Hello and welcome to this latest edition of the Carnival of the Godless, for those new to carnivals this one is a fortnightly chance to submit your post on Godlessness (and all that entails) to a potentially wider audience, good for promoting your blog and engendering discussion.
We have had a very good turnout here for this edition and I will endeavour to bring it to you in a succinct fashion after all you are not here for me (at least not entirely) – although if you want to have a look around feel free to check out some of the post on basic physics, skepticism, atheism/religion or any of the myriad other topics I have discussed here.
Now on with the show…
To start with Paul Sunstone of Café Philos shares with us a parody:Helping Those With Mormon Interests.
Some of you may remember the smut for smut campaign were people could exchange their bible for porn, well Jennifurret of Blag Hag tells us of her campus groups better taste effort Fiction for Fiction. She then goes on to ask Is “New Atheism” White Supremacist? and discuss sexuality in nature with Natural Sexuality
First time submitter Bryan W/a ‘y’ from Science. Why not? deconstructs at time magazine article about faith healing in Spirituality is about as good for your health as sugar pills.
lukeprog writing at Common Sense Atheism presents a possible futuristic look back at the end of a religion The Last of the Christians.
At Right To Think yunshui compares cheeses and churches, In Cheeses’ Name, Amen before looking at some of the hypocrisy of the conquistadors in Is that a beam in your eye, Mr Cortes?.
Brent Fisher gives one of his earlier musings on now that he is not religious what is he, in Humanism, a possible model for moral humans
In a post at his bog Pleiotropy Bjørn Østman tells how he is both atheist and agnostic, which is something that I completely agree with as it is the truly skeptical point of view on religion.
Greta Christina serves us a helping of religion and the difference between possible and plausible with Why You Shouldn’t Jump Out of Windows , and follows by decrying the patronizing attitude that treats atheists, and especially queer atheists, as sad lost sheep in Why Do Queers Leave Religion?
Dr. Jim has a low down on some of his exchanges in the letters to the editor of his local paper Lethbridge’s ‘Militant’ Atheist in Chief ‘Heralded’ again..
Postman delivers this letter direct from the almighty, himselfDear Union of Amalgamated Cherubim & Seraphim Local 151… posted at “Gone Fishin’: Postcards From God”.
Living With Mormonsgive some insight in to what goes in inside What do Mormons believe? A look at Fast and Testimony Meetings.
Beth Terry at Fake Plastic Fish (Living Life with Less Plastic) tells us her thoughts on the purpose of life.
Metamagician and the Hellfire Club’s Russell Blackford speaks aboutJerry Coyne on science organisations and accommodationism, before going on to Harvard’s Islamic chaplain: “great wisdom” in death penalty for apostates and then why we should be worried about Hate speech and the ICCPR.
Lying for Jesus seems to be a common occurrence these days and The Atheist Blogger Adrian Hayter gives us Telegraph Caught Lying For Jesus about the misrepresentation of the National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies (AHS).
larryniven of Rust Belt Philosophy presents Walking the walk about following Ontological arguments to their natural conclusions.
Michael of a Nadder! has some Optimism About Deborah 13 a BBC documentary about an “uber-Christian family with no contact with the outside world”.
Andrew Bernardin discusses The Spirit World’s Interest in Sex at The evolving mind
The Invisible Pink Unicorn’s Ron Gold shares the story of How I Became An Atheist.
Gregory Lawrence of skin hunger brings up and knocks down some common stereotypes about the happiness of atheist in The thing that pisses them off.
vjack leading the Atheist Revolution brings up Bigotry and Religious Freedom.
PhillyChief tells of How rational people indulge in the irrational on his blog You Made Me Say It…
and in our final entry for this episode Mauzzie the Ponderer vents about those zealots.
Hope you all enjoyed the reading on offer and the next edition will be in a fortnight at State of Protest