Sam Harris on Big Think: Divorcing Mindful Meditation From Religion

Some atheists are uncomfortable with Sam Harris because he practices meditation and uses the word “spiritual”; this allocates him to the woo pile of public figures, along with Deepak Chopra and Oprah. Truth be told, I can’t stand the word “spiritual” either but I accept the context in which Sam … Continue reading

The Non-Conference: TORONTO 2014

  WHY A CONFERENCE FOR NONS:   In Seinfeld, Jerry sits across from George at the diner and inanity ensues. From this sidetracked conversation about salsa George has an epiphany. The show they will pitch to NBC will be this: a show about nothing.   Atheism is the ultimate show about … Continue reading

Chapter One of Sam Harris’s Waking Up Available

Sam Harris has included Chapter One of his new book, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, both as a sound file and text, on his blog. I ordered the special edition version of the book & I’m looking forward to reading Sam Harris’s position on spirituality without religion. … Continue reading

New Republic’s Article: Ireland Abortion Case Reveals Draconian Horror of Catholic Law

The New Republic has published Jerry Coyne’s article about an Irish refugee forced to carry the fetus of her rapist called, Ireland Abortion Case Reveals Draconian Horror of Catholic Law. You may remember that Jerry Coyne writes at his own site, Why Evolution Is True and wrote a book by the same … Continue reading

The Dangers of Dualism

As a person who requires evidence to be convinced about the reality of things, I reject dualism: the position that mental phenomena are, in some respects,non-physical, or that the mind and body are not identical. Thus, it encompasses a set of views about the relationship between mind and matter, and is contrasted with other positions, such as physicalism, in the mind–body … Continue reading

CBSA Accomodates Religious Travelers at the Expense of Female Border Guards

Life in a liberal democracy is never as fair as you’d expect it to be. Case in point is the latest deference to religion in favour of violating the principle of gender equality. According to CBC, on Monday, July 28, Pearson International Airport’s Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) granted the … Continue reading

Canadian Apatheist

As defined in Wikipedia, “Apatheism, also known as pragmatic atheism or practical atheism, is acting with apathy, disregard, or lack of interest towards belief or disbelief in a deity.” In Chris Silvers’ academic work on atheism, this falls under the non-theist type, which is one of six sub-types that he describes. … Continue reading

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