My Day at the ‘America for Jesus’ Rally

This is a guest post by Shaun Patrick McGonigal. He blogs about atheism, polyamory, and skepticism at polyskeptic.com. *** The only way we are going to transform this nation is by transforming individuals, by bringing them to Christ. This may not be an exact quote from the America For Jesus event in Philadelphia this past [Read More...]

Parents React to Atheism

… or just not going to church anymore. In their minds, it’s all the same and it’s all a slap in the face to the way they raised you: What they don’t understand is that the ethics and values they raised you with haven’t changed. You’re just substituting their truth for your own, one that’s [Read More...]

How Fred Phelps’ Son Ran Away From Home

The very awesome Nate Phelps (son of the not-at-all-awesome “God Hates Fags” preacher Fred Phelps) has received some great media coverage over the past few days because he represents something remarkable: Someone who left a cult-like hate church and became a reasonable, rational atheist: If you haven’t heard it before, the story of how he [Read More...]

Atheist Condoms: Nothing Gets Past Reason

A month ago, I mentioned that the University College London Union Atheists, Secularists & Humanists were planning to hand out condoms with skeptic-friendly phrases on them at their school’s fall organizational fair. Alex Gabriel reports that a winning slogan was chosen and the reception has been overwhelmingly positive: Clever marketing Now I’m wondering: If the [Read More...]

Christian Mayor Addresses Pennsylvania Atheist Conference

I still can’t believe Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson gave the opening remarks at the Pennsylvania State Atheist/Humanist Conference this weekend, but she made her way into the lions’ den and spoke to the crowd: Thompson said she was there acting as an ambassador to the city, encouraging the crowd to get out to see the [Read More...]


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