On Black Sitcom, Atheist Character is Undateable

There’s a show called “Belle’s” on TV One, a network geared toward African-American viewers. (We can add both of those to the List of Things I Learned Existed About Four Seconds Ago.)

On the most recent episode, Jil Cooper introduced her boyfriend Jack to her family. (Get it? Jack and Jil!) Just one problem: Jack is an atheist — something even Jil didn’t know about — and father Big Bill Cooper can’t deal with it. [Read more...]

Man Claims the Bird Poop on His Car Looks Like Jesus

… and he has a point: [Read more...]

What is the Foundation Beyond Belief?

The most rewarding bit of activism I do right now is being on the board of directors for the Foundation Beyond Belief. It’s a group I mention frequently on this site and one I hope you all consider joining. [Read more...]

The Awesome Ability to Contemplate Our Existence in the Universe

Cara Santa Maria, senior science correspondent for the Huffington Post, recently filmed a segment for Chris Johnson‘s multimedia book about atheists and what gives them joy and meaning in life.

In the segment below, she talks about the Carl Sagan quotation “We are a way for the cosmos to know itself,” and how we’ve evolved this amazing ability to comprehend our own existence in the universe: [Read more...]

When It Comes to the Oscars, God is Less Important Than Harvey Weinstein

How often do Academy Award winners thank God?

Not nearly as often as I suspected. Rebecca Rolfe, a grad student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, put together a database of the speeches given by every major Oscar winner and you can now search through her results. [Read more...]