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Atheists are Becoming More Popular!

In 2014 Pew Research did a survey about the way different religious groups within the US feel about each other. Within religious groups, there was also analysis by political affiliation. I wrote about it at the time, lamenting the low opinion most USIans have of atheists. I found that especially frustrating as studies show that atheists are actually statistically more likely to be good citizens (see data... read more

The Authoritarian Left and Misdirected Animosity in the Atheist Community

The worldwide atheist community is growing every day. In northern Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand this trend has been obvious for some time. The 2015 Pew Research Center Report ‘The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections 2010-2050‘ says: During the next few decades, the number of religiously unaffiliated people around the world is projected to grow modestly,... read more

Competition Winner

Entries for the competition closed on 30 September, and I said I’d announce winners shortly after, so here goes. You will remember there were two categories: 1. Sokal-type Essay Write an essay of an experience that led to a “personal” epiphany of the “undeniable” link between religion and science. 2. Anti-Accommodationist Essay Write an essay expressing clear and concise arguments to use in... read more

Essay Competition: Science vs Religion

Many of you, like me, are readers of Jerry Coyne’s Why Evolution is True website. Yesterday he posted a story called ‘Templeton-sponsored essay contest: Big bucks for telling stories about accommodationism‘. It detailed an essay competition offering large financial prizes for personal stories that show science and religion in harmony. Templeton, of course, is all about promoting religion... read more

Auē Tēnei Wiki: My Patron Saint is St Francis of Assisi

It must be true, because the internet said so. I’m not quite up to thinking too hard yet, but I thought I’d make the effort to do my weekly Auē a Tau Kē Tēnei Wiki posts anyway. In an experiment to see whether God would intervene in the heresy of an atheist taking the test, I decided to have a go at this one: Obviously, I disagree with the first statement, but having never seen evidence saints... read more

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