Prayer: It’s Almost Like Doing Something

Jonathan Rosenberg‘s Scenes From a Multiverse gets it just right when discussing just how useless prayer is in times of need: Damn Cornpocalypses. They ruin everything. Meanwhile, Foundation Beyond Belief is actually doing something to help the victims of the Japanese Tsunami/Earthquake. We’re raising money for the Japanese Red Cross and you can help by [Read More...]

Spring Break Has Begun

I’m off to Portland tonight! Tomorrow, I’ll be discussing what successful campus atheist groups are doing with a group of student leaders at the 2011 Northwest Freethought Conference. And on Wednesday night, I’ll be in Baltimore speaking to the UMBC Secular Student Alliance. Those are my excuses if postings are minimal for the next week. [Read more...]

God Is Not Speaking to Glenn Beck

I haven’t seen too many episodes of Cenk Uygur‘s MSNBC show, but maybe I need to start watching. There are other media personalities who will call out Glenn Beck, but very few who do so on religious grounds: All you have to do is claim that God spoke to you and you can say or [Read More...]

Tide Goes In, Tide Goes Out…

Remember when American Atheists President Dave Silverman appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss an atheist billboard…? The most memorable part of the interview was this exchange (at the 1:51 mark): O’Reilly: I’ll tell you why [religion's] not a scam. In my opinion, all right? Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You [Read More...]

How an Atheist Made Me a Better Christian

This is a guest post by Alise Wright. Alise is a wife and mom. She loves knitting, playing keyboards in a cover band, eating soup, and writing at her blog. … I love to read and I particularly like to read things that are of interest to important people in my life. So when my [Read More...]