An Atheist’s Old Bible

Reader Lindsay was looking at her childhood Bible recently. Turns out there were a *lot* of passages she highlighted that no longer have the same meaning. I decided that it might be interesting to look at the Bible I used growing up. Looking at the Bible now is a completely different experience. I used to [Read More...]

Ask Richard: My Parents Don’t Take My Atheism Seriously

Hi Richard, I’m 22 years old and a recent college graduate. Unfortunately, with the state the economy is in, I’m having problems finding a job, so I had to take up residence with my parents. While neither my parents or I have a problem with this arrangement, I’m finding some of the things they believe [Read More...]

The Candidates for Governor of Illinois and Their Views on Evolution

It’s a simple question with a simple answer: Do you accept the theory of evolution? Please explain. The correct answer: Of course I accept evolution, just as every thinking person should. The scientific evidence points to evolution as the best explanation for all the diversity of life on Earth and there is no credible alternative. [Read More...]

The Liberian Manimal Scam

Chris Blattman is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Economics at Yale. His research takes him to other parts of the world, including Liberia. That’s where he heard a very strange story back in August… In Liberia, the guys at our local partner and survey organization swear that the best hunters have the power [Read More...]

A 2010 Wish List for Religions

R. Joseph Hoffmann has a 2010 wish list for various religious faiths: It is time for a list of things religions must give up, forswear, abandon and forever repudiate in order to be what they want to be–or say they do: mechanisms of peace, justice, compassion and love of humanity. A few excerpts… For Christians: [Read More...]


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