Christianity : Atheism :: 8th Grade : 9th Grade

Godless Girl left Christianity to become an atheist. She sees her transition as analogous to that between the end of middle school and the beginning of high school: For me, leaving Christianity was a lot like graduating from eighth grade to high school. My Christian walk had passed puberty: I was experienced, educated, well-rounded, and [Read More...]

She Died Because Her Dad Didn’t “Believe in Doctors”

Another child is dead because of religiously-inspired negligence. Ava Worthington was only 15 months old. As she died, dozens of members of the Followers of Christ Church — maybe even a hundred — were watching. None of them called a doctor. If any of them had, she would probably have been saved. When the detectives [Read More...]

The Creation Museum Supports Evolution?

Kenneth Chang of The New York Times wrote about actual scientists visiting the Creation Museum the other day. He now adds one addendum to that piece. It appears the Creation Museum actually espouses evolution. Chang explains the Creationist view that Noah’s Ark did not hold “two of every animal,” rather it held “two of every [Read More...]

Why Are Atheists in the Alternative Spirituality/Occult Section?

I’ve written before about corporate filters on websites. A fan of the Atheist Talk podcast explained to the host of that show that his company uses a filter called Blue Coat. One particular category they filter is “Alternative Spirituality/Occult“: Sites that promote and provide information on alternative spiritual and non-religious ideologies such as atheism, agnosticism, [Read More...]

Small Victories for a Military Atheist

Occasionally, I get emails that are both thrilling and depressing all at once. This certainly qualifies. It comes from Cadet Captain “Bob,” who is part of an Army JROTC program at his high school. He recently took part in an extra-curricular quiz bowl activity (similar to Jeopardy!) that resulted in his team making it to [Read More...]