Frank J. Ranelli's Blog (4)

On the Immorality of Christianity



The languid success of logic and facts to dislodge believers from their mistaken beliefs, calls for a new course in the claim for morality’s mantle; religion fails humanity on ethics.





There appears to be no amount of reason or facts that will extricate believers from their cognitive biases, or the nucleus of their intractable, mistaken, and teleological beliefs. Non-theists, in my humble, yet scholarly opinion, need… Continue

Added by Frank J. Ranelli on August 23, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Huffington Post joins “accommodationist viewpoint,” announces "religious section" exclusively edited by believers!

Glib title, “Announcing HuffPost Religion: Believers and Non-Believers Welcome,” proves untrue for Arriana Huffington and her flagship internet newspaper, the Huffington Post.



Arriana Huffington unwisely capitulates to the shrill stridency of the now quasi-theocratic America and announces a section dedicated solely to religion[1] without an offsetting voice for the non-theist’s… Continue

Added by Frank J. Ranelli on February 25, 2010 at 9:37pm — 7 Comments

When Religion's Apologists Attack!



As religion and its sycophants continue to crumble under the weight of science and reason, its exponents have dialed up the polemics and the deceit.





Jacqueline Maley's editorial, "Atheism's true believers gather"[1], published in The Sydney Morning Herald is one of the most disingenuous, inaccurate portrayals of atheists—replete with some of the most outlandish faulty logic… Continue

Added by Frank J. Ranelli on February 16, 2010 at 4:00am — 21 Comments

Renowned Skeptic Michael Shermer: Deist or Just Disingenuous?

Has the once-luminary champion of skepticism, and self-proclaimed atheist, recast his lot with religion and thereby reclaimed his erstwhile lost Ichthys?





As an independent scholar, skeptic and atheist, I have followed Dr. Michael Shermer for some years, read all but one of his books, and attended a number of his public lectures, such as TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design.) Shermer is a dynamic, engaging speaker, talented author, and is prolific in his… Continue

Added by Frank J. Ranelli on December 3, 2009 at 7:48am — 1 Comment

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