Rapture Relief for Camp Quest

The Seattle Atheists are capitalizing on Judgment Day on May 21st by holding a Rapture Relief program! All proceeds will benefit Camp Quest: (I’m with Jen — what a kickass logo.) So what exactly is “Rapture Relief“? On the off chance that they are completely wrong, Jesus doesn’t come back, and life continues as normal, [Read More...]

High School Atheists Don’t Want to Stay Silent Any Longer

When I was in high school, it took me a while to come out as an atheist to even my closest friends. That got easier over time, but I wasn’t about to announce it to the world at that age. Walker Bristol, a student at Tufts, felt the same way. But his younger brother, a [Read More...]

Missouri Republican Sponsors Bill That Will Change Nothing

Things you can already do in the state of Missouri: Privately read a Bible in school Privately pray before a City Council meeting Privately pray in public spaces Things a newly proposed Constitutional Amendment (sponsored by Republican Rep. Mike McGhee of Odessa) would allow people in Missouri to do: Privately read a Bible in school [Read More...]

The Treatment of a Gay Student at Messiah College

You have to feel bad for a college student who goes through this: In October, his wallet, student ID and room key were stolen. Then, he said, he received a death threat on Facebook. A few weeks ago, he found his replacement ID cut into pieces and covered in urine. And it all happened at [Read More...]

Is Religious Belief Part of Human Nature?

***Update***: Since the posting, I’ve learned that this study was funded by the Templeton Foundation. Also, check out Paul’s comment below, where he notes this was not peer-reviewed in a scientific journal, nor was it vetted by science journalists. … A new study co-directed by Oxford University professor Roger Trigg says that “Religion comes naturally, [Read More...]