The Rise or Decline of Atheism

I was speaking with another atheist recently and she made a statement that, well, confounded me. Atheism is on the rise, is what the statement was but she never offered any evidence of that statement and , to my chagrin, I never asked her for that proof. It’s the same kind of proof we’d ask anybody, as skeptics (If you are indeed a skeptic. Not all atheists are.) to prove their statements, declarations about whatever religion it is that happens to be making riodiculous claims at the moment. And yet, as I have discovered, people do believe that atheism isgrowing in the United States, where there is little proof of this occurring.

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Commenting and Kooks

I’m not sure if there is a trend coming, but I have seen a few bloggers, recently, turn off comments. Why? Well, basically because they don’t want to have to moderate. As a blogger, that can be tedious if you receive a lot of comments to every post. But there’s a downside to eliminating comments as well.

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A Passport for Eating Out

As I wrote about previously (I’m not going to link here, just look up my posts on the pandemic), I was certain that if Trump lost the election, soon afterward this pandemic would become something like a bad dream. Biden will heal us all! If you watch the news (I don’t. It’s no longer fun to watch since Trump left office.), then you’d know for certain that it’s the Biden Administration that is saving the country. I do however read a bit of news online. Even then, because of the obvious positive (progressive) bias, it’s very little.

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Capitol Preparing for Massive Rebellion?

Has anyone noticed the extreme security measures being implemented in Washington in preparation for the Inaugural next week? They’ve added concertina wire to a supposedly non-scalable fence around the capitol building as well as beought in as many as 30,000 armed (meaning rifles with ammunition) National Guard to protect the swearing in, The linked article says 20,000 but I’ve also read 30,000. Wow. Does their intelligence support the need for this or is this just a reaction to January 6? Do they expect 10’s of thousands of Trump supporters to create chaos? I’m unsure but it appears that way.

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