Atheism Should Not Be Feared in Politics

Reader Ben Dreidel wrote this on another forum and I wanted to share it: I know of 3 instances where atheism was an “issue” in the most recent 2008 election. First, Pete Stark. He is the first openly atheist member of Congress in U.S. history. The revelation was met mostly with yawns when it happened. [Read More...]

Upcoming Speaking Events

I’m speaking at a couple schools in Illinois over the next couple weeks. Consider this a heads up: I’ll be at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL on Wednesday, November 12th at 7:00 p.m. More information can be found here. Also, I’ll be at Elmhurst College on Tuesday, November 18th. More information on that event [Read More...]

A Catholic Church Scandal That Doesn’t Involve Raping Little Boys

The headline is too enticing to ignore: Priest ‘smashes chair’ over Italian restaurant owner’s head as nuns kick him in the stomach What the heck…? “I came down to try to calm things down but the priest hit me with a chair and I ended up on the floor. Then the two sisters started kicking [Read More...]

Two Atheist Organizations Suggest Military Policy Recommendations for Barack Obama

We all know there is a serious problem for atheists in the military. From Jeremy Hall to Dustin Chalker to the Free Day Away program to the Christian Embassy videos to the many cases that never get reported at all, military atheists are subject to proselytization, denied promotions, and belittled by their superiors. Today, the [Read More...]

5000 Joined. 2 Left. Now What Happens…?

Best Facebook group status ever: Two people left the group…? What will the group’s creator do now?! JT has an interesting way of putting it: I wonder if that’s anything like swallowing Jesus at communion only to throw him up fifteen minutes later. (via DisComforting Ignorance) [Read more...]


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