Richard Dawkins Interviewed by Al Jazeera

Richard Dawkins did an interview on Al Jazeera (English) yesterday night: He does a really nice job of coolly handling a lot of basic, biased questions. If any parts stand out to you, please leave the timestamp/summary in the comments! ***Edit***: Here’s a discussion question for you: At the beginning of the interview, Dawkins calls [Read More...]

Forget Prayer; This Is How You Can Do Something Useful Regarding the Wildfire Crisis in Colorado

One of the benefits of Foundation Beyond Belief is that we can coordinate a response in the case of a crisis. The Colorado wildfires are no exception. While some people are just talking about sending their prayers, we atheists know that prayers won’t help anybody. But there is a way to actually help. Here’s what [Read More...]

Yesterday, 150 Mormons Began the Process to Become Ex-Mormons

150 Mormons did something amazing yesterday: They left the church en masse. It was a planned event called a “Declaration of Independence from Mormonism.” “We’re not doing it out of anger, and we’re not doing it to poke a finger at the church,” said organizer Zilpha Larsen, 36, a lifetime Mormon who has not attended [Read More...]

Adam Lee’s Daylight Atheism eBook is Now Available

My friend Adam Lee writes the Daylight Atheism blog at Big Think and his new ebook is now available! I had a chance to read the book when it was in draft form and it looked terrific. It’s a comprehensive argument as to why atheism makes sense and it’s perfect for people who are just [Read More...]

A Review of Marty Klein’s America’s War on Sex: The Attack on Law, Lust, and Liberty

This is an article by Darrel Ray. It appears in the July/August 2012 issue of The Humanist. You can read other articles from this issue and subscribe to the magazine by going to their website. … If I told you in 1979 that we’d be debating a woman’s right to birth control or abortion in [Read More...]