The Distrusted Minority… Increasing in Number?

In an op-ed piece for the LA Times, John Allen Paulos (the author of Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don’t Add Up) tries to explain the discrepancy between two recent studies which discussed atheism. One study from the University of Minnesota in 2006 said that atheists are the least trusted [Read More...]

Burning Bush Sounds About Right

According to Benny Shanon, a professor of cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Moses was on drugs when he heard the Ten Commandments: “As far Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don’t believe, or a legend, which I don’t believe either, or finally, and [Read More...]

Church Ministers March in Mardi Gras Parade… (Not What You Think)

In Sydney, Australia, a group of Christian ministers marched in a Mardi Gras parade over the weekend. Normally, you know where this type of story is going: the homophobic Christians condemn the gays, there’s lot of yelling and Bible-verse-spewing and gnashing of teeth, and the day ends with everyone a little more pissed off than [Read More...]

The Midwest Meetup?

Skepchick Elyse and I are wondering if any atheists in (or willing to travel to) the Chicago area might be interested in meeting sometime this month. (If so, where?) It’s not fair that the East Coasters and Pharyngulites get to have all the fun outings… We want in on the action! (Oh, and when I [Read More...]

Resist the Temptation

Don’t masturbate. The Mormons don’t like that. This one offers suggestions on how to tame your aching loins. 1. Never touch the intimate parts of your body except during normal washing and using the bathroom. 2. Avoid being alone as much as possible. Find good company and stay in this good company, especially when you [Read More...]