LiveBlogging the Obama-McCain-Warren Christianathon

Barack Obama and John McCain are appearing at Pastor Rick Warren‘s Saddleback Church. Refresh the page for the latest updates. All times are Eastern: 8:00: Rick Warren says his church “believes in separation of church and state.” No one seems to be laughing. I’m confused. 8:04: Obama goes first because he won a coin flip. [Read More...]

Margaret Downey on Atheist Naming Ceremonies

Margaret Downey, president of Atheist Alliance International, appeared on the PBS show Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly yesterday to talk about naming ceremonies. You can now see the video of her appearance. Here’s some of the transcript: Our ceremonies are based on real things such as love and honesty and commitment and the beauty of nature. [Read More...]

My Apartmentwarming Gift

I’m moving over the course of the next couple days (yay!) and will not have Internet access at my place until midweek (boo…), so things may be choppy on this site until then. But for all of you who want to get me an apartmentwarming gift… If you’re planning on buying any books/textbooks in the [Read More...]

One More Voice on Barack Obama’s Faith Based Initiatives Plan

Karen Frantz, the policy and advocacy associate at the American Humanist Association, weighs in on Barack Obama‘s plan to both expand and reign in George W. Bush‘s Faith Based Initiatives. First, what will Obama’s plan include? They were required to set up a separate 501(c)3 organization to receive federal funds. This prevented federal money from [Read More...]

Breaking News: Barack Obama Is Not the Antichrist

I know you’ve been wondering for a while now: Is Barack Obama the antichrist?! We finally get word that he, in fact, is not. From the authors of the Left Behind series, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins: “I’ve gotten a lot of questions the last few weeks asking if Obama is the antichrist,” says [Read More...]