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Atheism, Theism, and Improbable Videos

___________ There seems to be a whole genre of YouTube videos devoted to “just-so” events (as with the one above), and they’re rather nice metaphors of the theist vs. atheist divide. Theists, of course, posit that the universe’s improbable properties … Continue reading

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By Profession, this Woman is an Engineer, and She Had a Near Death Experience

She believes that she went to another world, and it changed the way she now lives in this one:

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Are You Really Sure You Want God to be Dead?

If atheism were to achieve its “godless humanity” wish, what Huxlian Brave New World might arrive with this advent? If you’re an atheist, doesn’t this give you just a little bit of pause? Or is atheism simply a matter of truth for you, … Continue reading

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Still Another Good Reason to Be an Agnostic

I think an agnostic is in the unique (and enviable) position of being able to look sympathetically at theism and atheism, and actually feel some engagement with the arguments of both of them—to even feel their emotional power and pull—depending … Continue reading

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Advice to Young Theist and Atheist Contrarians

Think! Then think some more. The truth is the whole. You’ve got to have empiricism—it’s crucial—it’s the only way to reality test your mad speculations. But don’t ignore metaphysics and epistemology. Don’t, in other words, ignore the premises underlying your worldview. And … Continue reading

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Twitter Meets the Rhetorical Wars over Religion? Are You a Clicheatheist or a Clichetheist?

Actually, I hope that you’re neither, but I would coin these terms for atheists and theists who engage in combative and absolutist rhetoric with each other, and do so unself-critically, without empathy, and with an impatience for nuance, using what psychologist Robert Lifton … Continue reading

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