Overcome Our Fear of Being Tiny

by Jesse Galef – Carl Sagan is right up there with Richard Feynman in my list of heroes. When Sagan talks about the universe and our place in it, I can’t help but feel a profound sense of awe – first at the cosmos, and then at his ability to impact me that way. I [Read More...]

Why Can’t Women Be Pastors?

When you consider how much weight the Bible carries with atheists, this is really what it boils down to when we hear Christians talk about why women can’t hold certain positions within the church: Sure, some churches have female pastors, but not many that I’ve seen. (I’d love to know the exact percentage if someone [Read More...]

Ask Richard: To Tell the Parents or Not? Dad’s a Minister

Note: Letter writer’s names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard I’m in a bit of a quandary. I’ve been an atheist for a few years now, and am thoroughly happy and at peace with this state of affairs. My wife, and various other family members who live nearby to us, know I’m an [Read More...]

Off to The Amaz!ng Meeting 8

I’ll be in Las Vegas over the next few days for The Amazing Meeting 8. The blog’s on autopilot until then. My apologies if your comments don’t get moderated for a while. The goal is to stalk all kinds of celebrities… and at some point sneak over to the Rio for a glimpse at the [Read More...]

2010 AAI Convention To Be Held in Montreal

Atheist Alliance International is having their 2010 convention from October 1st-3rd in Montreal. Join us in Montreal for AAI’s annual North American convention, “Atheists Without Borders.” This theme expresses our vision of an international movement, going beyond political and cultural borders, uniting atheists and humanists in one virtual nation defined by our commitment to freedom [Read More...]