When Evangelism Fails

This American Life aired a story this past weekend you’ll enjoy hearing. The theme of the show was “This I Used to Believe” and one of the stories revolved around a Christian high school football coach and a woman who was in email correspondence with him: This past Christmas a story swept the internet about [Read More...]

Dan Brown’s New Book Now Available on Amazon

Dan Brown‘s new book, The Lost Symbol, is now available for pre-order on Amazon! It’ll be released in September. That gives us all five months to hear religious groups rekindle their contempt for Brown’s bestseller, The Da Vinci Code. I don’t even think this new book deals with God, but I’m sure religious groups will [Read More...]

Gore Vidal Named Honorary President of American Humanist Association

This guest post is by Jesse Galef, who works for the American Humanist Association. He usually blogs at Rant & Reason. … Read this exchange and tell me who you think the speaker is: Question: “Immanuel Kant said that without the afterlife morality couldn’t survive. What’s your response to that idea?” … “God is blackmailer. [Read More...]

A Christian Pastor Explores Homosexuality

Paul Rudnick has a great piece in the latest issue of The New Yorker where he writes (a fiction piece) about a Christian pastor who is a closeted homosexual. It mentions Ted Haggard a few times, and no doubt the story is a satire of what went through Haggard’s mind the past few decades. I’ll [Read More...]

You Say We’re Redefining Marriage? You’re Redefining Love

The Religious Right keeps saying gay-rights activists are “redefining marriage”: Changing the definition of marriage would undermine the very nature that gives marriage its unique status in society. Ultimately, forcing marriage to mean all things will force marriage to mean nothing at all. (The Heritage Foundation) The same group of people also goes on about [Read More...]