I thought that I would share with you a key resource in the fight against irrationality, and that is the Iron Chariots Wiki. It is run by great people such as (my personal hero) Matt Dillahunty and Russell Glasser, both well respected atheists from the Austin Community of Atheists, which is well known for their weekly tv show/podcast The Atheist Experience (highly recommended). Anyways, Iron Chariots is a wiki site put together with the following in mind:
"Iron Chariots is intended to provide information on apologetics and counter-apologetics. We'll be collecting common arguments and providing responses, information and resources to help counter the glut of misinformation and poor arguments which masquerade as "evidence" for religious claims.
The complexity of issues surrounding religion ensures that any proper assessment requires us to delve into a number of philosophical, historical and sociological topics. Our ultimate goal is to provide a robust and definitive resource for:
-atheists seeking responses to common apologetic arguments
-theists who are questioning the efficacy of their beliefs
-apologists who feel that their "pet" argument is above reproach
-individuals of any philosophical ideal who have an interest in religious studies"
The site contains a wealth of important information, and I suggest anyone that is struggling with their beliefs, or even their lack of beliefs, to head over and check it out. Many of the common arguments for a god are listed, as well as detailed responses to them. They even have a quality forum set up, so you can argue with all the atheists or theists you'd like. Also, the site is set up as a wiki, so articles are editable and subject to revision.
I think ability to revise and edit the site highlights an important aspect of atheism: We do not claim to be all knowing, and we are open to change or fixing. It is often said that science is the "god" of atheists, however this could not be further from the truth. Science is merely the most consistently reliable method of acquiring knowledge. If/when a better method comes around, we will by all means take advantage of it. It is easy to see how religion stunts the growth of knowledge, because of the belief truth is already acquired. Atheists, for the most part, are part of a continual search for truth. We do not claim to have some absolute, perfect knowledge of anything. We are constantly striving to know more and more about this world, and when you hold superstitious, dogmatic beliefs, then your search for truth is over before it even begins.
Anyways, check out Iron Chariots, and tell me what you think. If you know of other valuable resources, feel free to send them my way. I'm thinking of starting a running post of important resources for atheists, skeptics, freethinkers, and even theists how would like to expand their knowledge. I can only open the door, it is up to you to walk through it. Comment or e-mail me with your suggestions. Thanks!