A Pointless Debate

I spent some time over on Minds today, having a bunch of good discussions in general and enjoying myself… except for one.  Now this took the most time, it was a debate over several hours and, in retrospect, it was a complete waste of my time. She started off asking me questions about my views […]

Nothing Worth Talking About

Recently, I was bored so I decided to stop in over at one of my old stomping grounds, the Debating Christianity & Religion forums.  Now I had walked away from it a while back because very little ever happened there, you really never got any decent debates and most people there on the religious side […]

Terminal Stupidity Burnout

Does this ever happen to you?  You spend a considerable amount of time debating religious, political and social issues with the usual band of idiots and after a while, you just can’t take it anymore because you know that ultimately, it’s a pointless exercise.  You know that the people you’re talking to are beyond reason […]

Debating the Religiously Incredulous

I keep running into people on religious debate boards that are convinced that if they hold a religious position, they have no responsibility at all to defend any of their claims whatsoever, just because they are religious.  Of course, they hold everyone else accountable for answering any questions put to them, but questions they can’t […]

Wanting the Mutually Exclusive

I’ve been debating online on various forums for a very, very, very long time.  Mostly, I stick to general purpose forums, not dedicated to politics or religion, because it gives me a one-size-fits-all solution, with members from all walks of life and subjects across the board. You have the far right neo-cons and the far-left-liberals, […]

Religious Admissions of Failure

I really get sick and tired of this kind of thing, but it is the final wheezes of a failed position.  How many theists have said to you, after going through a long debate where they have never been able to back up a single thing except through professions of faith, that they’re going to […]

Why Start At the Beginning?

One question I get from a lot of theists is why do I spend so much time harping on the existence of gods?  Why does every single debate circle around to whether or not gods actually exist?  The answer is simple.  It’s because all religious arguments hinge on that specific claim.  If gods don’t exist, […]

Arguing Free Will is Religious

There are a lot of subjects that I really don’t like to talk about, not because I can’t, but because people on the other side really haven’t got a clue what they’re talking about and they’re often very emotionally attached to one side or the other.  One of those subjects is abortion, another is natural […]

Debating Theists: Is It Worth It?

I’ve questioned whether engaging in online debate with random theists is really a worthwhile exercise in the past and the response I usually get is, sure, virtually no theist is going to convert or even acknowledge that they’ve lost, but maybe, just maybe, there’s someone in the virtual audience who might see the debate and change […]

Opinions vs. Statements of Fact

The recent discussion on natural rights has resulted in yet another concept that libertarians and others of their ilk don’t seem to get.  See, there was one libertarian who was honest and admitted that “natural rights” was just his opinion.  Well no, it’s really not because for every single natural-rights advocate I’ve ever come across, […]

More Evidence Christianity is Dead

I’ve been part of the community over on Debating Christianity & Religion since 2005.  I initially went there on the recommendation of a different forum whose name I no longer remember because it was stopping all religious discussion because it offended the religious owners.  While I find that generally pathetic, it was their site and […]

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #67

Here we go again!  This week, Fox News falls for a 4Chan hoax, or do they?  Egypt outlaws unlicensed Imams and we wonder where you get an Imam license?  Christian persecution, a new study shows it’s nonsense but the Christians probably don’t care.  Pat Robertson encourages children not to involve the authorities in domestic abuse. […]

Why Not Debate the Truth?

I just came across a long-running debate on “Is there enough evidence to support a deistic god” between a self-professed atheist and someone who describes themselves as a fundamentalist, Biblical-inerrantist Christian.  I’ve seen plenty of these kinds of debates go on, even the big-name Christian apologists will often debate for a deistic god instead of […]

The Problem With Theist Assumptions

On a relatively recent edition of The Atheist Experience, the show from 11/10 to be exact although it won’t matter because this happened in the aftershow and doesn’t show up in the regular feed, a theist called in and started asserting that the Bible couldn’t have just been written by good and holy men because […]

What Social Media Ought To Be

I’ve talked about this in the past and I know that I am not the target audience for social media, but there simply are no social media sites out there that do what I want them to do.  Social media is, almost by definition, shallow.  It’s meant to appeal to the short-attention-span crowd.  It is […]

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #49

It’s a non suicidal week mostly, we talk about goblin craziness in Zimbabwe, Ken Ham declaring victory before the debate, exactly as we predicted, a televangelist telling a caller to kill themselves and a satire piece that we take somewhat seriously because it’s not that far from the truth.  We also address listener Iamanatheist’s questions […]

The Absurdity of Social Media

It’s funny but the more I look at social media and the more I partake in social media, the less impressed I am with it all. Take Twitter, for example.  Of what use is Twitter?  All I see is people throwing insults, retweeting endless memes, tons of pictures with famous quotes but nothing else, etc. […]

Too Dumb to Debate

I find it funny how much flack I get for saying that debating theists is a waste of time, but time and time again, I find that with the religious, its just pointless to engage in any kind of intellectual religious discussion, they just don’t comprehend the basics and dragging them, kicking and screaming, through […]

The 30-Second Debate

I’ve mentioned before that I favor a 30-second debate format for any and all debates between atheists and theists.  I think that so many debates are an utter waste of time because they never actually establish anything.  Take an article written over on Hausdorff’s blog, and for the record, this is being written the same […]

More Theist Debate Craziness

Now we all know that there are a lot of crazy theists on Twitter, I’ve written about it plenty of times before, but it never ceases to amaze me just how horrible the claims from Twitter theists actually are.  If you’ve been out on Twitter for any length of time, you’ve probably run into @SoCalTheologian, […]