I’m a Non-White Atheist; Hear Me Roar

Alom Shaha has an important piece in the Guardian about the lack of racial minorities in the organized atheist movement: The atheist and sceptic movements are dominated by white men and I think this is a problem… … These are issues that the white “leadership” of the atheist and sceptic movements have largely ignored because [Read More...]

Go Forth and Spread the Good News!… but Not On Facebook

***Update***: It turns out Rev. Miller admitted to having a threesome with his wife and a church assistant. I don’t care what he does in his bedroom, but I don’t recall threesomes being endorsed by the Bible as a way to show love to your wife. (And people go to this guy to get marriage [Read More...]

A Church’s Discussion Guide for the Hitchens/Dembski Debate

Thursday morning, Christopher Hitchens will be debating Intelligent Design proponent William Dembski at Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas. The debate is mostly for a middle school and high school audience. The church in question has put out a discussion guide for the debate (PDF) — it was sent to me by a reader and [Read More...]

Help Save the Tree of Knowledge!

Thursday morning, the Chester County (Philadephia) Commissioner’s Office will vote on whether to “rescind all private, unattended winter holiday season displays on the Chester County Historic Courthouse property.” Passage of this bill, Resolution 58-10, would mean private groups could not put up any holiday displays. That may not seem like such a bad thing, but [Read More...]

They’re Gathering in Detroit to Pray For What?

Usually, when I hear religious people say they’re going to pray for something, two thoughts go through my mind: 1) That’s not gonna help. 2) At least it’s for a good cause. The prayers come after a disaster or when someone is sick… so even if it’s ineffective, at least the sentiment is positive, right? [Read More...]