A Secular Education Is Not An Anti-Religious Education

This guest post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the American Humanist Association. He usually blogs at Rant & Reason. … I’d never heard of the Illinois Family Institute, but… well, watch this if you can: There were too many things wrong with this video to count. I spent those 6-and-a-half minutes staring at [Read More...]

How Does Religion Contribute to Views on Global Warming?

This guest post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the American Humanist Association. He usually blogs at Rant & Reason. The Pew Forum is a reliable source of interesting surveys. This most recent one shows how strongly various religious groups believe that global warming is occurring and if so, whether the warming is caused [Read More...]

Why Do Atheists Care About the Lives of Others?

This guest post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the American Humanist Association. He usually blogs at Rant & Reason. After Andrew Sullivan reposted the disturbing video from a 2006 Answers in Genesis campaign, it caused quite a stir. It turns out that AIG still has a page explaining it: Every day we are [Read More...]

Should We Honor Good Actions That Stem from Bad Reasons?

This guest post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the American Humanist Association. He usually blogs at Rant & Reason. I want to express how grateful I am to be allowed to contribute here. Not only do I enjoy reading the site, but Friendly Atheist has a great community of commenters. In fact, reader [Read More...]

The Aftermath of Rick Warren’s Hypocrisy

This guest post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the American Humanist Association. He usually blogs at Rant & Reason. You almost feel sorry for Rick Warren. As Hemant among others has pointed out, he was recently caught making statements that could charitably be called misleading and uncharitably called bald-faced lies. He claimed to [Read More...]


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