Tell Me Again Why There Are No Humanist Chaplains in the Military?

According to Stars and Stripes, Pratima Dharm has just been named “the first Hindu chaplain to serve the Department of Defense.” She’s trained to help everyone, of course, but she knows the Hindu traditions better than anyone else out there and can be there for those soldiers specifically. But having a Hindu chaplain available, even [Read More...]

I’m Visiting Grand Rapids Tomorrow!

This is just a reminder that I’ll be giving a talk in Grand Rapids tomorrow night! Where: Women’s City Club, 254 E. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI When: Wednesday, June 8th, at 7:00p. Cost: $6.00 for general admission and free for Friends of the Center. More information can be found here. [Read more...]

Thank Your Teachers

Vjack wrote a beautiful post the other day about a high school teacher of his who recently passed away: I learned that my favorite high school teacher died recently. I regret that I didn’t make more of an effort to keep in touch with him over the years. The last time I saw him was [Read More...]

The First Time You Wrote About Your Atheism…

I became an atheist when I was 14. I remember writing something on both sides of a piece of notebook paper explaining why I lost faith in a god — the first time I had written those thoughts down anywhere — and then asking a friend to read it while we sat in the Green [Read More...]

A Catholic Hospital Refuses To Give Patients Vital Information

There’s a drug called lenalidomide that’s being used in a trial with cancer patients. The drug may be able to treat the cancer (yay!), but it has a nasty side effect: if you have children while on the drug, they may be born with birth defects like heart and limb deformities. So if you’re giving [Read More...]