Foxhole Atheist

37 Added | 2 Magazines | 1 Like | 19 Following | 34 Followers | @foxholeatheist | Born into and died in a Catholic family only to be resurrected an Atheist at the age of 7. I continue to have a morbid fascination with Christinsanity and other irrational belief systems commonly known as religion.

Mega-canyon discovered beneath Greenland ice

Hidden for all of human history, a 460 mile long canyon has been discovered below Greenland’s ice sheet.<p>Data from a NASA airborne science mission has …

Russians launch dedicated center to fight ‘atheist extremism’

The decision was announced this week at a meeting between city residents and deputies of a district council that was held near the pilgrimage center …

Modesty and female power: The one-piece bathing suit isn’t going to get women respect, so wear that bikini.

Oh boy, Christians are once again embroiled in an online debate about modesty. The latest bit of intrafaith squabbling about lady bodies sprung from …

State Ties Religion to Diplomacy

As religion fuels conflicts in Burma, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, and elsewhere, the U.S. State Department has decided to drop its long-term opposition to religion as part of its diplomacy. A newly-created Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives defies a long-term taboo at State against …

That awkward moment when the primitive tribe you have come to convert to Christianity, instead converts you to atheism.

I have started to write about this incredible conversion multiple times but always put it off. But the other day I stumbled across this YouTube video …

Evolution Vs. God - An Atheist Review

The Importance of Your Gag Reflex When Discussing Homosexuality and "Gay Marriage"

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our stay in New Zealand. In fact, the two weeks have been too brief. We didn’t have opportunity to visit the South Island …

5 ways fundamentalists misinterpret the Bible

Christian extremists choose to read the good book literally — unless it supports crazy ideas like environmentalism<p>Right-wing Evangelical Fundamentalism claims to “go back to roots of Christianity.” In fact, the “literal” (i.e. the earth was created in seven literal days) reading of the Bible was …

Mehdi Hasan at Oxford Union: “Islam is a religion of peace”

By onJuly 9, 2013 in Anti-Loons<p>A brilliant argument by Mehdi Hasan for the affirmative side of the debate on the motion: Islam, a religion of</b> …

Pinker pushback I: New Republic editor decries scientism

On August 5 this 3½-minute video, featuring Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of <i>The New Republic</i>, was put up on YouTube. Leon edited several of my own …

Richard Dawkins, ‘the last time Muslims contributed something worthwhile was during the Middle Ages’

Professor Richard Dawkins embroiled in Twitter row over Muslim comments<p>By Alice Philipson<p>10:00PM BST 08 Aug 2013<p>Prof Dawkins, the bestselling author …

Four Deceptions of Apologetics

In response to <i>The Four Miracles of Atheism</i><p>Sadly, the following seems to pass for religious apologetics these days, as religious superstitions …

Character Assassination – Part 1

I would like to cover a tactic that religion uses in order to stifle opposing or differing views. This tactic is called <b>Character Assassination.</b> …

"Angry" Atheists and an Implausible God

This post may be a departure from earlier ones in some ways. Even though it may still deal with some of the themes that I have been interested in …

Agnostics, Get Off That Fence!

Is agnosticism the midpoint between atheism and theism? If you don’t know if God exists but lean towards disbelief, does that make you an atheist, or …

Debate Review: Justin Schieber vs. Max Andrews

If you're like me then you probably already subscribe to the Reasonable Doubts Podcast and you've seen the latest RD Extra episode which is a …

Friendly Atheist

Christian Blogger: Moms Who Put Their Kids in Daycare Are “Marred by the Devil”<p>She doesn’t know your financial situation. She doesn’t know about your …

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How to give illustrations a retro look in Photoshop

In this tutorial I will cover the process of creating a vintage-looking illustration. Using a limited colour palette and textures sourced everywhere …

10 pro Photoshop CS6 tips

01 FIND LAYERS QUICKLY<p>One of the nicest workflow enhancements that Adobe has introduced in Photoshop CS6 is the ability to quickly find layers. At …