An Atheist Visits a Catholic Conference Aimed to ‘Confront the Challenge of Secularism’

This is a guest post by Rod Chlebek. Rod is the web director for Michiana Skeptics based in South Bend, IN and a cost analyst by day. … Once a year, the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture hosts its annual fall conference, this year entitled “Radical Emancipation: Confronting the Challenge of Secularism.” There [Read More…]

Why Is a Science Website Selling Unscientific Products?

***Update***: Edmund Scientifics has responded to this post here. They say they’re transitioning the products to a different part of their website, but 1) They’re still in Psychology as I type this and 2) They’re still being sold without a disclaimer (or anything similar) that it’s fake science. … If you were looking to pick [Read More…]

When Saying ‘Jesus Is Not Magic’ Turns Into ‘A Sick Joke’

Remember this holiday classic? Last year, British-Australian comedian, actor, musician and atheist Tim Minchin contributed that song, “White Wine in the Sun,” to a CD called “The Spirit of Christmas,” with proceeds benefitting the Salvation Army. In the song, Minchin sings that that he’s not a fan of religious aspects of the holiday season and [Read More…]

Freethought Society Holds Tree of Knowledge Rally in Front of Pennsylvania Courthouse

The Freethought Society was recently banned (for the second time) from putting up their Tree of Knowledge in front of the Historic Chester County Courthouse in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Yesterday, they held a rally in front of the courthouse to protest their exclusion (and formed the Human Tree of Knowledge seen below). Staks Rosch was [Read More…]

If They Can Quote Bible Verses, So Can We

At Salisbury University on Maryland’s eastern shore, a campus Christian group chalked the ground (as groups do) with the following Biblical message: Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good! So what are atheists at the school supposed to [Read More…]


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