Salman Rushdie’s Autobiography Is Now Available

Just a reminder that Salman Rushdie‘s new book Joseph Anton: A Memoir is out today: Michiko Kakutani reviewed the book in today’s New York Times: … Mr. Rushdie has written a memoir that chronicles those years in hiding — a memoir, coming after several disappointing novels, that reminds us of his fecund gift for language [Read More…]

If God Were Not Invisible…

… everything would become one hell of a lot creepier. (via DarkMatter2525) [Read more…]

Are Muslim Extremists a Fringe Group?

There’s been plenty of talk already about Newsweek‘s offensive cover… and the backlash… and the backlash to the backlash… … but Ayaan Hirsi Ali‘s cover story is worth discussing just on its own: The Muslim men and women (and yes, there are plenty of women) who support — whether actively or passively — the idea [Read More…]

Secular Woman Plans Nude and Semi-Nude Calendar For Fundraiser

Secular Woman is planning a fundraiser for this November with a very interesting and highly provocative subject matter. It’s a calander titled “Atheists Breaking Through — The Reveal” and it will feature “nude and semi-nude nonbelievers of various races, genders, ages and body types.” According to a press release: The rationale behind the calendar’s nudity theme is to project [Read More…]

Atheist Billboard Goes Up in Kentucky

The Bluegrass Coalition of Reason in Kentucky just put up its first billboard in anticipation of the upcoming Kentucky Freethought Convention: The ad costs $5,650 and was paid for by the United Coalition of Reason. It’s already getting press: “We are not here to change anyone’s opinion or tell anybody they are wrong or right [Read More…]


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