice, education and mannerisms of an English gentleman — but the opinions of a Trotskyite lunatic.’ ~ Peter Hitchens

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Historian Philip Jenkins tells a perceptive parable about militant secularist Britain today

As an ancient Christian minority in a mainly Muslim society, Coptic Christians have often been persecuted and marginalized. Even so, Coptic believer Nadia Eweida was startled at the blatant discrimination she encountered in her job at the national airline. While … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Peter Hitchens on the Christopher Hitchens Atheist Fan Club

‘For some of these people, since the very things they admire him for are the very things that I most specifically reject, the idea that I am closely related to him, have a similar education and background, is close to … Continue reading

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Another BBC insider admits that the British Broadcasting Corporation is biased against Christians

The TV elite ‘assume Christians are lunatics’: The BBC and other broadcasters are dominated by a “liberal secular elite” whose “default position” is to assume that Christians are “lunatics”, a Radio 4 broadcaster warned last night “You do have a … Continue reading

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C. S. Lewis on how to remain an atheist

‘A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. ~ C. S. Lewis

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Ridiculous angry atheist sues government, claims Lord’s Prayer causes him “anguish” and “loss of enjoyment of life”

Ontario man suing county for $5,000 in damages over Lord’s Prayer at meetings Claiming the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer causes him anguish and feelings of exclusion, a man in rural Ontario is suing his local government to get politicians to … Continue reading

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Pic of the day: Irrefutable evidence for the existence of God

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Another atheist converts to Christianity: Richard Dawkins bangs head against wall

Former atheist poet reveals details of her Catholic conversion “Until two years ago, I was a really committed atheist and I really hated the Catholic Church,” said poet Sally Read, as she explained how all that dramatically changed during nine … Continue reading

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Czech government only now beginning to recompense Christian Churches for property stolen by atheist communists

Czechs close to compensating churches More than two decades after the end of Communism, Czechs are close to compensating churches for properties seized during the four decades of Communist rule.  A long-awaited restitution bill cleared the parliament’s lower house after … Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins mocks atheist womens’ sexual harassment problem: says “stop whining” and “grow a thicker skin”

Atheists have a sexual harassment problem: “propositions for sex and unwelcome touching”; women do “not feel welcome or safe” In the weeks preceding [atheist gathering] TAM . . . online forums have crackled with charges of sexism in TAM’s leadership and … Continue reading

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Angry Atheist files human rights complaint over restaurant’s church bulletin discount

Atheist files complaint over Lancaster County restaurant’s church-bulletin discount For more than a year, Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen in Columbia, Lancaster County has offered a Sunday special: Diners who bring in a current church bulletin receive 10 percent off the … Continue reading

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Empirical study confirms: Atheists waver in their unbelief when contemplating death

Do Atheists Have Deathbed Conversions?  Nonbelievers turn toward God after contemplating death Using an implicit association test, Jong found that after thinking about death, nonbelievers “wavered from their disbelief.”  Specifically, 71 students from the University of Otago in New Zealand were … Continue reading

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A pictorial representation of Atheism

From here.

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Atheism’s abject failure: 70% of Americans raised atheist end up being a member of a religion as an adult

70% of Americans raised to believe God does not exist end up being a member of a religion as an adult . . . for those who are raised Atheist, the vast majority later reject Atheism

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C. S. Lewis responds to Bart Ehrman on the problem of evil and suffering

‘My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust.  But how had I got this idea of just and unjust?  A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight … Continue reading

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Larry Brinkin, outspoken California gay rights leader, arrested over child porn possession

California gay rights leader arrested over child porn possession A prominent leader in the gay-rights movement in California headed to jail on June 22 after police say they caught him in possession of graphic images of toddlers engaged in lewd … Continue reading

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Young Christian newlyweds who peacefully oppose gay marriage are bombarded with vile, threatening hate mail

A newlywed couple have being bombarded with internet hate mail after posing on the steps of 10 Downing Street to hand in a 550,000-signature petition against gay marriage Rhys and Esther Curnow, from Newcastle, received scores of messages after opponents of … Continue reading

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Yet another vocal atheist converts to Christianity

This is my last post for the Patheos Atheist Portal Starting tomorrow, this blog is moving to the the Patheos Catholic channel (the url and RSS will remain unchanged).  Meanwhile, I’m in RCIA classes at a DC parish, so you … Continue reading

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What atheistic Communism has most obviously done for China: A visual presentation

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R. Joseph Hoffmann on the Jesus Mythicists Richard Carrier, Earl Doherty, Neil Godfrey and Tom Verenna

‘Richard Carrier & Co., Earl Doherty, Neil Godfrey and Tom Verenna for example, have no qualifications at all to be doing research in biblical studies . . . So I have to ask: what makes these guys so confident, if not … Continue reading

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