Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cullingreviewingus

I've noticed lately that the number of blogs I have subscribed to has gone through the roof (in a variety of subjects from atheism to cartoons to finance and science, etc). The same could be said of the number of YouTube channels I have subscribed too as well. Add to this Slashdot and New Scientist and it takes me a couple of hours per day to get through the "news". Because of this, I'm going to have to cull some blogs from my list...

Anyway, here are the blogs about Atheism I frequently visit and a general review of them.

Continually Updated
Pharyungla
Goes without saying really. PZ is an Internet star (is this an achievement?) and outspoken atheist in the mould of Richard Dawkins. This is atheist blog central. At first I found the blog to be annoying because there were so many posts each day - but now I enjoy the many musings and its the first stop in getting atheist news. PZ's character and intellect make this a good blog to visit. Plenty of Christian trolls to feed.

Friendly Atheist
The guy who sold his soul on EBay has a book and a blog. Hemant is an ex-Jain and has a unique perspective on atheism in America. Just like the name of the blog suggests - his posts are always cordial and friendly. Sometimes Friendly Atheist is ahead of PZ in news - sometimes he makes the news. Has become a favourite of mine. Not that many Christian trolls.

Unreasonable Faith
Daniel Florien's blog is similar to Friendly Atheist with news, videos, opinions, unique ways of looking at things, etc. Not that many Christian trolls but the comment section can have a lively discussion.

The Atheist Experience
The blog of the stars TV Show (Channel FFreeThinker on YouTube). There is usually an extensive post or two from ex-Christians and others who tackle the nuts and bots of the culture wars and Atheism versus Theism debate. Considering they are based in Texas, this is ground zero to the next Intelligent Design versus Evolution battle in the classroom.

Debunking Christianity
John W. Loftus's blog based on the book "Why I became an atheist" tackles many aspects of Christianity. The level of discourse is always intelligent and the guest bloggers always add something extra. Debunking Christianity is a troll magnet, thanks to John's personality, the title of the blog and presence on TheologyWeb.

Frequently Updated
Common Sense Atheism
Luke is a young athiest who goes to great lengths to provide respect to Christians, Christian Philosophers and Religious Studies and presents them to lay people in an accessible way. The most valuable resource on this blog are 400+ atheist/theist debates and his continual reminder that even atheists are prone to not using common sense or rationality. Christian trolls are generally respectful.

Evaluating Christianity
A lawyer evaluates Christianity. I find it always interesting to hear the viewpoints of different atheists in different professions and why they reject Christianity. As a scientist its interesting to hear an intelligent perspective from a lawyer. Has quickly become a favourite of mine.

Moderately Updated
Kelosophy
Fellow Australian. The atheism movement isn't as prominent (or needed) here in Australia but its good to hear from a fellow Aussie who shares similar views and can express it intelligently.

Good Reason
Fellow West Aussie and member of the UWA Atheist and Agnostic society. Interestingly - an exmormon.

ex-apologist
I found this blog when reading up on religious philosophy. I have found it to be a good source of philosophical arguments against theism.

Infrequently Updated
Failing the Insider Test
The guy who wrote this blog made a few posts on a Facebook Christian/Atheist discussion. I enjoyed his intelligent and thoughtful (although infrequent) ideas about how as a theist, Christianity didn't pass the "insider test". The quality of posts make up for the lack of posts!

Richard Carrier Blog
Richard Carrier rarely updates his blog. Can sometimes be a source of great gems, but otherwise few and far between. If you like the work of Carrier, you can find some of his early thoughts here.

Steven Carr's Blog
I like Steven's style and his writings. Usually says the same things over and over again because his critics cannot answer them.

11 comments:

AIGBusted said...

Have you heard about my blog, "Answers in Genesis BUSTED!"

http://aigbusted.blogspot.com

Steven Carr said...

AIG is a good blog.

Thank you for the kind words about my blog.

Kel said...

Thanks for another shout-out.

Have you seen Russell Blackford's blog? It's damn good.
http://metamagician3000.blogspot.com/

Byron said...

One of my favorites is The Happy Heretic written by Judith Hayes. It has a new post at the beginning of each month. Highly recommended!

yrif said...

As long as everyone is plugging his blog, here's a vote for mine:

http://yrif.org

Andrew T. said...

Aaron, thank you for the kind words and the shout-out.

Curt said...

I also like "Common Sense Atheism." But, I find it to be aggonizingly slow to load. Does anyone else share this experience or know why this could be so?

Marc said...

Curt, I have the same problem.

Sometimes it just makes my browser crash and sometimes it takes for ever to load.

Dave said...

A shameless plug for my own blog, which fits more or less into the "moderately updated" category: http://www.atheistcentral.net

victimofprejudice said...

Also, note my blog with personal incident attached. Frequently updated section called

CONNECTING THE DOTS...

kilo papa said...

vridar.wordpress.com is one of the most intelligent and insightfull blogs I've come across on the web. Neil Godfrey deftly dismantles Christian apologetic arguments and offers interesting opinions on a variety of subjects related to religion. See his posts that thoroughly debunk bestselling Christian authors Tim Keller and Richard Bauckham.