Atheism In The News

Columnist Lee Dye made the front page at ABCNews.com yesterday, with a book review titledDo We Need God to Be Moral? Are we moral because we believe in God, or do we believe in God because we are moral?Frans de Waal argues in his latest book that the answer is clearly the latter. The seeds for moral behavior preceded the emergence of our species by millions of years, and the need to codify that behavior so that all would have a clear blueprint for morality led to the creation of … [Read more...]

The Infiltration Makes Progress, Comrades

Saw this story on ABCNews.com today: Is Religion Good for Your Health? ... and got the shock of my life.Okay, well, it wasn't the shock of my life, but it was surprising, and more than a little pleasing.What would you expect from a story with that headline in any mainstream news medium in America? They wouldn't dare answer anything but --> YESYESYES!! <--, right?But this writer, Dr. Richard Besser, sort of DID answer something other than yes. … [Read more...]

Sorry, Change.org, I’m Not On Board

Got an intense email about a Change.org petitionTSA: DO NOT allow knives on airplanes!... to stop the TSA from allowing pocketknives on planes.Ian Funderberg's petition says:"I am a flight attendant and this news outrages me: the Transportation Security Administration just announced rollbacks of security rules -- allowing pocket knives to be carried on US planes, starting April 25. This policy would affect the safety and well-being of FLIGHT CREWS and PASSENGERS. This decision must be … [Read more...]

Is the Internet Killing the Baby Jesus?

According to an article in yesterday's Salon, Religion may not survive the Internet Tech-savvy mega-churches may have twitter missionaries, and Calvinist cuties may make viral videos about how Jesus worship isn’t a religion, it’s a relationship, but that doesn’t change the facts: the free flow of information is really, really bad for the product they are selling. But, but, but ... if everybody becomes an atheist, who's going to read my blog??Actually, I'm not panicking just yet. I think the an … [Read more...]

Dispatches from Dullardia: The War on Christmas (deep sigh)

Sorry, I couldn't resist responding to a couple of yesterday's stories.One is about a sign in Times Square, put up by American Atheists, that shows a picture of Santa above a picture of a statue of a crucified Jesus. The inscription says "Keep the MERRY!" and "Dump the MYTH!" (photo credit: American Atheists) Holiday message: Atheists dub Jesus a 'myth' on Times Square billboardGood on you, American Atheists! And fie upon the critics: "This year it's different," said Catholic League … [Read more...]

Offensive on Soooo Many Levels

Read this representative paragraph from an Elevate GF ad: SPECIAL REPORT: How To Grow 3+ Inches Taller in Just a Matter of Weeks Using This 1 Simple Trick That Celebrities Use. You may have heard of the enormously popular Elevate GF in the news. It's a completely organic supplement that celebrities & body builders use around the world that they don't want you knowing about. But today we are leaking the secret. Elevate GF offers many benefits primarily due to its high anti-oxidant content. … [Read more...]