An Awful Story of Parents Willing to Sacrifice Their Child in the Name of Faith

An ER doctor from the Pacific Northwest tells this horrific story about a child who recently came into his hospital. It turns out the story of Abraham and Isaac is still very much alive in the 21st century. A young man, barely old enough to drink, well, went out and got drunk, as young men [Read More...]

Don’t Use the Bible to Justify Your Homophobia When There Are Other Reasons

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Lutheran Vicar Refused to Bury a 74-year-old Woman because She Was a Lesbian

It’s not just American religious leaders who do despicable things because of their homophobia. In North Jutland, Denmark, a Lutheran vicar said he would not bury a 74-year old woman because she was a lesbian: “I thought — can this really be possible that we have to be ashamed? I looked at my mother’s partner [Read More...]

Grog and Zog: A Parable for Secular Humanists (and Everyone Else)

This is a guest post by Dan Carsen. Dan has been a teacher, a reporter, a radio commentator, an editor and a stay-at-home dad. A long time ago, there was a small band of cavepeople trying to survive in a harsh world. Their two best hunters, Grog and Zog, had been tracking prey together for [Read More...]

Want People to Trust Atheists More? Remind Them of Cops and Courts, Says New Study

Is there a way to get religious believers to trust atheists? We already know we’re the least trusted minority group out there — can we change that? Researchers Will M. Gervais and Ara Norenzayan of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver are back and they believe there is a way. In the May, 2012 edition [Read More...]