How Should Hospitals Handle Atheist Patients?

Reba Boyd Wooden, the director of Center for Inquiry Indiana, was recently on a panel discussion called “Faces of Faith” at a local healthcare center. She tried to explain how some atheists may feel in a hospital: Imagine this scene: You are in a hospital. You are very ill and may be dying. Someone comes [Read More...]

Eleven Myths and Truths About Atheism

Greta Christina explains 11 myths and truths about atheism (with a bit of riffing off of Sam Harris‘ original list of 10). She explains each of these in depth, but here’s her overall list: 1: Atheism are 100% convinced that there is no God, as blindly faithful as religious fundamentalists. 2: Atheists are immoral: without [Read More...]

How Will This Be Tested…?

Melbourne Catholic Church is now going to be “testing” priests to make sure they don’t have The Gay: Under the guidelines, potential priests who “appear” to be gay must be banned. … Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby spokeswoman Hayley Conway said the church was sending a ‘‘dangerous and offensive’’ message about sexuality. … ‘‘If [Read More...]

Speaking Tour Reviews: Day 1

Last night, I gave a talk for the Secular Alliance of Indiana University (Bloomington). The reviews are in! David Ernst had very kind things to say: So, I went. And I liked it. So much of what you hear from atheists is harsh, negative, religion-bashing, often mocking, scornful, and generally hateful. I’ve been seeking a [Read More...]

Relationship “Experts” Rip on Atheists

It’s hard enough meeting someone who understands and appreciates your atheism. Now, we have the relationship “experts” working against us? Steve Harvey appeared on The Tyra Banks Show the other day to promote his new book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment. He [Read More...]


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