5,918 comments posted · 213 followers · following 19

1 day ago @ Atheist Revolution - The Meaning of Atheism... · 0 replies · +1 points

While I understand that impulse, I think it is important not to confuse atheism with something like metaphysical naturalism. Many of us are naturalists, but plenty of atheists still believe in things that could be characterized as supernatural (e.g., ghosts). Atheism is no guarantee of rationality.

2 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Human Stupidity Can Co... · 0 replies · +1 points

My guess is that the churches will face few if any penalties for ignoring the shelter-at-home order that was finally issued here in Mississippi. Christian privilege is likely strong enough to protect them from law enforcement unless they do something so egregious that it can't be ignored.

4 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Coping With the Quaran... · 1 reply · +2 points

Being 30 miles from the nearest store would be rough. When this thing first started and long before the shelter-in-place order, it wasn't unusual for me to have to go to 3 stores in one trip to find what I needed. That worked for a little while, but nobody seems to stock the same items now. When the peanut butter runs out, I'm screwed.

4 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Reconnecting with Huma... · 0 replies · +1 points

Religion clearly teaches people that some things are more important than truth and reality. I don't think we have to participate in the charade, but I suppose whether we do often comes down to our tolerance for social isolation.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Florida Pastor Arreste... · 0 replies · +2 points

It will be interesting to see whether any of these charges result in successful prosecutions.

2 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - The Prayer Amplifier: ... · 3 replies · +1 points

I am always amazed by how blatantly fraudulent Bakker seems to be while still managing to separate his audience from their money. He really is quite a skilled con man.

2 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Cable News Propaganda ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yes, I have that book in my collection somewhere. The traditional network news isn't great either, but they haven't gone to the full-on opinion journalism just yet. The problem I have with the progressive news sites is that they are every bit as biased as the conservative ones, just in different ways. I consult sites like https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/ periodically and try to steer clear of those that get dinged for extreme bias and/or non-factual reporting.

2 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - We Can Learn to Be Mor... · 0 replies · +1 points

It is difficult, but we can get there with practice. Even people with anxiety disorders often respond to cognitive-behavioral therapy.

2 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - We Can Learn to Be Mor... · 1 reply · +1 points

It sounds like your mistake was expecting something different from Christians. In my experience, many of them behave like this and just request forgiveness from their "god" later (if at all). I haven't seen toilet paper in any store for a couple weeks. That bible is starting to look good.

3 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Democratic Voters Need... · 1 reply · +3 points

I think that Biden and Sanders would both be smart to pick a much younger VP.