How Our Brain Treats Religious Beliefs and Actual Facts

Sam Harris (yes, that one) and colleagues recently published a paper titled “The Neural Correlates of Religious and Nonreligious Belief.” The main finding is that both factual beliefs and religious beliefs are processed in our brain the same way. Whether we think Xenu brought people to Earth on his spacecraft (a belief) or that 2 [Read More...]

People Who Eat Invisible Food Should Go on a Diet

ZOMGitsCriss responds to her Christian detractors with her usual charm: [Read more...]

2010 Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Australia

There’s a major atheist conference taking place in Melbourne, Australia next year and tickets are finally on sale. The 2010 Global Atheist Convention will include presentations from people like PZ Myers, Peter Singer, Richard Dawkins, and AC Grayling. It takes place March 12th-14th at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tickets can be bought here. [Read More...]

Christian Comic Loses Faith

A couple years ago, The Coexist? Comedy Tour was making the rounds — a collection of comedians from many religious (and non-religious) backgrounds told stories and jokes about their faith. John Ross was the “Christian” in the group. The key words there is “was”… Ross is a Christians no more. It’s a surprising admission from [Read More...]

A Re-Objection to Blasphemy Day

After some back and forth between himself and Center For Inquiry CEO Ron Lindsay, Paul Kurtz is reasserting his objection to Blasphemy Day (emphasis mine): My objection to Blasphemy Day is that it can be rather sophomoric; particularly the holding of a contest to see who come up with the most pithy forms of blasphemy. [Read More...]