Support for a Mosque from an Unusual Source

There’s a controversy looming in Tippecanoe County, Indiana over whether or not the city council should give their approval for the building of an Islamic center. In response to that, Steve Viars offers his support: Some residents from our community expressed concern over this decision, essentially suggesting that the approval was un-American. I think the [Read More...]

After Christian Group Asks If You Can Be Good Without God; Atheists and Strangers Offer Clever Responses

The Veritas Forum is a national group that brings speakers to various colleges in order to discuss the “relevance of Jesus Christ to all of life.” Recently, they began advertising an event at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and their posters ask if people can be “Good without a God?” That prompted the [Read More...]

Atheist Billboard Goes Up in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Thanks to $7,200 in funding from the United Coalition of Reason, there is now a billboard reading, “Don’t believe in God? You are not alone” in Fredericksburg, Virginia: Matt Jordan, the [Fredericksburg Coalition of Reason's] spokesman, says the billboard is not meant to offend people of faith. He says it is to reach out to [Read More...]

Inspired by Hitchens, An Atheist Makes Plans to Donate His Body to Science

I had posted earlier that Christopher Hitchens‘ body would be donated to science, per his wishes. Hearing that inspired Edward Tarte to take action. He just signed the paperwork to donate his body to the Baylor College of Medicine. Thanks for being a great role model for the rest of us, Edward! (And please stay [Read More...]

Cardinal Francis George Apologizes… Kind of

Remember when Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George compared participants in the upcoming Gay Pride Parade to KKK members? Well, two weeks later, he finally got around to apologizing: “I am truly sorry for the hurt my remarks have caused,” George said in an interview with the Tribune. “Particularly because we all have friends or family members [Read More...]