Richard Carrier on Scotch and drinking heavily

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In a blog post devoted to his favorite Scotch, the atheist Richard Carrier writes:

I often philosophize about the excellence of Scotch…

Indeed, the taste and feel of good liquor is the only reason to drink it. Getting tipsy or blasted drunk is just a bonus...

Anytime you spend the night drinking heavily, chug a tall glass of water before going to bed. Literally, chug the whole thing. Tall glass. Top to bottom...

Be excellent to each other. And party on. Smartly.[1]

From his website from the page “Booking Dr. Carrier”, Carrier wrote:

You will have to board me for those extra nights, and I charge only $50 for each additional debate or speaking engagement, but informal events are free (e.g. dinner parties, meet-and-greets, etc.). Just feed me copious amounts of alcohol.[2]

In a blog post about a trip to Portland Carrier writes:

Then Saturday (February 28) I will be speaking on “Historical Method and What Makes for a Good Historian” (and saying a lot about Bayesian reasoning!) for the PDX Skeptics in the Pub at the Lucky Lab Pub on Killingsworth (1700 North Killingsworth, Portland) at 7pm. (Much drinking will ensue.)[3]

Barna study, American atheists and excess drinking

See also: Atheism and alcoholism and Atheism and morality and Atheist population and immorality

The Barna Group found that atheists and agnostics in America were more likely, than theists in America, to look upon the following behaviors as morally acceptable: illegal drug use; excessive drinking; sexual relationships outside of marriage; abortion; cohabitating with someone of opposite sex outside of marriage; obscene language; gambling; pornography and obscene sexual behavior; and engaging in homosexuality/bisexuality.[4]

See also


  1. My Favorite Scotch by Richard Carrier
  2. Booking Dr. Carrier
  3. Appearing All Over Portland Next Week!
  4. Practical Outcomes Replace Biblical Principles As the Moral Standard