Penance for Sex

Back in the Middle Ages, sex was frowned upon. “Carnal relations,” even with one’s wife, were considered filthy. Intercourse for procreation was tolerable, the holy fathers begrudgingly admitted, but anyone who indulged in sex because they were in love or seeking physical pleasure was on a fast track to damnation. In fact, this attitude eventually [Read More...]

An Atheist Song… in French

This video gets blasphemous… it’s about religion at its worst. But it’s in French. Which softens the blow. (Right…?) English subtitles are there if you can read them. It’s by Salvatore Pertutti: Anyone catch the unintentional reference to Pastafarians? (via 1 2 3 Religious Comics) [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

¿Chicana Atheist?

What do you do if you’re a Latina woman who doesn’t believe in God but lives in a spiritual city? If you’re Anna De Luna, you write a one-woman show about it. Her show, ¿Chicana Atheist?, is playing at the SAY Sí Black Box Theatre in San Antonio, Texas this weekend (through Saturday night). Here [Read More...]

They Won’t Take it Literally…

Thanks to The New Yorker: (via Outchurched) [tags]atheist, atheism, David Sipress[/tags] [Read more...]

What Does It Mean To Be Human?

For a high school English project, recent graduate Peter had to come up with a creative response to the following question: What does it mean to be human? Here’s what he did and what he observed: … I interviewed 100 people on the street, and, interestingly, very few of them chose to define themselves by [Read More...]