Most Influential Female Atheist of 2009?

We’ve seen a list with the men. Now, Jen offers a list of the women (along with a poll): I’ve seen various end of the year polls floating around concerning atheism, but they seem to miss a huge part of the atheist movement: the ladies! So here’s a poll focusing just on the female voices [Read More...]

A Fundamentalist Christian’s Way to Keep Kids Safe in 2010

Linda Harvey is the founder of Mission:America, an organization “whose objective is to equip Christians with current, accurate information about cultural issues such as feminism, homosexuality, education and New Age influences.” And when someone like her says she’s spreading “current, accurate information,” that’s just code for “I’m going to tell you lies and say it’s [Read More...]

Your Religious Biography in Six Words

Can you tell your religious journey or beliefs in six words? I asked this question on Twitter and Facebook and these were some of my favorite responses: The scientific method is my copilot. (Kerry) Credulous fundamentalist, questioning skeptic, happy atheist. (Butch) Forced into Catholicism. Ran away screaming! (Danene) Accepted because taught, abandoned after thought. (Zach) [Read More...]

Ask Richard: My Aunt is Enthralled by a Cult Guru

I was inspired to write to you after reading a response you gave to someone a few months ago regarding “crazy aunts.” I have one of those, and I have no idea how to deal with her. My aunt is a lonely, childless woman who went through a nasty divorce before I was born. Her [Read More...]

Finally, a Charity Targeting Atheist Donors

For months now, I’ve been writing about Foundation Beyond Belief. Foundation Beyond Belief is a new 501c3 charitable and educational foundation created (1) to focus, encourage and demonstrate humanistic generosity, and (2) to support a nationwide nonreligious parent education program. For a while, we’ve been working on getting the website ready, getting the first slate [Read More...]