The Monique Davis Story Hasn’t Gone Away Just Yet…

First, there was the verbal attack by Illinois State Rep. Monique Davis, and a week later, there was the apology. Initially, I thought the story would end there and that the apology was the final chapter, but upon reading several comments and postings stating how the apology was weak/not enough at best and insincere at [Read More...]

That is One Awesome Church Hymn

I didn’t know churches sang songs like this. I’m inspired! Anyone else ready to go back to the pews this Sunday? (Thanks to Cailin for the link!) [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Friendly Atheist Contest #23: Ice Cream Flavors

Last week, I ran this contest: If religions were flavors of ice cream, what flavors would they be and why…? Here are the Top 5 responses (with submitters)! 5| Jehovah’s Almond Fudge because its flavor is just heavenly and more than a little nutty. (Laurie Soule) 4| I just envision someone with a picket sign [Read More...]

The Big Bang

Why have none of you pointed this out to me before? In Simon Singh‘s fantastic book, Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe, he writes this about the background of theoretical physicist and cosmologist George Gamow: Having attended Communion at the local Russian Orthodox church, he dashed home with a piece of bread and a [Read More...]

Illinois State Rep. Monique Davis Apologizes to Rob Sherman

Illinois State Rep. Monique Davis never should have made her incendiary comments against atheists in the first place, but yesterday, she called Rob Sherman and apologized for her remarks. Says Sherman on his website: Yesterday, State Representative Monique Davis (D-Chicago) called me from the Floor of the Illinois House of Representatives to apologize for what [Read More...]