Helping Atheists Get Elected in Arizona

The Secular Coalition for Arizona is doing something so awesome, so unique, and so important, that I’m amazed it’s getting no publicity whatsoever. (Yet.) They’re organizing trainings this fall… for atheists who want to run for public office. Training will primarily be aimed at those interested in running for local and state level offices such [Read More...]

The Quantum (and Autotuned) World

There’s a new video in the excellent Symphony of Science series. This once focuses on “The Quantum World” and features Morgan Freeman, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, and Frank Close. [Read more...]

A Flipped Version of Pascal’s Wager?

Reader Matt took this picture at a church in Seattle: Someone was obviously trying to be funny about it, but I think it just undermines what the church teaches. God isn’t looking after us. We have to look after ourselves and others. And if it’s better to play it safe than sorry, there’s no reason [Read More...]

The Pastor from Jesus Camp Has a New Book Out

It’s been a while since we’ve seen her, but if you’re like me, you didn’t miss her one bit. Becky Fischer is the woman at the heart of Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing‘s shocking 2006 documentary Jesus Camp. Remember how, in The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins made a point of saying children shouldn’t be saddled [Read More...]

Republican Congressperson Wants to Make the 9/11 Cross a National Monument

American Atheists is still in the middle of its lawsuit to prevent the Christian Cross from being displayed in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum (unless museum officials allow icons from all faiths and no faith to be included as well). Meanwhile, Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) has found a way to give the two [Read More...]