Islam Is of the Devil, Say Christian Students

A few kids in Gainesville, Florida (including a 10-year-old fifth-grader) were kicked out of their public schools for wearing the following shirt: It seems obvious why this type of shirt would not be allowed in schools — It’s offensive speech and it would disrupt classes. (I wonder how many Muslim students go to these schools…) [Read More...]

Why Vegetarianism?

Reader wall0645 posted in the Friendly Atheist Forums about his potential conversion to vegetarianism. Part of me wants to be vegetarian. I am really big on the philosophy of “efficiency”, and fruits/vegetables require much less energy to grow than meat for the same amount of food. Also there is the problem of unnecessary suffering of [Read More...]

Senator Ted Kennedy’s 1983 Speech at Liberty University

I was in bed the other night, checking Twitter one last time before falling asleep. That’s how I learned Senator Ted Kennedy had died. There have been a lot of wonderful things said about him by progressive groups over the past couple days, but I haven’t seen a lot of coverage about one of the [Read More...]

Nominees for the Bad Faith Award 2009

Last year, New Humanist magazine gave their first Bad Faith Award to Sarah Palin. The award goes to “the person who has made the year’s most outstanding contribution to talking unadulterated (and often destructive) nonsense about matters of religion.” Who should be nominated this year? Let them know! [Read more...]

Theistic Kentucky Law Struck Down

It looks like the blatantly unconstitutional law in Kentucky was struck down today.  Took a while. Check it out: Judge: Homeland Security can’t require dependence on God: A judge on Wednesday struck down a 2006 state law that required the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to stress “dependence on Almighty God as being vital to [Read More...]