The Reason Project’s 2011 Video Contest

Sam Harris‘ The Reason Project is having its annual video contest — first prize gets $10,000. Check out the videos and vote for your favorite. Voting ends on February 21st. My money’s on “The New Tithe” by Tony Wann & Justin Wilson: Taxing the churches: There’s an idea that needs to spread. … Side note: [Read More...]

‘Repent Amarillo’ Leader Is Running for Mayor

Just so you’re aware, David Grisham Jr., the guy who runs Repent Amarillo, is running for mayor. Repent Amarillo and Grisham aim to deter promiscuity, homosexuality and non-Christian worship practices through confrontation and prayer, and their actions have sparked controversy, both locally and nationwide. Last September, while much of the nation was focused on a [Read More...]

Why Asking Why Isn’t Enough

by Jesse Galef – The question “Why?” is an impressively vague word. Used without context, it can be almost useless. I got contacted by the makers of the documentary “The Nature of Existence” whose trailer starts with the filmmaker saying “We all have one thing in common: We exist. But why?” What a nebulous question. [Read More...]

Everything You Need to Know About the Major Religions

Michael Xuereb has written a very insightful new book called Everything You Need to Know about Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Other Major Religions. It’s self-published but don’t let that sway you. Just check it out for yourself: I’m afraid I have to be the bearer of bad news, though. Michael plagiarized this book. He clearly [Read More...]

Sandra Bickley and Kim Hansen Should Not Be Elected to the Fremont School District 79 School Board

When it’s happening in your neck of the woods — about 45 minutes north of Chicago — the “debate” about Creationism takes on a whole new level of seriousness. That’s why I’m paying special attention to the Fremont School District 79 school board elections. Here’s what you need to know: There are 4 candidates running [Read More...]