Bill Donohue vs. Penn & Teller

In case you missed it, the seventh season finale of Penn & Teller: Bullshit! aired a few days ago. The topic: The Vatican. Reasonable Catholics are speaking out against this… and by Catholics, I mean only Bill Donohue. And by reasonable, I mean batshit crazy. “This was the most Nazi-like assault,” Donohue said. “The most [Read More...]

Why Are You Excited About Foundation Beyond Belief?

Foundation Beyond Belief is a charity for atheists (I’m a board member). Our goals are to focus, encourage and demonstrate humanistic generosity and to support a nationwide nonreligious parent education program. We’re putting together a promotional video and could use your help: Make a short video telling why you are excited or intrigued by the [Read More...]

Sedalia Democrat Editorial About the Evolution Band Shirts

I mentioned yesterday a high school band in Sedalia, Missouri that had $700 worth of t-shirts revoked because they featured the “evolution of a trumpet player” and religious parents complained about the “evolution” aspect of it. An editorial in The Sedalia Democrat gets it partly right… We find nothing wrong with the T-shirts and believe [Read More...]

Thoughts from Former Churchgoers

nakedpastor recently spoke to several friends who have left the church. Their statements about church sound like things I’ve heard from a lot of atheists: When they’ve been gone from church for a while and return they are all shocked by the strange lingo that people talk. It is a coded and getto-ized language that [Read More...]