Jeff Lowder Speaking in London
I will be speaking to the Central London Humanist Group. Here are the details: Topic: Evidence about God: What Apologists Don’t Want You to Know When: Thursday, 28 March at 7pm Where: Conway Hall in central London LINK
All New Comments Are Temporarily Being Held
After the migration to Patheos, I learned that it may, in fact, be possible to migrate our old Discus comments over to Patheos from the old site. In order to avoid a lot of problems caused by publishing comments on the new site using the Patheos system and then switching back to Discus, all new … All New Comments Are Temporarily Being Held
Hemant Mehta’s post about pro-life atheists is a great reminder of the diversity among nontheists. While the stereotype of atheists, at least in the U.S., is that we are all liberal on a variety of issues, that isn’t the case. Pro-life atheists are an example.
Read Secular Outpost at Patheos
This is our last post on Blogger–at least for the foreseeable future. All new Secular Outpost posts for the foreseeable future will be featured exclusively at Patheos. After this weekend, all older posts will redirect automatically to the new site at Patheos. Once the archive of the blog is moved to Patheos, I will be shutting … Read <I>Secular Outpost</I> at Patheos
Word of the Day
“Ignoranus” Someone who is both ignorant and an asshole.
Jerry Coyne Blogs about Three Critical Reviews of Nagel’s Book
Ryan Stringer on Nonbelief and Hope
Here is the abstract for Stringer’s new paper published on The Secular Web: Many people hold on to supernatural beliefs because they feel that certain psychological needs could not be met without them–in particular, they feel that they would not be able to have any hope without such beliefs. However, nonbelief need not be the … Ryan Stringer on Nonbelief and Hope
Another Example of Theistic Mind Reading: Mark Driscoll Says Obama Isn’t a Christian
Here is a link to Hemant Mehta’s post at Friendly Atheist.
In Conversation with Richard Dawkins
Location: Sheldonian TheatreFriday, February 15th, 7:30 Professor Dawkins and philosopher Stephen Lawdiscuss the major issues of import to humanists and atheists at a timewhen opposition to rationalist thought appears to be on the rise. Other Oxford THINK week events here. Tickets on sale though the above sold out. I am also chairing the Wednesday 13th … In Conversation with Richard Dawkins
If There Is No God, Then Why Do So Many People Believe in God?
A reader recently asked me this question. I was raised Catholic and even as a child I just couldn’t believe that if there was a God who created the universe and, by extension, us, that He wouldn’t expect us to use our brain to reason and learn was was real and unreal. My major concern, … If There Is No God, Then Why Do So Many People Believe in God?