Larry King Wants to be Frozen and Brought Back to Life After Death

Brrr! Larry King is hoping for a cold afterlife. The former CNN host told his guests on “CNN Presents: A Larry King Special: Dinner with the Kings” (which aired Dec. 4th) that he wants to be frozen after death “on the hope that they’ll find whatever I died of and they’ll bring me back.”     [Read More…]

A New Word Has Been Coined

Word: Hitchling. Part of speech: Noun. Definition: A child void of religious indoctrination who is encouraged to read broadly and to seek the truth unapologetically. Use in a sentence: That hitchling I had for breakfast was especially delicious. (via Socratic Mama) [Read more…]

Ask Richard: Should I Help My Parents with the Church Christmas Pageant?

Dear Richard, I was raised Catholic, wandered away in my mid-teens, became emphatically atheist toward the end of college. To do my parents justice, they’ve never tried to make me feel bad about it, though Mom does turn on the guilt a bit once in a while. Dad’s usually even interested in honest debate! So [Read More…]

Veiled Testimony: Is It Fair If You Can’t See Your Accuser’s Face In Court?

  I have an affinity for cases in which the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment bumps up against some other law, especially some other fundamental right, such as Freedom of Speech. Here is a compelling example of just that kind of case coming out of Canada: Are the rights of the accused violated if [Read More…]

New Atheist Billboard in Italy Calls Out Wasteful Government Spending on Catholic Church

We gripe about church/state separation in America, but in Italy, a *lot* of taxpayer money goes toward funding the Catholic Church. The Union of Rationalist Atheists and Agnostics (UAAR) is trying to raise the consciousness of other Italians on this matter. They’re putting up the following billboard in the cities of Genoa (today) and Venice [Read More…]