Helen Ukpabio, Witch Hunter, May Be Coming to Texas

You may have heard of Helen Ukpabio, the evangelical Christian from Nigeria who holds some despicable beliefs: … Ms. Ukpabio’s critics say her teachings have contributed to the torture or abandonment of thousands of Nigerian children — including infants and toddlers — suspected of being witches and warlocks. Seriously, a horrible excuse for a human [Read More...]

Atheist Group Forms at UPenn

After seeing religious groups of all kinds form at the University of Pennsylvania, a few freshmen have started a group for atheists called “Rekindle Reason: Atheists, Agnostics, and Freethinkers.” Navin Sasikumar, a grad student there, is pleased with their mission statement, which includes this excerpt: Association with individuals of similar philosophies is oft lost for [Read More...]

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Latest Book Will Be Published Next Week

So, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s latest book Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier comes out next week! (And, says one commenter, it’s already available on Kindle.) Who’s excited? You’re excited. The book explores “NASA and the future of space travel.” Dr. Tyson referenced some of the contents of the book in an interview for this site [Read More...]

In Georgia, a School Board President Faces Opposition Simply Because He Won’t Reveal His Religious Preference

A man named Leonard Presberg was recently elected to the Fayette County Board of Education (in Georgia). That was back in November. In January, he was named Chairman of the board. What are his views on education? You would think that’s the only point of concern for local residents… but at a school board meeting [Read More...]

Jessica Ahlquist Appears on CNN

Email conversation I had earlier today (slightly paraphrased): Random Guy: I was gonna donate to Jessica Ahlquist’s scholarship fund but my money said “In God We Trust” and I knew you wouldn’t like that, so forget it. Me: I didn’t know credit cards said “In God We Trust” on them. BOOYA! And then I did [Read More...]