Skepticon: A Personal Account by Steven Olsen

I’ve always been an atheist, but I didn’t come to love skepticism until I moved to Portland in 2006. I approached the subject very cautiously as I was worried about having my belief in alien abductions and bigfoot challenged. The Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast was an amazing resource for me. It helped teach me the [Read More…]

Stabbing Your Own Soldiers In The Back

“Politics is an extension of war by other means.  Arguments are soldiers.  Once you know which side you’re on, you must support all arguments of that side, and attack all arguments that appear to favor the enemy side; otherwise it’s like stabbing your soldiers in the back providing aid and comfort to the enemy.”   [Read More…]

Skepticon Takeover!

Hello friends! Today, in a an effort to raise the final funds needed to put on Skepticon, the Skeptiteam is going to be taking over The Friendly Atheist Blog for the next 12 hours. MWAHAHAHAA! What does this mean? We’re posting stuff! Every hour! For the next twelve hours! YEAH!!! As some of you may [Read More…]

Handing Over the Blog to the Skepticon Team…

Next weekend marks Skepticon 5, a free conference in Springfield, Missouri. I’ll be speaking there along with many other people whose names may be familiar to you. I’ve said this many times before but this is the most exciting and entertaining atheist/skepticism conference out there. It’s run by students, the crowd is huge, the energy is positive, and did I mention it’s free? [Read more…]

In Chile, An Atheist Preaches Science in Front of a Church

This is what you miss when you don’t read Chilean newspapers.

TL;IS;DR (too long; in Spanish; didn’t read): An atheist with a loudspeaker is telling his religious neighbors there’s no god :) [Read more…]