How Did He Survive His Sinking Ship?

Donald Blum survived the 1945 sinking of the USS Indianapolis. He was in the water for four days and says that “of the original crew of 1199, only 316 survived.” Why was he one of the survivors? I firmly believe it was because I didn’t think I had anywhere to go — others believed heaven [Read More...]

Is There Nothing This Man Can’t Make Awesome?

It’s easy to just dismiss the “World’s Going to End in 2012″ nuts… But when Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why that theory makes no sense, it’s makes you want to seek out those people and explain to them exactly why they’re crazy: He gets bonus points for the hat. (via Atheist Media Blog) [Read more...]

An Argument for Christians Sending Their Children to Public Schools

Matt Stone is a Christian. He’s raising his children to be Christians. But he sometimes receives flak because he doesn’t send his children to a private Christian school. Matt explains why he doesn’t want to “bubble” his boys: I say again and again to those who ask: I’d rather our boys be exposed to [other [Read More...]

Would You Like to Teach in Uganda?

Here’s an incredible opportunity for any atheist who’d like to make a difference in another country. The Atheist Alliance International (AAI) is partnering with its affiliate, the Kasese United Humanist Association (KUHA), to provide the opportunity for between 4 and 6 volunteers to spend two to three months this fall, beginning September 1, 2010, in [Read More...]

Iceland Legalizes Gay Marriage

Today, Iceland politicians voted unanimously to allow gay marriage: The Althingi parliament voted 49 to zero to change the wording of marriage legislation to include matrimony between “man and man, woman and woman,” in addition to unions between men and women. Iceland, a socially tolerant island nation of about 320,000 people, became the first country [Read More...]