Richard Dawkins Discussing Atheism on CNN

Richard Dawkins is interviewed by Paula Zahn on CNN, as a response to an earlier story about discrimination against Atheists.

Islamic School: Jews are monkeys, Christians are pigs

The Guardian reports about an Islamic school in London that uses textbooks that describe Jews as monkeys and Christians as pigs:

Teaching materials used at the King Fahd school in Acton, west London, translated from Arabic for an unfair dismissal claim against the school, say Jews “engage in witchcraft and sorcery and obey Satan”, and invite pupils to “name some repugnant characteristics of Jews” and to give examples of worthless religions, such as Judaism and Christianity.

I guess it’s acceptable to demonize (pardon the pun) your religious opponents as long as things don’t get violent, right?

Colin Cook, 57, a British convert to Islam who taught English at the school for 19 years until he was dismissed last December, said pupils had been heard saying they wanted to kill Americans, that 9/11 was good, and that Osama bin Laden was a hero.

But wait! I thought that Islam was a ‘religion of peace‘!

I have two words for the apologists for Islam and religion in general: Sam Harris

Sam Harris at Idea City 2005

Sam Harris gives a brief speech of the ideas expressed in his book, The End of Faith.

Sam Harris on Stem Cell Research and Religion

A video excerpt of Sam Harris’ presentation at the Beyond Belief 2006 symposium. In it, Harris exposes the bizarre “arithmetic of souls” arguments forwarded by the religious in opposition to stem cell research as both intellectually and morally untenable.

Teapot Atheists

Richard Dawkins illustrates Bertrand Russell’s ‘Celestial Teapot’ argument with his usual clarity and brilliance.

Another Reason To Love Richard Dawkins

From the Beyond Belief 2006 Conference in San Diego, CA. Full-length videos from that event here.

George Carlin on Religion

Truth with hilarity the way only George Carlin can deliver it.