A Libertarian is Finally Honest!

I know I talk about natural rights a lot and the complete and utter failure of libertarians to actually back them up, even though they insist, without a shred of evidence, that they’re actually real.  I point out this failure every single time I find it and most of the time, libertarians still pretend that […]

Faith Is Not a Substitute For Facts

I was reminded of this by some recent comments on some of my YouTube videos, where a theist disagreed with my  take on God and causality, insisting that all kinds of things about God were true when they had absolutely no way of objectively determining anything about God, God’s characteristics or God’s abilities. Now this […]

Theists Have Nothing

I’m sure this is something that every atheist who ever takes on religion has seen, but it  still pisses me off every single time it comes up, as it has a couple of times recently.  You know, the theists who say “we have evidence, we’re just not going to show it to you because you’ll […]

More Answers to Christian Responses

Every now and then, I’ll find a list of religious questions for atheists, supposedly aiming to take down the evil heretics, and answer them.  Invariably, they are chock full of irrationality and ignorance and even though the answers are easily available online, theists have no interest in looking them up, or accepting them even if […]

What’s Wrong With Being Stupid?

This is really why I’m increasingly convinced that having religious debates is pointless. I recently had a discussion with someone who self-described as a moderate theist, they refused to even say what kind of theist they were, although I’m relatively certain they are some kind of new-agey Christian type.  So we start talking about evidence […]

Are You Addicted to Religion?

It’s no surprise that there is such an overlap between drug addiction and extreme religious adherence, there are a lot of elements that are similar between the two. People who go to get clean of drugs or alcohol often exchange one addiction for another, either a religion or a religious 12-step program and sometimes, the […]

Theists Clueless About the Supernatural

Someone called a recent Atheist Experience and said that that they didn’t understand Matt’s position that science cannot prove the supernatural.  In fact, he argued that science could and gave an example.  What if, he said, we found out that people could pray and invoke magical words that would make their wishes and dreams come […]

Logic Escapes Christians

I know this is like a broken record, but lots of theists out there, Christians particularly in this example, just don’t have the slightest clue what logic is.  I had someone argue that there is an objective morality because, assuming God exists, then such a morality is a characteristic of God. Says who? Let’s look […]

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, […]

I Don’t Care What You Believe

In any debate with a theist, there is a never-ending problem, they are only too happy to tell you what they believe, what they have faith in, but they are very hesitant, if not completely incapable of telling you why they believe the things they believe and why you ought to do so as well. […]

Belief and Faith

There was an article, written by T. M. Luhrmann, an anthropology professor, about belief and faith in Christianity, although I’m sure that you could apply her thoughts to just about any religion.  In it, she says that she’s approached by what she describes as “university-educated liberals”, and asked things like Why do people believe in God? What […]

The Bitchspot Report Podcast #61

After a week off, we hit the ground running and talk about voter fraud, Hobby Lobby, creationism in the public schools and Pat Robertson’s destruction fetish.  Then we go on to talk about the death penalty and give it two thumbs up.  Come on and listen, you know you want to.

Faith is not Rational

Theists love to hold out faith like it’s a positive virtue, but in reality it isn’t.  Faith is believing something for which you have no good, objective, rational reason to think is actually true.  If you had evidence, if you had rational reasons to believe it, you wouldn’t need faith, would you?  Yet I run […]

The Redefinition Game

I know this is nothing new but it’s something that I keep running into and it pisses me off to no end.  It’s largely used by theists who desperately want to gain any respectability for their beliefs by any means possible and far too often, those means are dishonest. What I’m talking about is redefining […]