PZ Myers Becomes a Kentucky Colonel

After the Creation Museum trip, there was a surprise waiting for PZ Myers. He was led to the front of the museum, just outside the gates, and presented with… his certification for being named an official Kentucky Colonel! The award was presented by American Atheists legal director Edwin Kagin. This is the video I was [Read More...]

Ask Richard: The Risks of Telling the Truth and the Costs of Keeping Secrets About Your Atheism

These three letters share a common theme, the difficult choices of being open or secretive about one’s atheism to family and friends. The issues in the letters overlap. Much of what I suggest for one case will apply to the others. Dear Richard, First off, thank you for starting this “Ask the Atheist” advice column. [Read More...]

Still Recovering

It was a very long weekend, between the Creation Museum trip, the Secular Student Alliance conference, and the two-day SSA board meeting. Thankfully, lots of wonderful things happened on the trip. I’ll post my thoughts on the Museum/Conference soon enough. For now, I have a day to play catch up on everything I missed. If [Read More...]

I Want Your Baby Pictures

JulietEcho, our resident Forum admin, has been hiding something from me. She finally sent it along: Oh. My. God. It’s a Pumpkin Baby. You *know* how much I love babies dressed as food. Or as anything else cute and adorable. If you have adorable costumed baby pictures of yourself, please send them my way! Maybe [Read More...]

Atheism in “Raisin in the Sun”

I remember reading Lorraine Hansberry‘s “Raisin in the Sun” the summer before I entered high school. Which means I read it before I became an atheist. Maybe that’s why the following passage didn’t stick out in my mind (video below) back then. A reader brought it to my attention recently, though, and I’m just in [Read More...]