What’s Always Included in Your “Atheist Testimonial”?

As an atheist, you’re probably used to someone asking, “Why are you an atheist?” Depending on who is doing the asking, and what their motivation might be, you may end up giving 10 different stories to 10 different people. You’re never lying, but you may focus on different elements of the story for each person. [Read More...]

The Nation on Rediscovering Secular America

Atheists get some wonderful press in the most recent edition of The Nation. Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel writes about “Rediscovering Secular America” and the Secular Coalition for America is at the center of the piece: Within a week the Coalition approached Obama. They let him know they had never been part of that “list” [of [Read More...]

A Survival Story with a Logical Survivor

Reader Shawn sent me this article after he noticed a couple interesting lines. The setup: Juliane Koepcke is getting aboard a flight with her mother on Christmas Eve in 1971: The flight was supposed to last for less than an hour and for the first 25 minutes everything was fine, Koepcke recalled. “Then we flew [Read More...]

Finally, Pareidolia We Can Get On Board With

Just think of what you’ve been missing by eating fruit without looking for a sign! (Thanks to Reed for the link!) [Read more...]

What Are Your Atheist Dating Stories?

At the SSA conference in August, I plan to give a talk on Atheism and Dating. Specifically, I’d like to discuss whether an atheist and theist couple can make things work. Should they consider dating at all? Or should we try to avoid that at all costs? If you’ve made a theist/atheist relationship work, how [Read More...]