Skepticon: A Personal Account by Steven Olsen

I’ve always been an atheist, but I didn’t come to love skepticism until I moved to Portland in 2006. I approached the subject very cautiously as I was worried about having my belief in alien abductions and bigfoot challenged. The Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast was an amazing resource for me. It helped teach me the [Read More…]

Stabbing Your Own Soldiers In The Back

“Politics is an extension of war by other means.  Arguments are soldiers.  Once you know which side you’re on, you must support all arguments of that side, and attack all arguments that appear to favor the enemy side; otherwise it’s like stabbing your soldiers in the back providing aid and comfort to the enemy.”   [Read More…]

Skepticon Takeover!

Hello friends! Today, in a an effort to raise the final funds needed to put on Skepticon, the Skeptiteam is going to be taking over The Friendly Atheist Blog for the next 12 hours. MWAHAHAHAA! What does this mean? We’re posting stuff! Every hour! For the next twelve hours! YEAH!!! As some of you may [Read More…]

Mormon Feminists are Voting for Obama

Yes, you read that headline correctly! Mormon feminists exist and they think that Mr. Romnesia, a Mormon himself, is bad for the nation’s future. According to Reuters: Aimee Hickman, co-editor of the Mormon feminist magazine Exponent II, said Romney’s remarks in which he said he looked at “binders full of women” while searching for staff [Read More…]

A Collection of Atheist Awesome, Episode 2

Hold on to your butts, people — we’ve got some more awesomeness coming your way! After reading our last episode of awesome, reader Alex Greene decided to participate in his local Out of the Darkness Walk on behalf of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. You can donate to his cause here! Reader is inspired [Read More…]