Skepticon Takeover!

Hello friends! Today, in a an effort to raise the final funds needed to put on Skepticon, the Skeptiteam is going to be taking over The Friendly Atheist Blog for the next 12 hours. MWAHAHAHAA! What does this mean? We’re posting stuff! Every hour! For the next twelve hours! YEAH!!! As some of you may [Read More…]

Handing Over the Blog to the Skepticon Team…

Next weekend marks Skepticon 5, a free conference in Springfield, Missouri. I’ll be speaking there along with many other people whose names may be familiar to you. I’ve said this many times before but this is the most exciting and entertaining atheist/skepticism conference out there. It’s run by students, the crowd is huge, the energy is positive, and did I mention it’s free? [Read more…]

In Chile, An Atheist Preaches Science in Front of a Church

This is what you miss when you don’t read Chilean newspapers.

TL;IS;DR (too long; in Spanish; didn’t read): An atheist with a loudspeaker is telling his religious neighbors there’s no god :) [Read more…]

Contest: Design the Cover of My Book… and Win a (Real) Prize!

I’ll get right to the point: I would love to have a reader design the cover of my forthcoming book. The winner will receive a signed copy of the print edition (when it’s out) and $200. I will post the winning designer’s entry and that of the runners-up on this site along with links to your websites/businesses.

If you’re still interested, here are the details given to me by the publishers (and paraphrased by me). I’ll admit I don’t know what most of it means, but I hope it makes sense to those of you who do these kids of things! [Read more…]

An Ad in Houston Reaches Out to Gay Atheists

About a year ago, reader Jimmy published an ad in OutSmart, a free monthly magazine for the gay community in Houston, Texas, reaching out to people who were godless and gay. The ad suggested that the group Houston Atheists would welcome them with open arms.

Since that time, the group has done a lot more to reach out to the “double-minority” community, including having a booth at the Gay Pride Parade and hosting lectures specifically about the subject.

Now, in the November issue of OutSmart (p. 71), they’ve posted another ad to reach fellow gaytheists: [Read more…]