Evansville, Indiana: Hotbed of Atheism?

Well, since the earlier story about a high school atheist group was a bit of a downer, this one should cheer you up. Susan Caldwell is a North High School senior; she says she had “wanted to attend some sort of atheist youth group for a couple of years.” She is disturbed, she says, by [Read More...]

The Difficulties of Starting a High School Atheist Group

The Secular Student Alliance has nearly 200 affiliates at colleges across the country and beyond. But we don’t have a lot of groups at high schools. When I hear stories like this one, it makes me think our staff should be making starting high school atheist groups a priority. (Update: The SSA does have material [Read More...]

Review of Flatland: The Movie

For all of you who are also math fans, I wrote a review of Flatland: The Movie and it’s now up at the website for Skeptical Inquirer. As in the book, there are subtle questions in this movie that any skeptic would appreciate: Why are the priests (those with hundreds or thousands of sides) trying [Read More...]

Read Something You Disagree With

Kristian at Apatheism had an idea I think is great: I made a new year’s resolution to read at least one book, from cover to cover, that goes fundamentally against everything I believe in. For me that would be a book from a religious perspective to life, universe and everything, or a conservative, right wing [Read More...]

The Future of an Atheist Unity Convention?

I’ve written a couple posts about a possible atheist “Unity” convention. Today, the leaders of several national non-theistic organizations got together for an annual meeting to discuss strategy, future plans, and bounce ideas off each other. The Unity Convention was one of the agenda items. First, the bad news, then the good. Here’s where we’re [Read More...]