A Pastor Helps a 9-Year-Old Girl Discover the Truth About Santa… and She Brilliantly Takes It a Step Further

Cristina Ramos-Payne didn’t like what happened at her daughter’s religious education class this past weekend. The night before, the pastor at her church spoke about how, as a child, he discovered his parents putting Christmas presents under their tree… One student from [daughter] Sierra’s class suddenly realized that his parents must be leaving presents and [Read More...]

Atheists as ‘Future Targets’

Sometimes, it pays to track online mentions of the organization you work for. The Secular Student Alliance’s Jesse Galef (who also contributes to this site) [Read more...]

Why Scooby Doo Should Matter to Atheists

I’d never seen the show enough to make the connection but Chris Sims makes a strong case that Scooby-Doo is like a morality tale for Secular Humanists (emphases his): Because that’s the thing about Scooby-Doo: The bad guys in every episode aren’t monsters, they’re liars. I can’t imagine how scandalized those critics who were relieved [Read More...]

The Root Interviews Prominent Black Atheists

The Root, a site with articles from an African-American perspective, is in the middle of a fantastic and fascinating series called “On Black Atheism.” Jenée Desmond-Harris has interviewed several black atheists and their responses are must-reads for everyone interested in how our community can become more inclusive to minorities. Rice University professor Anthony Pinn: TR: [Read More...]

Can You Help Her Out?

Tiffany, a young leader in the secular community in Michigan, could use some help right now. Her mother has cancer but no health insurance. Tiffany is trying to raise money to help cover some medical costs and explains the situation here (PDF): My mother has cancer. She is 500 miles away from me (Northern VA [Read More...]


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