“I’m Sorry” Is Not Enough for the Gay Community

At the Pride Parade in Chicago this past weekend, a group of Christians from the Marin Foundation stood with signs reading, “I’m sorry”: The signs read: “I’m sorry for how the church has hurt you” “I’m sorry for how the church has treated you!” “I used to be a Bible-banging homophobe. Sorry.” Tim Schraeder explains [Read More...]

President of American Atheists Announces Retirement

Ed Buckner, who took over the position of President of American Atheists after Ellen Johnson was unceremoniously fired, has announced his upcoming retirement. He will step down in September, two years after initially taking on the job: … He gave several reasons for choosing to not continue as president: “I need more time to write [Read More...]

Hitchens to Undergo Chemotherapy

Christopher Hitchens has had to cancel a lot of his recent appearances promoting Hitch-22. He finally released a short statement about it: I have been advised by my physician that I must undergo a course of chemotherapy on my esophagus. This advice seems persuasive to me. I regret having had to cancel so many engagements [Read More...]

Reasons Not to Change Your Last Name

Rose at The Jewmanist explains why she didn’t take her husband’s last name after marriage: People would ask me after I got married when I was changing my name. I would sometimes simply say “I’m not” but sometimes I felt offended and would utter “what’s wrong with mine?” 25 years it took me to love [Read More...]

Why You Should Read Nomad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

I just finished reading Nomad by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. I don’t do a ton of book reviews on this site, but I’m compelled to do it for this one. This is an incredible book that gets to the heart of the problem with radical Islam. It’s not just about terrorism; it’s about the boundaries it [Read More...]