March 9, 2012
I’m hearing a lot from atheist friends who don’t want to be offensive. They are upset by the tactics being used by some atheist organizations today. I have an alternate take on things.
Here are a couple of ads that show the kinds of things to which many on both sides of the fence seem to object.
This billboard in Pennsylvania is apparently very offensive to believers. It was put up by American Atheists and Pennsylvania Nonbelievers.
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February 21, 2008
That title is a paraphrasing of one important statement out of many in this Skeptic’s Society article by Steve Salerno. Click the link below for the article.
Though the article is lengthy, it points out so many things wrong with the state of journalism today that it is a very important read. Since we get so much of our information from the sources discussed in this article and rely on this information for our daily lives, I found it definitely worth the time to read to its conclusion. My personal favorite sections were the sentence paraphrased in my title and the capsule summary near the end.
I choose to believe (i.e. possibly delude myself) that some sources of information are more real than the ones discussed in this article. Mother Jones and The Atlantic come to mind as examples of better reporting. Your mileage may vary.