What Is It Like to be an Atheist in the United Kingdom?

This is a guest post by John Ferguson. John is a member of the British Humanist Association, and a lifelong atheist. He is an IT professional, living in the UK with his wife and two young children. … When an American proclaims: “This is a Christian country!” he can be quickly corrected. The First Amendment [Read More...]

Kids Say the Darndest Things

Reader Alan‘s parents receive a magazine called The Banner published by the Christian Reformed Church. There’s a humor section in it and a recent issue had a compilation of silly things kids said… I’ve highlighted a few of them for you: Your call: Kids just unaware of what they’re saying? Or an early start to [Read More...]

Early Registration Deadline for the Midwest Humanist and Freethought Conference

For anyone interested in going to the 2011 Midwest Humanist and Freethought Conference (and who wouldn’t be) held August 12th-14th, the early registration deadline is next Friday! (Students have a sweet rate of $20 for the whole weekend.) You can see the list of speakers here — Holy crap, I’m talking first thing Saturday morning?! [Read More...]

Nice Job, Chris McCoy!

Chris McCoy launched a campaign to raise $50,000 for charity via GiveBack. He asked people at /r/atheism to help him out… and he won! What’s more impressive is that he didn’t start the 100-day contest until Day 92: With only a week remaining, Chris knew he needed to work fast and work smart. The 29 [Read More...]

My Speech Accepting the Freethought Backbone Award

Thanks, Jesse, for the kind post yesterday. (Which went up without my knowledge, you sneaky devil…) Anyway, like he said, at the Secular Student Alliance conference last night, I was presented with the Freethought Backbone Award. I’ve watched this award given to several people before and I’m pretty humbled to have been the recipient this [Read More...]