Getting Paid for Unused Religious Holidays

The Washington Post ran a story on Friday on how federal agencies and employees were using the guise of paid religious holidays to take their vacations. This allowed them to cash in on unused vacation days when they finally retired: When Mark Elengold retired as a top government drug regulator in 2005, he received $18,733 [Read More...]

Christianity is Indian!

I was destined to go to church, wasn’t I? (Thanks to Mriana for the link!) [tags]atheist, atheism, indian, desi, Christianity, Bible, God, Jesus[/tags] [Read more...]

Did He Think We Wouldn’t Catch Him?

From the same mold of minds that said writing out 10262 “would [require] fill[ing] up the entire known universe with paper,” we get another piece of crazy mathematical manipulation. Chuck Colson wrote a piece for The Christian Post in which he said this: Even atheist Richard Dawkins admits that there is a one-in-seven chance that [Read More...]

Steven Pinker and Rebecca Goldstein Interviewed at Salon

Steven Pinker (author of The Blank Slate) and Rebecca Goldstein (author of The Mind-Body Problem) were interviewed on Salon.com today. Here’s what the intellectual powerhouse of a couple had to say on religion: Do both of you consider yourselves atheists? [pause] GOLDSTEIN: Yes. PINKER: Yes. GOLDSTEIN: Proud atheists. PINKER: There, we said it. [Laughs.] So [Read More...]

The History of Religion in Under Two Minutes

It just makes you feel all warm and gooey inside… But not in a good way. See the 90-second video here. (via Boing Boing) [tags]atheist, atheism, religion, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, faith, God[/tags] [Read more...]


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