Archive for June 18th, 2007

Sam Harris and Chris Hedges on Truthdig.org

| June 18, 2007 | 11 Replies
Sam Harris and Chris Hedges on Truthdig.org

This is a lively debate, as you might expect. You’ll can view the entire debate at Truthdig.org. Sam Harris opens the debate by arguing that there are only three types of arguments used by those defending religion: That a particular religion is true; That believing in religion is useful; or That atheist are immoral (and […]

Share

Read More

Believers versus skeptics by the numbers

| June 18, 2007 | 37 Replies
Believers versus skeptics by the numbers

Ebonmuse looks closely at the religious trends at Daylight Atheism.  The recent rates of growth/decline are especially interesting.  It turns out that the fast growing “religion” is secularlism. I have to wonder how much more quickly attitudes would change (away from systems involving supernatural claims) if the mainstream media would stop walking on eggshells when it discussed religion.   […]

Share

Read More

Families seek to find out why contractors died. Contractor sues them for $10M

| June 18, 2007 | 1 Reply
Families seek to find out why contractors died.  Contractor sues them for $10M

The best justice money can buy.   Pretty amazing.   The story was covered on Alternet.org: The following article is by the lawyers representing the families of four American contractors who worked for Blackwater and were killed in Fallujah. After Blackwater refused to share information about why they were killed, the families were told they would have […]

Share

Read More