When humans get treated like vermin

Today is Pearl Harbor Day. In fact, December 7 falls on the same day of the week this year – Sunday – as the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor did, in 1941. But many folks living today, might understandably wonder at the United States Victory over Japan, that hinged on a pair of equally infamous…

Deconstructing the hard edge of religion

  Apparently (having never done it myself) folks who go ‘crabbing’ on various Atlantic beaches, in the moonlight, never have to worry about using lids, to keep track of the crabs being tossed into their buckets. And it’s because crabs in a bucket evince a peculiar dog in the manger attitude towards any of their…

A Concise History of Evolution and Religion

By Scott Kaelen Scott Kaelen – Flogging a World of Dead Horses Note: This is an extraordinary opportunity for us, here at Modern Atheist .org, to make available to our readers this remarkably detailed timeline – of some 80 seminal benchmarks to the initial rise of life, and its subsequent evolution – over the 4…

The higher morality of atheism

  When it comes to competing with religious belief, atheism would appear to have a problem filling out the dance card for hopes and dreams.  Or coming up with answers to the perceived purposeless, and meaningless emptiness, of the philosophy.  At least, according to religious minds.  Those needing a God and an afterlife to add…

How I came to know – there is no God

“Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing – the rest is mere sheep-herding.”  – Ezra Pound   In reprising this subject, I’d like to once again point out, that this is not especially intended for those who grew up in a secular environment.  Who were never dragged-off to Church services…