Rick Warren Must Not Understand the Bible’s Take on Slavery

The PBS show Finding Your Roots gives scholar/host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. an opportunity to chat with celebrities about their ancestry. In this week’s episode, he met with Pastor Rick Warren. As it turns out, one of Warren’s ancestors was a prominent slaveowner. That’s not particularly surprising, and it doesn’t say anything about Warren himself. [Read More...]

Florida Atheist Group Wins Campus Award

Congratulations to the Secular Student Alliance at Valencia College (in Florida). Last night, they were awarded “Organization of the Year” from their campus’ Office for Student Development! Hmph. My group never won that award in college. I’m jealous now. Jealous and very excited for them. [Read more...]

To Those of You Who Want to Contribute…

To everyone responding to this post, thanks! I’ve gotten a bunch of responses and I will be looking through them soon. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard back yet. I’ll get back to all of you who responded. Now back to your regularly scheduled blogging. [Read more...]

Foundation Beyond Belief Seeks Summer Interns

The Foundation Beyond Belief is looking for a few summer interns: Interns assist the Foundation with membership development, researching and selecting featured charities, donor management, outreach, communications (including blog and social media), program design, and creative organizational development. I may be biased but this is an excellent organization and we’d love to have some help. [Read More...]

Trading Bibles for Science

I already like this better than Smut for Smut. The Eastern Connecticut Atheist and Freethinker Fellowship is holding a “Science for Bibles” exchange in which anyone can turn in a Bible and get a fantastic science book in return: The event is being held to honor “The National Day of Reason,” an alternative to the [Read More...]