Italian National Day of Debaptism

In Italy, the Union of Rationalist Atheists and Agnostics (UAAR) are planning their second annual Debaptism this Sunday. Last year, over a thousand people filled out the forms declaring their intent to no longer be listed on the Catholic Church rolls. UAAR is hoping for even more this year. In a loose translation, this posting [Read More...]

Chicago Coalition of Reason Billboard Goes Up

Today, the Chicago Coalition of Reason premiered our billboard in the heart of the city, on the corner of LaSalle Blvd. and Grand Ave. in River North: (Photo courtesy of Dan Fester) I don’t know if it’ll be controversial. Why would it be? Unless you’re deluded enough to think goodness only derives from belief in [Read More...]

The Simpsons vs. Bill Donohue

In case you missed The Simpsons this weekend, they aired their annual Halloween episode: “Treehouse of Horrors XX.” One of the shorts was “Don’t Have a Cow, Mankind,” and it deals with a zombie-creating burger that infects all who eat it. Bart eats a burger and manages to stay safe, though, so he is referred [Read More...]

Ray Comfort Tricks Amazon

This post is by Jesse Galef – Ray Comfort, shown here attempting to prove God’s existence You won’t hear me say this often, but Ray Comfort seems to have been smarter than I thought – in a devious way.  About a month ago, we found out that Ray Comfort was polluting the waters of scientific [Read More...]

Jesus Christ on a Unicorn (Limited Edition!)

I must have these plates. What better location to put my dinner babies? The creator of the Lysergic Christ® commemorative plates, Shane Swank, promotes them this way: These initial four designs would have looked right at home on your Grandmother’s kitchen walls, that is if your Grandmother was a psychedelic warrior. These are designed for [Read More...]