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Egyptian Imam: It’s Atheist Doctrine is to Murder Muslims

This video is from a debate on Egyptian TV on 27 January between an Egyptian Islamist imam Muhammad Hamouda and an Egyptian intellectual, Sharif Farouk. The TV host, whose name I cannot ascertain, is clearly on the side of the imam. Part of the debate is about atheism versus Islam, and part of that is in this clip from MEMRI TV: (I’ve tried, but it won’t work if I make it smaller. If you go to... read more

Easter for Atheists

As we all know, Easter is a time that Christians all over the world mourn the death and celebrate the resurrection of their saviour, Jesus Christ. Outside their holy scripture, the Bible, there are no indications of the existence of Jesus. Even in the Bible, things are pretty confusing. Christians with tell you there are no contradictions in the Bible, but there are literally hundreds. Many of these apply... read more

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

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