Well and Truly Out: My First Public Event as an Atheist

On Saturday, February 23rd, I participated in a panel discussion titled “A Christian Response to Atheism,” arranged and hosted by the Master’s College, a Christian liberal arts college in southern California… [Read more…]

Cardinal Keith O’Brien Faces Vatican Inquiry After Scandal Admission

The Cardinal Keith O’Brien gay sex scandal rumbles on unabated, but as I ate my breakfast this morning, I was greeted by the news that the Cardinal has now essentially admitted to the allegations made by three priests and a former priest last week. While it’s not unusual for priests to admit to these things, I would say that most tend to deny such allegations, especially at the beginning. I should be careful at this point and say that O’Brien hasn’t actually admitted to anything specific. The key section in his statement this morning is this: [Read more…]

Christian Pseudo-Historian David Barton Lied About a Supreme Court Case… So I Spoke to the Case’s Namesake

Christian pseudo-historian David Barton has a habit of making things up. Hell, his last book was pulled off the shelves by his publishers because of the factual inaccuracies in it — and now Glenn Beck is publishing it.

So has Barton learned his lesson?

Of course not. [Read more…]

A Gathering for Atheists in South Dakota

Outside of religious politicians trying to push their faith on everyone else, we don’t hear much news out of South Dakota on this site. But here’s something for the atheists in the area: There’s going to be a statewide meeting for atheists and skeptics in the city of Chamberlain on Saturday, April 20th! [Read more…]

About the American Atheists Billboard Misquoting Sarah Palin…

One of the billboards American Atheists just put up in Texas was this one, featuring Sarah Palin:

She’s quoted as saying:

“We should create law based on the God of the Bible”

Just one problem: She never said those exact words… [Read more…]