David, I’m Trying to Figure You Out…

David Hayward (a.k.a. nakedpastor) has a knack for drawing cartoons that can be interpreted in different ways by atheists and Christians, but his latest tweets are definitely puzzling to me… Some atheists are the best Christians I know. — David Hayward (@nakedpastor) July 7, 2012 Did you know you can be a christian and an [Read More…]

Pat Robertson Discovers Cherry Picking

Over the weekend, Pat Robertson received the following email from a viewer of The 700 Club: Over the holiday, I heard that America was founded as a Christian nation.  If that’s the case, why did we allow slavery? – CHRISTINE Who’s excited to hear what P. Rob had to say? Well, I think there was [Read More…]

Atheist Donates Kidney to a Complete Stranger: ‘It Was Something I Just Had To Do’

Kate Clarkson from Northumberland (in North East England) is a Humanist and did something worthy of that word: She donated a kidney to a complete stranger: In October 2010, the humanist celebrant, who has performed weddings and funerals for 20 years, was asked to speak at a commemoration service for transplant patients and their families. [Read More…]

Ask Richard: Not Yet Out to Parents, Wants to Start an Atheist Club at School

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I’m an “in the closet” atheist, but I want to start an atheist club at my school. Unfortunately, both of my parents are fundamental Baptists and, frankly, not rational when someone targets their beliefs. I really want to tell them that I don’t [Read More…]

Alexander Aan: Both a Symbol and a Real Person in Need

Many of the bigger secular and civil rights organizations have been making noise about the case of Alexander Aan, the 30-something civil servant of West Sumatra, Indonesia, who was beaten by an angry mob and then arrested and convicted… all for stating his atheism on Facebook. At the Center for Inquiry (where I work), Aan’s [Read More…]