Atheists Are Better than the Stereotypes Would Have You Believe

Researcher Gregory Paul and professor Phil Zuckerman state what we all know is true in the Washington Post: … there is still a group that lots of Americans just don’t like much: atheists. Those who don’t believe in God are widely considered to be immoral, wicked and angry. They can’t join the Boy Scouts. Atheist [Read More...]

Atheists Can Now Perform Wedding Ceremonies… in Tulsa, Oklahoma

If you’re getting married in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, it’s now legal to have an atheist conduct the ceremony! I know we have Humanist Celebrants who can do this already, but the Freedom From Religion Foundation has been approved as “the equivalent of an ordaining organization.” You don’t even need the Universal Life Church anymore… State [Read More...]

When Your Computer Stops Working…

Wednesday night, my computer stopped booting up. Scared the hell out of me. (Well, I supposed it scared the hell in me first.) It went back to the Apple store on Thursday morning, and I just got it back last night. It looks like most of what I had on there is still there (*phew*)… [Read More...]

Defending the ‘Myth’ Billboards

My friend Ashley Paramore interviewed American Atheists President Dave Silverman at AA’s convention last weekend. It gets really good starting at the 2:08 mark. That’s when Dave defends the billboards that say “You KNOW It’s a Myth”: At the risk of sounding completely inappropriate, I *love* it when Dave gets really passionate. [Read more...]

Atheist Rejected from Grad School Because of His Activism?

David McAfee is a University of California, Santa Barbara student applying for a spot in their Religious Studies program for grad school. I don’t know David and I don’t know if he’s a worthy candidate. But he has a lot of writing about religion to his credit: … features in American Atheist Magazine, Canadian Freethinker [Read More...]