An Ex-Mormon Husband and Wife Explain Why They Left the LDS Church

Over at Mormon Stories, there’s a compelling story of a husband and wife who left the Mormon church after many years: In this episode we interview John and Brooke McLay. John served for 14 years as an employee of the LDS Church Education System (CES). In this capacity he served as: a seminary teacher and [Read More...]

Shit Christians Say To Atheists: The Videos

Wow, you all delivered. After reading the previous thread, several of you made your own version of the “Shit ____ Say to _____” videos. Ashley Paramore put together this video called Shit Christians Say To Atheists: … And so did Christina Stephens: … Polyauteur had this version up almost immediately after the thread was posted: [Read More...]

Greensboro City Council Goes from Public Prayer to Moment of Silence Thanks to Atheist Activists

In 2010, I wrote a couple of posts about Mayor Bill Knight of Greensboro, North Carolina and how he supported open prayer before city council meetings. Members of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Atheists/Agnostics/Skeptics group spoke out against the public prayers at the city council meetings but Knight didn’t care. His public display [Read More...]

Why Does Religion Persist?

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks explores the question: We must ask ourselves why this is, because it is actually very odd indeed. Think about it: every function that was once performed by religion can now be done by something else. In other words, if you want to explain the world, you don’t need Genesis; you have science. [Read More...]

A Message of Equality from Young Students in the South

The first thing you should know about this video is that it comes from a school in Alabama. The second thing you should know about this video is that it comes from a middle school in Alabama. Regarding religion, there are signs that say “I’m a Christian,” “I’m a Mormon,” “I’m Saved,” and “I’m God’s [Read More...]


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