Pentagon Suspends Anti-Islamic Course

Last week, news broke that in late April the Pentagon had suspended a course called “Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism,” offered as an elective at Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia. The suspension came about as a result of a complaint by a student. The course itself is offered five times a year, [Read More…]

Jeff Flake Will Decide What Is and Isn’t Science, Thank You Very Much

Nearly missed by the Beltway media, a tiny little amendment was brought to the House floor on May 9th by Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona. Here’s what the gentleman suggested should be law: None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to carry out the functions of the Political Science Program [Read More…]

A Short Film About a Young Atheist and his Religious Parents

Here’s a short film featuring a young atheist having to deal with his religious parents in the wake of his brother’s death. It’s not even 30 minutes long — perfect for a college group meeting — and it’s called “Parrot.” Just FYI, there’s some nudity: If you like the film, considering making a small donation [Read More…]

Jesus Gets No Love from the Fishermen

It seemed to work so well 2,000 years ago… but maybe Jesus needs new recruiting tactics: (via religiousantagonist) [Read more…]

Where Are the Atheist Fiction Books?

Robin Hanson wonders why atheists — lovers of truth, so we say — don’t give up fiction: A few days ago I asked why not become religious, if it will give you a better life, even if the evidence for religious beliefs is weak? Commenters eagerly declared their love of truth. Today I’ll ask: if [Read More…]