Atheist at a Megachurch

This Wednesday night, I’ll be speaking at Kensington Community Church (Troy Campus) in Troy, Michigan (just outside Detroit) about my church-going experiences. The plan is for the pastor to interview me — we’ll discuss what I discovered at churches across the country and my own experiences dealing with Christians as an atheist. If you’re in [Read More...]

I Think You Misunderstood…

Reader Nancy sends this amusing anecdote via email: While on lunch duty for the middle school of our Episcopal preK-12 school, the 8th grade history teacher told us that he had been having a discussion about freedom of religion when one of the students made the comment that he was agnostic. At that point another [Read More...]

The Story of Possummomma

Mark at The Calladus Blog does a remarkable job highlighting the saga of Possummomma, a fellow blogger whose health problems kept her indoors — literally in the dark — and whose blog was taken down because of some nuts harassing her. Truth be told, I’m not familiar enough with the recent portion of the story [Read More...]

Well, Sarah Palin Just Lost *My* Vote…

Looks like Governor Sarah Palin was using taxpayer money to fund her own faith back in Alaska: Since she took state office in late 2006, the governor and her family have spent more than $13,000 in taxpayer funds to attend at least 10 religious events and meetings with Christian pastors, including Franklin Graham, the son [Read More...]

Would Your Friends Stay if You Converted?

This week, I’ve been reading Dan Barker‘s fantastic new book Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists. I’ll write more on it later. In the meantime, one particular passage jumped out at me. When Dan finally made the leap from fundamentalist preacher to atheist, he let all of his family and [Read More...]