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Articulation, exultation, excoriation, and other opinionated writings of Ask an Atheist cast and crew.

Free Alber Saber!

by Mike Gillis

Last month, a 27 year-old atheism activist and computer science graduate named Alber Saber was arrested in Cairo for doing what we do on Ask an Atheist every week. He disrespected and criticized religious beliefs and their political influence. He posted the controversial “Innocence of Muslims” video on his Egyptian Atheists Facebook page along with […]

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Counterpoint: It's Not Just Religion

by Sam Mulvey

Before I was an atheist, I was adogmatic. Mike recently wrote an excellent article about why faith doesn’t do the job people think it does.   Mike takes a different approach than I normally would.   I think people like our Facebook friend conflate faith with expectation, which is an etymological rather than cosmological problem, […]

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The Failures of Faith

by Mike Gillis

We just received the following comment on our Facebook page: I recently read an article on your webpage mentioning “hit-and-run theists” who comment here, and figured I might as well take my shot: Empiricism, the idea on which scientific inquiry is based, suggests that human beings can know the truth, but can never know when […]

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