What Was Your Favorite Paragraph About Religion in the Past Year?

I’m not looking for soundbyte quotations. And my attention span lasts only a sentence or three. So here’s the question: What was the best paragraph (or two) about religion/atheism you read this year? Self-promotion is allowed. If you wrote it, that’s fine. But please limit yourself to *the* best thing you wrote. In other words, [Read More...]

Are Atheists Taking Over the Military? Yep, Says Christian Chaplain

The Christian OneNewsNow site says we are winning a war I didn’t even know we were waging! The article by Chad Groening references the Secular Coalition for America’s policy recommendations for the new President: The Secular Coalition for America recently held a news conference urging president-elect Barack Obama to, among other things, enact new rules [Read More...]

I’ve Never Enjoyed Barney the Dinosaur Until Now

Barney the Dinosaur asks a very important question to Don McLeroy, chairman of the Texas State Board of Education. The context is below. McLeroy has made it clear he does not accept evolution: Dr. McLeroy believes that Earth’s appearance is a recent geologic event — thousands of years old, not 4.5 billion. “I believe a [Read More...]

What Are You Doing for Darwin Day?

Are you planning anything special for the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin‘s birth on February 12th, 2009? Whether it’s a formal group event or just a party with friends, DarwinDay.org wants to know! And if you want to get a head start on attending a nearby event, check out the listings of registered Darwin Day [Read More...]

Can Faithful and Faithless Coexist?

I was asked recently what interfaith activists could do to reach out to non-religious people. One way, I responded, could be to simply add the words “or no faith” to advertising. For example, “We are hosting an interfaith discussion for people of all faiths or no faith.” But I added that I wasn’t sure it [Read More...]