Tag Archives: Scientific Literacy

The Chronicle Review Highlights Trite Anti-Atheist Memes

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured an editorial by (Eastern) religious apologist Stephen Asma, who was all too eager to trot out the same old baseless arguments against atheism and primal arguments for preserving, if not enshrining, religion for decades to come.

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Bunk Research, Lesbian Recruitment, and a Crazy Poll!

Two newly anointed hate groups, AFA and FRC, spout new nonsense about the roots of lesbianism!

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A Weekend Response to NARTH (Lifting Luggage and the Soulforce Symposium)

This weekend, there were two responses to the NARTH conference in Philadelphia. Check out pictures from the “Lift Your Luggage” protest and my thoughts about how the LGBT movement addresses (and doesn’t address) the ex-gay movement.

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Religious Search Engines: Enabled Ignorance with Surprising Results

An NPR story this week introduced religious search engines. Here’s a more critical look at how they actually work and how they really don’t.

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 22 – Reeking of Faith

Zack talked about atheism with Marvin back in Episode 6, and now it’s Peterson’s turn to talk about faith as a Christian and a Quaker. Then, the two delve into the muck in this extended episode! The Zack-Peterson rapport’s gotten particularly spicy! In this exciting discussion, Zack challenges Peterson about faith and Peterson challenges Zack […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 21 – Fundamentalist Christianity: Where Non-thinkers Go To Die?

Zack and Peterson work on mending their relationship after the Joe Gee debacle by discussing fundamentalist Christianity. Angela from Austria thinks that fundamentalist Christianity is a great way to absorb “non-thinkers” who might be recruited by more dangerous groups (like neo-Nazis). From the conversation that ensues, you almost wouldn’t know that Peterson’s a believer and […]

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Higher Education Should Be Proud of Discouraging Rapture Belief

A college education dramatically affects whether or not folks believe Jesus is returning.

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The Children Meme: Two Can Play at That Game

World Net Daily wants to get your kid ready to get back to school…err, rather, back from school.

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Someone at HRC Needs to Take a Psych Class, and Stat!

HRC’s resignation in pressuring Target tells us that HRC is as motivated by corporate interests as Target is.

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The Prop 8 Decision: A Victory for Science and Education

Way back in January, I wrote a post about why atheists should care about the Prop 8 Trial, pointing out that science was on trial. I was not alone in pointing out that Perry v. Schwarzenegger is the Scopes Monkey Trial of our day, merely challenging psychology instead of biology. I think it is important […]

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