DJ Grothe Speaking in Chicago

The Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago is playing host to DJ Grothe, president of the James Randi Educational Foundation, on Sunday, Feb. 28th. His talk is on “Secular Ethics: Darwin Made Me Do It.” D.J. will discuss how secular ethical systems can replace outmoded, even destructive, religious beliefs about right and wrong, and explore what [Read More...]

College Atheist Group Gets Office Space; Others Complain

Two college groups wanted office space in the University of Oregon student union. The Coalition Against Environmental Racism (CAER) just assumed they were going to get it. They put together no presentation and filled out no application. The Alliance of Happy Atheists (AHA) did both. Guess who got the office space? And guess who’s complaining? [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Family Censors Atheist When Sister Becomes Catholic Schoolteacher

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I change their name for added anonymity. Dear Richard, At the beginning of last year, my husband and I “came out” to my family as Atheists. Since none of them (besides my mother) are particularly religious and are, in fact, [Read More...]

Reasons I’m Slowly Going Crazy

There’s lots of stuff happening right now and I feel like spewing it all out. I have two more classes and then I’m *finally* done with my Masters degree. My grade doesn’t even really matter; I just need to pass… so hopefully, after June, you can all call me Master Hemant. It’s about time, too. [Read More...]

The Rap Guide to Evolution

Baba Brinkman explains evolution for the rap-loving youth: You can see a more recent freestyle rap here. I never thought I would be saying this but my list of pro-science and atheist rappers is growing. Awesome. (via New Humanist) [Read more...]