The Holy Ghost Hokey Pokey

If someone had shown this to me when I was younger, I would’ve become a Christian *immediately*. And by Christian, I mean atheist. Or anti-theist. Or whatever else is as far away from Christianity as possible. I mean, seriously, what the hell was that? And who among the Christians is letting this happen? And who [Read More...]

A Debate on Organized Religion in the 21st Century

Several years ago, before the New Atheist books were ever published, I saw video of a debate between Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz and right-wing nut and former Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes over the question “Does Organized Religion Have the Answers to 21st Century Problems?” Now that C-SPAN now has their entire archive online, [Read More...]

Where Is the Jesus?

He’s everywhere! Ranker has a list of the Top 20 Funniest Sightings of Jesus. In what can only be called an upset, Cheesus was ranked #2. I thought for sure that would’ve been the winner… (Thanks to Brian for the link!) [Read more...]

What Atheist Should Be on Obama’s Faith Advisory Council?

President Obama has a “President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships” consisting of 25 people. They help advise the Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Strikingly, there are no atheists on the Council. There are Jews, Catholics, Protestants, Episcopalians, Methodists, Baptists, Muslims, Interfaith-supporters… but no non-theists. When I was at Syracuse University a [Read More...]

American Atheists Convention Gets Press

The American Atheists convention is taking place this weekend and they’re getting some positive press out of it. CNN covered the story today and there are some amusing soundbytes: “We have a lot of wonderful people,” [AA spokesperson David Silverman] said. “I haven’t sacrificed any Christian babies. I haven’t danced naked under the stars. I [Read More...]