Animal Sacrifices Before the 2010 World Cup?

I don’t know whether I’m more offended as a vegetarian or as someone who is anti-superstition. The 2010 World Cup — arguably the biggest sporting event in the world — is set to take place in South Africa. So what are South African leaders doing to prepare the stadiums for competition? South African traditional leaders [Read More...]

Update on the Cheerleaders’ Banned Bible Banners

A few weeks ago, I posted about the cheerleaders at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in Georgia and their pro-Christian banners: No doubt the banners were inevitably going to lead to a lawsuit. A parent complained and the cheerleaders were told to stop their proselytizing. It was the right decision. The Christians who thought they were [Read More...]

Natural Explanations for ‘Supernatural’ Experiences

This post is by Jesse Galef – We always have better explanations for unknown phenomena than resorting to saying “a supernatural force did it.” Richard Feynman, as always, put it well in this quick black-and-white clip: From my knowledge of the world that I see around me, I think it is much more likely that [Read More...]

Stop “Working on Your Relationship with Jesus”

Dr. Richard Beck is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Abilene Christian University. He has a great piece where he goes after other Christians for something he dislikes about their (his) subculture: Personal acts of piety and devotion are vital to a vibrant spiritual life and continued spiritual formation. But all too often “working on [Read More...]

Atheist Advertisement in a Coffee Shop

The upside to an atheist bus ad or billboard is that it advertises to the masses — If a ton of people see it, odds are a handful of them will be your target audience. The thinking is that a handful of atheists might see your sign, realize they’re not alone, and perhaps even join [Read More...]