Can Sam Harris Reclaim the Word ‘Spirituality’?

Sam Harris‘ next book will take a scientific look at spirituality. His first task might be convincing atheists to come along for the ride despite their shortcomings about the “S” word. He writes this in defense: We must reclaim good words and put them to good use — and this is what I intend to [Read More...]

Religious Groups Still Plan to Fight ObamaCare

The Supreme Court’s decision this morning declaring the Affordable Care Act constitutional, was the right one. One of the bright spots of the decision is that women will now be able to have access to birth control without needing a co-pay. It’s bad for Christian groups who want to take away that access from women, [Read More...]

Texas Republicans Oppose Teaching Kids Critical Thinking in School Because It ‘Undermines Parental Authority’

The Republican Party of Texas recently adopted their 2012 platform (PDF)… it’s full of all sorts of horrible ideas (faith-based drug rehab, repealing the minimum wage, no gay people in the military), but one portion of it really sticks out if you care about educating children: “We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills [Read More...]

Happy Tau Day, Everyone!

Celebrate! In case you want to know why Pi is wrong, you should read this [Read more...]

First National Organization for Atheist Women Launches

Today marks the launch of a new national organization called Secular Women, “dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of atheist, humanist and other non-religious women.” Through strategic partnerships, Secular Woman will also advocate for equal pay, reproductive choice, and marriage equality, addressing political trends the group sees as ideologically-motivated threats to its members’ freedom of [Read More...]


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