The Christopher Hitchens/Tony Blair Debate on Whether Religion is a Force for Good

***Update***: Links have been fixed! … In case you’re one of the three people who weren’t aware of it, Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair debated the resolution “Religion is a force for good in the world”… and Hitchens seems to be the winner with more than 10% of the audience changing their minds and siding [Read More...]

The Judge Who Stole Christmas

Remember that trailer for “Christmas with a Capital C,” the straight-to-DVD movie about the battle over a Nativity scene on public property? Awesome, right? It turns out there’s a book called The Judge Who Stole Christmas by Randy Singer, unrelated to the movie, that focuses on virtually the same thing: This holiday novella’s premise is [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Facebook, Friends and Filters

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Dear Richard, I will be attending a Catholic college in a few months and as an Atheist I have to admit I almost didn’t go simply for this reason, but I desperately wanted to be a part of a major program they offer, and the [Read More...]

Why Do Atheists Target Christians?

I heard a question the other day that really bothered me… I’m paraphrasing, but it went something like this: Why do atheists target Christians when Christians do many good things in the world? Yes, it’s true that a lot of Christians do some really wonderful things — they give money to charity, volunteer their time, [Read More...]

‘You Know It’s a Myth’ Billboard Generates Controversy

When I first saw the ad American Atheists was putting up near the Lincoln Tunnel in New York City, I questioned its effectiveness: But now that it’s getting all sorts of media attention, I’m hearing a lot of reactions I wasn’t expecting, like this one from (feminist blog) Jezebel: … is it necessary to attack [Read More...]