Hello to the Lurkers!

If you’ve been checking out this site but haven’t made any comments yet, consider this an open invitation to say hello and introduce yourself! Tell us who you are, where you’re located, what you do, and what your blog is (if applicable)! All new commenters must be approved/moderated by me, and once that happens, you’re [Read More...]

Why Are College Atheist Groups Important?

Why are college atheist groups important? Because their members will take a stand when no one else can/will. Ashley Rose Mockett is the founder of the Free-Thinkers Club at Saddleback College (in California). She received a scholarship to attend the school and was surprised by what she found at the ceremony to honor scholarship recipients: [Read More...]

Even After His Death, Jerry Falwell Causes Trouble

Last week, I posted an interview with Kevin Roose, the author of The Unlikely Disciple. He was the student who spent a semester at Jerry Falwell‘s Liberty University. His book has since been released… and after a bit of controversy, Liberty is actually selling the book in their campus bookstore. But it comes with a [Read More...]

How Long Did It Take Bart Ehrman to Write His New Book?

Bart Ehrman, the New Testament scholar, recently released his latest book Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don’t Know About Them). An article in the Charlotte Observer sheds light on Ehrman’s biography — he calls himself “a happy agnostic,” for example — but this particular sentence got to me: [Read More...]

How Many People Still Think Barack Obama is a Muslim?

According to new research from the Pew Center for People and the Press, there are still people who think Barack Obama is a Muslim and not a Christian. Most likely to believe the lie? Evangelical Christians — nineteen percent of them think he’s a Muslim. (That same percentage of people disapprove with the job he’s [Read More...]