The Religious Contortionist

It would be great if religious people could break out of the box. It’d be even better if they could remove the shackles of religion altogether. (via nakedpastor, who has been on a *roll* lately with his cartoons) [Read more...]

A Remembrance of Dixie Carter

Actress Dixie Carter passed away over the weekend. She played an actress on the show “Designing Women,” and in one particular episode from 1988, her character Julia Sugarbaker ran for a seat on a local board of commissioners. Here’s her taking part in a debate where a question comes up about whether children should recite [Read More...]

The Surprising Truth About Atheist Parents

Dale McGowan, the author of Parenting Beyond Belief, recently conducted an unscientific poll of atheist parents to get their thoughts on religion, humanist communities, and their children. The results were very surprising to me. Here’s just one example of what Dale found. The question: “In general, how religiously observant is your extended family?” I know [Read More...]

Richard Dawkins is Not Arresting the Pope

If you’re like me, when you see headlines like this, your ears perk up: Richard Dawkins: I will arrest Pope Benedict XVI What does that article say? Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, the atheist author, have asked human rights lawyers to produce a case for charging Pope Benedict XVI over his alleged cover-up of sexual abuse [Read More...]

Atheists on Cover of Chicago Tribune Magazine

Yesterday, I mentioned that Chicago Tribune article about college atheists, but it was a different level of excitement altogether when I saw it was the cover story in the Tribune magazine. How cool is that?! And yay for pull-out quotations: I saw my mom today after she had read the article. She could sense I [Read More...]