A challenge for Christians:
Using only the gospels as your source, how exactly did the resurrection happen?
You know those parts of the bible that are completely ridiculous? The parts about stoning adulterers to death, and wearing mixed fibers and working on the sabbath and so on; the parts that you refuse to take seriously even though the book itself commands you must take all of it seriously?
Whatever part of your brain is responsible for working out that those parts of the bible are safe to ignore - that’s where an atheist’s morality comes from.
I look forward to the day when we don’t need the word “atheist” at all.
A common mistake is assigning equal weight to opposing arguments when you don’t know anything about them.
This is called confirmation bias. Don’t get comfortable, because we all make this particular mistake all the time.
Sometimes being an atheist is exhausting.
One of the most familiar questions atheists hear is, “Where did everything come from?”
Well, I don’t know, but if you think a god did it, you have merely pushed back the question one level.
People who don’t believe that Batman exists are worse than evil.
Even the Joker himself knows that there is Batman.
I’m milking this Batman thing a bit, but whatever. It works.
You have to hand it to the Mormons; they took one look at Christianity and thought, “This is great! But there aren’t any Americans in it…”
I think they had the same problem with the movie version of Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Hint: it’s the one that actually existed.
Atheism isn’t about putting together models of universe creation; it’s about denying the existence of a god.
If you’re interested in physics, you’ll have to step away from the bible, forget about “atheism” and take some physics classes.