A Teacher Bribes a Student with Jesus

I was reading the Chicago Tribune today and my jaw dropped when I saw this letter-to-the-editor from Ed Leighton: Eighteen months after graduating from a public high school, I had a chance encounter with Mr. Clark, my old guidance counselor. In what might have been a fishing expedition, he asked me who my most influential [Read More...]

Learning a Few Things from Religious Practices

***Update***: Comments were accidentally turned off when I initially posted this, but they’re back on now! … Dale McGowan gave a great talk at the Secular Student Alliance 2010 Columbia Leadership Summit called “To Hell with the Baby, but Look at That Bathwater.” In other words, yes, religion is a problem (and religious beliefs are [Read More...]

Malaysian Homosexual Now Faces Death Threats from Muslims

Azwan Ismail is a brave man in trouble. He recently came out publicly as gay (as part of Dan Savage‘s It Gets Better project): Because he lives in the Islamic country of Malaysia, where homosexual acts are illegal, he’s getting death threats: Azwan Ismail told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Tuesday he was [Read More...]

Kids Debate the Existence of Santa

Replace “Santa” with “God” and it’s like every Atheist/Christian debate you’ve ever seen. But waaaaaaay more adorable. The girl’s very cute, but I say Ethan wins! Also, someone hand over your children NOW so I can recreate this. (via spricket24 — Thanks to Jin for the link!) [Read more...]

God Rest Ye Merry Atheists

It’s an old song for Unitarians but that’s no reason we can’t repost an atheist version of it… Gods rest ye, merry atheists, let nothing you dismay; Remember there’s no evidence there was a Christmas Day; When Christ was born is just not known, no matter what they say, O, Tidings of reason and fact, [Read More...]