The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas Now Available in America

Ariane Sherine‘s new book The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas is finally available in America. If you need any incentive to get it, all the money from the advance and royalties are going to the UK HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust. [Read more...]

No Lessons from Fiction

This is a post by Jesse Galef. … Why do we pretend that we can learn some great truth by studying works of fiction?  In school I was always made to analyze and overanalyze novels.  When their elusive meaning was found, it was handed to us as if we should treat it with reverence. I [Read More...]

A Future Atheist Politician’s Dilemma

A reader would like to run for public office, but there’s a major question he’s not sure how to answer. He writes in an email: I live in a very conservative, religious part of the my state and am very active in Democratic Party politics. I am considering running as a Democrat against our incumbent [Read More...]

Parents Who Committed Faith-Based Crime Given Only Light Prison Sentence

We now know how much time you have to spend in jail if you kill your own child: Six months. Last time we heard of the saga of Madeline Kara Neumann — the 11-year-old who died from untreated diabetes, after slipping into a coma, because her parents prayed instead of calling a doctor — both [Read More...]

Salazar v. Buono Oral Arguments

Yesterday, the oral arguments in Salazar v. Buono took place in the Supreme Court. Some background to the case: In the 1930s, the Veterans of Foreign Wars put up a cross in the Mojave National Preserve in California as a war memorial. No other religious group is allowed to put up symbols in the area. [Read More...]


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