Can the Atheist Blogosphere Hold a Candle to the Bestselling Atheist Authors?

Yesterday, I posted a review of Victor Stenger‘s new book The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason (Prometheus Books). As much as I liked it, I had one particular problem with the book: There is also no mention at all of the atheist blogosphere — even PZ Myers gets short-shrifted. I’m not [Read More...]

We Need More Politicians Like Him

President Barack Obama is a bleeding-heart conservative when compared to politicians like former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. The late Trudeau was an inaugural inductee into the new Queer Hall of Fame. The former prime minister was a key figure in decriminalizing homosexuality and his famous partial quote — “there’s no place for the state [Read More...]

“Is God Dead?” Editor Dies

John T. Elson is the former religion editor for Time magazine who came up with that cover in 1966 — for the Easter issue. He died a couple weeks ago at the age of 78. The New York Times notes the significance of the cover: The issue caused an uproar, equaled only by John Lennon’s [Read More...]

Justice Antonin Scalia on Why We Don’t Need Church/State Separation

Hamodia, the “Daily Newspaper of Torah Jewry” recently published an interview with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. As you might expect, he had a lot of ridiculous things to say about church/state separation: I have been here for a long time now — 23 years. In that time, I think the Court has become more [Read More...]

Ariane Sherine’s Review of Creation

Ariane Sherine, the brain behind the original Atheist Bus Campaign and the author of the forthcoming The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas, wrote a review of the new Creation movie for The Guardian: A kind, funny and humble family man, Darwin is as endearing as they come, and yet he refuses to sing or pray in [Read More...]