Another Oregon Couple Found Guilty in Child’s Faith-Healing Death

Another religious couple from the Followers of Christ Church. Another attempt at “faith-healing.” Another dead child. Another guilty verdict, though, if that’s any consolation to anyone. Dale and Shannon Hickman were found guilty of second-degree manslaughter on Thursday after they let their newborn son die: Prosecutors provided a timeline that showed there was as much [Read More...]

How Can We Prevent Modification of Atheist Chalkings on Campus?

This is a guest post by Kimberly Danner, the co-founder and Vice President of the Atheists @ Oakland University. … Atheists @ OU is the first secular organization at our conservative school. A fellow student and I (both female) founded the group this past January and we now have 30 regular members at our weekly [Read More...]

Jessica Ahlquist’s Upcoming Trial

Jason Bachand at A Bright Blog has a nice interview with Jessica Ahlquist in anticipation of her upcoming trial to remove the religious banner from Cranston High School West. ABB: Let’s talk about the growing phenomenon of atheist bullying. As more young people come “out” about their atheism, there’s been a concurrent rise in hateful, [Read More...]

The Perfect Songs for Atheists?

It’s reader Jessica‘s birthday (Happy birthday!) and her boyfriend made her a nice mix CD of atheist-themed songs! I know, I know, you’re surprise that anyone still makes mix CDs… whatever. It’s sweet. Here’s the playlist: 1 The Great Disappointment – AFI 2 Theologians – Wilco 3 Won’t Somebody (Acoustic) – Bad Religion 4 What [Read More...]

In The Ides of March, George Clooney Plays a Non-Religious Governor Running for President…

George Clooney‘s new movie The Ides of March opens this Friday. In it, he plays Mike Morris, a sitting governor who’s running for president. Ryan Gosling plays his campaign strategist: From what I can tell, the movie doesn’t make a big deal about this, but I will: Clooney is described as “an agnostic or atheist [Read More...]