Go Vote for Rebecca!

Rebecca Watson (Skepchick-extraordinaire) is in the final round for the Public Radio Talent Quest. I say you give her a five-star vote. I did. Yes, you have to register and log in. But it’s not asking a lot. And wouldn’t you enjoy hearing a skeptic on public radio? [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]

Patrick Henry College Is Not That Influential

Patrick Henry College is the ultra-conservative Christian college. They groom students to serve in the US government. Hanna Rosin has spent a lot of time (over a year and a half) there writing about the school and its students. An article she wrote for The New Yorker a couple years ago was particularly compelling. Rosin [Read More...]

The More Conservative You Get, The More True This Becomes

From My Confined Space: This seems to be true for the more conservative denominations. Not so much the other ones. Is that your experience, too? [tags]atheist, atheism, fundamentalist, conservative, Christian[/tags] [Read more...]

Who is God’s Lawyer?

Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers, a Democrat, is suing God. Just to prove a point, though. First some background: Chambers is the longest-serving state senator in Nebraska’s history, having first been elected in 1970. He’s also the only African-American in Nebraska’s legislature. Earlier this year, after Pete Stark came out as the first non-theist member [Read More...]

Posted. Reddited. Crashed.

I posted this link Sunday night. It made it onto the front page of the social bookmarking site Reddit. (By my count, it peaked at #14 — a new record for this site!) My Bluehost-provided shared servers couldn’t handle it. My apologies to those of you who came to the site and were greeted with [Read More...]