Philadelphia Anti-Superstition Party This Friday

If you happen to be in the Philadelphia area next Friday (the 13th!), you may want to stop by the Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia‘s 2008 Anti-Superstition party! Here’s the info: It’s James Randi! How could you miss this? Hell, if you live on the West Coast, just buy a plane ticket and head to [Read More...]

Weekend Hiatus

School is over, grades have been turned in, and I survived my first year of teaching! Woo! Tomorrow morning, I’m off to DC for the World Humanist Congress (also the joint annual conference for several groups). Then, Monday is Lobby Day with the Secular Coalition for America (a day that tends to be relatively uneventful [Read More...]

The Spirit Doesn’t Always Catch You

A year ago, Matthew Lincoln was up at the church altar receiving prayer from a visiting pastor. Normally, there are “catchers” in the area in case you faint, fall, or “feel the Spirit.” But when minister Robert Lavala touched Lincoln’s forehead, Lincoln fell into the arms of… no one. No one caught him. Unless you [Read More...]

Just As I Imagined…

This is what Heaven looks like — “an amusement park that never closes.” Click for a larger image: My favorite part? The Damned Viewer which allows you to check up on everyone you dislike: From Adolf Hitler to your philandering boss to the smug atheist next door, watch all the vile people you hate get [Read More...]

Unexpected Reaction to Atheism

In some cases, you know the reaction to your atheism won’t be very positive. But there are times you don’t expect a reaction at all — When you’re not even telling anyone about your Godlessness. Still, a loose/simple connection to atheism results in an unwarranted remark. Ray Harrington experienced this firsthand. His “crime”? He bought [Read More...]