Jeff Hawkins Joins Secular Coalition for America Advisory Board

Jeff Hawkins, the inventor of the PalmPilot and Treo, is the latest addition to the Secular Coalition for America Advisory Board. “The separation of church and state, a cornerstone of our government, is one of the main reasons the United States has led the world in science, technology, and personal freedom,” said Hawkins. “The Secular [Read More...]

Church That Accepted a Man’s Life Savings Returns it

Yesterday, I mentioned that New Zealand’s Oasis Elim Church was accepting money from a man who really couldn’t afford it: Whetu Abraham is 54-years-old and a “partial tetraplegic with head injuries.” He sits in a wheelchair. He can’t afford dental care. He no longer has his life savings. … [Said Rest home manager Lucy Dever] [Read More...]

Republican’s Idea to Fix Economy: Outlaw Abortion

Congressman Zach Wamp (R-TN) is running for Governor of the state this year. He spoke at a Tea Party convention in Gatlinburg recently and explained why his hometown city of Chattanooga has a booming economy: “Let me tell you one of the reasons why Chattanooga is a very blessed city today, why we have so [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Songwriter Famous for Christian Music is Secretly an Atheist

Dear Richard, I’m an atheist, and although I’ve only been reading The Friendly Atheist for a couple of months, I suspect my situation is unique: I’m actually famous, literally, for the Christian music I used to write and perform. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the son of a conservative, Christian pastor. I began [Read More...]

Mike Huckabee’s Faith

The New Yorker has a lengthy piece all about former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and his faith… because you really can’t have the former without the latter. A few excerpts are below. On homosexuality: Huckabee found the reflexive piety of his community “very pharisaical in nature” when he was young. “People would say boys and [Read More...]