Ask Richard: Atheist Wants to Convince His Mother About Evolution

Note: When letter writers sign with their first names instead of a pseudonym or nickname, I randomly change their name for added anonymity. Dear Richard, I was hoping to get your advice on how to warm a parent up to the idea of evolution being true and readily observable. My mother seems to be wholly [Read More...]

Jesus and Cheese Curds

I’m sure A&W restaurants want to tailor their advertising to the masses, but combining Jesus with cheese curds may not be the most appetizing way to do it. Reader Joey sent in this picture of one such restaurant in Frisco, Colorado. He adds that it’s not the first time they’ve used the sign for Christian [Read More...]

Bye Bye, Brent

Brent Rasmussen is calling it quits for his longstanding atheist blog Unscrewing the Inscrutable. Among his other contributions, Brent created the Carnival of the Godless. His blog was active for nine years! I have no stats to back this up, but I think most blogs die after nine posts. Back then there were only a [Read More...]

De Facto Discrimination Against Atheists

Now I understand why I don’t have a wife (PDF): In contrast to the high rates of acceptance of marriage to those of a different racial or ethnic group, the majority of Americans affiliated with a religion would have a difficult time with a family member’s decision to marry someone who does not believe in [Read More...]

How Much Am I Worth to You…?

Skepchicamp organizers flatter me so. They’re auctioning me off to the highest bidder. But I’m not going to church this time. The winner and I are just going on a date. Churches once bid on eBay for the chance to have Hemant Mehta, The Friendly Atheist, attend one of their services. Now you can bid [Read More...]