Amazing Pencil Sketches of Skeptics for Charity

DarkMatter2525 makes some fantastic YouTube videos but he’s also an artist and he’s created some drawings that you can bid on — all proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders. I’m in awe of anyone who has this kind of talent. Here’s the pencil sketch of Lawrence Krauss: There are also beautiful drawings of James [Read More…]

Debunking Some Myths About Atheists

Amanda Marcotte has an article up at AlterNet called “10 Myths Many Religious People Hold About Atheists, Debunked” — none of it should be news to people who visit atheist blogs regularly… or know an atheist or two personally… or listen to anyone other than their pastors. Unfortunately, I suspect some people will actually learn [Read More…]

Taking Nominations for the Bad Faith Award

For the past several years, New Humanist magazine has been handing out the Bad Faith Award. The award goes to “the person who has made the year’s most outstanding contribution to talking unadulterated (and often destructive) nonsense about matters of religion.” Recent winners include Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed (2010), the Pope (2009), Sarah Palin (2008) [Read More…]

The Church of Serpents

Turns out there are only a handful of churches left in American that still handle snakes. (Besides the Catholic Church. ZING!) They’re all in West Virginia, and even there, it’s a bit sketchy. Kate Fowler and Mark Strandquist are putting together a documentary film called With Signs and Following in which they go into one [Read More…]

The Person Who Sent in the Falling Man Image to PostSecret Explains Why He Did It

The other day, I posted this image from PostSecret: Well, it’s no longer a secret who sent in that image. It was Michael Convente, a graduate student and someone who’s not religious at all. (He emailed me proof that he really was the sender). At the Daily Kos, Michael explains his rationale behind sending in [Read More…]