MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL

September 2012



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The long forgotten gods

Rosa Rubicondior applauds Christopher Hitchens‘ seminal collection, “The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-Believer.” One chapter in the book features a provocative essay from H.L. Mencken, in which Mencken dredges the vast sea of…


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Inconvenient facts

I thought the following cartoon went well with the Bertrand Russell quote in the banner of the website. Via Debunking Christianity: That’s about right.


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Romney pays 14.1 percent in taxes

Mitt Romney finally released his tax returns this week, along with other documents, to apparently address criticism that he was not being open about his prior financial affairs. The verdict? Nothing surprising. He paid $1.9…


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Christian atheist?

I read about this via a post from Ed Brayton over at Free Thought Blogs — although I am critical of some bloggers there, I do still browse the site. Apparently a rabbi has called Richard Dawkins…


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Leaving their religion

Pretty much everything these folks said in the video below sounds familiar, especially the person at the 1:00 minute mark who said that she eventually came to the point where she wanted the “scientific” evidence…




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More from McCreight

This is rich: “You know how I was afraid the hate would spread to my family?” — Jen McCreight, Sept. 10, 2012. So much for her being done with blogging at FtB. That lasted all of…