I was a guest on The Thinking Atheist podcast last week and host Seth Andrews uploaded the audio online. Hope I didn’t embarrass myself too badly!
When I was in college, I performed in a play that offered a satirical look at the Bible. It was funny, there was no controversy, and when it came down to it, the play was actually pretty respectful of the underlying story.
You could say similar things about Paul Rudnick‘s 1998 play “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” a play that features a female God and the characters “Adam and Steve” and “Jane and Mabel.” In the second part of the play, the same characters become real couples, living in New York City, coming to terms with their own beliefs.
Dale McGowan‘s new book Atheism for Dummies arrived at my house last week and I’ve been having a wonderful time leafing through it. The writing is extremely accessible and the book is a thorough, helpful introduction to atheism both as a philosophy and as a movement. If you read this book cover-to-cover, you’d have a very good idea of what sorts of issues atheists are dealing with in our society.
As American Atheists mentioned two weeks ago, two of the billboards in their current Texas campaign were rejected because they featured local politicians saying dumb things and were deemed “too inflammatory.”
But now, one of those billboards (featuring Governor Rick Perry) and another featuring Republican Mike Huckabee are up:
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