The Christian Far Right

If I ask you to think of a Religious Right organization, which groups come to mind? Focus on the Family? American Family Association? Another group called Exodus Mandate puts them to shame. EM says those other groups are not religious-right enough. They want every Christian to home-school their children and trash public schooling. Nine organizations [Read More...]

Friendly Atheist Contest #40: How Obama Will Reach Out to Atheists

Last time, I ran this contest: Barack Obama has taken a presidential oath without a Bible. He mentioned non-believers in his Inaugural Address. In what way will President Obama reach out to atheists next? Here are the Top 3 answers (with submitters): 3| In an effort to balance faith-based initiatives, becomes eligible for federal [Read More...]

Can Atheists Be Conscientious Objectors?

The latest issue of The Humanist has an incredible article by Karen Frantz about army specialist Agustin Aguayo. Aguayo is an “agnostic who believe[s] in a higher power.” During his army training, he realized he could not kill someone even in the case of war: During his training in arms and military operations he began [Read More...]

They’re Fetally Nutritious

I would just like to point out that I am not the only person who feels this way about babies. I did think the protein count would be higher, though… (Thanks to Nick for the link!) [Read more...]

Not a Good Omen?

Italy’s first atheist bus is on the road! Intermittently, it seems. This can’t be a good sign: ”By pure chance,” a member of the Italian atheists association said wryly, ”the vehicle left the depot bright and early but had to go straight back because of a ‘curious’ problem with the batteries”. … After repairs the [Read More...]