Why Does God Hate Crustaceans?

First the fags, now the shrimp. What do the fundies have against the shrimp? Oh yeah… Leviticius and Deuteronomy. What is their agenda…? Shrimp, crab, lobster, clams, mussels, all these are an abomination before the Lord, just as gays are an abomination. Why stop at protesting gay marriage? Bring all of God’s law unto the [Read More...]

Military Atheists, Send in Your Stories

The Military Association of Atheist and Freethinkers is looking to collect stories from atheists in foxholes for use in an upcoming anthology: This anthology will include first-hand accounts of Atheists, Agnostics, Freethinkers, Humanists, Secularists, and other non-believers who have served in the military in any capacity or who have a close association with someone who [Read More...]

Loneliness Leads to Belief in the Supernatural

According to a study published in the February issue of the journal Psychological Science, “people who feel lonely are more likely to believe in the supernatural, whether that is God, angels or miracles.” College students were shown a clip from movies to induce feelings of isolation (Castaway) and fear (Silence of the Lambs). A control [Read More...]

Does Religious Literature Make You Less Intelligent?

Virgil Griffith, a student at Caltech, had a cool idea for an experiment. Using Facebook, look at all the students who attend a particular university. Figure out the top ten most popular books that are read by those students. Then, find out the average SAT scores of students admitted to that college (which is usually [Read More...]

How to Irritate an Atheist

It’s an old post, but I just saw it for the first time, so let’s pretend like it’s brand new. 281 Tricks to Irritate an Atheist. (Actually, there are 289.) I’m sure you can think of a few more… (via sapere aude) [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]