Opinion

Ron Lindsay on Wokeism as a Religion

Ron Lindsay on Wokeism as a Religion

I recently interviewed philosopher Ron Lindsay about his new book, Against the New Politics of Identity. During the interview, I asked Ron about the claim that the new leftist idiology, or wokeism, is a religion. His response, lightly edited for clarity, is below: Ron Lindsay: I’m a little reluctant to embrace that because, just for […]

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Adam the Ape – Book Review

Adam the Ape – Book Review

If you want primate power and thought-provoking storytelling, Adam the Ape is your best bet. You’ll wonder who the real animals are after reading Wolfgang Wambach’s children’s book, which is filled with compelling characters, ethical dilemmas, and a bond between a boy and a chimp. In Adam the Ape, Wolfgang Wambach explores themes of animal […]

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Exploring Atheism as a Transhumanist

Exploring Atheism as a Transhumanist

The following is the introduction to Zoltan Istvan’s nonfiction book of essays: The Theistcideist: A Transhumanist Explores Spirituality, Religion, and Atheism. ​​​​​​​ For years I’ve called myself an atheist, but naturally I am not one. Anyone that thinks they know for sure whether God exists or doesn’t exist is taking an irrational stance in not […]

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Is Atheism High Status?

Is Atheism High Status?

The “high status” discourse online is a treasure-trove of amusing quips and vapid analyses. If you want to signal your status, avoid Zoom backgrounds. If you’re low status but want to feel high status, join X. As for getting the blue check on X, that could be either a high-status symbol or total cringe. Choose […]

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Andy Ngo’s Trial Against Antifa

Andy Ngo’s Trial Against Antifa

Andy Ngo, a journalist and an ally of Atheists for Liberty, experienced a brutal attack by Antifa on June 29, 2019. In response to simply recording their activities, they punched him, kicked him, threw eggs, and threw a milkshake at his face. This led to his hospitalization where he also suffered a brain hemorrhage. Ever […]

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Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witness: Two Sides of the Same 19th Century Coin

Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witness: Two Sides of the Same 19th Century Coin

Mormonism and Jehovah’s Witnesses often get lumped together simply because they are both “those people who come to your door talking about God”. And although they do both lean heavily on proselytization efforts, they are still two distinct religious movements.  They share some similarities,and they also have significant differences in their beliefs, practices, and history. […]

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Navigating the Landscape of Skepticism, Cognitive Dissonance, and Confirmation Bias

Navigating the Landscape of Skepticism, Cognitive Dissonance, and Confirmation Bias

In an age characterized by an influx of information from various sources, the human mind often finds itself grappling with a trio of psychological phenomena that profoundly influence the way we perceive and process information. Skepticism, cognitive dissonance, and confirmation bias are all integral aspects of human psychology that shape our beliefs, decisions, and interactions […]

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A Libertarian Jesus?

A Libertarian Jesus?

By Jan Golan Though prevalent amongst libertarians, the phrase “taxation is theft” is slightly imprecise, as governmental confiscation of our assets is best described by the word extortion. The threat of the state, sending their mercenaries to make one pay the “price for civilization”, even if they may kill one in the process, is ever […]

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Groypers: An Atheist Survival Guide

Groypers: An Atheist Survival Guide

Groypers: An Atheist Survival Guide What are Groypers? First of all, Groypers are a group of extreme activists who are known for their use of online trolling and harassment. In 2023 their leader Nick Fuentes remarked that he wants the 21st Century to become the most Christian Century in human history. Groypers are named after […]

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Cancel Culture and Atheism: Survival Guide (Part II)

Cancel Culture and Atheism: Survival Guide (Part II)

Cancel Culture and Atheism: Survival Guide (Part II)   10 Tips for navigating cancel culture and atheism: 1. Understand the different types of cancel culture: It’s important to differentiate between justified and unjustified cancellations, as well as understand the nuances of call-out culture, boycotts, and online shaming. 2. Choose your battles wisely: Not every disagreement […]

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