Seth MacFarlane on the Rise of Atheism: “It’s About Fucking Time”

What does Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane have to say about the rise of the atheists? “It’s about fucking time.” Here he is on Real Time with Bill Maher last night: Bill tries to give credit for this to his movie Religulous. Of course, this movement was happening long before he came onto the scene. [Read More...]

Teacher Who Called Creationism “Superstitious Nonsense” Loses Case

There have been a lot of stories this week about James Corbett, a history teacher at a public high school in California. A Christian student of his, Chad Farnan, had claimed Corbett was being hostile to religion in class. Corbett had spoken about his “unequivocal belief that creationism is superstitious nonsense” — of course, that [Read More...]

Christian School Punishes Student for Wanting to Go to Prom

Last night was Prom for my high school students. I never sign up to chaperone the dances… partly because I have no desire to see any of my students skanking it up on the dance floor. That was the least of Tyler Frost‘s problems. He’s a senior at Heritage Christian School in Ohio, a fundamentalist [Read More...]

1 in 20 Atheists Prays Daily

I know we like messing with Internet polls… but real ones, too? Or is there an explanation for this? The Pew Research Center reports on what percentage of adherents to various religious faiths pray daily: Unaffiliated is at 22%. Specifically, among atheists, 5% of us pray daily. Stuart Bechman, president of Atheist Alliance International, gave [Read More...]

New Orleans’ “Day of Reason” a Success

I mentioned a couple days ago that New Orleans was planning a Citywide Day of Reason thanks to a local atheist group. You can see the city’s official proclamation here (PDF). Group president Harry Greenberger also delivered a secular invocation that day to open up the council meeting. Last year, this didn’t go so well, [Read More...]