Why Do Atheists Value Life? An Essay by Paul Kurtz

This is an excerpt from Meaning and Value in a Secular Age: Why Eupraxsophy Matters — The Writings of Paul Kurtz (Prometheus Books, 2012). Edited by Nathan Bupp. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. … All living beings undergo continuous processes of replenishment and renewal. Within each species is the constant striving to persist and [Read More...]

A Brief Poem About God

(via The Atheist Pig, which just keeps getting better and better) [Read more...]

So That’s What Happens at a Gay-to-Straight Deconversion Camp…

At the Secular Student Alliance 2012 conference last week, comedian Keith Lowell Jenson performed an atheist-friendly set. I really loved his opening lines (0:44 mark) but the part that probably stuck out the most was when I inadvertently volunteered to go through a gay-to-straight conversion (31:27), just as they do at actual Christian de-gay-ing camps. [Read More...]

When Religious Leaders Complained About Life of Brian, Monty Python Was Ready for Them

When Monty Python’s The Life of Brian was released in 1979, a group of religious leaders tried making comedian John Cleese feel very, very bad about it because the movie rips on religion. Cleese (and the other Pythons) responded beautifully (via Boing Boing — Thanks to Gil for the link!) [Read more...]

What is ‘Secularism’?

QualiaSoup explains the answer in a beautiful way, as he always does. It’s UK-centric, but the principles still apply in America: Here’s one of the screenshots. See if you can guess who supports a secular government [Read more...]


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