Should Atheists Censor Books Like This One…?

Sometimes an ethical question can strike you when you least expect it. A few days ago I found myself wandering idly through the book section of a charity shop, lazily looking for something requested by a friend for her three-year-old son. I picked out a thin book at random, and stopped dead when I realized [Read More...]

Catholic Blogger’s Dangerous New Project Warns People to Stop Using Contraception

Fellow Patheos blogger Marc Barnes over at Bad Catholic has realized why the Catholic mandate against contraception enjoys such pitiful support amongst American women. It’s not because it’s an archaic, unrealistic standard that turns couples — and particularly women — into slaves of their own biology despite the existence of readily available alternatives. The actual [Read More...]

Girls Will Love Science If It’s Glittery And Has Makeup!

We can start from an indisputable fact: there is a gender disparity in the sciences. There are simply more men than women in science and this difference becomes even more pronounced in fields like mathematics, physics and engineering. Just about the only thing that is agreed on about the cause of this disparity is that [Read More...]

AronRa: Faith is Not a Virtue

AronRa is well known in the YouTube atheist community for his epic anti-Creationist take-downs. Lately, however, he’s decided to go to the root of the problem: faith, or the belief in things without evidence. Ultimately, he says, if we are to succeed as skeptics, and not simply replace religion with hippy-dippy homeopathic “spiritual” gobbledygook, it [Read More...]

Atheist Republicans: Supporting a Party That Hates Them

It’s not unusual to support an organization with which you don’t always agree. It is entirely normal to pick the party that most closely aligns with your views and tolerate the other positions they hold. However there is something downright strange about supporting a party that expresses deep antipathy towards who you are. Such is [Read More...]


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