Can Atheists Become a Political Force in Tennessee?

Bob Smietana‘s article in today’s edition of The Tennessean tackles two big issues for atheism-at-large: Is Secular Humanism a religion? And can atheists achieve any type of political power? (My answers: No… and not anytime soon, but we have to try.) The article comes a week after the Secular Coalition for America held a conference [Read More...]

The Oatmeal Explains How To Suck At Your Religion

Turns out there are many ways to do it: Other reasons can be found here It makes me wonder: When it comes to following any sort of religious dogma, is there any way for it to not suck? Anytime your reasoning refers back to “But this book said so,” you’ve lost the argument. [Read more...]

Amazing Slam Poetry Blasting Pat Robertson

This is beautiful to watch. At Brave New Voices 2012 (you might have seen the competition on HBO), there was a powerful poem about Pat Robertson… I’ve attempted to transcribe the video below (feel free to correct me), but you need to watch the video for the full effect: The following begins with a quote. [Read More...]

U.S. Appeals Court Rules That Wisconsin District’s Graduation Ceremonies Inside a Christian Church Were Unconstitutional

This is big: The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that a Wisconsin school district violated the First Amendment when it held its graduation ceremonies in a church. The backstory: Elmbrook School District in Brookfield, Wisconsin held its graduation ceremonies at Elmbrook Church (an evangelical, non-denominational Christian church) from 2000 to 2009. That’s [Read More...]

If the NCAA Penalized the Catholic Church…

Earlier today, the NCAA issued penalties against Penn State University… what caught my eye was this comment: Instead, [NCAA president Mark] Emmert and NCAA executive committee chairman Dr. Edward J. Ray called for an immediate end to hero worship, the kind that led men in positions of authority to step out of Paterno’s way and [Read More...]


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