Paul Ryan: ‘Our Rights Come From Nature and God, Not from Government’

Mitt Romney‘s pick for VP has wasted no time in appealing to religious conservatives. Vice-presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan had some bold things to say in his acceptance speech Saturday about where exactly we Americans get our rights: “Our rights come from nature and God, not from government. That’s who we are. That’s how we built [Read More…]

Dinner Party with the Gods

Love the Sagan noises: (via DarkMatter2525) [Read more…]

I’m Pretty Sure This Has Something to Do With Chicks…

(via Scenes from a Multiverse — Thanks to @cs_451 for the link!) [Read more…]

Why Atheists Handle Mental Health Issues Better Than the Religious

At the Secular Student Alliance 2012 Conference, Brendan Murphy gave a talk on “why atheism can handle mental health issues better and how the movement can improve to handle such situations.” This is a tough issue to talk about, but Brendan does a wonderful job of it. (And he put his slides online (PDF) so [Read More…]

Does Reddit Hurt Atheism?

Derek Miller, the incoming president of the Illini Secular Student Alliance, gave a fascinating presentation at the 2012 Secular Student Alliance conference on perceptions of atheists in society and how to change them. In short, we know atheists have a bad reputation and we know the Internet has been a blessing (you know what I [Read More…]