What Do the Moonies Tell You About Other Religions?

By now, most of you are undoubtedly aware of the death of Sun Myung Moon, founder and namesake of the “Moonies” religion, more properly named the Unification Church. I, like possibly many of you, had remained largely ignorant of the actual  beliefs and practices of the Moonies. I mostly knew of them thanks to their [Read More…]

Atheist Groups React to Inclusion of ‘God’ in Democratic Party Platform

More background on the revision to the 2012 Democratic platform is here: Atheist groups are weighing on the decision to put “God” back into the Democratic Party’s platform: American Atheists: David Silverman, President of American Atheists said, “I am shocked that the Democratic Party caved in to the pressure they were receiving because of their [Read More…]

Equality is ‘Not The Change’ They Voted For!

Who needs a giggle? Behold! [Opens with sad piano music] Man: Hey honey!  How are ya? Woman: Fine.  I guess. Man: What’s going on? Woman: Well, Obama is trying to force gay marriage on this country.  That’s not the change I voted for.  Marriage is between a man and a woman. Man: That’s not the [Read More…]

Democrats Push God Back Into Their Platform After a Sloppy, Misguided Vote

Late Monday night, the Democratic Party released its platform. While it was great to see the inclusion of marriage equality, it was annoying to see how much faith was promoted: Faith. Faith has always been a central part of the American story, and it has been a driving force of progress and justice throughout our [Read More…]

Local Atheist Group Leaders Working to Diversify Membership

The Frederick News-Post has a great article featuring Heatherly Hodges, the coordinator of the Frederick Secular Humanists (FRESH), and David Tamayo, founder and president of the Hispanic American Freethinkers: A social worker in Frederick, Hodges said she’s also trying to add a social and community outreach component to the group meetings. “My social work is [Read More…]


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