Probing the Pastors

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) the top ranking GOP member on the Senate Finance Committee said that he is investigating the finances of six well-known TV ministers. Who’s on the list and why? Here’s some information from The Guardian: Creflo and Taffi Dollar Grassley’s letter asks for records on private planes, board makeup, compensation and donations [Read More...]

Friendly Atheist Contest #8: Atheist Haiku

Last week, I ran this contest: Make a motivational poster for atheists! This was the website that let you do it. Here are the Top 10 answers (with submitters)! 10| (Richard Wade) 9| (Vovic) 8| (Richard Wade) 7| (Aisling Child) 6| (T.) 5| (Skeptigator) 4| (Mere Skepticism) 3| (J. J. Ramsey) 2| (Terahertz) 1| (Kate) [Read More...]

Quick: What Are These Kids Doing?

If you said “praying in Sunday School,” you lose. They’re observing the mandatory moment of silence in an Illinois middle school. And just for the sake of irony, #87 on the Chicago Bears is a player named Muhammad. (via Unscrewing the Inscrutable) [tags]atheist, atheism, prayer, public school[/tags] [Read more...]

Blood is Not an Evil

Emma Gough gave birth to twins last week. She lost a lot of blood in the process. A blood transfusion would have saved her life. But she said no. Because she’s a Jehovah’s Witness. Then she died. Her husband Anthony, also a Witness, refused the hospital staff’s requests to allow them to give the transfusion. [Read More...]

Interview with Eugenie Scott

At the Atheist Alliance International convention, I had a chance to talk with Eugenie Scott. Scott is the Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education and one of the most vocal opponents to Intelligent Design. She is often quoted by the media as an expert in science education. She is also the author [Read More...]