Despite Focusing on Community Service, Some Organizations Still Refuse to Work with This Atheist Group
Atheist Julia Burke is the runner who decided before the New York City Marathon was canceled that she couldn’t participate in good conscience:
“I wouldn’t have felt good about running this race and being handed bottles of water and snacks at every stop when there are people who can’t even go to their own homes,” she said.
Burke took the $500 she would have spent on the flight and rental car and donated it to charity. Then she decided to run a marathon, anyway, in her hometown of Buffalo… and word spread. [Read more...]
While the electoral college results are ultimately all that matters, it’s interesting to note that, according to Gallup, those without religion prefer President Obama over Mitt Romney 67% to 26%: [Read more...]
Next weekend marks Skepticon 5, a free conference in Springfield, Missouri. I’ll be speaking there along with many other people whose names may be familiar to you. I’ve said this many times before but this is the most exciting and entertaining atheist/skepticism conference out there. It’s run by students, the crowd is huge, the energy is positive, and did I mention it’s free? [Read more...]