The Religious Makeup of the 113th Congress

What are the religious affiliations of members of the 113th Congress?

Pretty similar to the American public — Overwhelmingly Christian with a spattering of Jews, Muslims, and followers of other faiths.

Except in one category… [Read more...]

DJ Grothe on An Atheist’s Purpose in Life

DJ Grothe, president of the James Randi Educational Foundation and long-time activist, filmed a segment for Chris Johnson‘s multimedia book about atheists and what gives them joy and meaning in life.

In the segment below, Grothe talks about what gives him meaning and purpose in life (hint: it’s not God): [Read more...]

High School Atheist Group Quickly Branded as ‘Satanic’ and ‘Anti-Religion’

It’s not necessarily big news that high school atheist groups exist, but damn, it makes me happy when I hear about them :)

At Edward Little High School in Auburn, Maine, freshman Trevor Laliberte is quickly discovering how rewarding a group can be… and what young atheists are up against: [Read more...]

The Seven Commandments for Children of Atheist Parents

Adapted from Kids Without God, a project of the American Humanist Association, and featuring Darwin the Dog! [Read more...]

If Only the Catholic Church Would Reject All the Kids Who Supported Gay Marriage…

I don’t understand why a reasonable person would want to be confirmed in the Catholic Church. I don’t know why you’d want to be part of a club that doesn’t think gay people deserve equal rights, or that women have no business being part of Church leadership, or that eating Jesus makes perfect sense.

But some people go through the motions, anyway. They do the mental gymnastics and figure they can accept the good parts of the Church and just ignore the bad. Cafeteria Catholics are still Catholics, right? [Read more...]


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