Next Week in Queens, New York: A Rally for Atheists of Color

***Update***: I screwed up the timing of this post. The event is *next* weekend. My apologies.

Next weekend, in Queens, New York, there’s a huge outdoor rally to celebrate “secularists of color.” It’s called Blackout:

Sponsored by Black Nonbelievers and Black Atheists of America, Blackout was inspired by last year’s Reason Rally:

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Dave Silverman’s Book I, Atheist Is Now Available for Pre-Order

David Silverman‘s book I, Atheist: America’s Loudest Heathen Fires Back (which will be released just in time for the holidays) is now available for pre-order!

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What the Hell Did I Just Watch?

It involves Richard Dawkins, the ghost of Charles Darwin, creepy porn music, a random monkey, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster… and I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to turn me into a Christian. Somehow. [Read more...]

How Many Logical Fallacies Can You Spot in the Words of This Christian Apologist?

How do Christian apologists like Ravi Zacharias spin logic to suit their needs?

achilleshoplite compiled a series of his statements in the video below and dares you to spot the fallacies:

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After Church Shames Bar Customers for Needing Designated Drivers, Bar Owner Comes Up with a Creative Response

Nick Simon owns a bar/night club/dance club called Paradise Bar in Leesville, Louisiana. Like any bar, there are times when his customers are in no condition to drive home, so they get a designated driver to take them back. In the process, though, their cars remain in his parking lot overnight until they can sober up and get them the following day.

Nick doesn’t mind that. It’s definitely better than the alternative. Hell, you could argue that it’s responsible to know yourself well enough not to go behind the wheel when you’re feeling tipsy and Nick doesn’t want to punish them for that.

Recently, though, a local church has caught wind of this. Now, whenever they see a car sitting in Nick’s parking lot overnight, they put letters and pamphlets under the windshield wipers informing the drivers that they need to sober up and find Jesus.

Nick compiled some of the examples for me:

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