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What’s the Worst Thing a Proselytizing-Attack Can Do, Anyway?

This happened near the end of Summer school, about four years ago. I haven’t been able to write about it until now, but my life is now separated into the unknowing part before this day, when I was so often angry without … Continue reading

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My Centripetal Force Joke: A True Story

In the Summer of 2014, with many other science teachers, I took a four-day-long A.P. Physics training session, which was definitely a valuable experience, for me, as a teacher. On the last day of this training, though, in the late … Continue reading

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On the Problem of Evangelical Atheism

The term “evangelical atheism” may seem like a contradiction, but, hopefully, the image above clarifies what it means. It’s the zealous pushing of others to abandon religious beliefs, and it isn’t helpful to anyone. John Lennon never, to my knowledge, … Continue reading

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In Anticipation of Sam Harris’s Newest Book

Sam Harris has already written these five books, all of which I have read. I wasn’t crazy about the first one, but thoroughly enjoyed all the others. They are presented here, in order, by publication-date. The End of Faith (2004) … Continue reading

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Losing my atheism

It’s gone. I don’t miss it, either.

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Ten Easy Ways to Oppose Secular Superstitious Nonsense

It is a common mistake for skeptics, such as myself, to focus too much attention on religion. Do I understand why so many people lack religious belief, due to a lack of evidence to support it, and/or bad experiences with … Continue reading

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Forgiveness: Not a Virtue, But a Dangerous Practice

Over the millennia, religion has done much harm, in myriad ways. Of the major world religions, the one that places the greatest emphasis on forgiveness is, to my knowledge, Christianity. This was an error in reasoning made many centuries ago, … Continue reading

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