Help Re-Defeat PZ Myers… and Support Camp Quest

Last year, a group of bloggers raised money for Camp Quest… it was PZ Myers versus all the rest of us. And the rest of us defeated him! (And then we danced. Appropriately.) This year, we’re taking PZ down again: Why should you support Camp Quest? To quote CQ Executive Director Amanda Metskas: Camp Quest [Read More…]

Millennials Are Doubting God and College Atheist Groups Are Helping Ease Them Out of Faith

Why are campus atheist groups so important? Why is the Secular Student Alliance so vital to their growth? Dustin Wyatt has a long article in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal explaining the answers. It’s a lot of soundbytes and not much in the way of analysis, but the quotations are all in our favor: “I used to [Read More…]

Cheerleading For Science!

Remember that awful PSA video that the European Commission put out to encourage girls to get into science? If you don’t, that’s okay, too.  But if I had to sum it up in an image, it would be the following: It’s not what I would call “good” or “effective” or “a thing that doesn’t make me [Read More…]

‘Henrico Supervisors’ Decision on Prayer was Courageous,’ Says Local Columnist

Michael Paul Williams has a wonderful column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch regarding how the Henrico County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors voted to stop invocation prayers at their meetings: In an increasingly diverse U.S., the stubborn idea persists that we are a Christian nation. This notion muddles public policy and leads people to cite biblical passages [Read More…]

A Letter of Thanks from Alexander Aan

Indonesian atheist Alexander Aan, jailed for stating his atheism, has heard us. Last week, I wrote about the significance of Alexander’s plight, making the case for putting serious energy toward his struggle both for the sake of atheism-writ-large and for Alexander himself. It moves me to no end to know that he knows we’re rooting [Read More…]