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Starting a New Podcast

Started Jul 16, 2011 0 Replies

Hello Everyone. I am in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and am drawing up plans to begin a new weekly or biweekly podcast (though I am leaning more towards the weekly). The issues to be covered would…Continue

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My Atheism Doesn’t Need Evolution

Posted on July 17, 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Atheists are often portrayed as die hard believers in evolution, and atheism is quite often portrayed as being dependent upon believing in the validity of evolution. But you know what? Some people, such as myself, did not need to rely on Darwin to steer our courses off the path of religion and onto the path of reason.

 

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The bible was not created by a god nor inspired by the word of any god. It was written by a number of people who tried…

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Valid and Invalid Beliefs: The Pope and Other Carlatans

Posted on July 16, 2011 at 7:00pm 2 Comments

Over the past week I have engaged a number of christians on Twitter, and it seems as though evidence for beliefs, and specifically, what is it that makes beliefs valid or invalid. So I want to address directly the nature of valid and invalid beliefs, and then would like to shift my focus to one tweeter in particular and the pope and some comments he recently made.



Because christians and atheists always seem to start running into problems here, each criticizing the other of not having… Continue

The Time Has Come: Put catholics in Their Place

Posted on July 16, 2011 at 1:30pm 6 Comments

On July 1, 2011, Dalton McGuinty, the Premier of Ontario, announced that starting in Spetember, catholic schools would no longer be allowed to prohibit the formation of gay-straight alliances by students. In an address by a Member of Provincial Parliament, Glenn Murray (Toronto Center), read a statement from the Premier during Toronto’s Pride Week. The statement read, “Starting in September, it will be students, not principals or school boards, that will decide whether a school has an LGBT… Continue

Apologists of Circumcision

Posted on July 15, 2011 at 7:30pm 11 Comments

The Columbus, Ohio newspaper, The Republic, just today printed the story Religion: Battle Over Circumcision, describing the battle that is erupting in San Francisco over a November 8 ballot that would ban male circumcision. While much of the article tries to distract readers from the issue by making reference to Foreskin Man and how it incites the anger of religious groups like Jews. I think the real issue is not what the author of “Foreskin Man” is up to, but the fact that there is an…

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At 6:05pm on December 10, 2011, A Former Member said…

Brian, I posted your blog post (or the one you linked to anyhow) on TBGLQ bullying in Canada on my new group, It Gets Better: Atheists for a Bully-free America. Please feel free to join us if you wish.

At 8:54pm on October 18, 2011, Loren Miller said…

Saw the URL you posted and had to comment.  I've had a bellyful of theist assholes as it is, but when they're in public office and charged with treating all their citizens equally And They DON'T, I have a serious problem.

ROCK ON!

At 2:17pm on May 27, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Brian! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.

At 5:36pm on February 26, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Brian. Welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 400 discussion topics and 2400 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

Terry Meaden
At 6:06pm on February 21, 2011, Ken said…
Hello and welcome.  We are happy to have you join us.
 
 
 

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