The Non-Christian History of Christmas

Is there anything Christian about Christmas? TheThinkingAtheist takes us through a history of the holiday in To XMAS and Beyond!: [Read more...]

A Chart Describing IQ vs. Religiosity

To quote XKCD, “Correlation doesn’t imply causation, but it does waggle its eyebrows suggestively and gesture furtively while mouthing ‘look over there’.” With that in mind, here’s Tony Piro with a chart that reflects your inner suspicions: Keep in mind that poverty, education, ability to obtain an education, the type of IQ test used, and [Read More...]

I’m Sure He Said It

If Phil Plait can appear in Zach Weiner cartoons, then I’m just going to pretend this little boy is me when I was younger (via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) [Read more...]

The Wrong Way to Challenge Islam

It’s always a touchy subject when atheists go after Islam. Not because we shouldn’t — Islam has the same level of credibility every other religion does: none. It’s the same type of superstition and nonsense you find in other faiths, mixed in with a few nuggets of wisdom that its proponents love to promote. Islamic [Read More...]

Latinos and the Future of American Secularism

This is a guest post by Juhem Navarro-Rivera. Juhem is a political scientist and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society & Culture (ISSSC) and blogs about Latinos, Politics and Secularism at The LatiNone … Latinos are considered to be a very religious and socially conservative group. While the assumption [Read More...]