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Washingtonian Magazine Features Edwina Rogers

In the September 2013 issue of Washingtonian Magazine [print edition], “True Nonbeliever Can Republican lobbyist Edwina Rogers help a group of left-leaning atheists reach across the aisle?”

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This guy, James, from Austin, Texas, may have discovered something about the market. He is homeless man named James and is performing something of a social experiment. James has laid out nine bowls in front of him, each labelled by … Continue reading

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I am not claiming that “interfaith” activity is bad – obviously it can do a lot to reduce inter-religious friction, hostility and violence. And that is certainly needed in parts of the world today. No – the bad arises when … Continue reading

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Or should I say – “The trouble with philosophy?” Whatever. The title certainly makes a change from those like “The Limits of science.” How many times have I seen such titles on articles written by religious apologists, philosophers of religion, … Continue reading

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Despite the bad publicity dogging the Catholic church internationally,  Karl du Fresne reports that many NZ Catholics have a positive picture of their church in New Zealand (see Catholicism: Holy smoke, NZ Listener). His subtitle conveys the message – despite … Continue reading

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The so-called “new atheists” (or Gnus) – Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett, etc., generally get a very bad press from the religiously inclined. Even some atheists (usually of the “I’m an atheist, but . . “ persuasion) … Continue reading

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Help three imprisoned atheist bloggers achieve their freedom.

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Committee also urged to consider broadening the act’s language to specifically mention the nonreligious.

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Talking sense about morality

Here’s a great blog post by Jerry Coyne outlining a scientific approach to morality; it gives a summary of his current ideas and a reading list of papers and a book which have influenced him. I’d like to add a few ideas to his.

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Religious affiliation in the U.S. is at its lowest point since it began to be tracked in the 1930s.

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