Atheism

Atheists Could Learn a Lot from Religious People About How to Win Debates

Religious people and “faitheists”— my term for nonbelievers who feel that religion is good for society as a whole—have been using a new strategy against atheists. Like good debaters, they aim to put us on the defensive, insisting that we deal with this or that Deep Theological Book (the latest “must-read” is David Bentley Hart’s The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss), or we answer this or that argument, or we read every “sophisticated” theologian in the history of Christianity. And if we don’t, well, then they won’t regard us as serious atheists. (As if they would anyway!) But I also realized that we can turn the tables on these people. After all, they’re the ones making unevidenced claims about reality, not us. So I propose that, when debating the religious, nonbelievers start using two tu quoque arguments.

4 Reasons Atheists Have to Fight for Their Rights

In the U.S., atheists have laws protecting them. But laws aren’t always obeyed, or enforced — and fighting for legal rights can have dire consequences.

AlterNet

Exodus: Why Americans are Leaving Religion—and Why They’re Unlikely to Come Back

The American religious landscape has undergone substantial changes in recent years. However, one of the most consequential shifts in American religion has been the rise of religiously unaffiliated Americans. This trend emerged in the early 1990s. In 1991, only six percent of Americans identified their religious affiliation as “none,” and that number had not moved much since the early 1970s. By the end of the 1990s, 14% of the public claimed no religious affiliation. The rate of religious change accelerated further during the late 2000s and early 2010s, reaching 20% by 2012. Today, one-quarter (25%) of Americans claim no formal religious identity, making this group the single largest “religious group” in the U.S.

PRRI

Obama Signs New Law Giving Protection To Atheists

For the first time, atheists and other nonreligious persons are explicitly named as a class protected by the law.

Progressive Secular Humanist

The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense

crispian.net

Why Are Educated People More Likely to Be Atheists?

Religion works more through the emotions than through reason..

Church and State

13 Books Atheists Should Consider Reading

Atheist Republic

Recommended Reading for New Atheists

Atheist Girl

I recently posed this question to my awesome heathen tweeps… what book do you consider a must read for people new to #atheism? — Atheist Girl (@iamatheistgirl) February 27, 2016 The following is a list of the most popular books..

Do You Know God?

“Billions of people claim to “know” God. How could they all be wrong? Simple. Just listen to them. If ten people claim to know your friend Jimmy, yet they all describe Jimmy in different, incompatible ways, then either they don’t know Jimmy, or Jimmy has been doing some lying.”

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God is Imaginary…

It is easy to prove to yourself that God is imaginary. The evidence is all around you. Here are 50 simple proofs.

godisimaginary.com

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