Parents React to Atheism

… or just not going to church anymore. In their minds, it’s all the same and it’s all a slap in the face to the way they raised you: What they don’t understand is that the ethics and values they raised you with haven’t changed. You’re just substituting their truth for your own, one that’s [Read More…]

How Fred Phelps’ Son Ran Away From Home

The very awesome Nate Phelps (son of the not-at-all-awesome “God Hates Fags” preacher Fred Phelps) has received some great media coverage over the past few days because he represents something remarkable: Someone who left a cult-like hate church and became a reasonable, rational atheist: If you haven’t heard it before, the story of how he [Read More…]

Atheist Condoms: Nothing Gets Past Reason

A month ago, I mentioned that the University College London Union Atheists, Secularists & Humanists were planning to hand out condoms with skeptic-friendly phrases on them at their school’s fall organizational fair. Alex Gabriel reports that a winning slogan was chosen and the reception has been overwhelmingly positive: Clever marketing Now I’m wondering: If the [Read More…]

Christian Mayor Addresses Pennsylvania Atheist Conference

I still can’t believe Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson gave the opening remarks at the Pennsylvania State Atheist/Humanist Conference this weekend, but she made her way into the lions’ den and spoke to the crowd: Thompson said she was there acting as an ambassador to the city, encouraging the crowd to get out to see the [Read More…]

A Promotional Video for American Atheists’ 2013 Conference

American Atheists just released this video to promote their 2013 Conference — a celebration of their 50th anniversary: I’m not sure who made the video, but AA might want to use that person to design their future billboards, too. More information about the conference can be found here. [Read more…]