Taking Evolution on Faith

There are religious people who accept evolution. Not enough of them. But many of them. Art is one example. He accepted evolution even after he became a Born-Again Baptist. In college, though, he realized he was making the mistake of taking it on faith. It took a more scientifically-versed friend to fully explain the implications [Read More...]

I Knew I Liked Harry Potter for a Reason

Hermione always was the brightest one at Hogwarts… (via My Confined Space) [tags]atheist, atheism, Harry Potter, Hermione[/tags] [Read more...]

What Needs to Change?

It’s the end of the school year. I’ve started asking my high school students informally what they wish would’ve been different in math this year. It’s my first year of teaching so the list is going to be long. Among the things I’ve heard: Less lecturing, less homework, more review time before tests, more going [Read More...]

Why Do You Blog?

Great Christina raises some important questions in another terrific post: What is your mission statement? Why do you blog? I’ll add a few more: What is our endgame as atheist bloggers? Do we want religion to become eradicated? Do we want more theists to treat atheists and atheism with respect? — This would involve the [Read More...]

Devotion vs. Deceit

I got a Letter from God… …and it was really creepy. I’m not usually interested in posting the “religion sucks” kind of threads, but sometimes the outrage gets to be just too much to ignore. A few days ago this arrived in the mail: The envelope is covered front and back with gushy prayers and [Read More...]