What Should Pastors Do When They Don’t Believe What They Preach?

It’s a question that you have to ask anytime you hear pastors say something ridiculous: Do they really believe that? Sadly, the answer is usually yes… but it’s not always the case. Author Daniel Dennett and clinical social worker Linda LaScola have interviewed several current pastors (current!) who have doubts about what they preach: With [Read More...]

A Christian Solution to the Health Care Crisis

Don’t like your current insurance or the proposed government solution to the health care crisis? NPR’s Jeff Brady has a story on what a group of Evangelical Christians are doing about it: pooling their health costs and paying for each other’s health care. James Lansberry, the vice president of Samaritan Ministries, says the concept is [Read More...]

Ask Richard: A Young Woman, a Muslim Boyfriend, and Two Hysterical Parents

Dahlia wrote a long and eloquent letter which I have edited and paraphrased for space reasons. For greater anonymity, I have changed her name. Dear Richard, I’m an 18 year old girl from Sweden and I’m in my last year in high school. I’m not really an atheist myself, but I have read Friendly Atheist [Read More...]

Atheist Bus Ads in Detroit Vandalized

The Detroit Coalition of Reason’s atheist bus ads were saying, “Don’t Believe in God? You’re Not Alone.” Some vandals couldn’t deal with that message so they decided to change it themselves, presumbly to suit their own point of view: “Acts like this give a striking reminder that our message is necessary,” said Ruthe Milan, coordinator [Read More...]

The Project Reason Video Contest

Sam Harris‘ Project Reason is running a video contest and it’s finally time to vote: The primary goal of Project Reason is to spread scientific thinking and secular values. We invite you to help us further our work by submitting a short video that conveys the message of the foundation. I don’t think that any [Read More...]