Cheerleading For Science!

Remember that awful PSA video that the European Commission put out to encourage girls to get into science? If you don’t, that’s okay, too.  But if I had to sum it up in an image, it would be the following: It’s not what I would call “good” or “effective” or “a thing that doesn’t make me [Read More…]

‘Henrico Supervisors’ Decision on Prayer was Courageous,’ Says Local Columnist

Michael Paul Williams has a wonderful column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch regarding how the Henrico County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors voted to stop invocation prayers at their meetings: In an increasingly diverse U.S., the stubborn idea persists that we are a Christian nation. This notion muddles public policy and leads people to cite biblical passages [Read More…]

A Letter of Thanks from Alexander Aan

Indonesian atheist Alexander Aan, jailed for stating his atheism, has heard us. Last week, I wrote about the significance of Alexander’s plight, making the case for putting serious energy toward his struggle both for the sake of atheism-writ-large and for Alexander himself. It moves me to no end to know that he knows we’re rooting [Read More…]

Two Quick Takes on Atheist Books

David Niose‘s new book Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans gets a stamp of approval from trade publication Publishers Weekly. On their site, Niose explains “Why Secularism Is Good for the U.S.”: Unlike previous generations, young people today are more likely to consider religious skepticism an important part of their personal identity, viewing open [Read More…]

Why Aren’t Atheist Parents Raising Atheist Children?

I’ve been seeing this image a lot over the past week: Hey! We’re at the bottom of the list when it comes to retention rates! That’s bad, right? Not quite. Where did that 30% number come from? When the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life conducted its massive U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, only 432 [Read More…]