Common Sense Atheism is on Christmas Break

by Luke Muehlhauser on December 19, 2010 in News

Hi everyone! I’m taking a Christmas break from blogging and podcasting until January 2nd, 2011. Be sure to subscribe to the RSS feed so you don’t miss anything when I come back! (Also, I’ll still be tweeting.)

The day I get back, I’ll be posting my latest interview with Richard Carrier – a superb interview in which we discuss historical method and the historical Jesus: a preview up his upcoming 2-volume scholarly work on the subject.

So stay tuned! Common Sense Atheism will return shortly.

This is my Christmas gift to you.

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John D December 19, 2010 at 4:23 am

Enjoy your break.


D'Gisraeli December 19, 2010 at 5:00 am

Enjoy yourself, dudeness. I’m sure you will.


Felipe Ramos December 19, 2010 at 5:28 am

Enjoy your break !


Taranu December 19, 2010 at 5:43 am

Thank you for your Christmas gift and enjoy your break!


poban December 19, 2010 at 6:11 am

Thanks for the gift and merry christmas.


poban December 19, 2010 at 6:11 am

and of course enjoy your break and I ll enjoy your archives.


Luke Muehlhauser December 19, 2010 at 6:35 am

Thanks, all!


Bill Maher December 19, 2010 at 8:16 am

Have a happy winter solstice.


Jake de Backer December 19, 2010 at 10:47 am

2 weeks off? Honestly, shouldn’t we all vote on something like that?



Reginald Selkirk December 19, 2010 at 11:01 am

Har har – it’s a burning bush.


bossmanham December 19, 2010 at 11:29 am

One of the most ironic things I have ever seen.


Luke Muehlhauser December 19, 2010 at 1:47 pm


Only if you all were financially supporting the continuation of this blog. :)


Ben December 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Ugh, now I have to find other intellectual stimulants for the next two weeks.

Merry Christmas! ;)


Jake de Backer December 19, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Hard ball. I get it. Name your price, Muehlhauser. What’s it going to take to put an end to this “Christmas Break” talk?



Heads Up December 19, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Hope you have a fun two weeks planned. Enjoy it. And thanks for the great content.


Reginald Selkirk December 22, 2010 at 7:01 am
piero December 22, 2010 at 1:43 pm

You sluggard!


Hermes December 25, 2010 at 5:47 pm

A three part podcast on Sam Harris’ “The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values” can be found on the Apologia podcast;


Main site:

Participants include Zachary Moore, Dan Sawyer, that Luke Muehlhauser guy, Kip Lewis, and Kyle Deming.


Reginald Selkirk December 26, 2010 at 10:59 am

Walking Santa, Talking Christ
Why do Americans claim to be more religious than they are?
By Shankar Vedantam

Americans are hardly more religious than people living in other industrialized countries. Yet they consistently—and more or less uniquely—want others to believe they are more religious than they really are.


AgnosticUsman December 28, 2010 at 8:55 am

wow just 1 week and i am already missing this blog so bad :( any ways happy holidays ! u deserve a rest !


Reginald Selkirk December 30, 2010 at 6:22 am

buddhism, for example, is a non-theistic body of attitudes and practices.

Some buddhist sects are non-theistic, some aren’t. Dig deeper. Stop making the sort of black & white statements you are criticising.


Hermes December 30, 2010 at 7:34 am

That was criticism? I thought it was the result of something like this;


Luke Muehlhauser December 30, 2010 at 7:12 pm




Mike December 30, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Have a good break!


Hermes December 31, 2010 at 12:08 am

Luke, indeed. I took it as if the message was from one of those famous chemically challenged individuals. (I’m guessing that you came to a similar conclusion or noticed an IP that was suspect.)


Something more on-topic to the blog;

* Richard Carrier (2008): Getting an ought from an is and hints at something similar to desireism?


The whole discussion is quite good, but this one segment stood out for me.


Luke Muehlhauser January 1, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Carrier agrees that morality can be a science, but his theory is not much like desirism.


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