KPFA deplatformed Richard Dawkins. This was entirely predictable and, actually, we know very well who has been paving the way for this.
Mehta failed epically to hold accountable three public servants who are hindering the efforts to fight Muslim terrorism, and made up a shitty excuse for their behavior (with no supporting evidence whatsoever), throwing two fellow secularists under the bus in the process
Refuting a post by Andrew Gripp in which he calls for a State-sanctioned prohibition of meat inspired, no less, by a religiously-motivated similar ban in India
Colombia has a blasphemy law, so I don’t know why it is glaringly absent on the map showing which countries have blasphemy laws.
The lack of bio-diversity in skeptics’ conventions can be explained by the simple math of demographics; not a deliberate bias or prejudice — now, put down your pitchforks and torches.
On Tuesday there was a terrorist attack in London.Compared to the attacks of 2015 and 2016, I think the response of civilization has improved considerably:
The land of Locke, Hobbes, Darwin, Dawkins and Hitchens turned into a feudal pigsty.
You can’t indoctrinate people into facts. Telling children there are no Smurfs, leprechauns, fairies or gods, is no indoctrination. Is being responsible
If you cooperate systematically with systematic non-cooperators, you’re enabling them, you become their accomplice, and I don’t see myself trying to put a project together with a bear in the short or medium term, but I do see myself working and living with humans around me.
Francis conveyed that practicing Catholics are better than non-practicing Catholics. That is demonstrably false:
Treating Islam as a race, instead of as a religion, hinders the efforts to treat all citizens equally under the law, by way of giving Islam a special treatment, that is religious privilege.
I am reposting the Erdoğan poem — because an important part of free speech is the freedom to criticize and mock (and even insult) authorities
Judging by where the world seems to be going, Hans Rosling will certainly be missed. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
Arch-vulture Glenn Greenwald could not miss the opportunity to exploit the death of six Muslims in Quebec and pin it on atheists
The ‘Science’ March is helping disguise as science the many very popular anti-scientific hypotheses that have hijacked the struggle for equality.
The atheist rift is between people who follow Enlightenment principles and those who believe in authoritarian principles
The “trapped in the wrong body” idea assumes that consciousness is an ethereal entity which can be scalded from the body without altering its essence.
The bigoted prudes had the UN drop Wonder Woman as their Honorary Ambassador because, apparently, judging women by their looks is not wrong when they do it.
It’s not an attack on Muslim population — the ban only applies to places and circumstances where it is legally required to see the full face of individuals for identification purposes.
Catholic priests, nuns and bishops participated in the genocide in Rwanda, and incited it from their pulpits — they admit it 22 years later.