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...]

Children Speak Out Against Michigan’s ‘Religious License to Bully’ Law

Michigan state senator (and Democrat) Gretchen Whitmer has already spoken out against her Republican colleagues’ changes to anti-bullying legislation which would allow exemptions for people with “sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction.” The legislation is now in the House, where it will hopefully be corrected. In the meantime, Whitmer is featured in a new [Read More...]