You would think a church mired in sex scandals would want to avoid association with a guy who has recently been involved in a sex scandal… And since when do Catholics try to emulate the cheesy “we-know-pop-culture-so-we-must-be-relevant” element of so many Christian churches? As if we needed another reason not to attend church… (via Unreasonable [Read More...]

The Aftermath of Rick Warren’s Hypocrisy

This guest post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the American Humanist Association. He usually blogs at Rant & Reason. You almost feel sorry for Rick Warren. As Hemant among others has pointed out, he was recently caught making statements that could charitably be called misleading and uncharitably called bald-faced lies. He claimed to [Read More...]

A Quiverfull Family Expands A Bit More…

The Duggar family — mom, dad, 18 children — is about to get one person larger. A grandchild is entering the mix. Josh Duggar said he and his wife haven’t yet picked out a name, but are leaning toward establishing a theme with the future children’s names. “We’re pretty sure we’re not going to go [Read More...]

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...]