Next weekend marks Skepticon 5, a free conference in Springfield, Missouri. I’ll be speaking there along with many other people whose names may be familiar to you. I’ve said this many times before but this is the most exciting and entertaining atheist/skepticism conference out there. It’s run by students, the crowd is huge, the energy is positive, and did I mention it’s free? [Read more…]
I’ll get right to the point: I would love to have a reader design the cover of my forthcoming book. The winner will receive a signed copy of the print edition (when it’s out) and $200. I will post the winning designer’s entry and that of the runners-up on this site along with links to your websites/businesses.
If you’re still interested, here are the details given to me by the publishers (and paraphrased by me). I’ll admit I don’t know what most of it means, but I hope it makes sense to those of you who do these kids of things! [Read more…]
About a year ago, reader Jimmy published an ad in OutSmart, a free monthly magazine for the gay community in Houston, Texas, reaching out to people who were godless and gay. The ad suggested that the group Houston Atheists would welcome them with open arms.
Since that time, the group has done a lot more to reach out to the “double-minority” community, including having a booth at the Gay Pride Parade and hosting lectures specifically about the subject.
Now, in the November issue of OutSmart (p. 71), they’ve posted another ad to reach fellow gaytheists: [Read more…]
At Iota High School in Louisiana, students and parents and athletes and local residents have no idea what the law is when it comes to prayer at football games.
The law is simple: The school cannot sponsor prayer. Neither can anyone representing the school.
Last month, however, a priest gave an invocation before a football game and no one said anything about it. That’s illegal and Superintendent John Bourque knew it, which is why he later urged everyone to let student volunteers lead the prayers instead: [Read more…]