Which of Our Closely Held Beliefs Will Our Children Be Appalled By?

A great question at Reddit (paraphrased below): So many of our grandparents were racist, and many of our parents are homophobes. Which of our closely held beliefs will our own children and grandchildren by appalled by? Some of the responses include: Eating meat Our drug policies Circumcision Of course, I’d like to include religious faith [Read More...]

Backlash Against the Charlotte Allen Anti-Atheist Piece in the LA Times: Part 3

The LA Times published Charlotte Allen‘s anti-atheist rant on Sunday. Today, they published a response by PZ Myers. Guess which of the two pieces makes more sense? She should drop the pretense that the objectionable part of our character is our lack of excitement. What really annoys Allen is that in our books, blogs and [Read More...]

Atheist Bus Campaign in… Chicago!

***Update***: There are 25 buses with the ads. They will be up through June. … Finally! Atheist bus ads come to my city of of Chicago, thanks to a private donor who gave money to the Indiana Atheist Bus Campaign. What will the ads look like? A simple and true statement, yet powerful enough to [Read More...]

Of Plato and Poultry Poop

Richard Wade here. A few days ago, Hemant brought to our attention an article written by Randal Rauser, “Atheism: A Cost/Benefit Analysis.” He is an associate professor of historical theology at Taylor Seminary, Edmonton, Canada. Hemant’s post brought on a small avalanche of well-crafted rebuttals both on this blog and over on the site where [Read More...]

How Can This Ex-Quiverfull Woman Maintain Custody of Her Kids?

A more serious question from a reader: A friend I met online has recently left the Quiverfull movement. She has 9 children and is seriously doubting her faith. But she fears that her husband, privately manipulative but publicly charming, will win full custody because she is not “religious enough” anymore. Unfortunately upon searching through the [Read More...]