Founding Faith Myths

Mike Clawson here again. I honestly hesitate to post this. Who knows what nefarious ulterior motives will be imputed to me because of it. Nonetheless, I though some of you might be interested in this. Jon Meacham in Newsweek just had an interesting review of a new book by Steven Waldman (editor-in-chief of Beliefnet), Founding [Read More...]

James Randi at University of Illinois

James “The Amazing” Randi spoke at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign a couple nights ago. It seems to have gone well. Justin Doran, a member of the Atheists, Agnostics and Freethinkers group that helped bring Randi to the school, wrote a piece about him and (Nobel Prize winner and fellow speaker that night) Dr. [Read More...]

Atheist at a Funeral

Tobasco da Gama (hehe) recently attended his grandfather’s funeral. He describes two eulogies that stood out, the first by a family friend: … it talked about how my grandfather grew up in a poor neighbourhood, served in the Army, raised his kids and then grandkids. It talked about how proud he was of his grandkids, [Read More...]

Atheist or Humanist? Well, It Depends…

The money quotation from Mark Melady‘s article about a campus atheist group in Massachusetts: Activist secular college students from the Boston area said here last night that campus secularism is on the rise even if most nonbelievers are unlikely to advocate against the supernatural and are unsure what to call themselves. “If I’m in a [Read More...]

Conference Travels Grants for Secular Students Now Available

The Secular Student Alliance is having its annual conference the first weekend in June in conjunction with the American Humanist Association and the International Humanist and Ethical Union. Students who wish to attend the Washington, D.C. conference can now apply for an SSA travel grant! Thanks to generous donations from the Roxbury Foundation, the American [Read More...]