How the Pre-Game Prayer at Penn State Should Have Gone

If you were watching the Penn State vs Nebraska football game yesterday, you witnessed the scene before the kickoff: That was a pre-game prayer for both teams led by Ron Brown, an assistant coach at Nebraska. Lord, we know we don’t have control of all of the events that took place this week, but we [Read More...]

Growing up in a Faith-Healing Cult

This is a guest post by Rachel Holierhoek. Rachel is a Secular Humanist living in Canada with her partner, Roy, and their four children. … We were different. We were the only ones in our small town who belonged to the Worldwide Church of God, a church founded by Herbert W. Armstrong; a self-proclaimed apostle [Read More...]

What Convinced You to Become an Atheist?

If you’ve got a few minutes to spare, Greta Christina is compiling a list of reasons people change their minds about religion: I’d love to see some good sociologists tackle this question, and get a good, large, somewhat statistically representative sampling of non-believers to answer this question. But for now, this may at least get [Read More...]

You’ll Want to Enlarge This Image

The text reads: Dear Evangelical Christians: God here. First, I do not exist. The concept of a 13,700,000,000 year old being, capable of creating the entire universe and its billions of galaxies, monitoring simultaneously the thoughts and actions of the 7 billion human beings on this planet is ludicrous. Grow a brain. Second, if I [Read More...]

A Finch Ain’t One

The Secular Student Alliance affiliate at East Central University in Oklahoma is on a roll. First they held a Blasphemy Bake Sale. Second, they’re advertising their meetings with these hilarious flyers: Other SSA affiliates are already using the template Finally, Sarah Erwin, the president of the SSA at ECU, wrote a powerful piece for her [Read More...]