A Chance to Hear A Giant’s Words Come Alive

– by Richard Wade A friend of mine, Richard McNally, editor of Rational Alternative, the newsletter of Atheists United will be one of two speakers at a dramatic reading of selected writings by Robert Ingersoll on Saturday Oct. 16 in Santa Barbara, California. I saw his one-man performance of “A Visit with Robert Green Ingersoll” [Read More...]

There’s No Need for Accommodation

I used to think it was ok to be religious as long as you were in support of things like social justice, good science, and church/state separation. Anyone who’s read this site for a while knows I don’t really feel that way anymore. I don’t “attack” people who are religious, but I don’t see a [Read More...]

Upcoming Talks

I’ll be giving a couple local talks and a couple far-away talks over the next few weeks. If you’re in the area, come check them out! All the cool kids are doing it. Who: Humanists of West Suburban Chicagoland Where: DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church, Naperville, IL When: 10/13/10 at 7:30 p.m. Who: AA : Atheists [Read More...]

Wanna Buy a Pope Shirt?

When Paul Sullivan‘s company created shirts for the Pope’s visit to the UK, he had high hopes: In August, Canon Pat Browne, dean of St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham, told the BBC: “The producers tell me it will raise somewhere in the region of £50,000 for the papal visit fund.” The shirts were a combination [Read More...]

Good Without God Is…

I’m trying to interpret this (real) church sign: Skeptical Rockhead asks some good questions about it: Does it mean atheists are worthless? Does it mean you can’t have good without a god? Does it mean goodness without a god is meaningless? I’m not sure what the intended meaning is. All I’m getting from it is [Read More...]