Update on Medical Neglect Cases

The mother of Madeline Kara Neumann was found guilty of second-degree reckless homicide. When her daughter slipped into a coma, she prayed instead of getting real help. Leilani Neumann released a statement this weekend: … I did not understand what the changes in Kara’s body meant, whether good or bad, so we sought for answers [Read More...]

The Most Heartbreaking Speech You’ll Hear All Week

The Ryan Commission in Ireland is a government measure designed to look into the effects of child abuse since 1936. As you might expect, much of the abuse has to do with the Catholic Church and its schools. Yesterday, former councilor and Mayor of Wexford Michael O’Brien addressed a panel running the commission. He spoke [Read More...]

How Are Atheists Reacting to SCOTUS Nominee Sonia Sotomayor?

President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor hasn’t issued many rulings on church/state separation cases. Not major ones, anyway. Howard Friedman has a roundup of her opinions on religion-related cases at Religion Clause. This puts atheist and secular church/state watchdog groups in a tough position: Should they support her or issue no statement at all? [Read More...]

Which Questions Stump Atheists?

A simple question for you all: When you’re discussing faith with religious people, which of their questions do you always have a hard time answering? [Read more...]

Comedian Jim Jeffries Jokes About Religion in His HBO Special

In case you hadn’t seen this yet, HBO recently aired a stand-up comedy special called I Swear to God featuring Australian comedian Jim Jeffries. There are a lot of bits about religion and Jeffries’ own atheism. He’s not exactly “friendly” about it all. And some of his material is NSFW. But he does make a [Read More...]