28 Members of Congress Don’t Believe in God

Paul Harris at The Guardian (UK) has an article about how the rise of atheism in recent years is putting the ‘religious right on the defensive’… and he got this quotation from Herb Silverman, president of the Secular Coalition for America: So far just one member of Congress, Californian Democrat Pete Stark, has admitted that [Read More...]

How Do You Talk To a New Age Believer?

As far as I know, no one I’m close to believes in New Age bullshit. Hoagy Wilson seems to be surrounded by that nonsense, though, and he’s written an ebook explaining how to deal with it. It’s called How to Talk to Your New Age Relative. An excerpt is below: One area of substantial challenge, [Read More...]

This Is *Exactly* What I Imagine Hell To Be Like…

I guess I’m supposed to be scared watching these Christians reenact life in Hell, so explain to me why I’m laughing… (You might want to lower the volume over the last 15 seconds. Goddamn, that’s annoying.) (via Christian Nightmares) [Read more...]

How Do You Handle a Possibly Proselytizing Teacher?

What would you do if your child came home with this assignment from his high school’s World History class? (I’m going to ignore the precarious position of the male child…) And what if this followed another assignment in which the Ten Commandments were discussed in regards to how they changed the lives of the escaped [Read More...]

What’s It Like to be an Atheist Lobbyist?

What does an “atheist lobbyist” do? Amanda Knief is one of the few people who can answer that question from experience since she’s the Government Relations Manager for the Secular Coalition for America. You may remember Amanda as the person who asked President Obama why he still permitted taxpayer-funded organizations to practice faith-based discrimination: At [Read More...]