Kansas City Atheist Billboards Argue for ‘Godless Government Now!’

In anticipation of the upcoming Kansas City Regional Atheist Meeting, the Kansas City Atheist Coalition has put up two identical billboards in the city reading “Godless Government Now!”: “Our convention is intended to unite people who are concerned that religious fundamentalism in government will seriously harm public education, science policy, women’s rights, gay rights and [Read More...]

Iran Bans Women From 77 Different College Majors

In Iran, more than 30 universities have banned women from taking classes in 77 different subjects. Why? Just because. So stop questioning the judgment of the religious leaders. Heathen. No official reason has been given for the restrictions to courses… Banned courses include nuclear physics, computer science and English literature. The US-based Human Rights Watch [Read More...]

Are Psychics Coming Aboard, Too?

This was news to me: Patheos has an Astrology channel: It features gems like this: Pluto goes direct today in Capricorn closely squaring Uranus in Aries. Mercury, the planet of communication just went into Libra, the sign of balance and fairness; add to that the Sun going into Libra for the Autumnal Equinox on Saturday [Read More...]

German Catholic Bishops: Give Us Money or We’ll Effectively Excommunicate You

In Germany, where people are “officially” registered as Catholics (or Protestants or Jews or whatever), you pay a “religious tax” each year that can be about 8-9% of your annual income tax bill. That’s part of how the Church makes its money. If you’re an atheist, you don’t pay that fee. And it’s a problem [Read More...]

Catholic ‘Rapper’: Gay Marriage is Wrong but We Love the Gays

Taking a page from the Jefferson Bethke playbook, Catholic priest Fr. Claude (Dusty) Burns (a.k.a. Fr. Pontifex, because he’s hip) offers this spoken word/poetry piece on why God loves you if you’re a homosexual* *But only if you never act on it, and never get married, and never love someone else of the same sex, [Read More...]


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