Non-Prophet Charity Week Draws Near in the UK

Over in the UK, the National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies (AHS) is gearing up for Non-Prophet Week During Non-Prophet Week AHS societies are encouraged to raise and give money to charity (not that you’re discouraged at other times of the year!). This year we will be encouraging UK societies to raise [Read More…]

An Atheist Asks How To Care for the Mentally Ill

Spencer Troxell is an atheist social worker (a rare breed!) and he explained why he chose this line of work earlier this year: The spirit that led me to my current station was the realization that there was no other kingdom, and there was no greater glory to be found in the needless suffering of [Read More…]

Don’t Let This Become a Texas License Plate

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles is looking for input on a couple of proposed “specialty license plate designs” and this is one of them: Can’t let that happen. Go here and tell them you “don’t care for it.” While you’re at it, CNN would like to know if you think Texas should “allow the [Read More…]

When Good and Bad Things Happen in the Bible

OpenBible produced this “Sentiment Analysis of the Bible” visualization. Black means something positive is happening while red represents something bad: Things start off well with creation, turn negative with Job and the patriarchs, improve again with Moses, dip with the period of the judges, recover with David, and have a mixed record (especially negative when [Read More…]

Accepting the 2011 Freethought Backbone Award

At the 2011 Secular Student Alliance conference, I was fortunate enough to receive the Freethought Backbone Award. Since the video is now online, I thought I’d repost the transcript of my speech — though I’m sure there’s some difference between what’s written below and what I actually said: Thank you, Secular Student Alliance. Previous recipients [Read More…]