Earth: The Book Available Today!

Today marks the releases of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race. Over the summer, I had a chance to interview one of the head writers of the book, David Javerbaum. We talked about what goes on behind the scenes at The Daily Show, the [Read More...]

Calvin College Is Still Wrong

I mentioned last week that Calvin College, a Christian school, had invited the New Pornographers to play a concert on campus. And then they decided to cancel on them. Because of the band’s name. Talk about overreaction to nothing… Christian writer Jason Boyett felt the same way I did until he heard from someone involved [Read More...]

Visiting Virginia for the Weekend

I’m off to Virginia this weekend for two events! The first is at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. (Farmville!) It will take place at the Chichester (New Science Building), Room G12, at 6:00 p.m. on Friday night. The second is for the Lynchburg Area Secular Humanists. It will take place at Rebec Vineyards in Amherst, [Read More...]

God Might Love You…

Ohhh…. so *that’s* how God works: David Hayward explains his comic: Structures and those in authority use speech as a means of control. “We love you as you are” is bait to lure you in. “We love you too much to let you stay that way” is fear to make you conform. And “God never [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Lying About My Atheism is Making Me Lonely

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, For any number of reasons, I am unable and unwilling to be open with most of the people in my life about my atheism. This includes both my family and my coworkers. I grew up in a fundamentalist Christian home. My parents and [Read More...]