Blame the Atheists for Bush Being a Horrible President

Vera Ivie wins the award for worst letter-to-the-editor of 2007 with this one published in the Salt Lake Tribune just a couple days ago: In his Dec. 27 letter, Steven Fehr says he believes President Bush is the worst president he has seen. Whenever I hear someone complain about the president, I ask them, “Do [Read More...]

What Have You Changed Your Mind About?

Each year, Edge asks some of the most prominent thinkers in the world one question. This year’s question: WHAT HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND ABOUT? WHY? Science is based on evidence. What happens when the data change? How have scientific findings or arguments changed your mind?” Some answers from our favorite atheists are below: Richard [Read More...]

An Atheist and a Christian: A Love Story

A (true) love story to kick off the year. I have talked to the couple and they gave me permission to tell their story. It’s longer than most of my postings, but I hope you’ll take the time to read it. … Kate is a dyed-in-the-wool atheist. She was raised in a non-religious home, but [Read More...]

High School Atheist Wants a Scholarship

Michelle Dubert-Bellrichard, a high school student from Wisconsin, has an opinion piece in the Telegraph Herald newspaper (Iowa). She’s an atheist and she wants a scholarship. Students who are active in their church are greatly looked upon when it comes to applying for money. For some scholarships, the only people eligible must be members of [Read More...]

Friendly Atheist Contest #13: The New Atheists’ New Year’s Resolutions

Last week, I ran this contest: Complete the next line(s) of the poem: ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; I was just expecting a couple lines, but some of you wrote entire poems! And they were awesome. I’m only included some lines [Read More...]