Atheist Meme of the Day: What would convince you you’re mistaken?

(Kind of behind and need to catch up –this may be Atheist Meme of the Half Day for a couple days.) 🙂 If religious believers can’t say what evidence would change their minds — if nothing could possibly persuade them that their religion was mistaken — then it’s unfair for them to accuse atheists of … Continue reading Atheist Meme of the Day: What would convince you you’re mistaken?

Atheist Meme of the Day: Good ideas should welcome criticism

If an idea is good, it should be able to withstand questions and criticism, and should even welcome them. And that’s just as true of religion as anything else. When believers passionately insist that religion should be above criticism, it doesn’t make the God hypothesis look stronger — it makes it look weaker. Pass it … Continue reading Atheist Meme of the Day: Good ideas should welcome criticism

Atheist Meme of the Day: Beliefs should be verified

If you care whether the things you believe are true, you need to ask whether those beliefs can be confirmed or verified. And that includes religion. Religion is not a subjective experience that’s true for some people and not others — it’s a hypothesis about the external, non-subjective world. Pass it on: if we say … Continue reading Atheist Meme of the Day: Beliefs should be verified

Atheist Meme of the Day: Religions are Inconsistent

If God is real, why are people’s perceptions of him so wildly different, and even totally contradictory? The physical universe is also huge and complex and bizarre — and yet, by comparing notes and collaborating, our understanding of it has moved forward dramatically. That is conspicuously not true of religion. Pass it on: if we … Continue reading Atheist Meme of the Day: Religions are Inconsistent

Atheist meme of the day: Criticism is not disrespectful

There is a big difference between criticizing an idea, and being disrespectful or intolerant of a person. And that’s just as true for religion as anything else. It’s not intolerant for atheists to say we think religion is mistaken… any more than it’s intolerant to say any idea is mistaken. Pass it on: if we … Continue reading Atheist meme of the day: Criticism is not disrespectful

6 (Unlikely) Developments That Could Convince This Atheist That God Exists

This is amusing: Earlier today I posted a short blog called “Getting Your Attention” in which I mention John Loftus’ observation that it looks like only believers are really interested in converting people and not any omnipotent or omniscient deity, and a quip from another on what would convince him God exists… I just discover … Continue reading 6 (Unlikely) Developments That Could Convince This Atheist That God Exists