That’s One Way To Combine Science and Religion…

Reader Josh was trying to look up Science apps on his iPad when this screen popped up: Can someone please explain why the Bible apps are listed in the “Science” list? (And while we’re at it, why is Glee Karaoke there…?) [Read more...]

Seven Things to Avoid When Talking to Strangers about Humanism

This is an article by Jennifer Hancock. It appears in the January/February 2012 issue of The Humanist. You can read other articles from this issue and subscribe to the magazine by going to their website. … Imagine you’ve just met someone new and it comes up that you’re a humanist. It happens. Perhaps you’re at [Read More...]

A Tremendous Jump in Generosity

Foundation Beyond Belief usually grows a little larger every quarter, but we had a *huge* jump in donations at the end of 2011 (and that doesn’t even include a fundraising drive we held). Giving grew by 21% over the previous quarter and we were able to give a total of $38,450 to our selected charities! [Read More...]

A Food Bank Indirectly Tells People to Stop Praying About Hunger and Give Them Donations Instead

So here’s what I *think* happened with the Alameda County Community Food Bank (in California). They’re not an atheist group by any means. But even they must know that praying to alleviate hunger isn’t helpful to anyone. Starving people don’t need your god’s help. They need something to eat. But the food bank, unlike all [Read More...]

Carl Zimmer Profiles Neil deGrasse Tyson

Carl Zimmer wrote a wonderful profile of Neil deGrasse Tyson for the January edition of Playboy… but in case you don’t get that, there’s a perfectly SFW version of the piece here A short excerpt: For most of the people huddling on the ground, tonight is the first time they’ve spent such an extended period [Read More...]