Here’s a pretty cool independently-made documentary on Christopher Hitchens called “The Hitch”: Now go lift something heavy, Nick Horton
The chemist Peter Atkins debates theist William Lane Craig about whether God exists at all. Atkins has this to say: “Any argument that asserts that ‘God did it’ is a sign of a lazy mind.” — Peter Atkins And: “Truth is not arrived at by majority vote.” — Peter Atkins I quite agree. Here’s the… [Read More]
“I can’t go around believing in a God that believes suffering is good for me.” — John Maynard Smith, on the time when his appendix blew up and nearly killed him when he was 15 years old.
I found this nice film that Richard Dawkins did to accompany his wonderful book, The God Delusion — which was one of the few truly insightful books about how harmful the appeal to “faith” over reason is to our species. (Too many of the recent books in this line sound like pale rehashes of his… [Read More]
“Much of Sam’s argument would hold water if the Israelis had been in earnest about peace, and in earnest in supporting moderate Palestinian forces on the West Bank, and in earnest about taking Obama’s proposals seriously this past decade. But they haven’t been. Settlements are much more important to them than peace. And the settlements… [Read More]
I’ve been reading Hitch 22, Christopher Hitchens’ memoir. It’s absolutely fantastic. In fact, it’s one of the best memoirs I’ve read in a very long time. As you might expect, it’s gotten me onto a Hitchens-kick, as of late. Tamara and I watched a few debates between Hitch and some notables recently. I’ve watched a… [Read More]
Why do we need them? They make creationists sad: Driving home from church recently, I spotted one of two new billboards sponsored by a local coalition of atheists. “Don’t believe in God? You are not alone” was their message, an attempt, the group declares, to let the city know that good people in Dallas, like… [Read More]