The Atheist Playground

Is there a War on Christmas? Nope. Are atheists trying to take over public schools? Of course not. Do atheists dominate local governments? Not even close. And yet, many Christians complain if atheists make themselves known in even the smallest way…: (via Atheist Cartoons) [Read more...]

Tim Minchin: The Good Book

Tim Minchin sings a lovely little song about the Bible Your Christian friends may want to leave the room… [Read more...]

Updates on the Stolen Mojave Cross Memorial

The Mojave Cross was stolen last week and we still don’t know who did it. Someone claims to know who did it and sent a letter to the Desert Dispatch on behalf of the thief. Among the many points made in the letter: 1. The cross in question was not vandalized. It was simply moved. [Read More...]

Lancaster Mayor Thinks You Can Pray at City Council Meetings

Even people not interested in the law know that the will of the majority does not trump the rights of the minority. Government prayers are no exception. You can’t pray in the name of Jesus or Vishnu or Zeus to open a city council meeting. Yet, Lancaster, California Mayor R. Rex Parris thinks it’s perfectly [Read More...]

The Unlikely Disciple in Paperback

One of the best books I read last year was Kevin Roose‘s The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner’s Semester at America’s Holiest University. It’s the story of an Ivy League student who spends a semester at Jerry Falwell‘s ultra-Christian Liberty University. My review and interview with Kevin can be found here. Recently, I was thrilled to [Read More...]