If that’s not an element, it should be. I mean, Flying Spaghetti Monster is already an organic compound…: Would anyone like to venture a guess as to the name of that compound? (via Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster) [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Wacky Science Spectrum

In New Zealand, 75% of the people support evolution. So you wouldn’t expect to see Kansas-like problems in neighboring Australia. However, at Pacific Hills Christian School in Sydney, students were being taught the following spectrum of beliefs in regards to evolution: Somehow, this teacher places Intelligent Design to the right of Theistic Evolutionist. That makes [Read More...]

The Best College Atheist Groups in the Country

Every year, the Secular Student Alliance gives out awards to the best campus atheist groups in the country in a variety of areas. The winning groups each receive $300 in funding; the Best Overall Affiliate receives $500. Here are this year’s winners: Best Service Project: Atheists, Agnostics, and Freethinkers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. [Read More...]

An Atheist’s Guide to Christianese

There’s a wonderful translation guide at Unreasonable Faith that lets non-Christians understand what Christians are really saying. It gives us both acceptable and unacceptable responses to the phrases: “Do you know where you’re going to go after you die?” Translation: “This is the question they told me to ask in my evangelism class.” Acceptable Response: [Read More...]

Atheists and Godparents

A dilemma posed by a reader: I have a daughter who just turned one. And I have been thinking about this dilemma since long before she was conceived. I have always liked the idea of “godparents.” Of course, being an atheist, I don’t like the god in there and their role wouldn’t be anything god-related. [Read More...]