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...]

Friendly Atheist Contest #20: Mormon Books

Last week, I ran this contest: The Mormon church now has its own publishing imprint! The first project will be to “publish all of the known personal papers, correspondence, journals and other primary sources of Mormonism’s founding leader, Joseph Smith…” What other titles will the Mormon church be publishing? Here are the Top 5 responses [Read More...]

Working with Catholics for Choice

The Secular Student Alliance (of which I am a part) is doing something that almost seems like an afterthought, but it’s not seen very often in the freethought community: promoting a religious organization with which we have much else in common. This is from the SSA’s eMpirical newsletter: Catholics for Choice is a pro-choice, pro-contraception, [Read More...]

The Yahweh Disclaimer

Nadine edits crossword puzzles for a living and uses the Encyclopedia Mythica as a reference. If you browse through the articles on the site, you can read brief descriptions of various mythical creatures/people. The site just tells it like it is. Only one entry, though, gets its own disclaimer: Yahweh … This article is not [Read More...]


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