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The Atheist "Movement" is Alive, Well, and Thriving

Dec 7, 2017 10:48:31 AM
Dec 7, 2017 10:50:20 AM
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  On December 6th, 2017, the Freedom From Atheism Foundation (yes, it exists) shared a November article which included my name. It read: "Atheist activist Seth Andrews keeps seeing reports on social media and the media that the atheist movement is dying."FFAF is a whacky little group, but it's popular, with around 750,000 Facebook followers. The framing and phrasing of the headline implies an Atheist Movement in trouble while referencing my recent broadcast on the subject. As they mentione...

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Free Will

Apr 28, 2014 11:35:23 AM
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I was recently asked to comment on a discussion about Free Will (a common argument from apologists declaring that humans essentially choose damnation when salvation is an option).   Free Will is a cheat. It excuses God on pretty much everything, and it plays into the "battered partner" syndrome that the church so often falls into. ("It's our fault. He only harms us because he loves us. We get our worth from him. We just can't leave him.") If I invite a child to my front porch and say, "OK. Y...

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Doctors Treat. God Heals. (Really?)

Apr 8, 2014 12:33:43 PM
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To those asserting that God uses doctors as part of his design for your healing, I'd like to draw a few things to your attention. If God sees through time and exists beyond time, he saw your sickness or malady before it ever occurred or took root. Yet he said and did nothing to prevent it, which would have been the more efficient and effective course of action. If God sees your body afflicted with disease or injury and withholds his hand of divine healing until the proper petitions are offer...

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"I'd Like to Thank God (and the Academy)"

Mar 3, 2014 10:43:23 AM
Mar 3, 2014 3:56:31 PM
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I realize last night's Academy Awards telecast often fell into the same cliched rythyms that countless others have.  The swooning red carpet hosts.  The pampered, millionare celebrities talking about their "craft."  The light show of sequins and bow ties and all manner of glamor.      Fine.  It's Hollywood.  And as a movie lover (like so many of you), I actually enjoy ticking off my laser-jet-printed ballot at home to test my own instincts about the Academy's biggest day.  And I act...

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