A Dad’s Conversation with His Son’s “School Chaplain”

There are times when working with people who are religious is the best way to go. And there are times when sarcasm is so much more entertaining… In Australia, public school chaplains don’t exist but “Christian volunteers” are permissible. It’s a loophole. Still, Darryl Robinson identified himself as a “school chaplain” and sent home this [Read More...]

The Ted Bundy of String Theory

Sam Harris‘ talk at TED was just released and you can see some of the material he’ll be writing about in his new book — The Moral Landscape: How science can determine human values, which will be released October 5th. The thesis is that science can indeed answer moral questions. I wasn’t really into it [Read More...]

Islam Deserves Criticism

Thunderf00t has an excellent video in which he talks about the need to criticize Islam and why certain beliefs held by many Muslims can constitute hate crimes if acted upon — hell, any religion that punishes apostasy by death is hardly one of peace. After seeing that, I’m just glad I live in a country [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Atheist Grandfather Kept At Arm’s Length

I have a problem about my grandchildren that is similar to ct with the nephew who is being brainwashed by his Christian mother. I’m 68 years old, and have at last returned to the position I held as a teenager: atheism. I spent two decades as a conservative Christian and went to seminary for three [Read More...]

The Neo-Humanist Statement of Secular Principles and Values

Paul Kurtz, the founder of the Center for Inquiry and Prometheus Books and overall “godfather” of the Secular Humanist movement, has drafted “The Neo-Humanist Statement of Secular Principles and Values.” Neo-Humanist? Do we really need another label in our community? It’s a term Kurtz coined to encapsulate the following traits: Neo-Humanists: aspire to be more [Read More...]