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In Defense of Religious Studies: A Response to PZ Myers

Over at Pharyngula, PZ Myers recently wrote an article in which he suggested that we remove all religious studies classes from education, because it’s “useless, distracting, and narrow”. Now as a religious studies major and someone thinking of going on in a religious studies program, I got a little pissy …

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Philosophy of Religion: The Cosmological Argument

Behold! The sequel to my previous post on the Teleological Argument: the Cosmological Argument for God as a creator! With the premise: “If the universe has a beginning, is God the best explanation for it?”

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You Believe In God, You Just Don’t Know It

(This is crossposted from Hubpages) As you may know, I also blog over on hubpages, and I recently agreed to answer some questions for a pastor over there about my beliefs as an atheist. Ya know, for improved understanding between our communities and stuff. Overall, it was a very good …

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Philosophy of Religion: The Teleological Argument

As an attempt to stray from my usual short posts, I’ve written up this piece on the Teleological argument for the existence of God. Read on to find out more about the argument and enjoy my attempt to be fair and balanced- with the premise: “The Teleological argument may indeed …

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You’re a Militant Atheist! (lolwut)

For most of 2012, I identified as not only an atheist, but an anti-theist because of my distaste for the practice of religion in general. Many of the atheists I’ve met are similarly distraught with the damage that religion can do to people, cultures, and the progress of science. Upon …

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Discovering the Real Reason for the Holiday Season

Axial tilt is the reason for the season, as the (slightly adapted version of) the saying goes. In the most recent episode of TSBS, Mindy, Eddy, Ali Marie, and Katie talked about their holiday traditions, and how they’ve changed from religious to secular. As a follow-on from this, I thought …

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Spirit Science: Second Opinion

Back in April, I criticized a video series titled ‘Spirit Science’ that defied the nomenclature it had adopted by denying scientific practices and continues to this day trying to convince its viewers that they can manipulate reality through their thoughts through wordplay that bastardizes scientific concepts and squashes them  in …

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Is Doctor Who A Religion?

It’s an interesting point put forward by PBS’ Mike Rugnetta on the Idea Channel. Doctor Who’s exuberant following, fairly consistent moral judgments, and common symbolism are all called into question when comparing it to religions. I know that my fellow atheist Whovians may be put off by the comparison–but let’s …

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