The Story Behind Patheos

The Denver-based alternative paper Westword has a cover story on Patheos and it provides a lot of insight into how the site began and where it’s going: Creating Patheos’s second layer involved bringing in established bloggers from multiple religions — and their readers. Site staffers identified the ten to twenty most-read bloggers in various traditions, [Read More...]

Military Nearly Pulls Atheist from Graduation Ceremony After He Refuses to Bow Head and Clasp Hands in Prayer

Sometimes, people in leadership positions just assume everyone believes in God. It’s not that they’re trying to force their religion onto you; they just don’t know any better — like a teacher who tells every student to stand up and recite the Pledge of Allegiance, not understanding that it’s perfectly fine if a student doesn’t [Read More...]

I Hope Some Confused Catholics Showed Up…

I have nothing to add. I just love that this was up on a university’s event calendar: Incidentally, the Wayne State Secular Student Alliance has been organizing a great week of events for church/state separation supporters. If you’re in the area, there’s still an event on Monday! [Read more...]

Pastor Covers Up Rape, Makes Victim Apologize, Gets Invited to Join Christian School’s Board of Trustees

Pastor Chuck Phelps heads up Trinity Baptist Church in Concord, New Hampshire and he played a key role in covering up the rape of a 15-year-old girl in the church. Not only did he try to keep it hidden, he made the girl apologize to the congregation: The victim said Phelps told her she would [Read More...]

Students Protest After Duquesne University Rejects Atheist Group

This is a guest post by Cate Laskovics. Cate is the president of the Secular Alliance at the University of Pittsburgh. For more background on this article, click here. … Yesterday afternoon, more than twenty students from three different universities came together to support nontheistic and secular students at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh who are [Read More...]


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