Monthly Archives: April 2011

Study links willingness to cheat, viewpoint on God

The study found no difference in the ethical behavior of believers and nonbelievers. But participants who saw God as compassionate were more likely to cheat than those who believed in an angry, punitive God.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs-morals-20110430,0,4211564.story

I found this article as a tweet from Sam Harris. Very interesting. I can see why atheists as well as believers would be angered by it. Decide for yourself.

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Why do Americans still dislike atheists?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-do-americans-still-dislike-atheists/2011/02/18/AFqgnwGF_story.html

Very interesting and true article. Its a pity this isn’t common knowledge.

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Church Billboard: “Being Gay is a Gift from God”

http://www.care2.com/causes/civil-rights/blog/church-billboard-says-being-gay-is-a-gift-from-god/

Now this is what I’m talking about. Why can’t all churches be like this?

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WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE: ATHEISTS AGAINST THE NEW ATHEISM

By Russell Blackford
ABC RELIGION AND ETHICS | 28 APR 2011

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Atheists Seek Chaplain Role in the Military

By JAMES DAO
Published: April 26, 2011

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/us/27atheists.html?_r=3&ref=us

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A.C. Grayling interviewed by Stephen Colbert

Hilarious interview by Stephen Colbert of A C Grayling on his new book, The Good Book.

http://richarddawkins.net/videos/620251-a-c-grayling-interviewed-by-stephen-colbert

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uWaterloo – Arts Plenary: Hitchens and Brummett Debate (Jun 4/11)

https://dogwood.uwaterloo.ca/alumnievents/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=377

I am absolutely overjoyed to see that Hitchens has a debate scheduled. Hopefully the first of many more to come

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