Defending the Delusional

I will never understand why people defend the delusional.  In a recent religious debate, I threw out some offhanded comment about people holding delusional beliefs and was immediately attacked by someone claiming I was smug, because I clearly thought everyone but me was delusional.  Nope.  Here’s the definition of the word: A delusion is a […]






Can’t Change The Crazy

I don’t know why I bother sometimes.  I was having a recent discussion about religion and someone popped in and said that it was a complete waste of time to complain about the failures of religion because the religious will just be more motivated to cling to their beliefs anyhow. What’s the point, other than […]






Religious Belief and Charity

One of the things that comes up a lot around this time of year is that the religious are far more generous and charitable than the non-religious.  But that’s just not the case.  And it’s simply wrong because of the way that studies consider charitable giving.  In fact, they consider giving to a church to […]






Anti-Intellectual Religion

If you have any significant discussions with the religious, one thing that will smack you in the face is the anti-intellectual nature of religion.  It doesn’t matter if the theist is the most evangelical or the most liberal, they not only don’t care about the intellect, they actively campaign against it when it comes to […]






Religious Belief vs. Business

A lot of hardcore Christians seem to think that if they operate a business, they get to impose their personal religious beliefs on that business and that business can simply act as an extension of themselves, such that they don’t have to cater to anyone they don’t personally like.  These people are idiots. The reality […]






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 […]






Never Tell Me The Odds

It’s that time again, time to look at the stupidity of accommodationists and the idiocy of their emotional positions.  This time, we started having a debate over whether or not gods are likely to exist in the real world.  That is, of course, after he kept accusing me of believing that no gods were real, […]






Replacing Religion

Not long ago, Jack over on Atheist Revolution wrote a post on replacing religion.  It’s an interesting question, but one that I’ve never really felt necessary.  It’s like saying “what other cancer would you like to replace your lung cancer with?”  Well, none, of course.  That doesn’t mean that we can’t have some kind of […]






Irrational Rationalizations

Once again, the absurdity of irrational rationalizations strikes, in a ridiculously common way. Now that Mother Teresa has been granted sainthood, the crazy religious are out in force, attacking anyone who criticizes the life and beliefs of Mother Teresa.  I wrote about this a very long time ago and got pretty much the same reaction […]






Picking on ChristianMingle?

In a recent court case, a judge ordered the owners of ChristianMingle, a “Christian” dating service, to allow same-sex couples to use the service, even though homosexuality is a sin according to a lot of Christians.  Of course, this immediately caused Christian whiners to come out of the woodwork, screaming that this is blatant discrimination […]






Let’s Answer Theist Questions!

I had a subscriber over on my YouTube channel send me links for a bunch of theist questions.  One list I did for YouTube but this one I’m going to cover here.  It’s actually split up into multiple sections and I’ll look at the ones addressed to atheists and agnostics.  As I’m not a Muslim […]






Avoiding Religious Reality

I’m tired of trying to debate people on religious subjects who can’t see outside of their own religious echo chamber.  This came up several times recently when, in discussions about various religious subjects, my opponent simply declared that because they didn’t think that way, that nobody could possibly think that way and therefore, they just […]






Google+ Apologetics Part 2

To be honest, I often find Google+ to be a waste of time because there aren’t very many good discussions. Occasionally though, something worthwhile pops up and I have to respond, but as I’ve said before, it isn’t easy to get into much depth and detail because of the format.  Often, when that happens, I […]






Google+ Apologetics Part 1

Every now and then, someone posts a long screed on one of the Google+ Atheism Communities I’m a member of.  Usually, they’re nothing worth paying attention to but this time, I think this list of ten complaints about religious/irreligious debate is something I’d like to respond to.  It was written by someone named Johnathan Peter […]






Yes, There Is a God!

At least that’s the claim made by someone who commented on one of my YouTube videos. He presented an article that supposedly demonstrates that yes, a god does exist, but in reading through it, he’s done nothing of the sort.  As this wouldn’t make a good video, I’m going to respond to his article with […]






Reality Has to Mean More than Fantasy

I came across a debate today, one that I wasn’t involved in, but you had a crazy libertarian on one side proclaiming that natural rights were real, so there, and on the other, you had a skeptic who kept asking him a lot of the same questions that I ask regularly.  Questions like “how do […]






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 […]






Will Christian Churches Perform Gay Weddings?

This is an interesting question that has come up recently and one that, depending on your view, you might have a very different take on.  Of course, since the Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage across the United States, religious organizations have vocally condemned it because, according to their religious beliefs, gay marriage is […]






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 […]






Philosophy Isn’t Reality

To be honest, I’ve been struggling recently to find a lot of religious topics to talk about.  It’s weird, over on my YouTube channel, there is plenty to cover religiously but I can’t find anything political, but here the opposite is true.  I talk about political subjects non-stop and outside of Horror Show Sunday, I […]






Hiding Your Beliefs

I’ve noticed a new brand of hate-monger out there who detests homosexuals, but for entirely unstated reasons. They deny being religious, but also refuse to talk about religion at all.  This is a new class of debater who seems to think that if they hide their beliefs, the true source of their hatred of gays […]