I Would Feel Uncomfortable Renting Here…

There’s an ad on Craigslist in Vancouver written by a landlord trying to rent out one of his apartments. For some reason, he says “All the tenants I interview aren’t good enough.” I imagine the landlord isn’t a welcoming one to quite a few potential tenants, either… Why is that? Well, check out his listing… [Read More...]

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

Kate has a few helpful suggestions for anyone who is thinking about coming out as an atheist: Step Six: Remember that you’re not alone. Participating in meet-up groups and forums will help you feel like you’re a part of something, especially if you live in an area of the world where being an atheist is [Read More...]

Do You Like Secs?

An ongoing question in the non-religious world: What should we call ourselves? Atheists. Humanists. Secular Humanists. Brights. Freethinkers. Non-theists. Pastafarians. If we’re looking for something short and slangy, Ron Lindsay has a different suggestion: If brevity is what we want, why not “Secs”? One thing we all share, presumably, is a commitment to secularism. For [Read More...]

Ice Age 3: To Hell with Evolution

The new Ice Age movie — Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs — is set to open next summer. What problems do you see with the following poster (and the premise of the movie in general)? Scientists are going to have a field day with it. Apparently, dinosaurs are taking over the earth after [Read More...]

Should You Let Others Say Grace At Your Dinner Table?

A question posed to advice columnist Amy Dickinson today deals with an atheist, her semi-religious boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s more-religious family. The setup is this: The (atheist) girl visited her boyfriend’s (religious) family for dinner. The family says grace before meals, so this was done. No big deal. Now, the (atheist) girl wants her boyfriend’s [Read More...]