Interviewed on the Drew Marshall Show

Last week, I was on the Drew Marshall Show to talk about stories in the atheist community. (Along with a brief foray into sports.) The host playfully tried to get the guest before me — a fellow Patheos blogger (and Christian) who didn’t know I was on the phone call — to talk trash about [Read More...]

So *That’s* How You Do Science…

Scott Welty recently visited the Fermi National Laboratory (not far from Chicago) to sit in on a couple of presentations and he was shocked by what he saw: Actual science! … here’s what I observed: Calm and logical presentations Polite and attentive audience An almost crushing critical eye on their own data (more on this) [Read More...]

FFRF Runs Full-Page ‘Quit the Catholic Church’ Ad in Today’s New York Times

If you open up today’s New York Times, you should be seeing this full-page ad from the Freedom From Religion Foundation: “As a member of the ‘flock’ of an avowedly antidemocratic Old Boys Club, isn’t it time you vote with your feet? Please, exit en Mass,” requests the ad, signed by FFRF Co-Presidents Annie Laurie [Read More...]

I Hope I Never Have to Attend a Catholic Funeral

There was a story the other day of a Catholic priest ruining a funeral because it was more important to him that Catholic tradition be preserved and a lesbian family member get denied communion than it was to have a service the family would have appreciated. I didn’t realize Catholics have a habit of making [Read More...]

Ontario City Council Members Wants to Reinstate the Lord’s Prayer

Last month, the Perth County Council (In Ontario, Canada) did something a lot of American city councils never have the courage to do. They passed a by-law (PDF) removing the Lord’s Prayer from the opening of their meetings, replacing it with a “Moment of Reflection.” It’s not the ideal change, but it’s better than the [Read More...]