Ask Richard: Atheist Considers Chaperoning a Church Wilderness Trip

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I have been recently asked to chaperone a former pastor’s youth group canoeing wilderness trip. I do not attend his church but have always kept in contact with him after leaving the church of my youth because he is just plainly an excellent [Read More...]

The Department of Secular Studies

This story’s creating quite the buzz in atheist circles: Starting this fall, Pitzer College, a small liberal arts institution in Southern California, will inaugurate a department of secular studies. Professors from other departments, including history, philosophy, religion, science and sociology, will teach courses like “God, Darwin and Design in America,” “Anxiety in the Age of [Read More...]

Ask Me Anything…

I’m answering questions at Reddit, if you have any to throw my way! [Read more...]

Is He Your Friend, Too?

An oldie but a goodie: Your ears cannot unhear that. You’re welcome. (Thanks to Liz for the link!) [Read more...]

Freethought Cartoon from 1890

A week ago, I posted a cartoon from 1903 that would be in line with the “New Atheism” of today. This one is even better. Keep in mind this was drawn in 1890! It’s from The Freethinkers’ Pictorial Text-Book by Watson Heston. (Click to enlarge) In case you can’t see it, along the “Freethought Road,” [Read More...]