Scary Christian Valentines…

Happy Valentines Day! Here’s hoping your special someone isn’t a fundie… Visit Ape, Not Monkey for the punchlines [Read more...]

Could This Case Remove ‘Under God’ From the Pledge of Allegiance?

***Update***: I’ve updated this post with some arguments as to why the “discrimination route” might have a chance. … When Michael Newdow sued to remove “Under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance a decade ago, he argued that it violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. It was a promotion of religion in the [Read More...]

Gov. Christine Gregoire Gives Fantastic Speech Before Signing Marriage Equality Bill

If you haven’t seen it yet, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire signed the bill for marriage equality earlier today and her pre-signing speech is just beautiful to listen to: The only disappointing part is where she explains in a positive way how religious groups will be exempt from having to solemnize or affirm gay unions. If [Read More...]

A Photography Project

Photographer Chris Johnson is working on a project that features 100 atheists (myself included) talking about what gives them joy and meaning in this life: Each portrait will be paired with a short message from the subject about some aspect of joy, meaning or passion in life. It could focus on the love of a [Read More...]

Prayer Won’t Help When You Live with HIV

Positively Aware is an HIV treatment education journal. I’ve never read it, but given their latest cover, which asks “Can faith help sustain us when living with HIV?” maybe I don’t need to… Perhaps it wouldn’t be a big deal if it was only talking about religious people with HIV who can use their faith [Read More...]


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