Let us be clear, we are atheists opposed not to mild-mannered deism or theism, but to the menace to logic, knowledge, and humanism that has been promoted by fundamentalists and the Religious Right [sick].

Christian apologists repeatedly demonstrate that it is insurmountably difficult to develop a worldview free of philosophical tension when one begins and ends all thinking with an inculcated-a-priori assumption of the existence of supernatural agencies.

This blog, then, is an appeal for rational thinking.


Paul said...

I navigated here from "Pathways under construction" and I have to say it's refreshing to find someone that's speaking my language!

I've been reading some cool stuff lately and thought yall might be interested:

The Jesus Family Tomb
(they found fragments of Jesus of Nazareth's very deceased bones...which you would think would give the religious right some sort of pause!)

The Jesus Dynasty
(the real story about this guy that millions of people claim to know personally; probably a really nice albeit-deluded-person)

Quantum Evolution
(by Johnjoe somebody-or-other.... I had to stop half-way through because I don't think he quite "gets it" with quantum mechanics....I'll try finishing it after I read....)

....A Different Universe by Robert B. Laughlin (now this guy gets it: most physicist-types try to foist off common misperceptions in a rather elitist attempt to appear superior....this guy is a little stuck on himself (with good reason) because he can actually sort out what is known from what really isn't.

"Somebody must be doing something"
dream-Justin Absolutely Fabulous

Anonymous said...

Aiui, the ossuary that was believed to be that of Jesus' family did not contain any bones -- the contents had disintegrated.

Let's say, for the sake of argument, that some bones dating from the 'right' time-frame had been found -- how could it be reliably ascertained whose bones those were? It would be circular to say that the Jesus of the Bible must have lived because some bones have been found and have been attributed to Jesus.

There's a lot of fantasy out there in la-la-land.

Paul said...

Still jolly good reading, though

Anonymous said...

Sci Fi can make entertaining reading! The problem is that too many people can't tell Fi from Sci.

Paul said...

I like Sci-Fi, but prefer to watch (is that kinky?) It's lovely to escape to another world (something we DO probably have in common with religious people) but get annoyed sometimes with technical details.

Anonymous said...

Ha! Watching is only kinky when someone is doing something along the lines of peeking, uninvited, through a crack in the bedroom curtains.

I take it that you mean that you get frustrated with the distortions of science that some Sci-Fi writers employ.

You're right -- escape can be fun. I see religious escapism more as indulgence in a fantasy love-affair.

Rycharde Manne said...

just added your blog at Aggregated Infidels. You can add to the description or let me know if the feed changes here:

My own blog is at Asylum Joy.

Rycharde Manne said...

Hi again, saw your post on Aggregated Infidels, but looks like you haven't deleted my original post as can see it above!

Like I said, if you change feed or wish to expand on the short introduction then feel free to leave a message at your listing


Anonymous said...

Ah! Mystery solved, Rycharde. I had assumed that you'd commented on a much later post than this one.