Pastor Rick Warren Knows Why You Became an Atheist

People become atheists because of hurt, then seek intellectual arguments to validate their desire to live without God. That’s what esteemed pastor Rick Warren wrote on his Twitter account last night. Ah, yes, I remember when I became an atheist. It was the night daddy beat me… Of course, Warren is full of shit. He [Read More...]

Does Vallejo, CA Mayor Osby Davis Want a Theocracy?

The mayor of Vallejo, California is Osby Davis and he’s a conservative Christian. That’s an issue only because he’s bringing his church teachings into the political sphere. A couple weeks ago, he was quoted in the New York Times: … Mr. Cloutier was defeated — by only two votes — by Osby Davis, a devout [Read More...]

Winter Solstice Party in Ohio!

If you’re in the Columbus area, I’ll be the keynote speaker at the Humanist Community of Central Ohio’s annual Winter Solstice Banquet. It takes place Saturday, December 19th at 6:00 p.m. and there should plenty of wonderfully edible food and people. (I thought about rewriting that last phrase… but decided against it.) All the information [Read More...]

The I Exist Support Group

I hadn’t seen this Diet Dr. Pepper commercial before, but I’ll bet you can guess what I was thinking the entire time… (Thanks to Stacy for the link!) [Read more...]

Is Atheism a Choice?

by Jesse Galef Is atheism a choice?  I ask because the issue kept coming up not only in an earlier post’s comment thread, but also independently on my facebook wall. It’s clearly a question that provokes some thought. I’ve been wrestling with the idea of choice for a long time.  The word is used in [Read More...]