Fiction for Fiction: Update

A few weeks ago, Jennifer at Purdue University threw out the idea of having people swap their Bibles (or other religious texts) for novels: Fiction for Fiction. The event took place recently and Jennifer gave us an update: We ended up receiving a bunch of books, mainly Bibles or other Christian spiritual books. We also [Read More...]

How Did They Manage To Get That Star?

Here’s Roger Moore‘s smackdown of Expelled. Knowing Mark Mathis and his ilk, though, the producers will probably combine four of these reviews and say the movie received four stars. “Expelled” relies on the viewer’s inability or unwillingness to wrestle with a complex corner of science, double-talking its way toward a “must be a miracle” solution [Read More...]

Folding@Home with the Atheists

A reader named Mike passed along the message below. I’ll admit I hadn’t heard of this project before, but for those of you with access to a working computer (which I *think* is most of you…), you could help a great cause and support a team of atheists at the same time! You might have [Read More...]

The Problem with Reading the Bible Literally

I feel the urge the vomit: Why, dear God, why!? (via My Confined Space) [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

What an Atheist Would Say to Pope Benedict XVI

At yesterday’s Papal Protest (sponsored by American Atheists), several people gathered to hold “peaceful demonstrations… to protest the papal agenda for cultural, social and political hegemony.” Herb Silverman, the president of the Secular Coalition for America, was one of the attendees and speakers. These were his remarks (reprinted with permission): A Catholic News Service article [Read More...]