We’re Non-Religious and We Volunteer

The Foundation Beyond Belief (which I’m on the board of) has begun a new program designed to help local atheist/Humanist groups find opportunities to help other people on a regular basis. We’re calling it Volunteers Beyond Belief: The Volunteers Beyond Belief program launched in July 2011 with chapters in eight U.S. cities and plans to [Read More...]

You Can’t Win When Kids Ask Questions

This isn’t going to end well… See the full strip for how that conversation went down. (Don’t forget the red dot!) It brings to mind comedian Louis CK‘s hilarious bit about children and the futility of answering their questions: You can’t win, even with the best of intentions… (via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal — thanks [Read More...]

I Need a Couple Undercover Agents…

Needed: A man and a woman, ideally in their 30s – 50s. When: End of September. Where: Suburbs of Chicago. If you’re interested, let me know and I’ll send you more details. Thanks! [Read more...]

New Report Shows Divorce Rates Highest in Bible Belt States

According to new data released yesterday (PDF) from the U.S. Census Bureau, Southern states — including many Bible Belt ones — had some of the highest rates of divorce for both men and women in the country. Nine of the 14 states with divorce rates for women above the U.S. average, ranging from 10.7 to [Read More...]

Should a Presidential Candidate’s Religious Beliefs Matter?

I would make a horrible religion reporter. I don’t know if I could talk about someone’s faith without interjecting my own commentary. Good religion reporters keep their own beliefs out of the picture. They just let you know what the subjects of their stories believe. That also makes it frustrating when reading mainstream coverage of [Read More...]