An Atheist’s Thanksgiving ‘Blessing’

The Washington Post‘s On Faith section asked a number of people from difference religious groups (and a couple non-religious ones) what they would say at the Thanksgiving table. My response is up at their site and here’s an excerpt: Atheists have plenty to be thankful for — without the need to include anything supernatural or [Read More…]

Neat Science Tricks to Try Out on Your Family

If you’re with the family today, Richard Wiseman just released his latest collection of quirky science tricks you can do to impress and amuse those around you: [Read more…]

An Atheist During Thanksgiving Grace

What should atheists do at the dinner table while everyone else is bowing their heads for a Thanksgiving prayer? Jeffrey Weston explores some options in Ape, Not Monkey: The full strip is here. I’m partial to the fourth panel [Read more…]

An Update on GelatoGate

One more update from Andy, the owner of Gelato Mio: Via our email exchanges, he’s told me he’s very grateful for the forgiveness he’s seen from many atheists. I told him not to let the ones holding grudges get to him. Three of the people behind Skepticon (Organizers Kayley Olson and Micah Weiss are in [Read More…]

Why the Camp Pendleton Cross Needs to Come Down

A group of “Iraq War veterans and two Marine widows” recently erected a 13-foot cross to honor friends who lost their lives in battle. If that’s all it was, I wouldn’t have a problem with it. I might think the cross was excessive — my god’s dick is bigger than yours — but I wouldn’t [Read More…]