The Reason God Doesn’t Perform Miracles

Why doesn’t g0d perform miracles? It has to do with birds and boobs: (via SMBC) [Read more...]

Harlem Atheists Struggle Without Their Leader

The Harlem branch of the Center for Inquiry used to be one of the few places I knew of where black people could come together as proud atheists. The 20-or-so regulars were under the leadership of Herbert Crimes (a.k.a. “Sibanye”). A few months ago, Sibanye died of a blood disease. He was only 49. What [Read More...]

Religious Leaders Support Gay Marriage

Well, give them credit where it’s due. A number of religious leaders in New Jersey are fully in support of equal marriage and they are even offering to perform gay marriage in their churches. In a letter to state government officials, 120 clergy members from 19 faiths and denominations want marriage equality to be voted [Read More...]

Prisoner Wants Non-Bible-Thumping Cellmate

A prisoner is making news because he wants a new cellmate. His current one won’t “shut up about God.” In a letter to an inmates’ magazine, [Steven] Relf wrote: “I recently had the displeasure of sharing a cell with a Bible-thumping believer.” A source said Relf was “furious” at having to share at Manchester Prison [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Atheist Becomes Minister to Support His Family

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, Hi. I frequently read your advice through the Friendly Atheist blog and would like to thank you for all your thoughtful insights. I am writing to you to see if [Read More...]