It’s Phonetic!

A voicemail came in over the weekend to the Secular Student Alliance (an organization I chair). It was a sweet gesture. A loving one, really. I mean, the man says “God bless you” toward the end… Have a listen (wav). Here’s what bothers me. How on Earth can this guy butcher my name that badly?! [Read More...]

Closing the Gates to Hell

A five-year-old kid’s name is Max Hell. His dad’s name is Alex Hell. The surname has an Austrian origin. Alex says the name means “bright.” Now, the Hells are feeling the heat. According to Yahoo! News, Max was “barred from enrolling in a Catholic school in Australia because his surname jarred with its religious teachings…” [Read More...]

Wheel of Misfortune

Saint Gasoline is my hero: [tags]atheist, atheism, science, evolution, creationism[/tags] [Read more...]

American Humanist Association’s Blog

The American Humanist Association and The Humanist magazine have a newly revamped blog called Rant & Reason. There are also new bloggers and contributors, including Lori Lipman Brown of the Secular Coalition for America. Go check it out and add it to your blogroll! The RSS feed is here. [tags]atheist, atheism. Humanism[/tags] [Read more...]

Moons Over Manhattan

A billboard in New York’s Times Square is raising a lot of eyebrows and drawing ire from a local church. The billboard in question can be seen here. A better *ahem* glimpse can be seen here. According to Rev. Neil Rhodes, pastor of the interdenominational Times Square Church: “You walk into a church building, you [Read More...]