Dan Brown: “I Just Gravitated Away From Religion”

Today is the day Dan Brown‘s newest book The Lost Symbol comes out. (Screw brilliant prose. I can’t wait to read it.) Brown did an interview with James Kaplan for Parade in which he discussed his religious beliefs. To no one’s surprise, he’s not very religious. But it’s always nice to hear someone say as [Read More...]

Potential Indonesian Law: Commit Adultery; Get Stoned to Death

Yes, this sort of religiously-motivated brutality is still being taken seriously in parts of the world: Muslims who commit adultery in Indonesia’s Aceh province may be stoned to death under a controversial new sharia law passed by the local parliament on Monday. … The provincial government initially proposed the law but now says it rejects [Read More...]

Guess Who’s Behind the Creation Movie…?

***Update***: Ignore the post below. The news source got it wrong: The original article confused the film’s distributor, Icon Distribution, with Mel Gibson owed Icon Productions. The companies use the exact same logo and indeed Icon Distribution was once owned by Gibson. It is no longer. We regret the error. … The Creation movie controversy [Read More...]

Stand Up for God Bless America… Or Else

A while back a man sued the New York Yankees because they wouldn’t let him go to the bathroom during the singing of “God Bless America.” Now, three teenagers are suing another baseball team — the minor league Newark (N.J.) Bears — because they were forced to leave the ballpark after not standing during the [Read More...]

UNC-Chapel Hill Secular Student Alliance Kicks off the Year

I get all warm and fuzzy inside when I hear about brand new campus atheist groups forming. The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Secular Student Alliance has its first official meeting this Thursday night (September 17th) at 7:00 p.m. If you’re interested in church/state separation, dispelling rumors about non-religious people, and providing a [Read More...]