College Atheist Group Forming at Duke University

North Carolina is on a roll here. (Hey, South Carolina, learn a lesson!) A campus atheist group is forming at Duke University. If you’d like to get involved (or you just want to support them), join their Facebook group here. (Thanks to Nina for the link!) [Read more...]

Donohue and Who?

I hear that Bill Donohue has a new book coming out.  Miranda Hale has a nice piece on about it, and by nice I mean it trashes his very purpose and goal in life. She mentions his crazy outbursts – and even links to my story here on FriendlyAtheist about laughing at his accusations.  [Read More...]

The World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling, Part 5

I’ve been reading a book called Write These Laws on Your Children: Inside the World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling (Beacon Press, August, 2009) by Robert Kunzman. The book is a look at six Christian families and how they homeschool their children. Not every family fits the stereotype I know I have in my mind. Some [Read More...]

Dan Brown: “I Just Gravitated Away From Religion”

Today is the day Dan Brown‘s newest book The Lost Symbol comes out. (Screw brilliant prose. I can’t wait to read it.) Brown did an interview with James Kaplan for Parade in which he discussed his religious beliefs. To no one’s surprise, he’s not very religious. But it’s always nice to hear someone say as [Read More...]

Potential Indonesian Law: Commit Adultery; Get Stoned to Death

Yes, this sort of religiously-motivated brutality is still being taken seriously in parts of the world: Muslims who commit adultery in Indonesia’s Aceh province may be stoned to death under a controversial new sharia law passed by the local parliament on Monday. … The provincial government initially proposed the law but now says it rejects [Read More...]