Lessons Learned from the Gelato Mio Sign

***Update***: Please read the update here. … Despite most of the food and drink establishments in Springfield, Missouri being grateful for our business during Skepticon IV, the owners at Gelato Mio made it very clear — at least temporarily — that they wanted nothing to do with us: Skepticon is NOT welcomed to my Christian [Read More...]

Here’s to an Awkward Thanksgiving

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has a wonderful suggestion for what you can do during Thanksgiving dinner: The fact is, while you’re scarfing down mashed potatoes and staying silent while everyone else at the table is freely speaking their minds, you’re missing a golden opportunity to make real, honest progress by talking [Read More...]

QEDcon Takes Place in Manchester This March

For those of you living in (or wanting to visit) Manchester, UK, here’s a conference you’ll want to attend: QED is a two-day science and skepticism conference taking place in the Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester on the 10th-11th March 2012. Fantastic speakers from the worlds of science and entertainment will be joining us for a weekend [Read More...]

Support Songs for Nonbelievers

Cynthia Carle is a singer/songwriter who’s working on an album called Songs For Nonbelievers. (The title is pretty self-explanatory.) Cynthia needs some help, though, so she’s raising funds on Kickstarter. Need some motivation to donate? Listen to the lyrics in one of the album’s first tracks, “Sunday in Reality”: She has no invisible means of [Read More...]

A Secular Wedding Ceremony from Start to Finish

Reader Dennis and his wife Holly got married in July. The ceremony was secular — and from what you’re about to see, everything about it was awesome You want to see how a non-religious wedding works from start to finish? Keep reading. First, Dennis explains their story: A longtime friend of mine performed our ceremony [Read More...]