For Black People, the Church Is More Than Just Religion

One more perspective on the issue of getting more African-Americans involved in organized atheism, this one coming from Al Denelsbeck at Walkabout: Rap, R&B, Gospel, and Soul music are predominantly black. It’s safe to say that this is not from whites being excluded, but instead from a cultural (or subcultural if you prefer) influence. We [Read More...]

Clips from Various Atheist Speakers

There’s no rhyme or reason to why these atheists (and not others) are included in the awesome compilation below but, damn, is it fun to watch: MegaZeusThor also made a (non-autotuned!) compilation of science educators. It has Neil deGrasse Tyson. Does anything else even matter? Now, let’s hope people randomly stumble onto those videos… (via [Read More...]

This Guy Needs a Roommate…

***Update***: Boo… it’s a fake ad that appears in other cities, too. Oh well. … I have no idea who this person is, but he’s a Secular Humanist, he needs a roommate in the Boston area, and he appears to be all sorts of hilarious: A bit about me: I’m respectful, quiet, clean and I [Read More...]

Christopher Hitchens’ Next Book

It’s called Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens and it’s available September 1st. It’s a collection of pieces previously seen in Slate, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, and other publications all the way through July, 2011. There’s an audiobook version, too, but unfortunately, he’s not reading it. At least he’s still healthy enough to be churning out [Read More...]

We’re Ignoring Parents At Our Movement’s Own Risk

Regarding the topic of how to use our skepticism in more diverse ways, Dren Asselmeier at the Center for Inquiry offers a list of topics that atheist parents might find very relevant to talk about, but we rarely discuss them as a group: Why do the atheist, freethought, and skeptical movements seem to completely ignore [Read More...]