They Took a Vow of Secrecy?!

Everytime it seems like the Catholic Church child-raping scandal can’t possibly get any worse, some new story turns up. In 1975, young victims of sexual abuse were told to sign “vows of silence” that they wouldn’t speak out against Father Brendan Smyth. Cardinal Sean Brady was in the room when that happened and said nothing. [Read More...]

Bad News: Greensboro Mayor Gets Rid of Moment of Silence…

***Update***: Joshua Deaton and other members of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Atheists/Agnostics/Skeptics attended last night’s city council meeting to voice their opposition to the invocations. Here is Joshua’s speech: … Bill Knight is the mayor of Greensboro, North Carolina and he’s decided to do away with moments of silence before city council [Read More...]

Bill Maher Did Not Insult Your Mom

In case you missed Real Time with Bill Maher last week, you missed a long discussion on religion with conservative atheist S.E. Cupp and the other panelists: Maher made his usual points: That religious people are delusional. Cupp — who seems to use conservative Christian talking points in her attempt to defend religion — argued [Read More...]

You Have an Eraser… Use It

David Hayward documents a conversation between someone who questions faith and someone who thinks “doubt” is a four-letter word: (via nakedpastor) [Read more...]

Can Atheists and Muslims Compromise on Drawing Muhammad?

Everybody Draw Muhammad Day is on Thursday and different people are still deciding how to approach it. Do you draw a picture (or chalk your campus) or do you criticize people doing that? In any case, I support it. And if you agree with me, I invite you to send me your Muhammad images by [Read More...]