Why Do Wealthier People Give Less to Religious Organizations?

The Congressional Budget Office just released a report about the “Options for Changing the Tax Treatment of Charitable Giving” (PDF). (Bored already? Give it a second…) Here’s one of the takeaways from the report, as reported at Christianity Today: … proposed changes to the tax code could reduce charitable contributions. However, the CBO does not [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Indonesian Atheist Wants to Be Open About Her Views

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I am a 24-year-old atheist living in the largest Muslim country in the world, Indonesia. The version of Islam here is much more relaxed (in general) than the extremism we see so much in the Middle East, but even non-religious people aren’t generally [Read More...]

How I Got Kicked Out of the AutismOne Con: Part 2

This is a guest post by Jamie Bernstein. Jamie is a graduate student in public policy at the University of Chicago as well as the Vice-President of the Women Thinking Free Foundation. She has previously written about anti-vaxers here and here. … You can (and should) read Part One of Jamie’s story at Skepchick before [Read More...]

More Public School Prayers

Americans United for Separation of Church and State has filed a lawsuit against Medina Valley Independent School District in Castroville, Texas because they have every intention to say a prayer during a June 4th graduation ceremony. This comes after a more polite letter was ignored by district officials: Americans United filed the lawsuit on behalf [Read More...]

Former Liberty University Graduate Warns Us About What the Religious Right Wants

Jason Childs, the founder of the Center for Progress in Alabama, used to be a “Liberty University-trained evangelical pastor.” He has since left that life behind. After a divorce, and not being allowed back into the church because of that, he began driving a truck and seeing the country. Now, he’s trying to warn us [Read More...]