If ideas were sheltered

If ideas were sheltered

Imagine if ideas were sheltered. Imagine if no criticism were allowed, to spare people's feelings and protect their faith. Imagine a world where climate change denial cannot be debunked. Imagine a society in which equality is suppressed in favor of preserving religions. Imagine the terrible existence in which the ignorant delusions of the ancient past are the dominant ideas of how the world works and should be run.

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Theists miss the point

Theists miss the point

My last blog post, "Freedom of religion offends me", got the attention of two theists who felt the need to protect their religion and themselves. They, of course, missed the entire point of aforementioned blog post and seem quite ignorant, but here's what they wrote and my answers to them.

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Climate change of heart

Pope Francis has done it again. He's stood up for people and animals alike, with his progressive thinking within a very conservative (dimwitted) religion. Now, he's set his gaze on climate change. The Guardian has reported that the pope will "give an address to the UN general assembly and call a summit of the world's main religions," in an effort to fight climate change. Atheist saw, and it was good.

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Evolution did it first

Evolution did it first

Nature is truly amazing. There are countless examples in nature of living organisms who basically use inventions that are far more complex than the counterpart man has made. Human inventions often mimic things that can be found in nature, whether we realize it or not. One can either do a total copout and say there must be a super inventor who must be one’s own specific god, or one can find the actual explanation—evolution.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/earth/world

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Secularism and the requirements of democracy

Secularism and the requirements of democracy

Let’s get secular. That’s a recent blog post of mine, in which I argue that only a secular nation can have a true and free democracy, including freedom of religion and equal rights. I argued that the way to normalize atheism is—in addition to showing theists that atheists are normal people—to truly achieve secularism, so that one group’s intolerant ideals aren’t pushed on everyone. Since then, I’ve found both support and opposition (and have written two follow-up blog posts—“Chauvinistic defense of country and faith” and “You gotta have faith”—with more incoming), but it seems people of the latter kind haven’t actually read my blog post; either that, or they read it through the lens of their religious beliefs.

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