Upcoming Speaking Gigs

I’ll be speaking about the book at Harding University (a Christian college) in Searcy, Arkansas (about 50 miles north-east of Little Rock) this Sunday evening in the Heritage Building’s Cone Chapel at 7:00 p.m. (local time). The event is free to the public! More information can be found on Facebook. … On Monday, as previously [Read More...]

Secularist of the Year Goes to Iranian Dissident

Britain’s National Secular Society gave it’s £5,000 Secularist of the Year prize to Mina Ahadi, “an Iranian exile now living in Germany.” Her story is pretty incredible: Mina Ahadi started her serious political activities when she was 16 [note: another site says she was 14] and living in Iran. She was at university in 1979 [Read More...]

Does Size Matter?

Yes, if we want to be taken seriously by Congress, says Secular Coalition for America lobbyist Lori Lipman Brown: You should have seen the U.S. senator’s eyes widen when I told him that there was a national atheist conference with 550 participants and a waiting list of 600 in DC last month (Atheist Alliance International). [Read More...]

Need a Halloween Costume?

Go as the Flying Spaghetti Monster! The instructions on how to make the costume from scratch are nicely laid out here. (via Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories) [tags]atheist, atheism, costume, FSM, Pastafarian[/tags] [Read more...]

How Should Atheists Work with Religious Groups?

Lots of audience participation today Next Monday, I will be speaking at the Interfaith Youth Core conference in Chicago alongside Harvard’s Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein. This is a “conference bringing together individuals and organizations from around the world who are building religious pluralism.” Regardless of how you feel about religion, this is a wonderful opportunity [Read More...]