Why Do Atheists Value Life? An Essay by Paul Kurtz

This is an excerpt from Meaning and Value in a Secular Age: Why Eupraxsophy Matters — The Writings of Paul Kurtz (Prometheus Books, 2012). Edited by Nathan Bupp. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. … All living beings undergo continuous processes of replenishment and renewal. Within each species is the constant striving to persist and [Read More…]

A Brief Poem About God

(via The Atheist Pig, which just keeps getting better and better) [Read more…]

So That’s What Happens at a Gay-to-Straight Deconversion Camp…

At the Secular Student Alliance 2012 conference last week, comedian Keith Lowell Jenson performed an atheist-friendly set. I really loved his opening lines (0:44 mark) but the part that probably stuck out the most was when I inadvertently volunteered to go through a gay-to-straight conversion (31:27), just as they do at actual Christian de-gay-ing camps. [Read More…]

Secular Woman Offers Grants for Skepticon 5

Remember Secular Woman? An organization dedicated to supporting the interests and work of women in the secular movement, they made a splash right out of the gate, appearing in Glenn Beck‘s The Blaze, listing a Speakers Bureau, offering memberships, and advertising the wares of their members. Now, just two weeks after launching, Secular Woman has announced a [Read More…]

Christian Logic in a Flowchart

Summary: Keep praying. Don’t question it. I’m sure God will do what is best… [Read more…]