The Rebirth of a Podcast for Secular Parents

Last year, a podcast directed at secular parents went off the air. But original host Colin Thornton and new co-host Noelle George are restarting Parenting Within Reason and this time they’re going all out: The initial return show will feature a discussion with Dale McGowan, author of Parenting Beyond Belief and Raising Freethinkers, and Julia [Read More…]

After Earning Rank of Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America Tell Him He’s Not Worthy Because He’s Gay

I know it’s not news to most of the readers here that the Boy Scouts of America is a bigoted organization. If you’re gay or atheist, they want nothing to do with you. But it always helps to have a reminder. Ryan Andresen just accomplished all the requirements needed to become an Eagle Scout. He’s [Read More…]

Dealing with Drama and Burnout in the Atheist Movement

You hear a loud noise. Involuntarily, your heart skips a beat, your lungs inhale sharply, your muscles tense to fight or run. An instant later, you realize it’s the smoke detector letting you know you left your bagel in the toaster and it’s started to burn. Your body’s reaction — pumping adrenaline and cortisol through [Read More…]

Florida Sheriff’s Office Responds to Outbreak of Violence: Prayer Will Make Everything Better

There’s been a lot of violence in Orlando, Florida lately and one of the more tragic stories involves a 15-year-old girl, Danielle Sampson, who was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office knows exactly what to do to make the violence stop: Pray. For the next 40 days, Orange [Read More…]

Christian Store Won’t Sell Author’s Book Because It Includes the Word ‘Vagina’

My friend and Christian blogger Rachel Held Evans has a book coming out at the end of the month called A Year of Biblical Womanhood about the time she spent trying to be the type of woman the Bible commands her to be. Of all the passages in the book, this one is causing the [Read More…]