Have You Ever Received an Atheism-Related Death Threat?

It’s ironic that during “Rationalist Week ’09″ sponsored by the Leeds University Atheist Society (in the United Kingdom), a student in the group received a death threat. It is said the student, who wished to remain anonymous, was threatened while patrolling outside the festival tent at night. The victim in question has decided not to [Read More...]

Foundation Beyond Belief Launched!

How much money do you give away? I am a due-paying member of several atheist (or atheist-friendly) groups. And in the case of a couple that mean a lot to me (the Secular Student Alliance and the Secular Coalition for America), I give more than that. But I’ll admit I don’t give very much to [Read More...]

What Role Did Religion Play in This Death?

I didn’t watch Dateline Friday night, but when Jon Montgomery, the Salt Lake City Freethinking Examiner, sent me the link, I made the mistake of checking out the transcript. I read the whole damn thing in one sitting. (Curse you, Jon.) In short, a woman named Faylene died several years ago — she drowned in [Read More...]

Newsweek Goes After Oprah’s Promoting of Pseudoscience

An article critical of The Oprah? In a mainstream magazine? Nice work, Weston Kosova and Pat Wingert of Newsweek. They manage to point out the flaws in the thinking of anti-aging Suzanne Somers and anti-vaccine Jenny McCarthy. And they go after the idiotic message of The Secret. Basically, they go after the things gullible Oprah [Read More...]

God Sent the Shooter

Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church have their expected reaction to George Tiller‘s murder (PDF): GOD HATES BABY KILLERS. SERIAL MURDERER GEORGE “TILLER THE KILLER” IS DEAD! GOD SENT THE SHOOTER! NOW TILLER GETS TO EXPLAIN HIMSELF TO HIS VICTIMS! WBC TO PICKET “VIGIL TO SUPPORT TILLER’S FAMILY AND FRIENDS” (ENABLERS!). Sun., May 31, [Read More...]


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