Derek Rodgers Saved By His Noodliness

You may have already heard that atheist Derek Rodgers was expelled from the Creation Museum after wearing a shirt reading the bus campaign slogan, “There’s probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” The words “No God” were large, front and center. (pic via Young Australian Skeptics) Derek was told by museum staff [Read More...]

Atheist Party in Chicago!

***Update***: There’s a Facebook event for this party! … To the Chicagoans: Save the date of Saturday, September 5th. We’ll be having an atheist party (with British guests) at Matisse that evening! It begins at 7:30 p.m. More information to come. Skepchick Elyse will be there. Me too. And did I mention the British people? [Read More...]

The Muhammad Cartoons Won’t Be Included in a Book About the Muhammad Cartoons

Almost four years ago, these cartoons of Muhammad appeared in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten and created an uproar: Many fundamentalist Muslims took to violence because of the depictions, which they felt were forbidden according to the Koran. (Though there’s more to that explanation.) Of course, their religious beliefs have no bearing on how the rest [Read More...]

Tulsa Mayorial Candidate Anna Falling Runs on Platform of Church-State Merging

Tulsa, Oklahoma mayorial candidate Anna Falling is running on a platform of Christianity. And nothing else, it seems. The least of her problems is that she wants the Tulsa Zoo to include an exhibit on Creationism. More importantly, look who she wants running the city: “We will also look for people who want to characterize [Read More...]

What If Your Child Becomes Religious?

Is this every atheist parent’s worst nightmare? Imagine your child grows up to be an evangelical Christian or Scientologist! Dale McGowan explains how to handle this situation: As usual, Dale holds a view that I would hope others do, too. There’s a difference between fundamentalist faith and an intelligent theist who accepts the world (and [Read More...]