Joss Whedon on Humanism

Joss Whedon — the man behind the shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly — recently received the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism award from Harvard’s Humanist Chaplaincy. Here’s a fantastic excerpt from his acceptance speech: The ending is fantastic, where Whedon talks about the true enemy of Humanism. Reader Alycia transcribed [Read More...]

This Is What An Atheist Looks Like: Part 4

Flickr user jaynedemarco is back with more of her nifty artwork. The theme is: “This is what an atheist looks like.” Previous editions can be found here, here and here. Among the new additions: Janeane Garofalo: Lance Armstrong: James Randi: You can see the entire collection here. (via Jayne DeMarco) [Read more...]

When Interfaith Relationships Go Bad

I’ve posted before about atheists in relationships and dating someone religious. It doesn’t always end well. You date someone who is religious and says she’s fine with your atheism… then, later on, it blows up in your face. At least that’s the case for this reader, who just ended things with her girlfriend: There were [Read More...]

Want to Win Liberty University Swag?

You know that feeling of irony and amusement you get when you open a bottle of beer with a bottle-opener from Jerry Falwell‘s Liberty University? No? Well, you might be able to experience it if you enter Kevin Roose‘s LU swag giveaway and win a prize. All the info is here. (And if you don’t [Read More...]

What Do Atheists Believe In?

This is a question all of us get asked: If you don’t believe in God, what do you believe in? There are also a lot of similar answer most of us tend to give: I believe in the goodness of people, I believe in nature, I believe we all find different ways to answer that [Read More...]