Free Download of Science, Evolution, and Creationism

The National Academy of Sciences is offering a free PDF download of Science, Evolution, and Creationism: In the book, Science, Evolution, and Creationism, a group of experts assembled by the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine explain the fundamental methods of science, document the overwhelming evidence in support of biological evolution, and [Read More...]

Religion-Based Medical Neglect

You can argue over whether raising a child with certain religious beliefs should be considered mental child abuse. But it’s hard to deny that religion has the potential to harm children when you read these cases in the On Faith article by Shawn F. Peters: A hemophilic boy in Pennsylvania bleeds to death over a [Read More...]

Atheist Fired for Not Dressing Up as Santa

Atheist Christopher Nolan got fired from a Wal-Mart in Maine because he didn’t want to dress up as Santa (and presumably take part in perpetuating that myth). But the news reports make an interesting statement, and I’m not sure if it’s the fault of the reporters or Nolan himself. Since multiple reports say the same [Read More...]

Barack the Vote

He’s not an atheist, but I still think Barack Obama is the best viable candidate in terms of respecting a separation of state and church. If you’re in Iowa, here’s to hoping you’re caucusing for him. (And not just for that reason.) Hopefully you’re not as much of an anti-atheist bigot as the woman below: [Read More...]

A Concerned Atheist Parent

After reading the Time magazine article (from 1970) and perhaps seeing the comments made in the blogosphere, Jeremy is concerned. He’s an atheist parent with custody of his children and he’s worried that his atheism may one day be used against him: As some of you might know, I’m the residential parent for two beautiful [Read More...]