Religion is Like a Watering Can…

This makes just as much sense as [insert the faith of your choice here]: Though a watering can is directly responsible for giving plants the nourishment they need to grow… so it’s actually pretty damn powerful… Hm. I need to go rethink my atheism now. [Read more…]

The Most Inoffensive Atheist Bus Ad Ever… Rejected!

A few weeks ago, I mentioned how atheist Justin Vacula was planning to put up this ad on buses in the County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) in Pennsylvania: That ad was inspired by our own Richard Wade. The goal was to see how offended religious people would get by a billboard that’s so obviously [Read More…]

Doctoral Student Says Video Games Equate Religion with Violence

Greg Perreault, a doctoral student from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, is getting some publicity for a recent presentation he made at the Center for Media Religion and Culture Conference on Digital Religion. (Yep. That’s a thing.) His finding: “… Many newer-generation video games equate religion with violence in the game narratives.” Perreault [Read More…]

New Zealand Billboard Claims That Jesus Cures Cancer

So, this is a real billboard that the Equippers Church in New Zealand just put up: You can’t see it in that picture, but there are currently six lines on it, representing the six people who have been “healed” from cancer by Jesus… even though the six people are using modern medicine to treat their [Read More…]

Rick Santorum Is Wrong About Church/State Separation

Rick Santorum doesn’t believe in church/state separation and that should frighten everybody, religious and non-religious. Here’s the relevant excerpt from his interview on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos, regarding the speech President John F. Kennedy made in which he spoke out in favor of church/state separation: STEPHANOPOULOS: That speech has been read, as you [Read More…]