Tag: Atheism


I Simply Believe in One Fewer God than You


Actually, that's not all there is to it.  I mean, it's not quite so simple.  Ricky Gervais used this argument on Stephen Colbert.  He said that there are about 3000 deities to choose from and Christians don't believe in 2,999 of them, the atheist simply goes one god further.  Gervais'...

Is Atheism a Religion?


I recently read an article in which the author insisted that public funds not go to support religious schools. The rhetoric in this article was very much in the "us" versus "them" vein. In essence, "their" views, that is those of the religious, are tainted with the irrational and divisive forces...

“A personal relationship with reality”?


This billboard communicates an important truth: it's good to have a relationship, personal or otherwise, with reality.  It is, however, contestable that atheism brings us into this relationship.  It does so only if there isn't a God.   If there is a God, then this is false advertising.      

The Bible Supports Slavery?


I don't care who does it; it makes me crazy. The sacrifice of truth for the sake of argument. This billboard is a case in point. In an attempt to discredit the Bible, the makers of this billboard equate first century slavery with its 16th - 18th century version.  Further,...

Jesus, Zeus, Thor and the Kraken


One more thing about the Bill Maher video. Consider this my Christmas post. In the video, Maher equates faith in Jesus Christ with belief in Zeus, Thor and the Kraken and all the other "stuff that is not evidenced based." I love it when he gives us the circumstances by...

Is Atheism a Religion?


Bill Maher sure doesn't like it when religious people say that atheism is a religion. In one sense, Maher is right; atheism is not a religion.  Atheism doesn't have any explicit rituals or holy texts, nor does it believe in a deity.  When Maher restricts his  definition of religion to...

When Atheists are Right


There are a bunch of reasons to be an atheist.  Certainly one of them could be the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God (2...