Audiobook Version of The Young Atheist’s Survival Guide Now Available

You know what’s better than The Young Atheist’s Survival Guide?

Me reading The Young Atheist’s Survival Guide to you while you drive. Or run. Or go to bed.

Yay for audio books! There’s a sample clip up on Amazon and you can also purchase the audiobook at iTunes. Hope you like it! [Read more…]

Conservative Christians Overreact to Saturday Night Live’s ‘Djesus Uncrossed’ Sketch

Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live aired a trailer for a movie called “Djesus Uncrossed”:

If you’re like most people, your reaction was, “That was amusing. I didn’t know SNL still did funny things… or was still on the air.”

But let’s be honest about the skit: It was mocking Quentin Tarantino and his love of rewriting history and adding a lot of blood to the mix. It wasn’t actually making fun of the Bible… [Read more…]

A Response to Pastor My-Wife-Has-To-Cook-Three-Awesome-Meals-a-Day

You all remember Pastor Steven Anderson‘s ultra-offensive and misogynistic sermon on the qualities of a “virtuous woman” (a.k.a. The greatest sermon *ever*). I wrote about it here.

The folks at BetterOffDamned created a video response to the sermon — interspersed with their own commentary.

It’s awesome. I especially love the bits at 4:50 and 13:42 :) [Read more…]

Former Survivor Contestant Explains Why He’s an Atheist

If you’re as obsessed with Survivor as I am, then you definitely have a lot of respect for former contestant Yau-Man Chan. He was smart, clever enough to create the first fake Immunity Idol, and incredibly popular throughout his season.

Chan recently filmed a segment for Chris Johnson‘s multimedia book about atheists and what gives them joy and meaning in life. [Read more…]

Shades of Black Atheism #8: Mythology Lover, Vance Salley

Although 38-year-old Vance Salley of North Carolina is an atheist now, that hasn’t always been the case. With an Islamic father and a Catholic-raised mother, there was confusion growing up. He says now that although he believed in a “higher power,” deist may have been the most accurate description of his beliefs until he reached the age of 15. It was at that time that he became interested in reading about Egyptian, Greek, and Norse mythology. [Read more…]