Interview Questions for Daniel Dennett

As the Atheist Alliance International conference draws closer, I will be interviewing a number of the speakers/presenters for this website and elsewhere. One interview will be conducted with Professor Daniel Dennett. Dennett is a Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. He is responsible for helping bring the word “Bright” into the national lexicon because of [Read More...]

The Canadian Religion Right

A court case in Alberta, Canada is going to decide whether Reverend Stephen Boissoin‘s letter, which was published in a newspaper, can qualify as hate speech. The controversy stems from a letter Boissoin, then a youth pastor in Red Deer, wrote that was published in the Red Deer Advocate in June 2002. “From kindergarten class [Read More...]

The Worst Article You’ll Read All Day

Peter Odoyo, a member of the World e-Parliament, has a op-ed piece titled “Kenya: The Death of Religion And Rise of Atheism in the West” in The Nation (Nairobi). It has some great lines in it. On Christopher Hitchens: He attended Oxford University and was a well-known communist sympathiser. He has published widely. After talking [Read More...]

Secular Student Alliance Seeks Fall Interns

(The Secular Student Alliance now has a blog! Here’s the RSS feed. Add the SSA to your feed reader and blogroll!) If you live near Albany, NY and are looking for a worthwhile internship during the school year, the SSA has one for you: These positions are ten weeks long and have a $100/week stipend. [Read More...]

Why Couldn’t They Have Paid Out Just $6,000,000 More?

The Roman Catholic Church in Los Angeles will be paying a $660 million settlement to 508 victims of priestly abuse stretching back to the 1940s. The total cost for the Roman Catholic Church’s abuse case settlements worldwide is now approximately $2,100,000,000. The Great Realization estimates there are 24,000 abusive Catholic priests in the world. We [Read More...]