Ask Richard: What Should I Teach My Children about Other People’s Beliefs?

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hi Richard, I have two children, 3 and 7 years old. I recently had an acquaintance tell me “if you don’t give them something, they will look for anything” as it related to my lack of religion. I am confused and concerned by this statement [Read More...]

What’s a Parent to Do When His Child’s Teacher is a Creationist?

While we’re on the topic of being outspoken, here’s an interesting story from Dale McGowan. His high-school-age son, Connor, had a bit of a disappointing start to the school year in his science class… He had enrolled for physical science and was looking forward to it, thinking it was physics. Turns out it’s actually basic [Read More...]

Upcoming Debates and Talks

I’ve gotten a few emails about upcoming events that might be of interest to those of you in the areas, so here you go: Tuesday, September 7th, 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25. In Birmingham, AL, Christopher Hitchens will make a public appearance to debate the author of “The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions” [Read More...]

University Discrimination Against Atheists?

I don’t have a lot of background on this story, but a reader brought it to my attention. Maybe someone with more knowledge on the situation can shed more light on what’s going on here. In 1976, the Code of Laws of South Carolina were written. Among other things, it discusses the University of South [Read More...]

Ground Zero Church

People are getting all hot and bothered by the (close to) Ground Zero Mosque (and community center)… but why aren’t we paying more attention to this? That is one freaky website, too… (via Reddit — Thanks to Joe for the link) [Read more...]