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"what with their straw-men, patronising, condescending tones and general arrogance"

Today I received a slew of comments from an atheist who appears to be very displeased with me.

The comment threads splintered into two different tracks of thought, though, so for my own reference I’m going to link to the start of them both here. 74 more words

Just Religion

Owning One's Views

The comments on my last post have got me thinking about a very important concept that has been running around in my mind for quite some time. 976 more words


Oversimplifying Theism: An Example from Daniel Dennett

Daniel Dennett, author of Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, has suggested one reason it’s so hard for theists and atheists to talk with each other: “There’s simply no polite way to tell people they’ve dedicated their lives to an illusion.” 352 more words


No Need For Reminders

The following is an open letter to all Christians who feel that I must have missed something about the faith.

Considering all the religious material I was exposed to growing up, I can safely say that I am in no need of reminders about my former faith. 1,003 more words


Christianity: Passing the Buck

This has been something that’s been on my mind for months now, and I keep putting it off. I put it off because there isn’t a polite way for me to talk about this character flaw I have retained from making excuses for my faith. 1,016 more words


Meaningful Comparisons

Author’s Note: I got a little bit of inspiration from this post by Mr. Justice over at “The Culture Monk” this morning.

Theists believe they have a corner on the truth, and everyone else is a bunch of curmudgeons. 794 more words