Imagine No Religion Ad in the New York Times

In case you didn’t pick up a hard copy of today’s The New York Times today, you missed a full-page ad (PDF) placed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation: According to FFRF: “One of the lessons of 9/11 is that there is no greater source of terrorism, strife, bloodshed, persecution or war than religion,” the [Read More...]

Carnivore vs. Christian

Question for you vegetarian atheists out there: Who would you be more likely to date: Someone who was religious or someone who ate meat? Does one matter more than the other? Are there varying degrees of religiosity or vegetarianism that you would condone? Personally, I find myself to be *much* more passionate about atheism than [Read More...]

Jewish? Wanna Move? Then the $50,000 is Yours

Let me just quote the first paragraph of the article: DOTHAN, Ala. — Larry Blumberg is looking for a few good Jews to move to his corner of the Bible Belt. Blumberg is chairman of an organization offering Jewish families as much as $50,000 to relocate to Dothan, an overwhelmingly Christian town of 58,000 that [Read More...]

Fighting Back Against The Pulpit Initiative

You may have already heard: The (conservative Christian) Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) is asking church leaders to endorse specific candidates on Sunday, September 28th, thereby breaking the law and challenging their own tax-exempt status. It’s called The Pulpit Initiative: On Sunday, September 28, 2008, we are seeking pastors who will preach from the pulpit a [Read More...]

The Theology of NBA Star Stephon Marbury

Sports reporter Tommy Craggs spent a lot of time with basketball star Stephon Marbury last year while writing a profile of him for New York magazine. One of their interactions that did not make the final story dealt with the revelation that Craggs was an atheist. Craggs tells his story at Deadspin: It began when [Read More...]