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The AAI Interviews: Richard Carrier

Did Jesus ever exist? AAI discusses this question and more with ancient historian and Jesus mythicist Richard Carrier.

Microbes R Us

Mention bacteria and viruses to most people and the response is to recoil in fear. A catalog of bacterial, viral and fungal infections tend to dominate our discussions about the microbial world, and h...

Hardened Hearts

Paul wrote in his epistle to the Ephesians in chapter 4 verse 18 “They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardne...

The AAI Interviews: Keith Lowell Jensen

John Richards and atheist comedian Keith Lowell Jensen talk about Keith's new comedy album “Bad Comedy for Bad People” and a whole lot more.

Game of bones

When the first Neanderthal fossils were discovered in the 19th century, no one would have foreseen the fascinating and compelling story of human origins that was about to unfold. From 1829, when the f...

How atheists indoctrinate their kids

Jonny: “Mum, we talked about God at school today. Do you believe in God?” Mum: “Some people believe there is a god; some believe there are many gods, and some believe there are none....

Put up or shut up

In 1687, Isaac Newton published his book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (in English, “Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy”). In this ground-breaking book, he propose...

Theophysicists

We’ve all met them; there are probably millions of them in the wild. They believe in God, but they are not theologians. They believe in science, but they are not scientists. I call them theophys...

Greek atheists protest ‘Holy Light’ funding

Greek Atheist Union Protests ‘Holy Light’ Transport Funding Greek Orthodox tradition has it that on the day preceding Orthodox Easter when a blue light emanates from Christ’s tomb, the Patriarch of Je...

God’s IQ

The average human has an IQ of 100. The very smartest humans have IQs hovering around the 200 mark. Those blessed with such talent can do things that the rest of us can only marvel at. Kim Ung-yong wa...

‘Tis the season to be jolly, deck the halls with boughs of holly…

“Why?” my ten-year-old daughter asked. “And why Ivy? Isn’t that poisonous?” “Good question!” I said, “It is perplexing isn’t it!” So I explained that, historically, when Europeans perceived that the d...

Muslim attack on Christian church in Pakistan

Religion poisons everything, I wrote only this morning, quoting Christopher Hitchen’s famous subtitle to his best-selling book, God is not Great. In that article, I pointed out that heinous, religious...