An Atheist, a Muslim, a Buddhist, and a Christian Walk Into a Bar…

There’s a group called Elements[Chicago] that’s putting together a really interesting event in the city in a couple of weeks. They’re bringing together four different people to answer the questions “What do I believe?” and “Why should I believe it?” As it happens, they were kind enough to invite me to represent the atheist viewpoint. [Read More...]

Bullying Children Because of Religious Faith

Sean Faircloth asks a simple question: “Can religion justify bullying children?” His answer is yes, and he explains why in this talk. It’s infuriating what religious people get away with because of their faith, isn’t it? Sean’s book is called Attack of the Theocrats! How the Religious Right Harms Us All — and What We [Read More...]

Describe an Atheist in 1 or 2 Words

Earlier this week, this clue appeared in the LA Times‘ crossword puzzle: Well, it is A Week, after all… but is “nonbeliever” really the best clue the writers could think of? Your job: Find a 1 or 2-word clue that would lead to the word “atheist”! (Thanks to Ken for the link!) [Read more...]

Nostalgia: Images from the 2002 Godless Americans March on Washington

In anticipation of the Reason Rally this weekend, Scott Romanowski got around to posting his images from the 2002 Godless Americans March on Washington online — it’s like the Big Picture: Atheist Edition! Here’s just a sampling of what he saw that day: You can check out the rest of the pictures here. [Read more...]

We Should’ve Invited Miley Cyrus to the Reason Rally…

Remember when singer Miley Cyrus tweeted a quotation from Lawrence Krauss (“… forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today”) and faced the wrath of many of her Christian fans? Today, she retweeted a Kelly Osbourne quotation about religion…: “Religion. It`s given people hope in a world torn apart by religion. [Read More...]