Julia Sweeney Is Coming Back to Chicago

If you an atheist in or around Chicago, here’s a show you won’t want to miss: Julia Sweeney (author of Letting Go of God) and singer Jill Sobule are coming to Chicago’s Lakeshore Theater. They’ll be performing their two-woman show, aptly titled “The Jill and Julia Show with Julia Sweeney and Jill Sobule.” (Try not [Read More...]

South Carolina Atheist in the Media: Short, Simple, and Soundbyte-able

The local NBC affiliate in Charleston, South Carolina interviewed Secular Coalition for America president Herb Silverman yesterday (though not about SCA). It’s a short clip (just over one minute), but Herb does a great job of explaining why he and other members of Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry are putting the following atheist billboard in [Read More...]

Canadian Atheists Are on a Roll

First, Ian Bushfield, president of the University of Alberta Atheists and Agnostics, manages to convince his school to change their convocation charge. They used to tell graduates “to use their degrees for ‘the glory of God.’” As if one already exists. Now, they will be telling students to “serve your God.” If you believe in [Read More...]

Want to Have Dinner with Michael Shermer in Ohio?

Yeah, you do! Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine and the author of Why People Believe Weird Things and (one of my personal favorites) Secrets of Mental Math, will be giving a talk at The Ohio State University on the evening of February 19th. Before his talk, though, he’ll be eating food. (This is shocking [Read More...]

Christian Bookstore Puts Warning Labels on Certain Christian Books

To nobody’s surprise, LifeWay Christian Stores sells Christian books among their many products. As any reader of these books knows, however, the authors can range anywhere from super-fundamentalist to relatively-liberal. To help their customers out, LifeWay now puts a label on certain books stating “Read With Discernment“: While we recognize that almost every title requires [Read More...]


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