What Makes Life Worth Living? An Illustrated Answer

Here’s something to brighten an otherwise still-dreary day. Cartoonist Jessica Hagy created this visual showing the things that make life worth living… and what happens when they intersect: [Read more...]

Why Religious Explanations of the Newtown Shooting Fail

The “pray for the victims and their families” posts that fill my timelines on Facebook and Twitter in the wake of a massive tragedy always leave me somewhat baffled. I suppose it’s the idea of praying to a deity who had just allowed the tragic events to happen to ease the pain of those affected. [Read more...]

Atheist Sign Vandalized Less Than Two Days After Being Put Up

This was the banner near a controversial Nativity display on government property in Warren, Michigan. It was put up on Friday:

Sometime Saturday night, that banner was vandalized: [Read more...]

Nate Phelps Issues Statement Condemning His Family’s Upcoming Protests in Newtown

Nate Phelps, the (awesome) atheist and son-in-name-only of Westboro Baptist Church’s notorious Fred Phelps, just issued this statement in response to his family’s intent to protest the funerals for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre: [Read more...]

A Character on the ABC Sitcom ‘Malibu Country’ Came Out as an Atheist

There aren’t too many atheist characters on television, but with the changing demographics in America, you would think a young atheist be both a common occurrence and a compelling character.

And we have one! What’s surprising, though, is that the show is a sitcom and not a drama. [Read more...]


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