Does Faith Equal Willful Self-Delusion?

devout atheist

I think I can safely say there are some intelligent theists out there. Crazy, I know! The question is, how do they maintain a belief in something with zero evidence, and why do they bother? Obviously some people just get caught up as children in their family’s traditions and beliefs. But as they grow older, it would be hard to imagine an …

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$5 off T-shirts

May 1st is the Day of Reason! To celebrate, we are offering $5 off each t-shirt. Simply enter the code REASON when you checkout and you will get $5 off each shirt. Share the code with your friends! Show off the fact that you outgrew imaginary friends when you were 5 and wear your Devout Atheist t-shirt! Subscribe to our blog …

Trusted and Stable Government, Secularism Increases

Ara Norenzayan

In his new book, Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict (Princeton University Press), social psychologist Ara Norenzayan writes of how well-run governments lead people to lessen their attachment to, or need of, religion as they trust and feel secure with their government. Douglas Todd’s article in the Vancouver Sun explains the thesis quite well, which shows that religion holds the most sway …

Why Do Theists Get Offended By Atheism?

Have you, as an atheist, ever felt any prejudice or hatred directed towards you, because of your disbelief in imaginary friends? Personally, as the owner of an atheist-themed t-shirt, etc. company, I tend to not tell people about the company. Not because I don’t want to offend people, but more because I don’t need some insane bible-nut coming after me …

So Noah Had Unicorns?

I am no expert on the bible, but I am pretty sure the basic concept is that everything alive now is a descendant of two very incestuous representatives that were saved by Noah on his Ark. This brings up some questions. The bible apparently lists unicorns, satyrs, giants, etc. as being present at some point during the story, so… where …

Richard Dawkins and the Atheist Community

Dawkins and atheists

According to a recent survey by the Vancouver Sun, only 25% of BC’s atheists, agnostics and those unaffiliated with any religion “approved” of Mr. Dawkins. What exactly each person was thinking of when they marked “approve” is up to anyone’s guess. The more interesting stat is that the largest group of atheists, etc. were those that had never heard of …

Reddit Atheism FAQ

I’ve been checking out the sub-reddit r/atheism lately. They have an absolutely great FAQ and set of definitions, answering questions like “What’s the difference between agnosticism and atheism?” and “Why are you all so angry? Why do you dislike religion if it’s a personal choice?” Good place to start if you are looking for arguments against your theist friends who …

Religion = Higher Crime, STD and Teen Pregnancy Rates

Can religion cause crime?

David Badash writes about U.S. Christian pollsters finding that atheists get divorced less often, commit less crimes, and have better educations than Christians. This is more evidence of the fact that one does not need threats of hell, god and a clergy watching over you to make moral decisions. In fact, it could be taken as evidence to the contrary. …

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Atheist Literature

Atheist literature

Have you read any atheist literature? Which would you recommend? I haven’t read Hitchens, Dawkins, or any of the other famous atheist writers. I started a book by one but it wasn’t really teaching me anything I did not already know. I don’t need new arguments against theists, as I don’t really think there is a point in arguing with …