Speaking in Madison, Wisconsin This Weekend

This weekend is the Freethought Festival 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin — it’s free of charge, there are *tons* of awesome speakers there, and it’s getting some good local press: I’m giving a talk on high school atheists Saturday afternoon, but you’ll want to be there for as much of this conference as you can. (Don’t [Read More...]

The War on Christmas is Already Beginning

For years now, Loudoun County, Virginia officials have been trying to figure out how to handle holiday displays on public property — the county courthouse. Last Winter, they opened the floodgates and allowed all groups that wanted them to have displays. Of the 10 displays, most of them came from non-Christians This year, they’re not [Read More...]

What Beliefs Should Atheists (Not) Teach Their Children?

This is an excerpt from the bad people stole my god by Doug Philips. Philips was a devout Catholic for 40 years before becoming a “full blown non-believer.” The Kindle version of the book is currently available for free. ***Edit***: The free trial has expired, but the book is still relatively cheap … Easily the [Read More...]

CFI Ready to Help Those Harmed by Homeopathy

The Center for Inquiry affiliate in Canada is assisting in going after distributors of homeopathic medicine in a $30 million lawsuit. You may argue that homeopathic medicine is, by definition, useless… so what’s the harm? However, if people take the fake medicine in lieu of actual medicine, their bodies could be getting worse when they [Read More...]

TYT University Hosts Talk About the Jessica Ahlquist Hatemail

Earlier today, Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola of TYT University talked about the hatemail sent to Jessica Ahlquist a few weeks ago: It really is hard for me (and, I would hope, most of you) to understand what goes through the mind of someone who has that much hate inside of them. What compels them [Read More...]


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