Can’t Escape the A Word

Doesn’t matter if you call yourself a Bright, Freethinker, Secular Humanist, Nontheist, Pastafarian, or None. Everyone else is still going to call you “atheist.” In an op-ed for Free Inquiry, Tom Flynn elaborates: I’ve been doing media appearances as a secular humanist activist for fifteen years now. I perennially underwent this exchange: REPORTER/HOST: Are you [Read More...]

Catching the Believers

Don’t make excuses for why you’re at the Psychic Fair. You know you’re a believer. And Chris Hansen‘s gonna get you, even if you claim to be a skeptic… (via Cectic) [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

George Carlin on Death and the Afterlife

One more excerpt from his new special It’s Bad For Ya. This segment is about death/the afterlife/heaven/hell. The relevant part begins at 0:50: It’s all so obvious, yet you never hear anyone in his position with the guts or wit to say these things. That’s why Carlin is the master. Oh, just go watch the [Read More...]

Carnival of the Godless #86

The new Carnival of the Godless is at Life Before Death. Go check it out! The next CotG is at Ironwolf in two weeks. Submit your entries here! [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

In a Survey on Role Models, Jesus Came in Third. Guess Who Beat Him?

In a survey conducted by Britain’s Opinium Research, people were asked who their children should look up to. “A family member” topped the list. Jesus came in third. Richard Branson came in second: More than one in 10 people (12 percent) chose the Virgin Group boss as the ideal role model for youngsters, and he [Read More...]